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Sonny Clark, Dexter and an Over/Under Betting Proposition for Mobley’s Blue Note 1568 (1 comments)
prizes? it’s fred. i’ll go with $6000. […]

Gregory the Fish
2017-04-25 16:18:35
Potpourri of Vinyl, Record Shows, Old Photos (17 comments)
IMO Gus Johnson was one of the greatest jazz drummers. He first garnered attention when he joined Jay McShann’s band in 1938. He joined Basie around 1950, replacing Butch Ballard, who had replaced Jo Jones. He was with Basie until 1954 when he suffer […]

geoffrey wheeler
2017-04-22 12:39:57
Expensive Jazz Vinyl, Back To the Movies (13 comments)
Something about the cover for Tenor Madness has always bothered me. Rollins Plays for Bird is one of my favourite. […]

2017-04-19 22:46:13
To Buy (It Now), Or Not to Buy (It Now) (15 comments)
Hey Cellery – I just started to follow a few folks from here and other places…just started building a cool relationship with folks. When they posted I commented and asked if they had it for trade or sale and it went from there.

I usually tag […]

2017-04-18 12:42:34
An Interview with John Scheinfeld, Writer and Director of Chasing Trane, The New John Coltrane Documentary (6 comments)
Saw it Saturday. Wasn’t too impressed — the director actually introduced the film and did not talk about Coltrane, only about how he got Denzel to do a few voiceovers. He seemed like someone I would not want to spend more than 2 minutes talking to.

Clifford Allen
2017-04-17 10:33:27
Bummer (4 comments)
The film is still being screened at the Metrograph ( I saw the documentary there, and quite liked the intimate setting. […]

Chasing Jazz
2017-04-10 19:13:03
Off-Beat Labels, Deep Grooves and More (28 comments)
GW – are you referring to the Magic Flute? What a great store. I found many records, made many friends and found a partner for my own record store there. […]

2017-04-08 23:21:07
The Inbox: Junior Mance Documentary, Expensive Vinyl (6 comments)
I will! That film looks great. Shared on FB as well. […]

Clifford Allen
2017-04-07 12:25:46
Cool Struttin’ At the JRC (30 comments)
Hello all, Am I missing something here or what? I thought the purpose of storing records outside the jacket was to prevent the jacket’s getting ring wear. Perhaps I’m a maven or something but a beautiful jacket, to me, is an integral part of having a […]

Brian Anderson
2017-04-06 20:52:44
Blakey, Mobley and a Pair of Monks (6 comments)
I tried to buy a bunch of Coltrane on the latest funkysounds auction but got sniped on almost everything. […]

Scott Lowrey
2017-04-06 16:33:41
Reader Forum (1664 comments)
Advice please: I have a photo of Duke Ellington with his autograph on the photo and autographs of all the band members on the back. My sister-in-law was a fan and probably got the pic with sigs just prior to WWII…maybe 1940-1941. I have no doubt […]

John Williams
2017-04-04 17:09:08
Rare Jazz on eBay: Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Barney Wilen and More (24 comments)
Yes, Zappa had some great lines. An interviewer with a wooden leg said to him, ‘So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?’ Frank Zappa: ‘You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?” […]

2017-04-01 20:58:58
About (2 comments)
Try getting a Digital to Analogue converter for your CD deck, normally between £500-£1500 in the UK. It will give you back the warmth and presence of Vinyl. […]

Malcolm J Greaves
2017-03-30 17:43:58
What Moves the Vinyl Market? Who the #$%* Knows (14 comments)
Please remember that 1568 was a lost one… I´ve have never seen any reissues ( NY USA, Liberty…).
What is the second pressing ? KING from `78 to ´81 ? […]

2017-03-29 05:18:22
A Lexington Avenue Trio (11 comments)
Mac – I agree with you on the test pressing vs. commercial releases but there are a handful of Blue Notes that I’ve had a hard time putting in a category. They all have the “P” and Van Gelder Stamp but never went into production at that time. All of […]

2017-03-24 16:56:23
Under-The-Radar Jazz Vinyl Collectibles (15 comments)
The Wade Legge is one of those early Blue Note ‘borrowings’ of European recordings. As such, it was released concurrently on the Blue Note and Vogue record labels. Both original, but I would regard the Vogue as more desirable. That said, it’s still […]

Paul S.
2017-03-21 20:57:44
Jazz and the City (6 comments)
My wife and I went to the Louis Armstrong House Museum as well this past January, 2017. My wife and I made it a place we HAD to visit on our first time to NYC. We couldn’t miss it. And so glad we didn’t. […]

2017-03-20 16:24:29
Back To Reality: Coltrane Time (25 comments)
I have followed your site for several years, and I am continuously impressed by the content provided by you and fellow collectors. I have a question for you, that may also become a suitable topic for a blog post. I post in this thread because the […]

2017-03-20 11:53:25
We get email (26 comments)
A last wee bit o’ history for this segment. In 1948 or ’49, I went by myself to a midnight concert at Carnegie Hall featuring Lionel Hampton. My family and I were in town for a vacation. I got to see Hampton jump up and down on his floor tom like it […]

geoffrey wheeler
2017-03-18 09:24:13
A Cross Section of Collectible Jazz Vinyl (8 comments)
If you grew up in Britain in the 70s / 80s, you may not have known who Billy Taylor was, but you’d almost certainly heard “I wish I knew how it would be feel to be free”, as it was the theme tune for the very popular “Film (insert year)” BBC TV progr […]

2017-03-16 16:50:04
Wilen, Sonny Red (and a Story Goes With It) (10 comments)
In my experience I’ve always found “trades” to be a situation where somebody is trying to ‘win’ or get the best of the deal. I think Robert Crumb alluded to this in his interview with Mats Gustafson on his website and I agree. I believe it’s possib […]

2017-03-14 17:10:53
A Heavyweight Quartet (16 comments)
Vinyl_house is indeed an interesting operation. They claim to have a proprietary process for “restoring” covers to like new condition. Begs the question of if they have a process to restore the vinyl…. They remind me of auto restorers who pai […]

2017-03-13 22:00:30
Twelve Tips To Collecting Blue Note (21 comments)
Interesting info thanks for sharing […]

2017-03-10 11:27:41
eBaying: Frank Sinatra Autograph, LD BLue Note (9 comments)
Mine failed PSA/DNA. They said that they are secretarial autographs. […]

2017-03-06 18:44:17
Today’s Jazz Vinyl: It’s a Wrap (10 comments)
Among all of the 116 Liberty pressings of ‘Adam’s Apple’ listed on Popsike, mono:stereo ratio is 27:89. So I would estimate the proportion of mono production ranges from 16 to 31% (95% CI). Of these, the highest 10 listings (161 to 539 USD with the […]

2017-03-04 23:25:02
Free Jazz Cracking the $2,000 Bin on eBay (25 comments)
I would guess that the more rare and poignant a record is, like Black Unity Trio, the more it was played and borrowed out by like minded individuals, hence years of use and abuse on the disc. […]

2017-03-03 09:10:22
Clearing the Dex in an LA Dumpster (14 comments)
I realize that I do not legally own the stuff . […]

2017-03-02 23:01:13
Horace Parlan, RIP (7 comments)
I’ve been listening to Horace for the last couple of days and really enjoying his Blue Note work. As a heads up the complete Blue Note sessions on Blue Note from Mosaic Records is available to stream on Amazon or Spotify. […]

2017-03-02 16:37:37
Prestiges, Esquires and Blue Notes, Oh My (17 comments)
The Black Unity Trio LP sold for more at $2300!!? […]

2017-02-26 20:23:11
The Rise of the Second Pressings????? (28 comments)
A lot to ponder.

Nature abhors a vacuum and whenever a market moves to an extreme end of the bell curve, there is generally a reaction to fill the void. In the case of collectible LPs, the market begins to embrace non first pressings that have […]

2017-02-26 16:17:23

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