Artist: Hank Mobley
Label: Blue Note 1568 (Mono, DG, RVG, 'ear', Side 1: 47 West 63rd NYC, Side 2: 47 West 63rd New York 23)
Condition: Cover VG+; Record VG+ (info below)
Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), Curtis Porter (alto & tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
Details: Here we go, folks! Up for bid is one of the rarest holy grail jazz records ever made. It stands as the most difficult to obtain classic released on the iconic Blue Note label. This is one of the rare true first press copies of this record with the side 2 variant address of 47 West 63rd New York 23. Don't miss out on this amazing gem!
Cover: The cover is impressively well-kept and is VERY STURDY. There is a slight bend in the cover. Has some minor yellowing on the cover, and a few dings and marks. There is about a 1/4" chip at the top of the cover. All four corners are a bit rounded with the bottom left having a slight ding. No splits at all on the cover (see pictures for more details).
Sleeve: Includes it's original blank sleeve that is in excellent shape. The record is now housed in a separate audiophile sleeve in order to keep it safe and to keep the original, 60-year-old sleeve from splitting.
Record: The record is in SOLID VG+ condition with some very minor marks that do not affect play. It has been professionally cleaned on a VPI. The album was play-graded on a Project turntable with Ortofon needle and played with only minor noise during the extremely quiet parts of "Bags Groove" during the Paul Chambers solo. The labels are a lovely white and blue, with minimal spindle wear.
If you need to see more pictures of the item in addition to what has already been provided, please let me know. I'm always happy to help.
Shipping: US customers, eBay only allows me to put $4 for the record, this will need to be shipped with insurance. It will be shipped Media mail with the full insured value of the record ($5 extra). International Buyers: This will be shipped with Priority Mail Express ONLY ($75). Full value will be declared on the customs form for insurance purposes. I will not ship to Italy, Russia, or Brazil. No exceptions. If you reside in those countries, I suggest you find someone in the US to make the purchase for you. If PayPal is the method of payment, the parcel must be shipped to the address listed on the PayPal account.
Payment: Payment due 3 days after auction ends. Acceptable payment methods include PayPal and bank transfer. If a buyer does not pay within 3 days, I will follow the normal eBay protocol.