Author Archives: Richard Capeless

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @what_can_brown


Fittingly coming off the tail of @jazz_peasant’s recent interview, I bring you another refreshingly honest convo, this time with Christopher Brown a.k.a. @what_can_brown. Chris brigs us yet another unique insight into the art of jazz record collecting. Chris does most of his buying online and has plenty of advice to … More→

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @jazz_peasant


Well folks, based on feedback I have recently received about the Heavyweights of Instagram series, I’ve decided to rename the series simply “Jazz Collectors of Instagram”. The series is intended to provide insight into some of the jazz collectors I follow on IG, not to make an outrageous claim about … More→

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @spencers_spins


For our next installment of Jazz Collectors 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 … 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→

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @robsjazzvinyl


For our next installment of Jazz Collectors 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 … More→

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @djpari_


For the next installment of Jazz Collectors 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. … More→