Some Surprises From Jazz Record Center Auction
Our friends at the Jazz Record Center had an auction last week and here are some of the results:
Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges, Verve 8367. This was an original pressing with the trumpeter logo and it was in M- condition for both the record and the cover. I was surprised to see this one sell for $148.37. Neither Hodges nor Mulligan is typically all that collectible, and this is one of the later Verves among those with the trumpeter logo. Any theories as to why this would sell for nearly $150? Is the market shifting back to Verves a little?
I’ve never seen this one before: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, A Nite at Carnegie Hall, Black Deuce. This was the full set of 78s capturing the historic September 29, 1947 concert. As noted in the listing, this was a pirated record release, but it was the first of the issues in any form. The set looked to be in excellent, near mint condition. They sold for $688.
This one almost made it into the $2,000 bin:
Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Colossus, Prestige 7079. This was an original New York yellow label pressing that looked to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The final price was $1,913.
Another Prestige favorite: Webster Young, For Lady, Prestige 7106. This was also an original New York yellow label pressing in M- condition. This one sold for $676.
This is one of the great post-bop records of the era. Is it really only a $40 record these days: Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street, Emarcy 36070. This was an original pressing with the drummer label. It looked to be in M- condition for the record and probably VG++ for the cover. It had just one bid and sold for $40. Put the same music on Blue Note and what do you have?