Tom in RI

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  1. Tom: The 7 inch disc is included in this reissue, in its original sleeve. I hadn't looked at it in a long time, let along play it.

  2. Jazz LPs For Sale

    Is the Mingus, Music Written For Monterrey…But Not Heard the 1984 reissue? If so, is the 7” single included?
  3. Naxos CDs set to rise to more-or-less full price

    It seems like a long time since I have seen any Naxos cd’s (other than at my house). I’m trying to remember what I paid for new Naxos jazz releases, I think it was under $8.00.
  4. Streaming questions

    Staying with physical product is my first choice. However, my wife wants to move to the west coast (Southern California) to be close to our children. I won’t be able to afford the size space I enjoy now and I can also forget about a basement. Hard choices will have to be made.
  5. Streaming questions

    Some of my friends are using various streaming services and I suppose it’s inevitable that on my next move I’ll be getting rid of the majority of physical product I own and go streaming (not my preference, but…). Anyway, I’m curious what happens to music of labels that go belly up. For instance, do any streaming services have Chronogical Classics available? Maybe a better ask would be a label like Uptown. For major labels, are entire catalogs generally included? Trying to begin to plan on what I’ll keep and what I’ll part with.
  6. Jazz with Wordless Vocals - Choruses or Single Voice

    I generally don’t care for wordless vocals but on this cd: I find the wordless contributions quite apropos. YMMV. Tom
  7. RIP Ellen Mcilwaine

    She died on June 23rd, just seeing it in the news today. “Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.”
  8. Eric Dolphy, Complete Prestige.
  9. Norman Simmons Has Passed Away

    Some years ago Cadence had I’m the Blues on sale. I bought 4 or 5 copies that I gave to friends over time because I enjoyed it so much.
  10. I don’t like picking favorites but I can say I’ve probably listened to William Cepeda’s My Roots and Beyond more than any other Latin disc that I own.
  11. Well, of course I figured at the time that the personnel on the dates were pretty safe as far as springing for the release. If, however, individual releases of the dates showed up in record racks and I hadn’t seen any reviews I can’t say I would have picked them up. I might have but I might have stuck to leaders I would have viewed as safer bets. I didn’t then, or now, try to be a Mosaic completist. But I was definitely happy with Mosaic 101, 104, and 105. I skipped 102 and 103, which was a reflection of my tastes at the time. I guess my feeling was, I trust this fledgling label to deliver an artist in the most elegant fashion. I had also had 2 or 3 correspondences with Mosaic, I knew Michael had issued some of my favorite, at the time, Blue Note twofers, and that just added up for me to credibility that his presentation of Brooks as an under the radar great was worth spending the dough.
  12. I’ve been bitten by the Jazz bug since the early 70’s. When Mosaic first came out I pre-ordered Mosaic 101. I don’t have it any more but I remember getting a letter from Mosaic noting a delay in the release and an offer for refund, which I declined. I mention that only to establish I was on the Mosaic bus early. As with Rooster above, I was not necessarily enamored of organ dates then the way I am now so I probably didn’t have Brooks with JOS at the time. For me, the decision to order the Tina Brooks set was solely based on the Mosaic announcement through their newsletter. I still have it, I hope to pick up XRCD copies of at least some of the issues.
  13. Big score on classic Mosaic sets!

    Thanks Chuck, I want that, a little pricey on Discogs.
  14. Big score on classic Mosaic sets!

    Are the Benny Morton track available elsewhere? I’ve got one track on a Blue Note reissue, Swing Hi, Swing Lo. Nevermind, I see I need to find the Chronogical Classic.