Another $1,000 Record, Another Blue Note

A few weeks ago we were keeping a running tab of records that sold for more than $1,000. Here’s another one to add to the list, from a couple of days ago: JR Monterose, Blue Note 1536. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record was in VG++ condition and the cover was VG+. It was a very reputable dealer and the price was $1,225. We looked in the Jazz Collector Price Guide and, surprisingly, we hadn’t tracked this record in the past, so now it will go into the guide by the end of the week. You can go into the Price Guide and sort by highest prices first to get a sense of which records consistently go for the top prices. No surprise that Blue Note is the label that appears most often, but there are also several records from the British Tempo label that have cracked the $1,000 barrier.