Vinyl Treasures from the U.S. and U.K.
Here’s one I’d consider if I didn’t already own a copy: Presenting Ernie Henry, Riverside 222. This is an original pressing with the white label and deep grooves. Wonderful record featuring Kenny Dorham and Kenny Drew, and, of course, Henry, who had a really unique voice that was silenced when he died tragically of a heroin overdose at the age of 31. You don’t see too many white-label versions of this record pop up on eBay. This one is in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. The start price is in the $250 range and the auction closes later today. So far, there are no bidders. Here’s another great record that may or may not sell when the auction closes later today: Elmo Hope, Informal Jazz, Prestige 7034. This is an original yellow label New York pressing listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The bidding has already exceeded $600 but that doesn’t mean it has exceeded the seller’s reserve price, which it hasn’t.
Here’s one from the U.K. destined for the $1,000 bin: Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet, Dusk Fire, Columbia SX 6064. This is an original British mono pressing. The record is listed in Ex condition and the cover is Ex+. The bidding is close to $1,100 with a full day left before the auction closes. From the same band and the same seller: Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet, Phase III, Columbia SX 6214. This one is in Ex condition for both the record and the cover. The bidding is in the $500 range. One more from the same seller: Lee Morgan, Indeed!, Blue Note 1538. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The seller lists it in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. Curious why he uses Ex for the U.K. records and VG for the American records. This VG+ is described as having numerous faint surface marks, scratches, hairlines, etc., “but it plays far better than it looks.” I’ll pass, particularly since the bidding is already in the $650 range.