More Jazz Vinyl For the $1,000 Bin

Time to update the $1,000 bin and there is quite a lot to update, not counting some of the ones we’ve watched recently, such as the Hank Mobley 1568 and others from the recent Jazz Record Center auction. Here goes:

Paul Gonsalves, Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick, Vocalion 587. This was an original British pressing that looks to be in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $1,593.88.

Lee Morgan, Candy, Blue Note 1590. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address and it was in VG++ condition for the record and the cover. It sold for $1,578.99.

This was a surprise to sell for such a high price tag: Clifford Brown Memorial Album, Blue Note 1526. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing with the framed cover. It was in M- condition for the record and probably VG++ for the cover. It sold for $1,567.

Jackie McLean, The New Tradition, Ad Lib 6601. This was an original pressing. The cover was VG+, but the record was in VG or worse condition, based on the seller’s description. It sold for $1,376.11.

Finally, here’s one we meant to include from the Jazz Record Center auction because it was actually in the $3,000 bin:

Tina Brooks, True Blue, Blue Note 4041. This was an original pressing that was probably in M- condition based on the description. It sold for $3,161.





  • I have the Japanese reissue of the Gonsalves – it’s an incredible record. Really, really great. Surprised to see that the Brooks went so high considering the back cover damage, but I suppose it’s the front cover and the vinyl condition that are most important.

  • The Gonsalves Boom-Chick pressing run was apparently no more than 500, putting it in the same rarity league as Mobley 1568, which sells for two to three times. Being rare is not the same as being good. They get conflated.

  • So,London-which applies here? Is the Gonsalves,in your opinion,as good as I’ve heard..or just rare? These days I see that the Japanese reissue goes for big bucks,too-assumedly a limited edition pressing.

  • I’ve never heard the Gonsalves. Is it worth tracking down in some form? I’ve seen it go for big bucks many times, usually records that are in the $1000 bin are both rare AND good(as demonstrated by all the other records Al listed above which I think are both rare and good).

  • The Gonsalves is fantastic! You can hear a track of it here:

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