After a week of slow days, it was quite a pleasant surprise to log on today and find a large number of nice collectibles to watch, and perhaps even a couple on which to place a bid or two. So, without further ado, here are some items for the Jazz Collector files, and, eventually, for the Jazz Collector Price Guide:
Thelonious Monk, Monk, Prestige 7053. This is an original pressing with the cover art designed by Andy Warhol. The seller provides some interesting background on the cover. For instance, it notes that the cover was hand-written by Warhol’s mother, which we never knew. For the seller, it always pays to have nice detailed information like this. This record, which looks to be in M- condition, is currently priced at $540.
Miles Davis, Bags’ Groove, Prestige 7109. This is listed as a yellow label. We asked the seller which address and it is a New Jersey address, so be aware. The record and cover both seem to be in VG+ condition. The current price is about $50.
Dave Bailey Quintet, Reaching Out, Jazztime 003. This is an original pressing. The record seems to be in M- condition and the cover looks about VG. The current price is $305.
Here’s one that wouldn’t normally hit our radar screen, but we’re sure some of you Jazz Collector readers out there will be interested: Albert Ayler, New York Eye and Ear Control, ESP 1016. This looks to be in M-/VG++ condition. The current price is $91.
Here are a bunch more from today:
Beverly Kenney, Born To Be Blue, Decca 78850. This is an original black label pressing. The record and cover are both listed in M- condition. The current price is already more than $200.
Leo Parker, Let Me Tell You ‘Bout It, Blue Note 4087. This is an original pressing. The seller doesn’t provide a grade, but based on his description both the cover and vinyl seem to be in VG++ condition. The current price is $91.
Roy Haynes, Cracklin’, New Jazz 8286. This is an original purple label pressing. Again, no grade from the seller, but it looks to be VG++/VG++. The current price is $77.
Marty Paich, I Get A Boot Out of You, Warner Brothers 1349. This is an original stereo pressing. The record is VG+ and the cover looks to be VG+ or better. The current price is $100.99. We’ve bought and sold from this seller and we know him to be very reputable. He also has some other nice records up today, so it’s worth viewing his other items as well.
Curtis Fuller Volume 3, Blue Note 1583. This is an original mono pressing with the West 63rd Street address. The record is in VG++ condition and the cover is M-, still in its original shrink wrap. The current price is $122.50, but we don’t expect it to last too long in that range.
Dexter Gordon, Daddy Plays the Horn, Bethlehem 36. This is an original pressing. Both the record and cover are listed in M- condition. The current price is $325.
Kenny Drew, This is New, Riverside 236. This is an original white label pressing. The seller lists the vinyl as VG++. The cover looks to be VG+. The current price is $52. We have it listed once in the Jazz Collector Price Guide at more than $150.
Finally, here’s a beauty: Thad Jones, Detroit-New York Junction, Blue Note 1513. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record is listed as VG+/VG++ and the cover is listed as VG+. The current price is about $400.
Tags: Albert Ayler, Andy Warhol, Bethlehem, Beverly Kenney, Curtis Fuller, Dave Bailey, Decca, Dexter Gordon, ESP, Jazztime, Kenny Drew, Leo Parker, Marty Paich, Miles Davis, New Jazz, Roy Haynes, Thad Jones, Thelonious Monk, Warner Brothers