Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @helloiamako

For our next installment of Jazz Collectors of Instagram, we have a very special collector indeed. While Dott was the first collector to be featured in the series who lives outside of the United States, Japan’s Ako Nakagawa is now our second! Ako is relatively new to the scene, and over the past … More→

Jazz Collectors of Instagram: Interview with @dottorjazz2

Deep Groove Mono is back with another round of collector interviews! We’re kicking things off with a true legend, Italy’s Giorgio Sarchi a.k.a. “Dottor Jazz”. With over five decades of activity, Dott is one of the hobby’s real O.G.’s, and of course he has the jaw-dropping collection to prove it. I became familiar … More→

Deep Groove Mono’s Great 78 Adventure

In my time collecting vintage jazz LPs I have always been curious about jazz from the bebop era, which for the most part was originally released on 78 R.P.M. shellac disks. Listening to digital reissues of music from artists who thrived in the 1940s like Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Lester Young was … More→

Vinyl Spotlight: Sonny Rollins, Newk’s Time (Blue Note 4001)

I ignored this album for quite some time for a couple reasons. First, it was primarily comprised of standards and short on originals, but also because the album has rarely been reissued in mono and I kept reading about issues with the consistency of Rollins’ volume level in the stereo mix (apparently caused by the leader’s motion in the studio… More→

Vinyl Spotlight: Curtis Fuller Volume 3 (Blue Note 1583)

My first interaction with Curtis Fuller Volume 3 came when I bought a Japanese reissue at a local record store on a whim. The lineup looked good and I knew it was fairly rare in any format so I decided to take a chance. After an initial round of unfocused listens, I prematurely dismissed the album and sold it locally. Then about a year… More→

Deep Groove Mono Is Now on YouTube

Deep Groove Mono is excited to announce the official launch of our YouTube channel. The channel currently features over 75 “video needledrops” of vintage jazz pressings and that number is growing. Some of the videos simulate a record spinning on a turntable, others flip through quality photographs of the jacket and labels. We … More→