Monk, Blue Notes, Warhol: Another Day on eBay
We’re going to ask our European readers about this one: Thelonious Monk, Piano Solo, Swing 33.342. This is a 10-inch LP that I think is an original French pressing. I’m not sure if it’s a re-issue of Blue Note tracks. I’m not sure of much about it at all, in fact. When I did a Google search, the previous mentions that came up were from postings here at Jazz Collector, showing that the record has sold for more than $500 in the past. This one is listed at M- condition for the record and Ex+ for the cover and is now in the $150 price range with just a few hours left in the auction. Anyone doing a search for this record may be stymied because the seller didn’t realize that the label is “Swing” and not “Wing.” Any background on this rare record would be most appreciated. Awesome cover, by the way.
Meanwhile there are always Blue Notes and more Blue Notes:
This one also closes today: Jackie McLean, Swing, Swang, Swingin’, Blue Note 4024. This looks to be an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address, deep grooves, etc. The record is listed in M- condition and the cover is VG. The bidding is around $275.
One day I WILL get an original pressing of this record: Freddie Redd, Shades of Redd, Blue Note 4045. This is an original West 63rd Street pressing listed in VG or VG+ condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. The price is around $120 and there are three days left in the auction. This will not be the copy of the record for me: Condition too risky, even if the price may be right.
This seller has some nice items this week, including: Kenny Burrell, Blue Lights Volume One, Blue Note 1596. This is one with the Andy Warhol cover, of course, and it is an original pressing. The seller users a visual grade and an audio grade. Visual is VG+, audio is VG++. I would bid based on whichever grade was lower. The cover is listed as VG+. Bidding is in the $260 range with three days left. There is also Kenny Burrell, Blue Lights Volume 2, Blue Note 1597. This is also a West 63rd pressing, but I can’t tell if it is an original. I think it isn’t because I can’t see deep grooves in the photos. This one looks to be M- for the record and VG++ for the cover. Bidding is in the $175 range, so my guess is that it’s not an original. But it’s got that nice Warhol cover that looks to be real nice, so it’s quite attractive nonetheless.