Eric Dolphy, Far Cry, New Jazz 8270. This is an original pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. It is quite a lovely record, and rare, and the condition is great, and the picture with the add is quite nice as well. Still, the highest price we’ve ever recorded for this record in the Jazz Collector Price Guide is around $230. This will sell for quite a lot more than that. The current price is $515 and there’s nearly a day to go.
Blue Mitchell, Blue’s Moods, Riverside 336. This is also an original pressing, with the blue label and the deep grooves. The record is in VG++ condition and the cover is VG+. The current price is around $400 and there are still four days to go before the auction closes. This one will also set a new record for the Jazz Collector Price Guide.
And here are a couple of nice Prestiges:
Paul Quinichette, On the Sunny Side, Prestige 7103. This is an original New York pressing with the deep grooves and yellow label. The record and cover look to be in VG++ condition. The current price is around $230 and it’s closing soon, within a few hours. John Coltrane et al, Tenor Conclave, Prestige 7074. I refer to this as “John Coltrane et al” because of the way I characterize it and place it in my collection — under John Coltrane, even though it is equal parts Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. To me Coltrane is by far the pre-eminent artist among the group and, when I browse through my collection, I want to see it among my Coltranes. Now, if I were to change by system and group by label, I wouldn’t have that problem, would I? In any case, this one is an original New York pressing. The record and cover look to be either VG++ or M-. The current price is around $400 and there are nearly two days left.