A New Trio For the JAzz Collector Price Guide

teddyHere are a few more records we were watching on eBay:

Teddy Charles, Coolin’, New Jazz 8216. This was an original promo copy with the purple label and the deep grooves. I thought I was familiar with every record in the New Jazz catalog, but apparently not. Never seen this one in real life. This was in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover and it sold for $361.56.

This one wound up selling the second time around: Art Farmer, Art, Argo 678. This was an original pressing listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. There was one bid and it sold for $109.99.

Gil Melle, Quadrama, Prestige 7097. This was an original New York yellow label pressing. The record was in VG++ condition and the cover was VG+. The price was $114.50. Would this record be worth anything if it weren’t on the Prestige label? I’ve owned it for nearly 30 years and I don’t think I’ve ever listened to it. Perhaps next time I’m in New York I’ll put it on the turntable. Is it worth the time and effort?







  • The Melle side is good, inoffensive, Coolish
    Baritone led. I quite like it, but it would soon send one to zzzzzzz.
    It won’t change the way you think about music but worth a spin, I take it you didn’t shell out 114 bucks for it? !

  • Gill Melle’s Primitive Modern on prestige is far better!
    it features a tune ‘Iron Works’ which is fantastic.
    Check it out

  • Shame about that Marzette Watts that sonpau67 has on offer – a beautiful cover nearly obliterated by brown tape.

  • That Teddy Charles cover is one of my all-time favorites; it’s a beauty to behold in person. I was lucky to pick up a NM copy several years back.

  • I had a NM copy of Coolin and sold it. I do regret that…

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