The Value of A Reliable Dealer

As promised, we spent the past couple of days catching up on eBay, looking ahead and looking back. Here are some of the items we’re watching over the next couple of days:

Curtis Fuller, Volume 3, Blue Note 1583

We take note any time we see an item from the Jazzrecordcenter for two main reasons: (1) They are probably the premier jazz dealer in the world and (2) Because they sell with integrity, knowledge and credibility. In addition to this Curtis Fuller LP, click “View Seller’s Other Items” for some more nice records, including George Wallington, The Prestidigitator, East-West 4004 and Jackie McLean, Jackie’s Bag, Blue Note 4051.

Hank Mobley’s Message, Prestige 7061

This is another dealer who’s been selling some amazing records over the past few weeks. In addition to this LP he has several other rare items for auction over the next couple of days, including Hank Mobley, Roll Call, Blue Note 4058, and Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter, Imperial 9024. The start prices are high, but so are the caliber and condition of the records.

Kenny Dorham, The Jazz Prophets, ABC Paramount, 122

This is yet another dealer with an incredible selection of nice LPs in nice condition. I would love to know where these people find these records. Wouldn’t we all?


Those are some of the nice items coming up. Here are some of the items we were watching yesterday:

 Ted Brown Sextet with Art Pepper and Warne Marsh, Free Wheeling, Vanguard 8515.

This was in M-/VG+ condition and sold for $330. Another one we’ve never seen in 35 years.  The dealer made sure we were aware of the record’s scarcity. He wrote: “This is a really, really hard to find record. Honestly.”


Last week we spoke to Joe Schwab at Euclid Records about a record show coming up in St. Louis in a couple of weeks. We’ll give more details in the next newsletter on Friday. In the meantime, Joe had some pretty nice 10-inch LPs on eBay. The following three were all sold by Euclid Records.

 Chico O’Farrill’s Latino Dance Party, Norgran 28. This is a beautiful looking 10-inch LP in M- condition. Price: $202.50

 Bud Powell, Piano Solos, Clef 502. This 10-inch LP has a great David Stone Martin Cover. Condition was M-/M-. Price: $188

 Urbie Green, Blue Note 5036. This 10-inch LP was in VG++/M- condition. Price:  $165

 Here’s one I don’t get. Within hours there were two copies sold of Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, Mercury 20449. There were both in nice condition. Here’s the first one.

Here’s the second one.

So, what’s the big difference? Well, the price. The first one sold for $103.50, the second for $26. Am I missing something here? Anyone have any insight on this?

 Here are a couple of high-ticket items:

 Don Rendell and Ian Carr, Dusk Fire, Columbia SX 6064, original U.K pressing in M- condition. Price: $1,140.

 Hank Mobley Sextet, Blue Note 1540, M-/VG++ condition. Price: $1,136.11

 Here’s a nice 10-inch LP with a nice cover: James Moody’s Moods, Prestige 192. This copy was in M- condition and sold for $150.

 Finally, here are two 10-inch Lester Young LPs on Norgran. Each one sold for $510. Here’s Norgran 5 and here’s Norgran 6.

 Just goes to show the importance of condition. 


Anyway, that’s it for today. See you at tomorrow and with the newsletter on Friday. – Al


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