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  1. Oscar Pettiford Nonet | Big Band | Sextet 1955 - 1958

    Hm .... somehow I feel they have gone the way of bloating things up a bit by adding too many pictures and stuff. Not critisizing the quality liner notes, mind me. Also, at least the copies we get over here seem to have lesser quality paper used, and on top of that bootklets aren't always really cut and stapled in right angles (like, front half and back half don't really match), and with this OP set, the booklet is half a centimeter too small and bumps around inside the case. Really weird, and really not what I expect from Uptown. And I'm mentioning this now because, alas, the OP set is the worst so far in this respect (I think I still miss one or two from the past years, but mostly have the recent releases). But hey, most important is the music, and from my first impression, it's really good! And it's cool to have more by this band, there's not enough OP and there's never enough JR Monterose (though I found his Uptown a slight disappointment, measured by my probably exalted expectations).
  2. When I asked, Scott had in on the list of boxes to re-appear ... but as has been mentioned, without a specific date yet.
  3. Got my big Mosaic shipment ... or rather picked it up at the post office as I wasn't home when they tried to deliver it yesterday ... arrived fast, was packed well, and even slipped through customs. No complaints whatsoever, but I guess I never ran into much of the heartache that some seem to have had when Mosaic changed their shipping method. I've got all bases covered now (hoping the Benny Goodman will return, though, that one's still missing), between the recent jazzmessengers order (Ella/Webb and Basie/Young #2) and this new one (Bee Hive, Savoy, Bing, Jazz Icons). Gotta save some now Have made it halfway through the James P. Johnson and enjoyed that bumpy (hey, it's 20s music, right! I need more of that) trip quite some, so far!
  4. Art Pepper - Road Waltz

    I'm still not sure what happened to the Kitchen Cabinet and why I never got a reply about a faulty track that I can't even re-download to figure out if it went broken on my end ... Not a big fan of this track-by-track approach, and not sure inhowfar it makes much sense, but then I'm one of the dying breed of CD buyers, so ignore my judgment.
  5. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Not enjoying it yet ... but I'll be picking up my JPJ (used/mint or near mint, around the same as official price, but no custom fees/taxes ) on the way home tonight ... and looking forward to that immensely! Very happy to hear the news it's likely going to be re-pressed, but when I heard the bad news a few weeks ago, I just had to go for that one offer I could find that was sanely priced.
  6. Fabulous album. And I guess the highlight of he set to me. Got that edition too, not sure I've not already passed it on though.
  7. Didn't ask about that one as I have it. Not sure if no word means bad news, really couldn't tell. Best you inquire with them.
  8. I'm stacking up on all the missing ones actually ... gotta stop eating for a few weeks. Got Ella/Webb and Pres/Basie from Spain, and Mosaic has shipped the Savoy, Bee Hive, Bing and the fifth Jazz Icons sets. Also found the James P., luckily, as Scott thinks that one won't re-appear ... that order hasn't arrived, so crossing fingers, knocking on wood and all that. That leaves the Benny Goodman, which was already on backorder a year or longer ago, when I decided that yes, I want to get it, too. According to Scott, it should re-appear again, hopefully (other long-term re-appearances that seem likely, according to Scott, are Mingus, Armstrong/Decca and the Bing, which is still around but probably sells enough that a next batch is scheduled). To re-appear soon are the Mobley, MJQ and Savoy, it seems. Not sure I'm supposed to write this here, don't nail me down on any of it please ... but as Mosaic has been open about the situation and asked us to spread the news, let's continue doing so. Whatever brings them business is good.
  9. Just got my first Mosaic package from them. Box within a box, definitely packed better than any Mosaic package ever received.
  10. Illinois Jacquet Mosaic

    Still a favourite set! Remember when teenage me was teaching my old man the difference of the Bean v. Pres schools, after having listened to this set in depth (Pres *was* the original honker, after all), as if he absolutely needed to care ... the fact that he didn't really pay much attention, even less so when I went into explaining how Pres AND Hawk could be discerned as influences on Jacquet's playing seemed scandalous to young me
  11. FULL PROGRAM IS ONLINE — MARDI 22 AOÛT 2017 * SHEEP TRIO (Sébastien Jeser, Lukas Rickli, Johannes Von Buttlar) * MATTHEW SHIPP & EVAN PARKER « HOMMAGE À JOHN COLTRANE » * MARC RIBOT’S CERAMIC DOG (Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Shahzad Ismaily) — MERCREDI 23 AOÛT 2017 * EVE RISSER SOLO * KRISTOFF K.ROLL « A L’OMBRE DES ONDES » (J-Kristoff Camps, Carole Rieussec) * ALVIN CURRAN SOLO * YANN GOURDON SOLO * MILESDAVISQUINTET! (Valentin Ceccaldi, Sylvain Darrifourcq, Xavier Camarasa) * BIC (Julien Desprez, Mette Rasmussen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Mads Forsby) * THE NECKS (Tony Buck, Lloyd Swanton, Chris Abrahams) — JEUDI 24 AOÛT 2017 * BILL ORCUTT SOLO * BEAMS (Alvin Curran & les participants du stage dirigé par Alvin Curran) * ISABELLE DUTHOIT & HILD SOFIE TAFJORD * SPILL (Magda Mayas, Tony Buck) * INCERTUM PRINCIPIUM (Edward Perraud, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Aymeric Avice, Benjamin Dousteyssier) * OREN AMBARCHI & WILL GUTHRIE — VENDREDI 25 AOÛT 2017 * LAURA CANNELL SOLO * JASON KAHN & NORBERT MÖSLANG * OREN AMBARCHI SOLO * ONCEIM JOUE JOHN TILBURY (John Tilbury, Frédéric Blondy, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Félicie Bazelaire, Sébastien Beliah, Patricia Bosshard, Cyprien Busolini, Giani Caserotto, Xavier Charles, Pierre Cussac, Jean Daufresne, Bertrand Denzler, Vianney Desplantes, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Jean Dousteyssier, Benjamin Duboc, Yoann Durant, Rémi Durupt, Elodie Gaudet, Antonin Gerbal, Jean-Brice Godet, Louis Laurain, Julien Loutelier, Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Frédéric Marty, Anaïs Moreau, Stéphane Rives, Arnaud Rivière, Joris Rühl, Diemo Schwarz, Alvise Sinivia, Deborah Walker) * MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA (Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum) * THE TURBINE! FEAT. TOSHINORI KONDO (Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Ramon Lopez + Toshinori Kondo) * BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO & GURO SKUMSNES MOE — SAMEDI 26 AOÛT 2017 * FRANZ HAUTZINGER SOLO * ONCEIM «LAMINAIRE #7» (Frédéric Blondy, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Félicie Bazelaire, Sébastien Beliah, Patricia Bosshard, Cyprien Busolini, Giani Caserotto, Xavier Charles, Pierre Cussac, Jean Daufresne, Bertrand Denzler, Vianney Desplantes, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Jean Dousteyssier, Benjamin Duboc, Yoann Durant, Rémi Durupt, Elodie Gaudet, Antonin Gerbal, Jean-Brice Godet, Louis Laurain, Julien Loutelier, Jean-Sébastien Mariage, Frédéric Marty, Anaïs Moreau, Stéphane Rives, Arnaud Rivière, Joris Rühl, Diemo Schwarz, Alvise Sinivia, Deborah Walker) * L’OCELLE MARE SOLO * PERE UBU « MOON UNIT » (David Thomas, Steven Mehlman, Keith Moline, Gagarin, Darryl Boon) * PETER BRÖTZMANN & SABU TOYOZUMI & TOSHINORI KONDO — Check the full program on our website : http://WWW.FESTIVAL-METEO.FR ---- Looks terrific again this year! Going to miss opening night again as I'll be at another musical event, John Eliot Gardiner conducting his forces in Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" at Lucerne Festival ... would love to see him do the other two Monteverdi operas, but don't want to miss Météo because of this ... hard choice!
  12. However, in a longterm perspective, they are still quite a bit cheaper than around 15 years ago, right? Not suffering from weak currency here, luckily ... for me they still feel rather cheap compared to when I bought the first two dozen or so sets in the late 90s and early 00s (around 30% cheaper at least, in between it was even more, the 10% or so raise in recent times doesn't affect that too much, the crazy shipping prices are making a bigger difference, and the fact that customs hit hard on the Spanish parcels, while half the time, they don't crack down on Mosaic's 5$ per disc declaration).
  13. Ordered the Ella/Webb and Basie/Pres (via jazzmessengers) ... was unsure about the Ella/Webb all the time, as I think I have all the recordings - but I am a big fan of these Mosaics offering earlier jazz and I'm sure I'll love this one as well (and sound should be better than on the Chronos). And hoping the James P. will indeed make return (if the Goodman doesn't so be it - that's the only other older one I have on my wishlist still ... also there are the Savoy and Bee Hive sets, not sure about the Bing Crosby).