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  1. Good News From Mosaic

    A wise move I might add. Both Pass and Smith are great sets.
  2. I got my delivery from Best Buy today, and it was indeed the new Box Set. Great deal, and somehow the price still hasn't been corrected at BB.com.
  3. My order shipped from Best Buy as well. I've had a strange journey with the Coltrane Prestige boxes. I first picked up the big complete Prestige set cheap from that German website a couple of years ago. Then I won the Fearless Leader set in that promotion that Concord ran awhile back. And now I picked up this set for $12. I guess I'll need to pick up the second recent Concord box to complete the collection.
  4. Complete Roland Kirk on Mercury (mp3) $10

    Most of what is available for $9.99 turned out to be available on the US site as well the Canadian site (in mp3 format), so for the most part, the Canadian address thing turned out to not really be necessary. But in any event, as said above, this is a legal downloading site. That is preferable to many of us, compared to downloading big boxsets as torrents. Plus, the Bill Evans Complete Verve is available for $499.99 used on Amazon--I got it for $9.99. I'll give up a bit of substance for that price difference. Bottom line, for those interested in some of these box sets, and willing to invest a bit of time in getting them, this is an amazing legit deal on many of the sets.
  5. Complete Roland Kirk on Mercury (mp3) $10

    Alright, caved and ordered four more today (and could cave on various others until this dies...). My tally so far is: Bill Evans Complete Verve Ella Complete Songbooks Roland Kirk Complete Mercury Jarrett Blue Note Jarrett Sun Bear Muddy Waters Chess Muddy Waters One More Mile Willie Dixon Chess Howlin Wolf Chess Hampton and Peterson Complete Verve Lester Young Thanks again Cpt. Wrong.
  6. Complete Roland Kirk on Mercury (mp3) $10

    Their website and downloading mechanics are completely clunky, but this is an amazing find. You have to take into account WMA vs. MP3, US vs. Canadian sites, Windows XP vs. Vista, etc. But once you figure out what works best, it goes ok. The bottom line with Windows Vista is that if you are downloading MP3s, and download all tracks at once off their regular site, you'll actually download WMA. You need to click on the link they provide for Vista users, but then to get MP3s, you literally need to click each track, one at a time, to get MP3s. This just doesn't work on huge collections like the Evans Complete Verve. And many of the discounted titles on the US site are WMA, so I downloaded most of mine off the Canadian site. The MP3s from puretracks are totally unprotected, as opposed to the WMAs. Bottom line, with a little inconvenience (but avoiding the worst of it), I was able to download the 7 or so sets I wanted in MP3 format without much issue, got them all into Itunes without much hassle, and am good to go. Amongst others, picking up the Jarrett Blue Note, Evans Verve, and Ella Complete Songbooks sets for $9.99 each is incredible.
  7. Complete Roland Kirk on Mercury (mp3) $10

    Their websites and downloading mechanics are completely clunky, but this is an amazing find. You have to take into account WMA vs. MP3, US vs. Canadian sites, Windows XP vs. Vista, etc. But once you figure out what works best, it goes ok. The bottom line with Windows Vista is that if you are downloading MP3s, and download all tracks at once off their regular site, you'll actually download WMA. You need to click on the link they provide for Vista users, but then to get MP3s, you literally need to click each track, one at a time, to get MP3s. This just doesn't work on huge collections like the Evans Complete Verve. And many of the discounted titles on the US site are WMA, so I downloaded most of mine off the Canadian site. No surprise, I ended up using my older laptop with XP on it, instead of my newer desktop with Vista on it. XP was simply much easier to use with puretracks. Bottom line, with a little inconvenience (but avoiding the worst of it), I was able to download the 7 or so sets I wanted in MP3 format without much issue, got them all into itunes without much hassle, and am good to go. Amongst others, picking up the Jarrett Complete At the Blue Note, Bill Evans Complete Verve, and Ella Complete Songbooks sets for $9.99 each is incredible.
  8. Horace Parlan Mosaic running low

    Just got the e-mail from Mosaic. Anyone who doesn't have this set should absolutely jump on this. It is a fantastic set.
  9. At least for those ordering from the U.S., deepdiscount.com has this set for $69 delivered (about $20 less than the delivered price direct from Mosaic). It is on backorder, but I suspect they will get product from Mosaic as long as it is not OOP. I ordered mine on 7/31, and it just shipped, so it might be worth a shot for some. Gerald Wilson Mosaic - deepdiscount.com
  10. Mosaic Free Shipping

    Just got the same e-mail. I think I'll place an order for the Lester Young/Count Basie set as a father's day gift to myself.
  11. Better get back to that store fast, as the Beg Scream & Shout set is an amazing deal at that price. I paid about $100 on e-bay about a year ago, and they rarely go for less than that and often go for more than that. A truly great collection of '60s soul.
  12. Now or Never on the Hodges Mosaic

    I am by no means an expert on this era of jazz, but I bought the Hodges set probably 2 years ago on a whim, and never really gave it a listen. This "running low" stuff got me to give it a good listen over the past week or so, and man, is it an outstanding set. Congrats to anyone who got in before it went bye-bye.
  13. Coltrane Box at Best Buy

    I got in on this cheap set from BB, and I just got around to looking at the set. Anyone else notice that there are typos on a couple of the digipaks? Ellington/Coltrane and Africa/Brass are labeled "IMPIULSE!". Kind of sloppy. I wonder if they've caught this themselves.
  14. Borders Coupons

    For future reference, I successfully used the 40% off CD coupon on a 2-disc set the other day (the new Aretha Franklin rarities set). It probably helped that I checked out with 2 single SACD's also, so it was just mixed in. YMMV, but worth a shot in the future.
  15. Joe Henderson 8CD Milestone Set For $28.99

    I didn't make the comment, nor am I chastising the OP, but here's the distinction. The factor you are not taking into account is he would be making digital copies, but then selling the original (not quite ok). That is different than making digital copies or backups, but keeping the original (ok).