Dial Jazz Collector For Blue Notes
Yes, that copy of Sonny Clark Cool Struttin’ sold for $2,400, which was the buy-it-now price. Do you think it was a reader of Jazz Collector? I do. This would be a week to fill in those Sonny Clark gaps in your Blue Note collection, if you were inclined to spend a small fortune to do so. Also on eBay: Sonny Clark, Dial S for Sonny, Blue Note 1570. This looks to be an original West 63rd pressing listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. We would, of course, expect this to sell for well more than $1,000, and perhaps entering into the $2,000 bin. Right now the bidding is at $811 with more than four days to go. Also on eBay: Sonny Clark, Sonny’s Crib, Blue Note 1576. This also looks to be an original pressing. It is listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. This will also be a record that will sell in the four figures, I would assume. Right now the bidding is at about $350, but there are five days left on the auction.
While we’re on the subject of Blue Notes, here are:
Kenny Dorham, Afro Cuban, Blue Note 1535. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record is in VG+ condition and the cover is VG. The bidding is a bit more than $300, but it has not yet reached the reserve price of the seller, Atomic Records.
Cliff Jordan and John Gilmore, Blowing in From Chicago, Blue Note 1549. This looks to be an original pressing with the New York 23 address on both labels. The start price is $500 and so far there are no bidders with three days left on the auction. I would expect that there will be bidding on this record at the price, wouldn’t you? I’m pretty sure I’d take the record for $500 myself, as it remains one of the gaping holes in my collection.