Double Dexter, Sonny Clark, Mal Waldron
Here’s some of the jazz vinyl we’re watching as we brave the cold of Manhattan, starting with a few Blue Notes: Dexter Gordon, Our Man in Paris, Blue Note 4146. This is an original mono pressing listed in M- condition for the record and what looks to be VG++ for the cover. The bidding is in the $150 range with more than a day left. Thus far, however, it has not reached the seller’s reserve price. If you want to guess at the reserve price, you may use this as a guide, from the same seller: Dexter Gordon, Doin’ Allright, Blue Note 4077. The picture shows this with the West 63rd address, which is pretty rare. I think this record was right on the border. It also has a “Review Copy” stamp on it, which perhaps adds to the credibility of this as a first pressing. This one is in the $250 range with more than two days to go and it has reached the seller’s reserve price.
Okay Blue Note experts, what do you make of this one:
Sonny Clark Trio, Blue Note 1579. This one has the West 63rd Street address and the Van Gelder in the dead wax. It does not have the ear and it’s really hard to tell from the picture whether it has deep grooves. My bet is no deep grooves — otherwise the seller would have mentioned them. There’s also the small matter of a cutout hole. Doesn’t feel like an original from where I sit. It is in beautiful M- condition. The bidding is in the range of $335 with more than a day left on the auction.
Here’s one that may make it into the $1,000 bin: Mal Waldron, Left Alone, Bethlehem 6045. This is an original pressing from the same seller as the Dexter Gordon LPs. It looks to be in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. The bidding is already at $875 and, yes, it has met the seller’s reserve price.