Jazz & Jazz Fusion LPs

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an EX+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

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Charlie Byrd / Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros / Riverside / UK / 1962 / M-/Ex+ / £30 £15

A1 copy – Barquinho / Bim-Bom etc – rarely seen LP

Ray Charles / My Kind Of Jazz / Tangerine / UK / 1970 / M-/Ex+ / £10 £5

Top copy – Sidewinder / Booty Butt / This Here / Senor Blues etc – Daddy Ray’s best LP for me

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band / Now Hear Our Meanin / CBS / UK / 1966 / M-/VG+ / £20 £10

Minor sleeve wear – Night Lady etc –  ALWAYS something amazing on these guys’ LPs for us – Night Lady as also done amazingly by Johnny Griffin

John Coltrane / Soul Trane / Tower / UK / 1968 / M-/VG+ / £20 £10

Minor sleeve wear – Good Bait / Theme For Ernie etc – strong Coltrane LP

Norman Connors / Romantic Journey / Buddah / USA / 1976 / M-/M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – still in shrink – 1″ saw-cut front bottom left – Once I’ve Been There / Thembi etc – from te genius that is / was Norman Connors

George Duke & Feel / George Duke & Feel / MPS / Germany / 1974 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

Top copy – Feel etc – mental Cosmic Jazz from a HUGE hero of mine

Claes-Goran Fagersted / Stone Free / Odeon / Sweden / 1975 / M-/Ex / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – Stone Free etc – Mad on Jazz version of the Jimi Hendrix tune

Family Of Percussion & Guests / Sunday Palaver / Nagara / Germany / 1979 / M-/Ex+ / £40 £20

Top copy – Sunday Palaver etc – experimantal Jazz with an edge….

Ella Fitzgerald / Sunshine Of Your Love / MPS / France / 1969 / M-/M- / £20 £10

A1 copy – Sunshine Of Your Love etc – simply THE best voice of All Time – no question

Wayne Henderson & Freedom Sounds / People Get Ready / Atlantic / USA / 1967 / M-/VG+ / £12 £6

Minor sleeve wear – Orbital Velocity etc – crazy track, mesmeric

Maritza Horn/Lars Beijbom / Subway Baby / Philips / Sweden / 1977 /M-/Ex / £30 £15

Tiny sleeve wear – Subway Baby – stunning Funky Jazz Club cut

Michel Legrand / Le Jazz Grand / Gryphon / USA / 1979 / Ex/Ex / £10 £5

Minor wear and tear – Southern Routes etc – remember dancing to this back in the day…minor rumble…

The Dudley Moore Trio / The Dudley Moore Trio / Decca / UK / 1969 / M-/M- / £30 £15

A1 copy – Amalgam etc – wonderful Modal Jazz track

Nucleus / Snakehips Etcetera / Vertigo / UK / 1975 / M-/M- / £50 £25

Perfect copy – Snakehips Etcetera etc – Jazz – Rock – Fusion

Pacific Eardrum / Man Of Mystery / Charisma / UK / 1978 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

A1 copy – Man Of Mystery etc – several good tracks – rare LP

Johnny Pate / Swingin Flute / Parlophone 10″ / UK / 1959 / M-/M- / £20 £10

A1 copy – Muskeeta / Deeno Dante etc – beautiful sounds

John Patton / Alomg Came John / Blue Note / USA / 1963 / M-/Ex / £60 £50

Rare OG – Along Came John etc – one of THE all-time greats

Jimmy Smith / Prayer Meetin / Blue Note / USA / 1964 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

Rare OG – Prayer Meetin – slight WOS to sleeve rear etc – Jazz DNA

Lonnie Smith / Afro-Desia / Groove Merchant / USA / 1975 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

A1 copy – Afro-Desia etc – killer Jazz-Funk – all-time classic sounds

Roy Young / Mr Funky / MCA / UK / 1971 / M-/Ex+ / £15 £8

A1 copy – Mr Funky etc – killer Jazz-Dance workout – barely-known..