Vinyl Spotlight: Olio (Original Pressing)


It’s rare that I hang on to a record in VG condition, but this record has a couple things working for it: 1. Despite the pops and ticks, it has no groove wear, 2. I got it for (the vintage jazz record collecting equivalent of) a dollar bin price, and 3. The music and performances are both spectacular. Like my copies of Saxophone ColossusMore→

Heavyweights of Instagram: Interview with robsjazzvinyl


For our next installment of Heavyweights of Instagram, Deep Groove Mono sits down with Rob a.k.a. robsjazzvinyl. Rob’s a veteran of our hobby, getting his start collecting jazz in the late ‘70s. His most coveted originals make up an impressive list: Lee Morgan Sextet (Blue Note 1541), Sonny Clark Trio (Blue Note… More→

Vinyl Spotlight: George Wallington Showcase (Original Pressing)


I am fascinated by the extent to which even a mere encounter with an original pressing of a jazz record can heighten my interest in the music. My first experience with classic Blue Note LPs came by way of the Blue Note album cover book and later the website Vintage Vanguard, hosted by what is assumed to be a Japanese collector… More→

Heavyweights of Instagram: Interview with DJ Pari


For the next installment of Heavyweights of Instagram, I’d like to introduce another veteran collector, DJ Pari. Pari approaches the hobby from a similar angle to myself, having his roots in DJing. His collection boasts a long list of hard-to-come-by rarities, including Sonny Clark’s Cool Struttin’, Lee Morgan’s CandyMore→

Heavyweights of Instagram: Interview with jrock1675


There’s a reason I decided to kick off Deep Groove Mono’s Heavyweights of Instagram series with jrock1675. Namely, when it comes to the “holy grails” of our hobby as suggested here on Deep Groove Mono, he has just about all of them. I considered naming them here to give readers a sense of just how prestigious his collection is… More→

Vinyl Spotlight: Lee Morgan, Candy (Original Mono Pressing)


It appears that along with a recent change in my philosophy of collecting has also come a change in my luck. I recently decided to go all in on creating the most authentic vintage mono jazz LP listening experience I could. This meant a new turntable (a gorgeous Garrard 301 which I have already secured), a separate component tonearm… More→