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  1. John Coltrane - 1963: New Directions (3 CDs)

    Even though I own 35-40 Coltrane albums (counting albums in Fearless Leader, Interplay, Side Steps, HW Champ, and the Complete Quartet Impulse Studio box), this actually filled a huge gap for me. I did not buy Both Directions when it came out, I have never owned the Hartman album in any form or any of the Newport '63 material. Had a digital download of Birdland. This was a no brainer, and I am really enjoying it.
  2. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Threadgill. The Columbia material is growing on me.
  3. Charles Mingus set on last chance

    It has been a while since I saw him live, but Willie Nelson goes to "Whiskey River" several times in a show, usually marking transitions.
  4. Trying to help out Mosaic by suggesting sets

    How about a Henry Threadgill odds & ends: 80° Below '82 (Air) Subject to Change (Sextet) Live at Koncepts (Very Very Circus) Too Much Sugar for a Dime (Very Very Circus) Pop Stop the Tape, Stop (Zooid)
  5. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    I have no Hank Mobley on BN. And the last time Mosaic released a set of all available material -- the MJQ Atlantic Studio box -- I bought it and love it. If I have the $, I will get this.
  6. Henry Threadgill

    I want to create an 80-minute (1 CD) intro to Threadgill for a friend. This is what I have so far. Any suggestions for best songs for introducing people to Theadgill? Other thoughts? Card Two: The Jick or Mandrill’s Cosmic Ass, Air, Open Air Suite Sir Simpleton, Henry Threadgill, X-75 Vol. 1 Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket, Henry Threadgill Sextet, Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket Little Pocket Size Demons, Henry Threadgill, Too Much Sugar For a Dime Tomorrow Sunny, Henry Threadgill Zooid, Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp Unopeic (for guitar), Henry Threadgill Zooid, In For a Penny, In For a Pound Part One, Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up, Old Locks and Irregular Verbs And More Dirt Part IV, Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg,, Dirt… And More Dirt
  7. My father's copy of European Concert on LP was one of the jazz recordings that formed my appreciation of the genre when I first started exploring it over 30 years ago. And while I have listened to the MJQ ever since (Prestige albums, Dedicated to Connie) as well as Milt Jackson (solo, w/ Monk, w/ Coltrane), I had no MJQ Atlantic studio material until I bought this set. Mosaic did a great job with the sound. And I am enjoying all of the CDs. Been parcelling it out about 2-3 CDs at a time in the disc changer. It is all great, and I am totally happy the set.
  8. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 5

    $39 for three discs seems steep, but as a 2nd GQ completist, I will eventually get it. I keep in mind how much I enjoy the rehearsal take of "Speak Like a Child" on the studio box. If the material here is as much fun, it could get repeat listens for a long, long time!
  9. Scofield and Lovano

    I got Oh! when it came out, and I never felt that it equaled the sum of its parts. Maybe one or two tracks stood out, but on the whole it disappointed me. This thread has put Time on My Hands as something to check out.
  10. Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

    Disc 2 of Beauty is a Rare Thing. Love "I Heard It Over the Radio," the last track on the disc.
  11. Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

    Joe Henderson, The Milestone Years. After I got it, only recently, and started listening to it, I was reminded of how much I like Freddie Hubbard's Straight Life and Henderson's playing on that. A really nice set.
  12. I love everything that I have by Joe Henderson, which is pretty much limited to 60s Blue Note albums and the 90s Verve ones. So Near, So Far is a personal favorite. I also have a Chick Corea album from the 70s, Live at Montreux, with Henderson, Roy Haynes, and Gary Peacock that I play often. The other day I heard a Charlie Haden track on Pandora that had Henderson and Al Foster. The track, "In the Moment," was from the Montreal Tapes, and I really liked it. For the person wanting to explore more Joe Henderson, what do people recommend for the "middle years" (if that term is appropriate)? Is the whole set with Haden something that is widely recommended? Any recommendations, whether Henderson is the leader on the date or not, are appreciated!
  13. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

    I finally got around to purchasing this, which was inevitable, and I have spent most of my time listening to disc 2, the Second Great Quintet material. I really do enjoy it, and as I have been thinking where I would rank this relative to Miles in Berlin, Complete Plugged Nickel, and Bootleg Series, Vol. 1, I wonder if others have thoughts on how this ranks. Plugged Nickel is still the champ for me. The number 2 spot, however, is open, with Berlin being #4.
  14. Ornette Coleman, New Vocabulary

    Using the dates on this thread, it seems that this recording was released, officially, in late-ish December 2014. Maybe this disqualifies it from year-end/"best of" lists for 2015, but I wonder if New Vocabulary has appeared on anyone's recent "best of" lists? The album is highly enjoyable, and Ornette is in the smallest group of jazz's greatest artists. What impact does the legal wrangling have on this CD's recognition as an album of "2015"? What impact do the legal issues have on its place in the career of Ornette Coleman and the history of jazz?