Note: posted previously as a Japanese modern re-issue. This new post is the original UK release by Esquire in 1957, with a new track selection
Selection: ‘Dis Mornin’ (new)
Donald Byrd (tp) Phil Woods (as) George Wallington (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 1, 1957
I have to tell you, I LOVE this record so much I would kill for an original Prestige. Killing is a little extreme? OK, I would probably maim for an original Prestige, take off a few limbs. In truth, I would more likely give a Chinese burn for a US original. What if I threatened you with a dirty look for an original? Or perhaps you would you settle for some money? Or even a lot of money…
According to Popsike the Prestige New Jazz has appeared just six times in the last six years, and only twice in the form of the Esquire. Maximum price $556, mean $350. That is what I call rare.
There is so much great music here. Donald Byrd, Phil Woods.
Vinyl: Esquire 32-132
UK original release of Prestige New Jazz NJLP 8207.
Machine stamp RVG on the US metalwork, mother or stamper No. 1
Stampers from AB – Abbey Pressing Plant NJ – initials just above the label
WTF? Mystic Meg? Or may be Cistercian Monks have a hand in pressing?
Had for a fraction of what I expected it to go for. What’s wrong with you guys. Who is George Wallington? What is an Esquire? Not RARE! enough for you? You need it spelled out? It is the first copy I have ever seen. I am embarrassed, I feel guilty how little it cost.
But that is collecting for you, highs and lows, but always great music, you simply can not lose.