For the Price Guide: A Blue Note Bonanza

We’ve been quite busy updating the Jazz Collector Price Guide, so we will do a few posts over the next few days highlighting some of the new entries, starting with some Blue Notes, of course. There are no links to these, FYI.

Kenny Drew, Undercurrent, Blue Note 4059. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address and just one side deep groove. The record was listed in VG+ condition for both the vinyl and the cover and it sold for $285.

Baby Face Willette, Stop and Listen, Blue Note 4084. This was an original pressing with the NY USA label. the record looked to be in VG++ condition for both the vinyl and the cover. It sold for $200.

This one sold for a big price, but it didn’t seem to be an original pressing:

Eric Dolphy, Out To Lunch, Blue Note 4163. This was a mono pressing with the NY USA label, which would make it original, except it had one side deep groove and one side no deep groove, so perhaps it was not a first press. No matter, it was a beautiful pristine copy and it sold for $554.

Hank Mobley and His All Stars, Blue Note 1544. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The vinyl was M- and the cover was just VG. The price was $482.

Donald Byrd, Byrd in Hand, Blue Note 4019. This was an original pressing in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. Actually, the cover was listed as VG++, but the picture clearly showed it as VG+ and the price more accurately reflected the VG+ cover. The price was $154.99.

Introducing Kenny Burrell, Blue Note 1523. This was an original Lexingon Avenue pressing. The vinyl was VG+ and the cover was VG. The price was $308. Also from the same artist: Kenny Burrell, Blue Lights Volume 1, Blue Note 1596. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing and of course it has the cover design by Andy Warhol. The record was listed in VG+ condition and the cover was VG++. The price was $382.

Dizzy Reece, Blues in Trinity, Blue Note 4006. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record and cover were both listed as M- The price was $646.59.

John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell, Blue Note 1573. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. It was listed as M- for both the vinyl and the cover. It sold for $888.

That’s it for now. I’ll be doing a few more posts on recent prices, so stay tuned.

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