The Arrival of Kenny Dorham, Jaro 5007. This was an original pressing that was listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. It was a bit of a strange auction — there were only two bids and the winning bid was an even $800. Anyway. There was a lot more interest in this one, with more than 20 bids: Kenny Dorham, Quiet Kenny, New Jazz 8225. This was an original deep groove pressing in VG+ condition, which I’d say was questionable based on the description. It sold for $740.
This one nearly made the $3,000 bin: Donald Byrd, Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill, Transition 17. This was an original pressing with the booklet. The record looked to be in M- condition, minus the labels, of course, and the cover looked to be about VG++. The price was $2,926.54, which is still staggering to me.
And what would a day in Jazz Collector world be without a few Blue Notes to admire:
Art Taylor, AT’s Delight, Blue Note 4047. This was listed as an original pressing, although it would have been nice to see pictures of the labels, and it was described as being in at least M- condition. It sold for $887. Hank Mobley and His All Stars, Blue Note 1544. This was also an original pressing that was described as being in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. VG+ is often a catchall label that has a wide range. For instance, based on this descriptions I’d definitely take this VG+ over the Quiet Kenny VG+. This one sold for $686.76. Johnny Griffin Volume 2, Blue Note 1559. This looked to be an original deep groove pressing in just VG condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. It sold for $611.