Some more for the Jazz Collector Price Guide:
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, Impulse 30. This was an original white label promo copy. It was in M- condition, both record and cover. The price was $326. We’ve actually seen this go for slightly higher before. Interesting — I went to a play with Mrs. JC the other day (Mrs. Jazz Collector, not Mrs. John Coltrane), and they were using 1960s mood music between scenes. One of the tracks was from this album, In a Sentimental Mood. After the fourth note, I was able to identify it. Not difficult really — it’s a very recognizable version. Excellent play, by the way: The American Plan. Worth seeing if you’re in New York.
We were watching these two LPs from Serge Chaloff and questioning how big a difference the presence of Sonny Clark was have on impacting the price. Quite a bit, it turns out:
Serge Chaloff, Boston Blow-Up, Capital 6510, is the one without Clark. The record was M- and the cover was VG++. The price was $49. Serge Chaloff, Blue Serge, Capital 742. This is the one with Sonny Clark. It was in similar condition to Boston Blow-Up. It sold for $294.
Lee Morgan, The Cooker, Blue Note 1578. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record was VG+ and the cover was also VG+. The price was $462.
Here’s one I didn’t realize was a collectible: The Heath Brothers, Marchin’ On, Strata-East 19766. This was in VG++ condition and sold for $120.25
Oliver Nelson, Screamin’ the Blues, New Jazz 8243. This was in M- condition and was an original, with the deep groove and the purple label. The price was $107.50.
Finally two from Ernie Henry. Presenting Ernie Henry, Riverside 222. This was an original white label pressing in M- condition. It sold for $456. Ernie Henry, 7 Standards and a Blues, Riverside 248. This was a blue label pressing. The record was M- and the cover was VG++. The price was $167.50.
Tags: Capital Records, Duke Ellington, Ernie Henry, Jazz Collector Price Guide, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, New Jazz Records, Oliver Nelson, Serge Chaloff, Sonny Clark, Strata-East Records, The American Plan, The Heath Brothers