先月、都内の某中古レコード店の壁に “Sonny Clark Trio” (Time T-70010) のオリジナル LP が飾ってあるのを見ましたが、そのプライスタグを見てびっくり。なんと 30万円。ひぇぇぇ。
Last month I visited a certain vinyl shop in Tokyo and found the original mono LP of “Sonny Clark Trio” (Time T-70010). The most surprising thing was its price – 300 thousand yen (approximately 2,600 USD) – oh my!
Usually, a price of a hard-to-find vintage LP is roughly set by the “supply and demand” balance. Also, the price is also usually set by a shop’s own decision. And it’s also surprising that there are some people surely to exist who buy such LPs even though it’s too expensive against “reasonable price”. Anyway I (as one of “ordinary people” who makes much of “cost-performance”) must be a perfect stranger to such an expensive vintage LP.
(. . . the rest of the English edition of this article will hopefully be available in the near future . . .)
V.A. 特集 第2回 に続き今回紹介する 3枚目は、Verve レーベルの Various ものです。 Clef、Norgran、そしてこの Verve と通じて、 Norman Granz が立ち上げたレーベルにおいて いわゆるサンプラー的なアルバムというのはどうもなさそうなのですが (実際にはあるかも知れません。 もしご存じでしたらご教授下さい)、 コンピレーション盤、いわゆる Various ものはカタログ内に大量に存在しています。 これもそんな 1枚なのですが…
Here is the third V.A. LP, from the Verve label (previous entries can be reached from here: Pt. 1 and Pt. 2). As far as I know, there is no “Sampler LPs” of Clef / Norgran / Verve labels (all supervised by Norman Granz) – but if you happen to know the existence of Clef / Norgran / Verve sampler LPs, please let me know. On the other hand, these labels had so many Various Artists LPs (or what is called “compilations”) in the catalogue. This LP is one of them, but there is an interesting fact…