A Few For the Jazz Collector Price Guide

Just clearing out my eBay watch list of jazz vinyl as I prepare a long-awaited update of the Jazz Collector Price Guide. I realize I’ve been stuck at 4,971 records for awhile. Hopefully we’ll see that go up soon. Here are some records that will eventually be added to the guide:

Jon Eardley Seven with Zoot Sims and Phil Woods, Prestige 7033. This was an original New York yellow label pressing that was listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $442.68. Get a look of Phil and Zoot in those pictures. They look so young.

Charlie Mariano, Bethlehem 25. This was an original red-label deep groove pressing. The record was in M- condition and the cover looked to be VG++. The record sold for $341.

Roland Kirk, Third Dimension, Bethlehem 6064. This was an original pressing that looked to be in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. The price was $124.75. I’ve never seen or owned this record. I was a big fan of Roland Kirk — he was an amazing performer in front of an audience. A great musician as well. If I were buying records more active these days, perhaps this one would have been on my shelves by now.



  • The Bethlehem Kirk is a reissue of the LP on King, “Triple Threat,” which goes for big bucks.

  • The Charlie Mariano cover is just great.

    I can’t help but write something that may be considered ‘cursing in church’, but still: Amazon’s download department offers the Charlie Mariano album in MP3, same tracks, but there the cover looks a lot different.

    Can anyone tell: have all the Bethlehem titles from their catalogue ever been released on CD? And how about the Mariano?

  • Clifford — thank you — never knew that. Glad I have this site to keep teaching me new stuff.

  • I have Mingus – East Coasting on cd, with
    the OG cover, but it’s a release from XYZ
    Records. From Germany? The inlay
    shows more titles on cd, including
    Mariano and Woods cd’s. I think those
    reissues were from around ’86, ’87.

  • @ Bas: I guess you mean ZYX Records and they’re from Germany indeed 😉 Maybe I’ll do some more research on this. Thanks! 😉

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