Lee, Newk, Pepper For the $1,000 Bin
Lee Morgan, Volume 3, Blue Note 1557. This was an original West 63rd pressing that looked to be in VG+ condition, perhaps a little better, but not nearly mint. It sold for $1,704.
Here’s another copy of Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus, Prestige 7079. This was an original pressing in VG+ condition. It sold for $1,425.
Art Pepper, Modern Art, Intro 606. Based on the description it sounds like this record was VG+, although it was listed as VG++. The price was $1,300.
Pretty cool so far: Three records for the $1,000 bin and none of them
in mint or near mint condition. This one came close to the $1,000 bin, but note quite there: Barney Wilen, Tilt, Swing LDM 30,058. This was an original French pressing also in VG+ condition for the vinyl and the cover. The price was $910.
Here’s a 10-incher: Thelonious Monk Trio, Prestige 142. This one was in M- condition for the vinyl and VG++ for the cover. The price was $698.70.