Up for auction is the iconic Prestige LP 7129: Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet from 1958,
featuring the first great quintet of Davis on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The recording and engineering was done by Rudy Van Gelder, and the label bears the RVG stamp in the dead wax, as well as the "fireworks" black and yellow with the 50th St NYC address and deep grooves.
Sleeve: NM, with the only issue being a line of blue ink on the back cover under the title that has a name and acquisition date of "fall 1958 (recorded earlier in year)". No seam splits, no ringwear, no dog ears, front cover is pristine M-.
Record: NM, with both sides showing extremely minor scuffing from coming in and out of the sleeve. Record sounds amazing and plays without a hitch.
I am a university professor of music here in the US
who inherited this and other records (Blue Note, Norgran, Impulse!, Columbia,
Prestige, Fantasy, Riverside, etc.) from a collector and former radio DJ a few
years back. I am looking to sell off some of these records to
collectors/audiophiles who can get more enjoyment out of them than I can.
Thanks for looking.