Heavyweights of Instagram: Interview with @spencers_spins


For our next installment of Heavyweights of Instagram, I thought I’d switch things up by throwing in a collector who has managed to put together an impressive collection in a rather short period of time. Though Spencer a.k.a. @spencers_spins has only been serious about collecting vintage jazz records for a … More→

Vinyl Spotlight: Olio (Prestige 7084) [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 … More→

Heavyweights of Instagram: Interview with @djpari_


For the next installment of Heavyweights of Instagram, I’d like to introduce another veteran collector, @djpari_. 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 Candy, J.R. Monterose … More→

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 … More→