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Portait In Jazz Prices (31 comments)
Hi all, I’m sorry but I get quite annoyed when some of you throw dirt att Turrentine. He was a fine player for sure. I think it is better to hold off very disregarding comments. We cannot all like the same artists/LPs but condescending posts does not […]

Anders Wallinder
2017-09-18 04:22:33
Guest Review: Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide (24 comments)
Yes the Umphred guides were/are useful as catalog resources. The non Umphred guides are useless. I still have v1 and v2 and I refer to them from time to time.

FYI- 3.5% appreciation from 1994-2017 would be 2.206x the original price, and 5% […]

2017-09-16 15:14:27
Full House: Two Byrds and Three Blue Notes (5 comments)
That unplayable Duke Jordan is closing in on $900. Sheesh. […]

Clifford Allen
2017-09-15 15:24:11
How We Listen & How We Collect (11 comments)
Nothing wrong with just collecting just to collect. No need to play them. If you have the collector’s ‘disease’, collecting is its own reward. There are many other perfectly good ways to hear this music.

If collecting was limited to the records th […]

2017-09-07 14:36:23
Is There a “50-Year Rule” for Jazz Vinyl? (41 comments)
I have the Hampton/Tatum/Rich Album pictured above. I bought it primarily for the Cover photo. It speaks mid-century Jazz. Guess I’m image-driven. […]

Robert Morris
2017-08-30 21:03:52
The Original Original (NOT!!!) (33 comments)
way too much money and no sense – Good one Matt. But there is bid rigging happening – ghost bids whatever. He has employees, NO DOUBT. This creates a further need to have it.

Slowy Discogs is gaining ground and it’s educating people with the ea […]

2017-08-30 13:58:53
Ephemera on my Mind (18 comments)
Several of the Jazz photographer and cover art books have been reprinted. Clicking with Clax, Jazz West Coast (most Claxton Pacific Jazz centric), Blue Note cover art, NY Scene, etc. The various Swing Journal titles focusing on artists and genres […]

2017-08-28 19:56:11
Promo Day (63 comments)
I moved my 2000 LP collection myself. Going through, transporting and refiling everything forced me to consider the value of what I owned. Many LPs that I paid next to nothing for are now worth upper 3 to low 4 figures. Even 70’s-90’s punk, power […]

2017-08-28 19:50:22
Favorite Jazz Ballad Vocal Performances? (17 comments)
Don’t Explain by Helen Merrill. “Hush now” whisper-sung into a close Mike leaves by dead silent in listening rapture, and then Clifford Brown comes in with a solo that will make you weep for the day that this was put to wax. I have the crappiest or […]

2017-08-25 14:04:53
Adventures in Jazz Collecting, Tokyo Style (53 comments)
I have lots of 1940/50s Japanese records that my grandfather brought back after the Second World War, does anyone know of a collector who may wish to buy them? […]

Lee Maxwell
2017-08-17 04:41:22
Some Jazz Vinyl for Our Files (15 comments)
think about aussie release on astor label few other norgrans were also on this label chance to get cheap […]

2017-08-16 01:33:14
Another Rare Bird, This Time For the $2,000 Bin (7 comments)
I thought that the red and yellow label was the first Dial Label , but now I see that they had issued 78’s with the all yellow label . […]

Steve Estes
2017-08-09 10:00:44
Price Guide (330 comments)
I have quite a few lp’s I am looking to sell. Billie Holiday, The HiLo’s, Ella Fitzgerald. They were willed to me. They are original pressing all in very good condition with jackets and covers. […]

2017-08-06 17:09:51
Time For Bigger Bins? (18 comments)
David J – I think that a Blue Note completist might want this but from a jazz listener’s point of view the Blue Note 45’s that are part 1 and part 2 are like listening to an 8-track tape. I’ve bought several, mostly because of the picture sleeves, bu […]

2017-08-06 13:04:51
Reader Forum (1671 comments)
Having done this a couple of times in my life (though 3,000 is alot of vinyl), you need to decide if you want to try and sell the whole thing off in 1-2 lots either to record store or a big collector or invest the time to sell it piece by piece on eB […]

2017-08-01 17:40:23
Happy Holy Grail Day (21 comments)
@Woody, that’s crazy. Perhaps they were returns? Who knows, but it’s all very strange. Thankfully he isn’t selling any European or Japanese modern jazz grails and I’ll be avoiding at all costs. […]

Clifford Allen
2017-07-31 10:50:25
The Sonny Rollins Bridge: Why Didn’t We think of That? (12 comments)
Thank for discussing the Sonny Rollins Bridge. Check out our social media for more about what we’re doing. Instagram: @sonnyrollinsbridgeproject; Twitter: @RollinsBridge; Facebook: @SonnyRollinsBridge
Let me know if you have any questions about the […]

Jeff Caltabiano
2017-07-28 10:24:59
Stuffing the $1,000 and $2,000 Bins (15 comments)
Water damage to covers is almost always a deal breaker for me. I figure if you have $1000 to burn on something like this you might as well save a few big bills more for a better copy. […]

2017-07-19 17:49:33
Covering A Couple of Classics (11 comments)
I only have 2 Esquires, Oliver Nelson’s “Screamin’ The Blues” and Paul Quinichette’s “For Basie”.

Both UK covers are merely rehashed versions of the US. “Screamin'” is red instead of green, with a cropped picture of Oliver and a change of font si […]

2017-07-18 17:44:07
West Coasting It in The Big Apple (11 comments)
i found most of the modes below the $10 mark however the warne is impossible to locate and always $$$. “interlude” records reissued some of them but the lp covers arent as fun […]

2017-07-17 22:05:52
A New Crowd For the $1,000 Bin? (47 comments)
it’s on the obi-stip, back bottom of the sleeve, the label itself, or stamped into the dead wax. […]

2017-07-09 15:58:34
The Lasting Value of Blue Notes. Or Not (27 comments)
collecting can have an investment angle. but the arrival of the microgroove lp in 1949, as a new standard, heralded, for the first ime, a relatively high-quality means of storing,distributing music, and listening (assuming good-grade contemporary pi […]

2017-07-07 12:15:05
A Not-Quite Adventure In Jazz Collecting (3 comments)
Yes where is all the Rendells, Hayes, Tempos, Dick Morrissey, JOe Harriott, Ian Carr etc. unt so weiter […]

2017-07-06 11:33:27
Collector Questions (3 comments)
I have found a copy of DJ C-1 on Clef black label deep groove with a red and white cover, similar to what you describe. I also cannot find any listing for these DJ samplers in the Clef or Norgran discography. There is a DJ C-2 shown on Discogs. https […]

2017-06-26 09:37:15
Jazz Vinyl on eBay and In Edison New Jersey (2 comments)
i need to start going to more record shows. i always find good stuff at fair prices and have a great time. but this weekend is horribly busy, i fear. […]

Gregory The Fish
2017-06-22 21:46:32
Listings and Musings on Rare Jazz Vinyl (37 comments)
Interesting. I agree that ebay is now the only place to go. Painful to think of how many great jazz records are bottled up in Japan. Its remarkably rare to see a nice American or European jazz record from a Japanese source on ebay.

Tampa-28 (Marty […]

Paul S
2017-06-22 15:37:09
An Old Fashioned Jazz Vinyl Auction (15 comments)
Not sure this ‘grouping’ of titles works for me.
On initial first thoughts your heart skips a beat and you think wow a bargain could be had but
As Mark said, I think there is are a fair amount of dished records..
besides when you start adding tho […]

2017-06-22 05:59:29
Guest Column: Meeting Bill Evans (9 comments)
This is such an amazing story… thank you for sharing it with us and allowing us into the world of the genius Bill Evans.
As a musician I have met quite a few very famous artists but I’d swap them all for 5 seconds with Bill Evans. […]

2017-06-16 18:40:32
Blue Note Vinyl, Continued (10 comments)
If anyone wants to point any collections located on the Gulf Coast that are only being dealt locally in my direction I wouldn’t hate you for it. I finally got my first Blue Note at a garage sale, after about a decade of collecting records and garage […]

Scott Lowrey
2017-06-14 16:15:38
Random Musings and Blue Notes (32 comments)
Talking about guitarists: Two young cats studied with the same teacher. The teacher is named Chuck Richardson and hailed from Oklahoma City. The young cats were T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian. Does anyone out there know about any records by mr. […]

Truls Bjerke
2017-06-11 05:58:41

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