Updating the $1,000 Bin

We’ve been updating the Jazz Collector Price Guide this morning and we just added a fairly ¬†large group of records that surpassed the $1,000 price barrier. We’ve mentioned some of these before on Jazz Collector, but it’s interesting to see the group all at once. There are no links attached to these, by the way, so don’t try clicking them. Here goes:

Bent Axen, Let’s Keep the Message, Debut 133. There are actually two copies of this that fit into the category. They were both in M- condition, both cover and record. One sold for $1,790.90 and the other sold for $1,326.

Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus, Prestige 7079. There are two copies of this as well. One was sold by the Jazz Record Center and was in M- condition, both record and cover. It sold for $1,492. the other was in VG++/VG+ condition. It sold for $1,575. Go figure.

Here’s the only one on the list that was a bit of a surprise:

Dexter Gordon, Dexter Blows Hot and Cool, Dootone 207. This was an original red vinyl pressing. The surprise was not that this record would sell for more than $1,000, just that it would sell for more than $1,000 in this condition: The vinyl was listed in VG+ condition, with some surface noise, and the cover was listed a VG. Still, the record sold for $1,026.

Lee Morgan, Volume 3, Blue Note 1557. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. The record was M- and the cover was VG+. The price was $1,675.

Lee Morgan, Indeed, Blue Note 1538. This was an original Lexington Avenue heavyweight from the Jazz Record Center. It was in M- condition, both record and cover, and sold for $2,927,

Tina Brooks, True Blue, Blue Note 4041. This was an original pressing in VG++ condition, both record and cover. It sold for $1,693.

Sonny Rollins Volume 1, Blue Note 1542. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing in M- condition. It sold for $1,281.

Hank Mobley, Soul Station, Blue Note 4031. This was an original West 63rd Street pressing. It was in M- condition, both record and cover. It sold for $1,259.

Finally there was Here Comes Louis Smith, Blue Note 1584. This was in M- condition, both record and cover, and sold for $1,420

Quite an impressive list, right?

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