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→

Vinyl Spotlight: Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 (Liberty Mono Pressing)

As a jazz lover and record collector, I am very fortunate to live near New York and its dusty record stores, as well as fellow collectors like the namesake of this blog, Mr. Mono himself. If we can’t hunt for LPs together in person, he will sometimes send me pictures of any records I might be interested in from the stores in the city — and… More→

Deep Groove Mono Welcomes Our Newest Contributor, Charles Strong

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together and give a warm welcome to our new contributor, Charles Strong of West Hartford, Connecticut! A Louisiana native, Charles grew up in a house filled with the sounds of his father’s collection of jazz and latin records. Charles grew up liking a lot of different kinds of music, then one day he had… More→