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  1. 41 minutes ago, Stonewall15 said:

    Arranger is Willie Maiden. Players: Maynard, Bill Chase, Larry Moser, Jerry Tyree (trumpet); Slide Hampton, Don Sebesky (trombone); Jimmy Ford (alto sax); Carmen Leggio, Willie Maiden (tenor sax); John Lanni (baritone sax); Bob Dogan (piano); Jimmy Rowser (bass); Frankie Dunlop (drums). Solos are by Maynard and Maiden.

    Thank you very much! 

  2. Is this information online anywhere?  I looked but couldn't find anything and a link in one of the old threads on here is no longer working.  

    If not, if someone has the book from the set, would you mind checking who arranged (if it says) and is playing/soloing on "Tenderly" on the first disc?


  3. 1 hour ago, JSngry said:

    Probably 0? These sets that are being offered are no longer available from Mosaic, they're long gone.

    This is true.  I was just wondering if some people might be put off thinking that the material is likely(?) to be made available down the road, if not available currently.  For example, someone has put together a playlist on Spotify in track order of all of the 63-70 Mobley set, excluding the few alternate takes.  

  4. 43 minutes ago, crisp said:

    This ^^ I've been buying Mosaics for about twenty years. I reckon I have most of them. I missed out/passed on a few and I'm glad I can now get some of them at a lower price. The Mosaic model worked under the old system, I enjoyed these sets while I had them and I'm glad others can now access some of this music for less money ( I didn't buy them as an investment).

    I don't purchase Mosaics for investment either, although I admit that in the past I would have been more likely to pick something up I was just curious about figuring that if I didn't like it I could always resell it and get my money back.   

    22 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

     I believe Mosaic is being robbed

    I agree.  Aside from the lack of reimbursement for their efforts, I wonder how many fewer sets they sell as a result. 

  5. Does it bother anyone that this stuff is being released for streaming or available for lossless download purchase for so much less money?  I think it's great that the music continues to be available, but it does make me at least think twice about the value of the box set purchase if the set is likely to be made generally available.  Of course, there is the presentation, desire to support the cause, etc., but I'm sure some people buy the sets because some of the music is out of print and they are limited editions and then suddenly it's not so limited anymore.  




    On 6/2/2020 at 2:58 PM, JSngry said:

    This is - and has always been - my favorite period of Mobley. The earlier stuff, yes, that is extra-special in all kinds of ways. But this stuff grabbed me by the gut from jump, and nothing about that has changed.

    so yeah - if you don't have this, please consider getting it. The rest of us, hey, we like to buy stuff, so thank us for keeping the market going for people who really need it. With any luck at all, it will be your turn someday! :g

    Well I got the email too.  it looks like this is my last chance, so I will probably be placing my order shortly.  I'm not sure I will have the restraint to let this one go. 

  7. On 5/30/2020 at 8:50 PM, JSngry said:

    See, you are the type of person who should be buying this set. A lot of us are buying it, ultimately, just to be buying shit. But you are in for a rare treat (hopefully), and I remember what it feels like to get all that Hank for the first-ish times.


    You HAD to say that. Haha.  I have the earlier Mobley set but only have High Voltage and Straight No Filter from the second set.  I've been very tempted but holding off because I feel like I haven't been listening enough to the many sets that I do have.  Today while working I've been shuffling all of my Mosaic sets (I have them ripped to the computer) and realizing again how great all the music is.  I'm inching toward it . . .

  8. 43 minutes ago, Brad said:

    This is not comforting news:

    Last Chance!


    The Complete Bee Hive Sessions
    Final Pressing - Advance Order Request

    In this time and place, the Mosaic business model is becoming harder and harder to sustain in this rapidly changing world. We aren't sure what the future will hold for us, but we want to let all of you know how much we appreciate that your support has allowed us to constantly make our dreams come true with set after set and that we intend to persevere. The way we operate may change but our mandate remains steadfast.

    We've always been diligent about warning you when sets were running low so you wouldn't miss out on titles that you wanted. But at this point, some sets which are temporarily out of stock may not be pressed again. We want to keep every set active as long as possible, but sometimes, we have to reach out to you to determine demand before investing precious resources in another pressing.

    A case in point is The Complete Bee Hive Sessions (MD12-161), a marvelous collection of superb hard bop albums recorded between 1977 and 1984 with artist like Curtis Fuller, Clifford Jordan, Sal Nistico, Dizzy Reece, Nick Brignola Junior Mance and Johnny Hartman among others.

    We are currently out of stock and cannot afford to repress the set without a substantial number of advance orders for it. If you've been considering this collection and not yet obtained it, now would be the time to step up in order to secure one.

    If you place an advance order for this set, we can determine if another pressing is possible. Your credit card will not be charged until we repress the set and ship it to you (however paypal is immediately deducted from your funds). We regret any pressure or inconvenience this may cause you in your purchasing decisions, but this is the only way that we can safely proceed. 

    Thank you for your support and understanding, 
    Michael and Scott

    I wasn't really thinking about another Mosaic set at the moment, but what are the opinions on this one?  Seems like these guys could use some support. 

  9. I have a collection of Jazz Improv magazines and am clearing them out to make some room. Those familiar with the magazine when it was published will know that they contained a lot of great information, book excerpts, etc. Below is a list of the Issues I have available. Cost is $12 per magazine with CD (or CDs -- some have 2) and $8 for a magazine if no CD is included. This includes standard shipping in the US (US sales only please). I will offer a discount of $ 1 per magazine for sales of multiple magazines (3 or more) and larger discounts for higher quantities. if you are interested in buying the lot, let me know and we can work out a deal.

    Here is also a link to the website that sells back issues of these (for $27.95 per issue plus shipping or $177 plus $30 shipping for the set of what is currently still available), which gives a thorough description of the contents of the issues that are still available.


    SOLD Vol. 1 No. 1 John Coltrane w/CD

    SOLD Vol1 No. 2 Thelonious Monk w/CD - Some tape was put on bottom of spine. I would consider the cover in generally good condition, the rest of the magazine is very good.

    SOLD Vol 1 No. 3 Pat Martino w/ 2 CDs

    SOLD Vol 1 No. 4 Miles Davis --Magazine Only - No CDs

    SOLD Vol 2 No. 1 Horace Silver w/CD

    SOLD Vol 2 No. 2 Michael Brecker w/CD

    SOLD Vol 2 No. 3 Wayne Shorter -- Magazine Only - No CD

    SOLD Vol 2 No. 4 Wes Montgomery w/CD

    SOLD Vol 3 No. 2 Cannonball Adderley w/CD

    Vol 3 No. 4 Billy Taylor w/CD -- Sealed

    Vol 4 No. 1 Kenny Burrell -- Magazine Only - No CD

    Vol 4 No. 2 Joe Henderson w/CD -- Sealed

    SOLD Vol 4 No. 3 Art Blakey w/ 2 CDs - Sealed

    Vol 4 No. 4 Pat Metheny w/ CD - Sealed

    SOLD Vol 5 No. 1 Dizzy Gillespie w/CD - Sealed

    Vol 5 No. 2 Phil Woods w/CD - Sealed

    Vol 5 No. 3 Chick Corea w/CD

    No 5 No. 4 George Benson w/ 2 CDs -- Sealed

    SOLD Vol 6 No. 1 Clark Terry w/CD -- Sealed!

    Vol 6 No. 2 Joe Lovano w/ 2 CDs

    Vol 6 No. 3 Buddy Rich w/CD

    Vol 6 No. 4 Mike Stern w/CD

    Vol 7 No. 1 Louis Armstrong w/ 2 CDs - Sealed

    Vol 7 No. 3 Stanley Clark w/CD

    Vol 7 No. 4 Wes Montgomery w/CD

    On Hold Vol 8 No. 1 Frank Sinatra w/CD -- Sealed

    On Hold Vol 8 No. 2 Stan Getz w/CD

    SOLDVol 8 No. 3 Herbie Hancock w/CD

    Please PM if interested or if you have any questions.

  10. I have several box sets for sale. Except for the first (Mosaic) all are new and sealed. They (except Mosaic) were all purchased from BMG. U.S. Shipping is $3.00 via media mail for first box. Shipping for additional boxes at actual cost. (Payment preferred by Amazon gift certificate, but Paypal accepted.

    Thanks for looking!

    (1) Mosaic - Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of the Chico Hamilton Quintet -- 6 CDs only; No Box or Book. One CD case is cracked a bit in the corners, but all CDs are scratch and mark free. $80

    (2) Charlie Parker - The Complete Verve Master Takes -- 3 Cds - $18

    (3) Billie Holiday - The Complete Verve Master Takes -- 6 CDs $40

    (4) Frank Sinatra -- The Complete Capitol Singles Collection -- 4 CDs $30

    (5) Steely Dan -- Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980 -- 4 CDs $27

    (6) Clifford Brown -- Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings -- 4 CDs $35

  11. How do you guys handle your large MP3 collections on the iPod if you can't fit all of your music?

    We choose the option to manage the music manually. You can just drag what you want from iTunes to your iPod. If you are too lazy to do that, iTunes can also be programmed to randomly fill your iPod for you.

    I've been playing around with smart playlists which seem to work pretty well. It would be better if I had my music rated so that I could play, for example, only 4 and 5 star material or something like that. Unfortunately, although my digital music is relatively well organized, I haven't rated all of the songs or used some of the more advanced tag features like comments and it would take more time than I am willing to spend to go back through my entire library and do that.

  12. This probably is not a new idea for some of you, but I'm really having a blast. I've been "digitizing" my CD collection (i.e., ripping my CDs to the computer for storage and ease of playback) and have "tagged" all of my Mosaic as a separate genre. Over the last week I've been setting up shuffle playlists of all of my Mosaic boxes, Selects and Singles ... and what a revalation. I'm hearing all kinds of great music some of which seems new to me (in some cases I've had to check to see who was playing because its been so long since I've heard it).

    If you haven't tried playing back your Mosaics or your collection in general in "shuffle mode", I highly recommend it! Who needs a radio (or new music for that matter :unsure: )??

  13. I have the shuffle and the old 30 gig "classic". I use both A LOT. For everyday listening on the run the Shuffle is incredibly convenient. For more relaxed times and for traveling the 30 gig fits the bill, but it will soon be replaced by the 120. I have 27 gigs in Itunes and as soon as I exceed 30 I will get the 120 model. I have TONS of music I haven't yet loaded so it's just a matter of taking the time to put things on Itunes.

    Do you have a daily work commute on public transportation? If so, which do you tend to take with you?


    Thanks for the responses. I have over 150 gb of music currently on my computer (mostly FLAC files of my CDs) and I have a reasonable amount to rip yet (those box sets take a while!). My intention is to separately convert all of the FLAC files to high quality mp3s for use on the portable (the FLAC files are used for wireless streaming to my home stereo). I'm leaning toward a large hard drive player so I can have everything with me, but as I commute by train to work, a really small player has its benefits too. On the other hand, we are talking about relative size here. A 120 gb player is still pretty small (probably smaller than my current 20 gb player) -- especially when I think about all of those years carrying a portable CD player around.

    As a side question, how is the sound quality of the Ipod? Any one have a comparison to the Zune?

    Thanks again.

  14. I'm thinking about replacing my almost 5 years old iriver ihp-120 (20 gb) player with something more recent and maybe smaller and lighter. For those of you with mp3 players do you prefer the flash memory players which tend to be smaller but have less memory (largest at this point seems to be 32 gb ... at a price), or do you go for the hard drive players so you can carry around all (or most) of your music at one time? The ipod Classic and Microsoft Zune come in 120 gb models.

  15. Hi everyone -- I have some brand new box sets for sale that were purchased from BMG (long story). All are still sealed. Please PM me if interested.

    Prices include shipping in the continental U.S. I will ship overseas for cost, including any cost for insurance. Thanks!

    Charlie Parker: The Complete Verve Master Takes (3 CD) $24

    John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums Volume 1 (5 CD Includes Africa/Brass, Live at the Village Vanguard, Coltrane, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane and Ballads): $18

    John Coltrane: The Classic Quartet -- Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings (8 CD): $35 HOLD

    Billie Holiday: The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes (6 CD): $27

    Nat King Cole Trio: Transcriptions (3 CD): $18

    Frank Sinatra: The Complete Capitol Singles Collection (4 CD): $20

  16. I always listen to new acquisitions 2 or 3 times before filing them on the shelf.

    I try to do that myself, but lately I find my purchases have been more box sets and buying several titles at once during a sale and things don't always get the attention I would like. Maybe time to take a buying break ...

  17. By the way, is this normal that i have not received any shipping notification, despite receiving a confirmation order two weeks ago ?

    I think it's time to give them a call. Some sets are backordered, but I would think you would at least get something indicating that. Something doesn't seem right.