Watching eBay: Jackie, Farmer & Moody

Here are some items worth watching on eBay:

Jackie McLean, The New Tradition, Ad Lib 6601. This is the original, quite rare. The seller lists it in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. The price is a little over $200 but there are a few more days to go before it closes.

This one is already more than $100 with several days to go. Perhaps it will set a new high for this LP: Art Farmer Quintet, Prestige 7017. This one appears to be in M- condition, although the seller does make it complicated in his listing. We’ve watched this record several times in the Jazz Collector Price Guide and the previous high price was $204. We’ll see if that changes.

My experience with James Moody LPs is that they sometimes don’t get the prices of other original Blue Notes and Prestiges by other artists. Anyway, this one may buck that trend:

James Moody With Strings, Blue Note 5005. The 10-inch record is in M- condition and the cover is VG++ and the seller is Euclid Records, which helps the price. This one is around $100 with a couple more days before it closes.

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  • Complicated ratings on that Art Farmer indeed. It got me thinking – you often see “looks like it was played only once or twice” or some such thing. What exactly does “once or twice” look like? If not Mint, the rater must use a microscope or else they’re implying some pretty rough listening. A woodpecker on a stone slab maybe.

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