One Sells, The Other Doesn’t
Back to watching jazz vinyl on eBay. Here are some of the records that we missed in the past few days, starting with John Jenkins and Kenny Burrell, Blue Note 1573. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address on both labels. The record was listed in VG+ condition and the cover was as well. It sold for $865.55, which is getting up there for a VG+ record. At the same time there was this copy of the same record. This one also looked to be an original pressing and seemed to be in better condition than the other one. The seller listed it as Ex+, which typically translates to around VG++. Yet, this one only received a top bid of $224.50 and failed to reach the seller’s reserve price. I’m sure I’m missing something in the listings, but I can’t figure it out. And it can’t be because one of our readers doesn’t like the seller for whatever reason. If we had that kind of clout, we’d start our own eBay for Jazz Collectors only.
Here’s one for the $1,000 bin:
Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, Blue Note 1530. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing that looked to be in about VG condition for the record and cover, maybe slightly higher for the record based on the description, but I’d be careful if I was paying that kind of money for any record. What kind of money? How about $1,304.50, which is getting up there for a VG record.
This seller had some nice Eric Dolphy records, including: Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Volume 1, New Jazz 8260. This looked to be an original pressing with the purple label and deep grooves. The record was listed in VG++ condition and the cover was listed as VG+. It sold for $409. Also, Eric Dolphy, Out There, New Jazz 8252. This was also an original pressing with the purple labels and deep grooves. It was listed in M- condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. It sold for $400.55.