Maiden Voyage by HERBIE HANCOCK a nr m 1965 Blue Note 4195 vinyl mono LP

Sold Date: November 7, 2018
Start Date: October 28, 2018
Final Price: £666.00 (GBP)
Bid Count: 10
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Herbie Hancock ‎– Maiden Voyage

Label: Blue Note ‎– BLP 4195

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

Country: US

Released: 1966

Style: Hard Bop, Modal


A1   Maiden Voyage     

A2   The Eye Of The Hurricane    

A3   Little One      

B1   Survival Of The Fittest 

B2   Dolphin Dance       

Written – Herbie Hancock

Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Piano– Herbie Hancock

Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman

Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

Bass – Ron Carter

Drums – Anthony Williams

Mastered By – Van Gelder

Liner Notes – Nora Kelly

Cover Photography & Design – Reid Miles

Producer – Alfred Lion

Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded on March 17, 1965.

Deep groove on label both sides

Matrix Runout Side A, Van Gelder stamped, BNLP 4195.A etched.

Matrix Runout Side B, Van Gelder stamped,  BNLP-4195.B etched.

A matrix number is an alphanumeric code (and on occasion, other symbols) stamped or handwritten (or a combination of the two) into the run-out groove area of a phonograph record. This is the non-grooved area between the end of the final band on a record's side and the label, also known as the run-off groove area, end-groove area, matrix area, or "dead wax".

Inner Sleeve has ‘27 years of Blue Note’ promotion.


On my retirement I said to my children “my collect ion of records, books and comics will be yours”, “ not interested, get rid of them” was their reply.  I’m well on with the comics and books and it’s now time to sell my vinyl.

Most of my jazz was purchased during my late teens through my mid-twenties.  Many remained unplayed for 30+ years some having been replaced by CDs while others just stored, their music unheard.  In preparation for their sale I have played each one to check for sound quality and to make sure there were no flaws.  I used my new AudioQuest Anti-Static brush each time.  It was so good listening to this wonderful music and revisting my younger self. I was amazed at what good taste I had when I was young!

Hope you enjoy them as much as me.  

See below for notes on my Grading Strategy


All records are played and cleaned with the latest AudioQuest Anti-Static Brush before listing.


Record : Near Mint

The vinyl looks glossy and has only been played a few times. There are no marks on the vinyl.  The record is flat without warping.  Label is clean and original colour is bright, undimmed by its 50 years.  Sound is as good as new.

27 Years of Blue Note Inner Sleeve is clean, off white with a few small tears along the open edge and a few creases.

Cover: Very Good+

Cover is made with heavy board.  It remains rigid and fully protective. Its top edge has a 2cm split and two 1cm splits.  Minor corner dinting and moderate bottom edge wear.  Back cover has feint pencil mark ‘New 2816’ on its top corner above Blue Note 4195.  Also a sprinkling of, what look like, feint coffee stains (grrrr). Overall  minor general rub wear which reduces  colour clarity somewhat.

A lovely package


Tom Fisher of near-mint second hand emporium Rat Records describes the fairly universal grading system he uses.  If it's good enough for Tom, It’s good enough for me.

Cover and Record are graded separately.

Vinyl Grading System

Mint (M) – Absolutely perfect in every way. Never been played and usually sealed.

Near Mint (NM) – The record has been on a shelf between other records. The vinyl looks glossy and clearly has only been played a few times. There are no marks on the vinyl and the whole package is complete.

Excellent (E) – Same but I’d tolerate very light marks where the vinyl has been in and out of the inner sleeve a few times, or tiny signs of use generally.

Very Good Plus (VG+) – A few further faults are acceptable, but nothing that really compromises the record visually or audibly. A little rub, light inaudible marks, a little background crackle.

Very Good (VG) – It’s seen a bit of life, but is still usable. Light pops and clicks, an edge split, light visible scratches. You can still listen to it and enjoy looking at it, but it is visually and audibly USED.

Good (G) – To be honest you’re making trouble for yourself here, as Good means Bad. I’d only be selling something really desirable in this condition, with a bargain price and a full, no holds barred description to match.

Poor (P), Fair (F) Attempting to listen will be a disturbing experience. Expect major noise issues, skipping or repeating. The record itself is cracked, badly warped and has deep scratches. The cover is also approaching death.