Jazz Vinyl This Week: A New High For Shorter
Wayne Shorter, JuJu, Blue Note 4182. This was an original New York USA mono pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The price was $537. This is the highest price we’ve ever recorded for this record in the Jazz Collector Price Guide and is, in fact, the highest price we’ve ever recorded for any Wayne Shorter album.
This one was from the same seller: Kenny Burrell, Blue Lights Volume 2, Blue Note 1597. This is one of the ones with the Andy Warhol cover. This was not an original pressing — at least not a first pressing — because it had the New York USA labels as opposed to the West 63rd Street labels. We’ve been watching a lot of second and third presses lately, particularly the Blue Notes, because we’ve seen a pretty strong uptick in prices. This one sold for $179.50 in M- condition for both the record and the cover.
We flagged this one when the bidding topped $60 because we’ve never considered it that much of a collectible:
The Gigi Gryce/Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory and the Cecil Taylor Quartet At Newport, Verve 8238. This was one of a group of at least 10 albums from Verve that were recorded live at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. I’ve never seen any of them sell for too much and, in the end, this one didn’t either: It was in M- condition and sold for $68.50.
Here’s a nice Prestige: Mal Waldron, Mal-1, Prestige 7090. This was an original New York yellow label pressing and it looked to be in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $405.