Odds & Ends From The Jazz Collector World
John Coltrane, Coltrane, Impulse 21. This was a mono pressing with the white label promo label. It was listed in VG++ condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. It wound up selling for $493.88. Wow. From the same seller was this: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Impulse 40. This was also a white label promo copy, also in VG++ condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. This one sold for $282. Then there were the two on Prestige: George Wallington, Jazz For the Carriage Trade, Prestige 7032. This was an original New York yellow-label pressing with the “Not for Sale” stamps on the label and cover. It was listed in M- condition for the record and probably VG++ for the cover. The start price was $499 and it did not sell. Somewhat surprising, right? Then there was:
Barbara Lea with the Johnny Windhurst Quartet, Prestige 7065. This was also an original New York yellow label pressing with the “Nor for Sale” stickers. It was listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. The start price was $299 and that was exactly what it sold for with a single bidder.
Here are a few more odds and ends to share:
Our friend CeeDee sent me a note under the subject: “From the ‘I’ll see it when I believe it” department.” It was this link to Somethin’ Else, the Blue Note book by Ashley Kahn that has been in the works for several years. The note further states: “Ships on Jan. 30, it says here.” So, apparently, the long-awaited book will be available by the end of this week. I’ll see if I can get a review copy to cover here at Jazz Collector.
Here’s a very interesting read from Politico, excerpted from a book called “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs,” by Johann Hari: “The Hunting of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ early fight for survival.” Take a few minutes to read this. It’s quite chilling.
Finally, I got a chance yesterday to see the Clark Terry documentary, “Keep on Keepin’ On.” I will write more about this in a subsequent post. Until then, whatever you do, make it your business to see this movie. If you’re a regular here at this site you will absolutely love this movie. I promise.