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  1. I ordered a couple of the out of print sets (Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones) from bluenotesound on ebay (which I gather is run by one of the Mosaic people). Two essentially brand new boxes with the disks still wrapped showed up in 3 days. Hah. Might get the Beehive stuff later. I'm not sure.
  2. https://www.discogs.com/Toshiko-Akiyoshi-Lew-Tabackin-Big-Band-Salted-Gingko-Nuts/release/3618883
  3. Joe Pass. Which I inexplicably never picked up until now.
  4. Buddy De Franco, Art Blakey (with Clifford Brown), Grant Green, Herbie Nichols, Black Lion Monk
  5. I've been buying records from Mosaic since the original Blue Note Monk set in the early 90s (late 80s?). I will probably buy records from Mosaic until they shut down. Would I like their shipping and logistics to be better? Sure. Do I understand why it's not? Sure. Would they probably be in better shape if somehow they could instantly fix it at no cost in either money or time? Probably. Will this change the fact that I will probably buy records from Mosaic until they shut down? No. Your opinions and milage may vary. I don't really understand why we are still talking about this, except to the extent that a lot of people on Internet Forums need to keep talking until they think that everyone else thinks that they are Right (tm).
  6. How effective is itunes store search?

    Apple Music and iTunes search have a few issues that combine together to be annoying: 1. They are too specific. Often if you look for something that is not in the tagged meta-data but which you know is there, nothing comes up. 2. They are not specific enough. Often if you search for search keywords you will get hits for completely irrelevant keywords that are just a letter or two off. This is obviously an attempt to alleviate (1), but it actually just makes the whole thing seem more broken. 3. The engine won't show you everything that's in the catalog, because the catalog is too big. I'm not sure why they do this. Spotify is better about this. The solution is to combine Apple, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and Google (you can do a search like 'keywords i want site:itunes.apple.com') until you can narrow down to just the thing you need. It's not ideal. That said, I have a bit of sympathy for the poor engineers who have to build this. Music meta-data is not the easiest thing in the world to index and search through, and natural language text search is a harder problem than we realize after being spoiled by what google does. But what google does will not directly help here, necessarily, because it's a much more specific domain with specific expectations. Oh well.
  7. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    This is good. https://www.amazon.com/Well-Tempered-Clavier-I-II/dp/B01KIUUL3W/
  8. I had not heard this "Creation" track before. Very cool. I wonder why it was left off of the relatively "recent" (man, 2005) release of the Half Note stuff.
  9. Belohlavek played with the PSO a couple of years back. It was a great show. He was scheduled this year too, to play a Suk piece that is just the sort of thing that's hardly ever programmed here. Very sad.
  10. Saw this in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Very enjoyable. I might now investigate some of the "post-classic-quartet" music that I have not looked into much in the past.
  11. FWIW I got my Charlie Parker and Woody Shaw sets today. Ordered them about 2.5-3 weeks ago. Got an email about shipping two weeks ago. I think the warehouse must have still had something of a backlog at that time.
  12. Mozart Symphonies Box Set

    IME the Bohm is solid. If you can find the Beecham recordings of the late symphonies they are also sublime. There is also a set of the later symphonies by Jane Glover which is very nice.
  13. Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal

    I use Apple Music and iTunes Match. The first is Apple's streaming service, the second is the Apple service that lets you stream music that you have bought/ripped yourself. There is a lot of overlap there. When Apple Music first launched it was a bit of a mess when dealing with existing catalogs and the iTunes store, but it has gotten a lot smoother now. I use it to preview a lot of stuff when possible, and then I usually buy the tracks from the store, because I'm old fashioned. I also used Spotify a bit before Apple Music launched. It's also pretty good. Both UIs kind of suck and the quality of the catalog varies a lot. But overall I'm happy with it for what I use it for.
  14. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2016/Oct/Bednall_stabat_REGCD481.htm BEDNALL: Stabat Mater; Marian Suite; Ave Maria David Bednall, org; Jennifer Pike, v; Benenden Chapel Choir/ Edward Whiting Regent 481—74 minutes
  15. iPhone music.

    The widget does have a clipping light. The capture software will also warn you if you are clipping and you can adjust and run it again. I really only do this because I don't have a proper stereo, per se. And probably won't in the foreseeable future.