Clifford Brown 45s with Maynard Ferguson


CLIFFORD BROWN, MAYNARD FERGUSON, CLARK TERRY, JAM SESSION EmArcy EP-1-6086

Here's Maynard on a very rare little 45 EP album with original picture cover!!! These are incredibly hard to find! It contains only one track -- What Is This Thing Called Love, recorded 8/14/54. This is one of the rarest EPs with Maynard, and I seldom see one. A very, very desirable record.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this relatively rare little EP I've had in stock in some time. The picture cover on this one has super clean and nice front paper, but the backing paper has some of the typical brownish toning that's so prevalent on the EmArcy releases. Someone wrote "49" in large numerals on the back with a wax pencil. (Probably a used record store price years ago before dealers realized how rare these are.) There's a 4" seam split at upper right, and the seam is just starting to split at lower right. Otherwise, the seams and spine are completely intact. I'd rate this cover as EX. The vinyl has a few surface scuffs and very light surface scratches, but it's easily EX++, tending to NMINT-. Overall, then, this is a nice, solid EX+ copy. Yours for $12.00.
COPY #2. The cover on this one has some yellowed Scotch tape remains along the top seam. The font paper is clean and nice, and there's a 1" seam crack at bottom center. The back cover shows just a bit of wear. I'd rate this cover as just VG-, mainly due to the tape remains. The disc is a respectable EX- to EX. Overall, let's call this one VG+. It's $5.00.

CLIFFORD BROWN, MAYNARD FERGUSON, CLARK TERRY, MOVE EmArcy EP-1-6087

Here's Maynard on a very rare little 45 EP album with original picture cover!!! These are incredibly hard to find! It contains only one track -- Move, recorded 8/14/54. This is one of the rarest EPs with Maynard, and I seldom see one. A very, very desirable record.
COPY #1. This is the first copy of this relatively rare little EP I've had in stock in some time. The picture cover on this one has super clean and nice front paper, and the backing paper has only a little bit of the typical brownish toning that's so prevalent on the EmArcy releases. There's a 1" seam split at upper right, but otherwise, the seams and spine are completely intact. I'd rate this cover as EX++. The vinyl is a little cloudy on the "A" side (typical, once again, of these EmArcy discs), but is nearly pristine on the "B" side. There are only a few very light surface scratches -- EX++. Overall, then, this is a nice, solid EX++ copy. Yours for $18.00.
COPY #2. The front paper on this one is super clean and nice. The spine is intact, but both seams have been repaired. There's some definite brownish toning around the edges and on the backing paper (typical of these EmArcy covers). So this is only a VG cover. The disc has clean labels and EX vinyl. Overall, let's call this copy VG+. It's $7.00.
COPY #3. This one has a clean and nice front cover. The top seam is just beginning to split (about 1/4"), and the bottom seam is split 4" from the right edge. (I can repair this for you if you like prior to shipping.) The back paper shows just a hint of wear. I'd rate this cover as EX. The disc has relatively clean and nice labels, but the disc itself is in pretty bad shape, with lots of scuffs and light scratches all over the disc surface. It's GOOD-, at best, which (interpreted) means "not so great." Due to the condition of the disc, this otherwise nice copy is just $5.00.

VARIOUS ARTISTS, THIS IS HIGH FIDELITY JAZZ (DEMO RECORD) -- EmArcy D-EM-1

This interesting little paper picture cover EmArcy jazz sampler was probably issued late in 1954. It contains the tune "Move," with Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, and Maynard Ferguson, recorded 8/14/54 in Los Angeles, as well as the track "Come Rain or Come Shine," recorded with Dinah Washington at the same session. These are VERY HARD TO FIND! It's only the third copy I've ever seen. It also contains five other tracks by various EmArcy artists, and has the blue EmArcy "drummer" label. A classic!
COPY #1. The cover on this copy is super nice for a thin paper cover, with just a few creases in places, and some seam splitting. I've put the disc in a new, plain paper holder BEHIND the sleeve in a plastic cover to prevent any further seam splitting and to keep it in nice condition. Still, given the condition of the other two I've seen, this cover is really nice. It's conservatively an EX+ cover. The vinyl is NMINT! Overall, this one is NMINT-. A super little copy, $15.00.



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