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We have been buying and selling Blue Note Records & more Jazz CDs and vinyl for over 20 years! Princeton Record Exchange was found in 1980 as an independent record store in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey. We are located about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which makes Princeton New Jersey easily accessible by car, train and bus. See our directions page for details.

Visit us in person to browse over 10,000 Jazz CDs, Jazz LPs, and a growing selection of Jazz DVDs. And if you've got an eclectic taste, you'll appreciate knowing that we have over 150,000 CDs, LPs and DVDs in total at our New Jersey store. Of course, we're always looking to add to our Blue Note record collection and more, so let us know if you'd like to sell Blue Note records, or if you have any other music to recycle. We are especially interested in BeBop and Modern Jazz Records. We will buy almost anything from your Blue Note jazz collection, not to mention many other genres/eras of Jazz CDs and LPs.

Information on Selling Your Blue Note CDs & more Jazz Music by Musicians & Labels

We are very interested in enhancing our selection of new and used CDs, DVDs & LPs. Discs, Cases/Covers, and liner notes must be in excellent condition (more for certain titles in greater demand). We buy Blue Note CDs, Bluenote records, as well as titles from hundreds of other Jazz labels. Also, the following links list some of the jazz musicians, jazz record labels and formats that we are especially interested in buying and selling.

Selling Blue Note Jazz Records, CDs and DVDs is easy. To learn more about selling any music or movie to us, please:

  1. Call us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your Jazz CDs and Records with an appraiser, or
  2. Bring your CDs, Records, and DVDs to our Princeton, NJ store, or
  3. Describe your collection by visiting our Sell CDs, Sell DVDs, or Sell Records Online pages.

For more general information about how to sell Jazz CDs and other genres and formats to Princeton Record Exchange, please visit our Sell Records, CDs and DVDs page.

Sell your Blue Note jazz collection online or at our NJ store (including Blue Note CDs)

We pay up to $3 per disc for most Modern Jazz CDs, including many of the labels listed lower on this page. We have a special interest in Blue Notes recorded prior to 1978, due to a greater demand by customers. We pay $6 or more per disc for most Mosaic CDs (which generally come in box sets). For more detailed information about selling your jazz CD collection, please see our selling music and more page. We buy Blue Note CDs and most every label and style of Jazz music on Jazz CDs.

When you sell Jazz CDs to us, please note that discs, cases, liner notes, must be in excellent condition with no evidence of mildew, water damage, mold, or excessive dirt.

Sell Blue Note Record Collection - We Buy Blue Note Records Online or at Our NJ Music Store

We typically pay up to $1.00 or more for many Jazz LPs, and far more for many 1950s and 1960s BeBop and Modern Jazz LPs. Click here to find out how much we can pay for your Blue Note Records. We are always looking for sought-after titles, and there are some rarities that we pay much more for. On the other hand, there are many LPs that we can not use at all because they are scratched, weak-sellers, or we have too many of them. We base our offer on what we expect to resell the item for and the condition it's in. LPs that are scratched, scuffed, or moldy will get only a fraction of our top prices.

There are too many details relating to the LP market to list on this page. For more specific info, please see our selling LPs info page, or call us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection.

Sell Jazz DVDs Online or at our NJ Music Store

We are very interested in growing our selection of new and used Jazz DVDs. We pay up to $3 per disc for strong selling Jazz DVDs. Discs, Cases, and liner notes must be in excellent condition (more for certain titles in greater demand). To learn more about selling Jazz DVDs, please visit sell jazz DVDs online, or for general information sell Jazz DVDs. Also visit music DVDs page..

Blue Note Records Video from Princeton Record Exchange Filmed 8/1/09

Buy Blue Note Records & Blue Note Music CDs & more at our NJ Music Store

Our jazz selection consists of over 15,000 titles, with new arrivals every day. Click to see samples of many labels of Jazz Records. We also have a list of musicians with Jazz CDs and other music formats. Our Jazz collection includes many Blue Note music CDs, BeBop CDs, Modern Jazz, Classic Jazz, 3rd Stream, Fusion, Free Jazz, Vocalists and Soloists to Big Band from the 1930s to the present.

Almost all of our used CDs are priced under $9, including our used Blue Note CD collection. Most used records are priced under $10, and the large majority of our used DVDs are priced under $12. Certain original 50s and 60s Jazz LPs sell for much more. We have many Jazz CDs priced under $5 each, as well as jazz records priced under $2 each.

We deal with many small independent distributors who reissue some of the most sought-after Jazz records by artists like Big John Patton, Eddie Harris, Art Ensemble of Chicago, and artists on the Actuel and Flying Dutchman labels.

We also have hundreds of original Jazz music rarities on labels such as Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, and Atlantic priced much lower than most city record stores. Visit our Jazz Records page for more information.

Please note: while we often have many of these titles in stock, we do not currently handle mail orders, list our inventory, or sell online mainly because our selection changes greatly from day to day. To sell and buy Jazz CDs and more at our store, please see driving directions to Princeton, New Jersey ( NJ ) and parking. We hope to see you in our unique music store.

Cheap Jazz LPs and CDs

We stock hundreds of Jazz CDs priced under $5 each and thousands of Jazz LPs priced under $4 each on many labels. There may occasionally be some post-1980 releases from our Blue Note CD collection and Blue Note record collection in these bins.

Detailed information on Listing and Selling Blue Note Jazz Collection

Below is specific information about labels of Jazz Records that we are most interested in buying .

There are many other artists and labels of interest to us that are not listed due to space limitations.

Please note that most early jazz pressings have a "deep groove": This is a circular indented groove approximately 1/2" from the outer edge of the record label on both sides of the LP itself. Your fingernail can fit inside of this groove.  It is helpful if you know whether your records have this.

To get top-prices when you sell Jazz records to us, the vinyl and covers must be in excellent shape; there must be no scratches, scuffs, mildew, mold, water damage, excessive dirt, or warping. Please inspect your Records carefully and note any damage.

While we buy many CD and DVD collections through the mail, most Blue Note Vinyl and other LP collections that we buy come from customers that live within 2-3 hours from Princeton, NJ. You are welcome to fill out our sell records questionnaire or call us to discuss your collection, but please be aware that many records do not have a high enough value or are not in good enough condition to make shipping worth while. It is generally best to bring them to our Princeton, NJ store, but we do recommend that you speak with one of our appraisers first, or see LP genres of interest to us and LPs we have little interest in to make sure we don't waste your time. Also note, we do not buy Big Band LPs, such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.

1) Label
2) Prefix & Number
3) Artist(s)
4) Title
5) Color of Label
6) If "Deep Groove" please write "DG."
7) If you are able to determine, please write "M" for mono or "S" for stereo.
8) Country where pressed (if not American)
9) Number of discs (if more than one)
10) Other Specific LP Information by Label as noted below (if applicable):

Following the Label Information below is a specific listing of more desirable artists of special interest to us on both Jazz CDs and Jazz Records.

Click here for a partial listing of Artists on Jazz CDs and Jazz Records that we are interested in purchasing

Pressing information of Blue Note recordings & more Jazz labels

The value of many vintage Jazz records is to a large extent based on which pressings they are. In many cases, one can determine the pressing by the images or specific phrases on the labels of the records. Take the record out of its jacket and match up the label to the info listed below. We do not have the space to list everything (it would make a large book!), but we have tried to list the most popular, and desirable, labels. Be aware that there is a wide range of value within these labels-we are just trying to provide some general guidelines. Please feel free to call us at 609-924-3472 and ask to speak to a Jazz vinyl buyer between 10:00am and 5:30pm daily.

Please note that the prices listed below are subject to change due to supply and demand and other factors. Also keep in mind that scratches, scuffs, mold, and other damage will substantially reduce the value.

BLUE NOTE Records: To determine the value, we need to know what pressing the LP is. Take the record out of the jacket and note the address written on the label as it appears on BOTH sides of the record itself (near the top of the label).

Original pressings of A and B below have 4 digit catalog numbers; C have 4 (mono) or 5 (stereo); D and E have 5 digit numbers. The possible addresses/ pressings are as follows:

A) 767 Lexington Avenue -We pay $50 & up for most
47 W. 63rd St.-We pay $25 & up for most
New York, USA-We pay $15-$40 for most
D ) Blue & White label early Liberty pressings-We pay $7 & up for most
Later pressings-We pay $3 and up for most

Blue Note Record Imports: We pay $4 and up for most titles.

Japanese Blue Note Imports: We pay $7 and up for most titles.

Blue Note: Mosaic licensed records are worth $6 per disc and up for most titles.

View prices we pay for more labels and titles.

MORE JAZZ LABELS OF INTEREST - We pay $7 or more for many titles on the following labels, and $1 to $3 for later pressings. Also see the major labels listed above

Argo records, BYG records, Cadet records, Candid records, Contemporary records, Dawn records, Debut records, Dial records, ESP records, Groove Merchant records, Horo records, Interlude records, Jaro records, Jazzland records, Jazztime records, Jazztone records, Mainstream records, Mode records, MPS records, Perception records, Progressive records, Realm records, Savoy records (fire engine red label), Signal records, Status records, Storyville records, Swingville records, Tampa records, Transition records, United Artists Jazz records, Vee Jay records, Atlantic Records, Bethlehem Records, Black Jazz Records, Clef Records, Columbia Records, Emarcy Records, Fantasy Records, OJC, Impulse Records, Mercury Records, Mosaic Records, New Jazz Records, Norgran Records, Pacific Jazz, Prestige Records, Riverside Records, Roost Records, Saturn Records, Verve Records, World Pacific Records.

For more details about the prices we pay for the above list of labels, visit our Jazz Records rates and prices page.

IMPORTS - We pay $4 and up for most Japanese imports; $5 and up for most Japanese Blue Notes, $4 and up for other import Blue Notes; we pay up to $3 for many other imports.

LATE U.S. Pressings/Reissues of Modern Jazz Records (1970 - present). Most of the above labels have late pressings, including Jazz Records with "OJC" prefix (see above)

We pay $1 to $2 for most of them.

MOSAIC CDs: We pay $6 or more per disc for most Mosaic CDs.

We Buy and Sell Many Musicians from the Blue Note Jazz Collection Including

  • Adderley, Cannonball
  • Ammons, Gene
  • Ayler, Albert
  • Baker, Chet
  • Blakey, Art
  • Brooks, Tina
  • Brown, Clifford
  • Bryant, Ray
  • Byrd, Donald
  • Clark, Sonny
  • Coleman, Ornette
  • Coltrane, John
  • Criss, Sonny
  • Davis, Miles
  • Desmond, Paul
  • Dolphy, Eric
  • Donaldson, Lou
  • Dorham, Kenny
  • Drew, Kenny
  • Evans, Bill
  • Flanagan, Tommy
  • Garland, Red
  • Gordon, Dexter
  • Green, Grant
  • Griffin, Johnny
  • Jones, Norah
  • Jordan, Duke
  • Kelly, Wynton
  • Kirk, Roland
  • Little, Booker
  • McLean, Jackie
  • Mingus, Charles
  • Mobley, Hank
  • Monk, Thelonious
  • Morgan, Lee
  • Navarro, Fats
  • Newborn, Phineas Jr.
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Pearson, Duke
  • Pepper, Art
  • Powell, Bud
  • Roach, Max
  • Rollins, Sonny
  • Shepp, Archie
  • Shorter, Wayne
  • Silver, Horace
  • Tristano, Lennie
  • Turrentine, Stanley
  • Tyner, McCoy
  • Waldron, Mal
List of Record Labels:
  • Argo/Cadet Records
  • Atlantic Records
  • Bethlehem Records
  • Blue Note Records
  • Contemporary Records
  • Debut Records
  • Dial Records
  • ESP-Disk'
  • Fantasy Records
  • Impulse Records
  • Mercury Records
  • Milestone Records
  • Mosaic Records
  • Pablo Records
  • Pacific Jazz Records
  • Prestige Records
  • Riverside Records
  • Savoy Records
  • Verve Records

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