Is The Market Slowing? Not Based on These Prices

Sometimes, as summer approaches, eBay slows down. Not so far this summer. We’ve seen a lot of rare jazz records setting new highs for prices over the past few weeks, as we’ve been upgrading the Jazz Collector Price Guide. If you look at the prices of some of these records, you’ll get an idea:

Kenny Drew, The Kenny Drew Trio, Riverside 224. This was an original white label pressing. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was listed as VG++. The price was $898.88.

Kenny Dorham, Whistle Stop, Blue Note 4063. This was an original West 63rd Street mono pressing that was listed in M- condition, both record and cover, and it was posted by a reputable seller. It sold for $898.89.

Jackie McLean, 4, 5 & 6, Prestige 7048. This was an original Yellow label pressing with

the New York address. It was listed as “excellent condition,” which we interpret as VG+, based on the seller’s description. It sold for $876.

The following are not record-setters, but they are also items we will be adding to the Price Guide: The Magnificent Thad Jones Volume 3, Blue Note 1546. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing that was in VG+ condition, both record and cover. The price was $231.75. Also, Dizzy Reece, Soundin’ Off, Blue Note 4033. This was also an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record was M- and the cover was VG+. The price was $355.

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