Jazz Vinyl on Ebay: Prestige, Vanguard, Verve

Here are some odds and ends we’ve been watching on eBay:

Billy Taylor Trio Volume 2, Prestige 7016. This one was in M- condition for both the record and the cover and it sold for $74.99, which is about what you’d expect for a Billy Taylor Prestige these days. I do have a question on this: I’ve had this record with two different covers — the one shown here and another one that I recall as having a black and white and gray design with a picture of Billy. Not sure which is original, but both had the New York address on the label and the cover. I’m sure the original had the kakubushi cover, but I am not home now to check it out. Anyone? Rudolf?

Dave Burns, Vanguard 9111. This one was in M- condition for the vinyl and VG++ or M- for the cover. The price was $182.50. I own this record and it’s quite good, featuring Herbie Morgan on tenor sax, and I have rarely seen it on eBay, or anywhere else for that matter.

This one didn’t get a single bid, much to my surprise:

The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer, Prestige 7066. This was an original New York yellow-label pressing in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The start price was $99 and there were no takers. I’d have thought an original Prestige in M- condition from a top artist, featuring some nice guitar work by Jimmy Raney, would have definitely elicited some interest.

We’ve also been watching some second presses that have gone for fairly decent prices, including: The Tal Farlow Album, Verve 8138. This was an MGM pressing and it was in M- condition for both the record and the cover. Not only is this a second pressing of the Verve LP, the Verve is actually a reissue of the Norgran, so this is very far from being an original. It sold for $67.57.


  • I have the red cover # 7016. This is a second issue with the 2nd version of the NY label, it is not kakubushi. I had 7015 in a gray-ish pastel colour, with the same pictures. It was a first issue,kakubushi, I sold it one year ago. The second edition of 7015 had a blue cover, believe. I have 7015 and 7016 combined on the 16 RPM Prestige # 2. I also have most of it on 10″. It is not great music, one can do without.

  • Al, I just picked up a Vg++ copy of The Tal Farlow Album, yellow label Norgran, $60 CDN at my local shop. Had not heard of him until I became a JC reader. AND I just happened to have $58 in credit at the store. I turned about 15 records into that one, but 100% worth it in my opinion. Love it. Thanks for turning me on to him.

  • Bethellodge, that’s great to hear. My personal favorite of the Tal LPs is The Swinging Guitar on Verve. It was an original Verve pressing, not originally on Norgran or 10-inch LP, and the tracks are a big longer and there’s a little more stretching out, both by Farlow and Eddie Costa. You can generally find this one for a reasonable price and my advice is to jump on it. The Tal Farlow Album is also fantastic and I’m glad you like it.

  • Swinging Guitar…on it.

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