E-Baying With Knepper, Evans and Blue Notes
I have quite a long watch list on eBay right now, so let’s get right to it. This is a record I’ve never seen before and, frankly, wasn’t even aware existed: A Swinging Introduction to Jimmy Knepper, Bethlehem 77. This is an original pressing with the red label and deep groove. I took a quick look at the personnel and was surprised to see the pianist listed as one “B. Evans.” I would have thought that the presence of Mr. Evans would have brought this record to my attention before. Perhaps it has and I just forgot about it. It wouldn’t be the first time. In any case, it’s got a great cover, it’s got Bill Evans on piano and it’s an original pressing from 1957. Also, it’s in M- condition. I would think there’d be a strong collectible market for this. We’ll see. So far there are no bids at $135, but there are still three days left to go before the auction closes.
Here are a few Blue Notes on our radar:
Curtis Fuller Volume 3, Blue Note 1583. This is an original deep groove West 63rd pressing in what looks to be VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. This one has Sonny Clark on piano, along with Art Farmer on trumpet. The bidding is in the $340 range with about a day and a half left on the auction.
Bennie Green, Back on the Scene, Blue Note 1587. This is an original pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. There are two and a half days left on the auction, the bidding is in the $225 range and it has yet to meet the seller’s reserve price.
Lee Morgan, Candy, Blue Note 1590. This is an original pressing in what is described as M- condition for both the record and the cover. Seems like the record condition should be downgraded if you read the description. Bidding is flow so far for this record. It is in the $150 range with more than four days left. I’m sure this one will end up in the $1,000 bin, and perhaps the $2,000 bin.