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  1. Where? There's nothing on the website? How many cds? What period does it cover? The bands?
  2. Am I the only one who wants some unreleased live Betty Carter?
  3. 2022 Newport (RI) Jazz Festival Lineup

    Okay, so I'm going Saturday mainly to see Maria Schneider and Joe Lovano. Does anybody know anything about these vocalists or have seen any of them perform? Lady Blackbird, Samara Joy, and Melanie Charles? I used to like Esperanza Spalding but she's kinda worn on me... I did check out Holly Bowling (I know she's a pianist, not a vocalist). I liked her a lot...Looking forward to that set.
  4. Tal Farlow Mosaic Discography?

    One of my top 5 Mosaic sets...
  5. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7

    okay so let me see if I understand this... Vol. 6 was a 4CD set that had been published numerous times in several different sets and Vol. 7 is a 3cd set that no one wanted to release in 40 years. Did I miss anything? What am I not getting?
  6. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Given that the sale price ends today.... I'm assuming the sets would be shipping soon. Anyone get a shipping notice or update? Thanks.
  7. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Something I haven't listened to in a long time....
  8. Awful.. I didn't know about her but I've been seeing tributes from musicians on social media. Just terrible.
  9. Speakers for desktop computers

    Yes, I have... I'm going to try adding a subwoofer and see if that helps. Thanks though.
  10. I will continue my pointless lobbying for a live unreleased Betty Carter set....
  11. Honestly... I know it's sacrilegious to say this but every Mosaic Armstrong box (except the most recent one which I didn't buy). The ONLY Louis Armstrong I can get into is his dates with Ella. No matter how many times I listen and try, he just doesn't work for me. I get his importance - I just can't get into his sound. I also regret getting the Bing Crosby set (mainly because I wish it was like 4 discs and not the 8 or 10 it was).
  12. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Ditto here... Same reason I use Paypal with Mosaic...
  13. Speakers for desktop computers

    I highly recommend the Kanto family. I have the Kanto Yu2's. My ONLY problem with them is in order for them to get loud it needs to be at max volume. I have tried the Yu4's which are better (Bluetooth and louder) but there's a big price bump between the two models. I've only gotten the active models not the passive although I have heard they sound much better with a subwoofer. I like these so much because of the color options (which is something very different from just the average black desktop speaker). All models are more expensive than standard computer speakers though.
  14. Apple Music App

    I might be interested in Plex as well but I'm assuming it can't incorporate music purchased THROUGH Itunes (DRM) or am I wrong about that?
  15. Apple Music App

    I'm not quite following the technical problem here. I can also say as a Mac user with a large library (about 800GB) that Itunes/Music App is messed up. I don't know if this will help the original poster, but I keep my music library on the hard drive, backed up to two external drives via Time Machine. The problem I had is that if you have an Apple Music subscription, (in my experience) the app's default is to automatically sync your music to the cloud. In my case that was a disaster. As you know it takes a ton of time to upload anything that large. Our stuff (esp. things like alternate takes, etc.) get lost and confused by the Itunes upload. As a result, I lost a ton of stuff (including some Mosaic sets). I'm still tracking down my physical discs to try and find what I missed but it's a mess thanks to Apple Music.