Face of the Bass

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  1. Mosaic to release 1960s Freddie Hubbard set

    When I first got into jazz around 2003 or 2004, I always wondered why so many older fans seemed underwhelmed by box set releases, because they already "had them all." Now, almost 20 years later, I get it. This would be an awesome box set for someone who only had a little Hubbard, but...you know the rest.
  2. Hello, I am looking for this 28-disc Sun Ra set that was released on Transparency awhile back. If you have one that you would be willing to part with, or know of a place other than Discogs where one can be had, please PM me. Thanks!
  3. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7

    Miles's 1980s music is bad. Every time I give it a try it disappoints me. They really, really, really need to release a set around the Cosey band. It's criminal that they haven't done so. Don't tell me that it's too uncompromising. A lot of people love that music.
  4. Which Box Sets do You Regret Buying, and Why?

    Pretty much any time I bought a Mosaic box based off of the fact that it was Mosaic rather than really wanting the music. Mosaic has done so many forgettable (from my perspective) sets.
  5. Please name your favorite ECM Records of the 21st century, (2000-2020). Thanks!

    I picked this up at my local record store this week. I think it is one of the most beautiful box sets I have ever seen. The photos and everything are absolutely incredible. Of course, I had almost all of this on CD, but I haven't listened to the CDs in years and I didn't have any of it on vinyl. I am enjoying the set a great deal, mainly because other than the Golden Circle albums I have never paid too much attention to Ornette's Blue Note period. For me, there haven't been many good jazz box sets in the last couple years. I haven't liked/been interested in any of the Mosaic releases. The best ones that have come out have been the Blue Note Lee Morgan box and this one.
  7. Active Trombonists

    This will seem like a ridiculous question perhaps, but who are the best jazz trombonists working today? Especially interested in those who have recorded as a leader. Thanks!
  8. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7

    I don't understand why they didn't release it years ago. All the metal spine boxes they did seemed to be heading towards a culmination with the Agharta/Pangaea material. Why was that box never released?
  9. I was wondering if anyone has heard this Bear Family box set of the Balver Hole New Jazz Festival from 1974-1975. Apologies if this has been discussed, but when I did a search nothing came up. Would like to know if this is worth tracking down. Thanks!
  10. Active Trombonists

    Thanks for the responses. Would love to see recommendations for specific recordings featuring trombone, say from the last 20 years or so. I know the question is revealing my ignorance, but listening to older jazz I realized this is an instrument I have always loved to hear, and yet I don't know a lot that has been produced in the 21st century... Thanks for reminding me of Petrella. I saw him play live in New York with Enrico Rava several years ago, and he stood out for sure.
  11. Hello, I'm looking for the Golden Years of the Soviet New Jazz series on Leo Records. If you have any that you would sell or trade, please send me a PM. Thanks!
  12. The photos are fantastic. It's a beautiful set. I'm so grateful that they released all this material and gave it the treatment it deserved.
  13. To my ears so far this set is the best new archival jazz release in years.
  14. I never understood why people weren't more pumped for this release. Yes, it was going to be repetitive. So is the Miles Plugged Nickel set. Lee Morgan for me is second only to Miles Davis as far as jazz trumpeters go. Previously unreleased high-quality recordings put out in an affordable CD box set? Yes please. I've gotten through the first two discs and it's fantastic.
  15. Hi, I'm looking to see if anyone has a copy of the Black Saint/Soul Note Steve Lacy box set. I'm looking for the first one, which covered his Solo, Duo, and Trio albums. If you have it and would be willing to sell or trade, please send me a PM. Thanks!
  16. I have the following sets for sale. Prices include shipping to the US. Inquire for shipping costs internationally. PayPal only, PM if interested! Louis Armstrong -- The Columbia and Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and HIs All-Stars (Mosaic 9 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $130 Louis Armstrong -- Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions, 1946-66 (Mosaic 7 Disc Set still Fully Sealed, never opened) $105 Bunny Berigan -- Selected Sides, 1931-1937 (JSP 4 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $10 Chuck Berry -- The Great Twenty-Eight Super Deluxe Edition (4-LP Set, Still Sealed, never opened) $85 Miles Davis -- The Last Word: The Warner Brothers Years (8 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $55 Charles Mingus -- At Bremen 1964 and 1975 (4 Disc Set, Lightly Used, Discs Play Perfectly) $25 Various Artists -- The Savory Collection, 1935-1940 (Mosaic 6 Disc Set, Like New Condition, Discs 3-6 Still Sealed) $85 Thanks!
  17. Updated, with price drops on remaining sets.
  18. New Jazz Festival Balver Hohle 11-CD Set

    Thanks! I'm kind of surprised that no one has mentioned it here. People on this board, including myself, generally are obsessive when it comes to tracking down box sets!
  19. New World Records

    The Cecil Taylor albums on New World Records, Cecil Taylor Unit and 3 Phasis, were absolutely instrumental in helping me fall in love with jazz when I first started listening back in 2003 and 2004.
  20. Covid vaccination: poll

    I got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on February 6, due to being a schoolteacher. I had a lot of arm soreness from it, but that's it as far as side effects. I should be getting my second dose in about 10 days or so.
  21. For completists only....

    Oh no, that's deserted island material. That's not going anywhere!
  22. For completists only....

    I came close to having every Paul Chambers session that's been released, but as I got near the end, I got to some real dreck and made it me doubt the whole enterprise.
  23. Favorite ECM Records of the 21st Century

    Yeah, that's actually why I made it specific to the 21st century. Most of the time when people list their favorite ECM records, there's a lot of stuff from back in the 1970s. Given how much music ECM puts out, I figured there's probably some good stuff that I've missed.
  24. I have the following box sets for sale. Prices include shipping to the US, will ship internationally at cost. Art Ensemble -- 1967/68 Box Set (There is no outer case, but the jewel cases, booklet, and CDs are all in like new condition.) $70 Bunny Berigan -- Selected Sides, 1931-1937 (like new condition) $15 Chuck Berry -- Great 28 Super Deluxe Edition (Vinyl Box set, still sealed) $100 Miles Davis -- The Last Word (Discs, Booklet, and case all in like new condition.) $50 Joe Harriott -- The Joe Harriott Story (Discs, booklet, and case all in like new condition.) $15 Joe Henderson -- The Milestone Years (Discs and booklet in like new condition. There is significant shelf wear to the outer box, with a tear about the size of a quarter on the front cover.) $80 Billie Holiday -- The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve (This is the Euro cube release of the box set. Like new condition.) $60 Thelonious Monk -- 18 Avril 1961: Live in Paris (like new condition) $25 Charlie Parker -- The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings (Mosaic, like new condition) $150 Wayne Shorter -- The Complete Columbia Album Collection (like new condition) $25 Nate Wooley -- The Complete Syllables Music $20 Lester Young -- The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve (like new condition) $75 Paypal only, PM if interested. Thanks for looking!
  25. Update with listings for the Charlie Parker Benedetti box and a sealed Chuck Berry vinyl box. Thanks for looking!