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  1. Amazingly, Scott just replied--and they'll send me a good booklet! Outstanding!!!

    (I've already printed Daniel's pics, nicely fitted together ... I'll have use for them and the faulty booklet, quite possibly, offering it with burns to a dear friend ... perfectly legal here to share copies with personal acquaintances--but not with online "friends")


  2. 1 hour ago, romualdo said:

    did you notice at the time - I'm sure you would have - who doesn't look at/read those wonderful booklets

    I should have ... i have that routine of checking all the new stuff upon arrival ... and I did listen to the first part of the box right after getting it, as all that music was brand new to me!


  3. Just now, romualdo said:

    My EJ Mosaic booklet had exactly the same issue - must have been a run of faulty ones - got it replaced soon after I received it in 2004

    I'm really puzzled by this - I've gotten a few replacement (scratched discs, faulty booklets) over the years, never any trouble getting them ... I have no clue why I didn't ask for a new EJ booklet back in 2006, when I bought the box!


  4. Thanks to y'all! :tup:

     

    Regarding "Mr. Jones", well, they needed a few more minutes to beef it up to LP length, I guess. 

    Btw, this must be one of my favorite Grossman moments:

     

    About to finish my listen to discs 5-8 - terrific music, both on the studio dates (those last ones that weren't released until a few year later, are really, really good!) as well as at the Lighthouse - but I really tend to favor Liebman for musicality ... better tone, more interesting delivery, generally. His ballad feature (from the Lighthouse recording) is great as well:

     


  5. 50 minutes ago, Daniel A said:

    I can do that for you, Flurin. 

    Wow, that would be amazing! There are full scans on Discogs, but too small to read ... I shot Mosaic an e-mail, too, but it's been OOP so long (I've got the bill in my box, September 2006 - I guess that's when it went OOP).


  6. Hm, taking this off the shelves to check out Grossman again ... and not sure if I ever asked for a replacement booklet, as mine runs from pages 3-14 only and misses the beginning of the liner notes and the entire discography part ... that sucks, but I guess it's a bit late now.

    If anyone with a correct booklet could scan pp 1/2 and 15/16 for me, that would be terrific!


  7. On 29.6.2020 at 1:44 AM, crisp said:

    Sorry if this has already been discussed but the track listing for disc five is wrong. 

    Track one is I've Got You Under My Skin (listed as Just Squeeze Me)

    Track two is Just Squeeze Me (listed as All The Things You Are)

    Track three is All the Things You Are (listed as Autumn Leaves)

    Track four is Autumn Leaves (listed as Wave)

    Track five is Wave (listed as I've Got You Under My Skin)

    Track six and seven are listed correctly.

    When I listened to the CD I obviously wasn't concentrating because I only discovered this when I ripped the disc and the CD database used by Dbpoweramp listed the corrected titles with the listed titles in brackets.

    Just got to disc 5 and was wondering why I'm hearing "I've Got You under My Skin" first - guess all's okay with my set then, just a stupid mistake?

     

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    @JSngry I get your point, but it's a non-issue - the set is perfect as it is!

    Plus, I'm not sure it actually contains any full set of music anyway. The run-down:

    March 27: 5 tunes
    March 26: 6 tunes
    March 28: 7 tunes
    March 29: 6 tunes (TelArc CD)

    October 25/26: 7 tunes
    October 27-29: 8 tunes (A&M double album) + 5 tunes (Artist House album) + 1 tune
    October 30: 5 tunes
    October 31: 2 tunes

    Assuming they did at least 2 sets per night, that doesn't quite represent any full night, except possibly for Oct 27-29, if many (two thirds) of the tunes come from, say, the 28th.

    Alas, there's no full discography provided with setlists - and I'd assume, since Thompson was the original recording engineer (and the reissue producer for Mosaic, obviously), they'd have had access to these, if they still existed?

    Either way, wonderful, wonderful set! :tup: :tup: :tup:


  8. My order was cancelled several hours after I'd received a shipping confirmation--not sure how "reputable" that makes 'em. Of course no notification/communication/apology (ordered via aUK).

    Regarding majors, Warner is still around, too - but I think they pulled out of jazz entirely? But I tend to agree. What sorry-ass morons ... why the hell did Feldman ever think he ought to work for them? Did they buy his soul? ;) 

    --

    Correction: *at the same time* I got the shipping notification (triggered automatically by A, I understand - how "reputable" does that merikin deal making make? but we all know about that, right? Gotta buy me some beans now), I also got this:

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    Thank you for your recent order with us for Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto.
     
    Unfortunately the release date of this item has been postponed by the record label and there is currently no new release date.
     
    We are very sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused. Sadly, we have been left with no choice but to reluctantly refund this sale as we are unable to send this item to you for the foreseeable future.
    -
     
    So, some communication of sorts ... but they still list the disc on their site. :tdown:tdown:tdown

  9. I enjoy both of them very much. The first probably has the edge in mood, to me it really feels of a piece, finding a perfect balance between all the stuff packed into it (soul jazz, free, soul, the voices, the politics ...), the second is a bit wilder and maybe even better in making it all work - but the mood on fhe first is just so striking!

    I've got the Japanese reissue of "Ghetto Music" and that Euro vresion of "Black Rhythm Happening" - the later definitely not an edition to really look out for, just a flimsy 2-fold booklet that's blank inside and fails to even provide a recording date ... I seem to remember that series to be French, but I may be tricked by memory? There was a Mouzon reissue (Mind Transplant) and a couple of others from roughly the first half of the seventies in the batch, but I think none but the Gale held enough interest for me then, can't remember any others than it and the Mouzon, but likely some Bobbi Humphrey or Gene Harris in there, too?

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    Ha, found it, that's the batch I meant - not part of the Rare Groove series, I think:

    NAT ADDERLEY - GEORGE DUKE / WALTER BOOKER / ROY McCURDY / AIRTO MOREIRA / MAYUTO OCTAVIO / KING ERRISON : SOUL OF THE BIBLE - (1972 - Ex CAPITOL)

    RONNIE FOSTER - ERNEST HAYES / DAVID SPINOZZA / JOHN TROPEA : SWEET REVIVAL - (1972)

    EDDIE GALE feat. JIMMY LYONS / ROLAND ALEXANDER / RUSSELL LYLE / JUDAH SAMUEL / HENRY PEARSON / ELVIN JONES / JOHN ROBINSON / JOANN GALE STEVENS... : BLACK RHYTHM HAPPENING - (1969)

    GRANT GREEN feat. MARVIN STAMM / IRVING 'MARKY' MARKOWITZ / HAROLD VICK / PHIL BODNER / RICHARD TEE / CORNELL DUPREE / GORDON EDWARDS / GRADY TATE... : THE FINAL COME-DOWN - (1971)

    GENE HARRIS feat. AL AARONS / GEORGE BOHANNON / MIKE ALTSCHUL / FRED JACKSON / LEE RITENOUR / JOHN ROWIN / CHUCK RAINEY / KENNETH RICE... : NEXUS - (1975)

    STANLEY JORDAN - WAYNE BRATHWAITE / PETER ERSKINE / SAMMY FIGUEROA / ONAJE ALLAN GUMBS / OMAR HAKIM / CHARNETT MOFFETT / BUGSY MOORE / AL Di MEOLA : MAGIC TOUCH - (1984)

    ALPHONSE MOUZON - TOMMY BOLIN / JAY GRAYDON / LEE RITENOUR / JERRY PETERS / HENRY DAVIS : MIND TRANSPLANT - (1974)

    (I kept trying with the Green for several years but was never convinced enough to get it.)


  10. On 16.7.2020 at 0:24 PM, medjuck said:

    No. I wondered that myself.  Maybe it had to do with the pre-existence of a couple of cds of the material. 

     

    On 16.7.2020 at 0:24 PM, sidewinder said:

     Nothing that I can see - there doesn’t seem to be too much logic behind it, other than the McConnell tracks on CD6 and ‘Live’ on CD7. The earlier disks were probably varied up for variety and to fit in with CD disk time limits, I guess.

    Thanks!

    "Disk time limit" is usually not a concept relevant to Mosaic, didn't even consider that.

    Either way, I've started listening by now, and obviously the music is great (I've had the A&M and Telarc CDs, as well as a Euro boot of teh Artist House, so I knew what to expect).


  11. I've been enjoying the CD for several months by now (at jazzmessenger.com it was available ... in April I think? these days time seems to fly and to stand still at the same time, so don't pin me down on it) ... it's pretty good, I think, though obviously not offering any substantial new insight into the Blakey/Jazz Messengers world. No one expected that, right? After all, there are so many albums - he and JOS must be the artists BN documented most thoroughly as leaders around that time. Anyway, I've long loved the live recording by this band (one of my three or four favorite JM discs, next to the Silver/JM, "Moanin'", and "Free for All", probably), and while it's pretty clear why after the wonderful live recording this studio date was shelved, it's still wonderful to have it now!


  12. Part 2 is available now ... wanted to pick it up at the Swiss distributor's (which is in walking distance from my place), but they were closed that day last week ... hope to get it by Friday. I'm pretty impressed by what stubborn ol' Uehlinger has achieved with his new ezz-imprint, and I'm glad to be able to get the stuff in my hood (that distributor is specialised in classical music, and it's the only remaining "shop" I try and visit every month or so).

    https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/83218/john-coltrane/my-favorite-things-graz-1962?search_query=john+coltrane+graz&results=4


  13. Well, I got some US orders from end of March and May 1st (bandcamp day) in early July ... Switzerland is being served by overseas shipping by US Post (do they still exist?), and it seems a container with mail is leaving NYC every few weeks or every month - so shipping delays of 6-10 weeks are the norm (as they used to be when I ordered from Mosaic in the late 90s ... but that cost 7.50$, no matter how large and heavy the box ... I remember odering 5 or 6 Mosaics and a couple dozen CDs from TrueBlue once or twice a year back then ... and then waiting for 1-3 months, and feeling like x-mas when it finally arrived!)

    Japan is doing air mail again - a couple of Discogs orders of mine shipped last week, no clue how long that will take. Other orders with SAL method are still stuck (my choice usually with CDJapan - I guess they're flooded with requests these days but as long as I don't know the exact raise in shipping/total cost, I'll not give them a go, as in the worst case this could mean 30$ taxes/fees added onto a 50$ order, which would be totally out of proportion).

    Within Europe (other than France in March/April) from my experience, things worked (and work) well. But it seems to depend on both country of origin and destination (I've had Discogs and other orders from Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slowenia, Hungary, Lithuania and UK delivered within 1-2 weeks, so just a bit slower than usual ... and France is no problem by now, either).


  14. 7 hours ago, ep1str0phy said:

    Seizing permission to speak freely here -

    Eddie was and is very important to me. ...

    Thanks so much for sharing this!

    Sad news, time to relisten to the two Blue Note albums - never got around finding any other recordings of his (well yes, "AfroFire", but I didn't connect with it back then, and stores allowing you to check out stuff have since died around here).


  15. Agree on "Intensegrity", it's excellent indeed @steve reynolds (proper @ function dysfunctional on dumbphone?) ... and trust me I keep overspending on music, buying from musicians, but also small stores via discogs etc, and often paying a bit more than minimum when using bandcamp :)


  16. ... well, a 3D printer oughta do the trick, I suppose?

    That 8 minute piece with all of them playing seems a bit weird ... so these were various small group sets of a like-minded bunch of musicians, and at the end they just did a short jam and now they're calling it an orchestra?

    Either way, I bet much of the music is great, but honeslty I'm not spending too much time with all the fantastic Barry Guy-centred boxes NotTwo has produced ... too much music, and to me mostly live music, to be experienced in what we used to call "concerts" in earlier times--that is if anyone remembers them days.


  17. On 7.10.2019 at 6:41 PM, ghost of miles said:

    Hadn't checked on this thread in awhile... so half the material in the new Omnivore set does *not* appear on the Galaxy box?  I might have to get this after all, in that case.

    Just did so, with that line of reasoning ... it's a nicely made set, and Laurie has written her usual entertaining new liner notes (i.e. how Ron Carter would read the newspaper while Pepper was recording his extended solo intro to a tune, guess that's respect NYC style :tdown)