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  1. Someone REALLY needs to find out about the Goodman set for Jim! gregmo
  2. Interesting Mainstream Records reissues

    Yeah, I love ALL the Terry/Brookmeyer things. That was a great group! gregmo
  3. Mosaic plans Beehive box

    Well, I *am* a Hartman fan, and I don't think anybody ever sang "I See Your Face Before Me" better than he did on the Bee Hive date. I have just about everything he ever recorded (it's not too hard!), and I think this is his best--even better than the album with Trane. I'm with John in liking me some late Touff too. All that said, a lot of the sessions on the Bee Hive box are the kind that would get "three stars" from Down Beat reviewers, in the sense that they're listenable and often fun, but not necessarily essential. But how many sessions we enjoy fit that high standard? gregmo
  4. Silly question about Kai and J.J.

    While we're on the subject of J.J. and Kai, does anyone have the very last LP they ever recorded together, "Stonebone"? It was the third of their albums for A&M/CTI. From the very little I've been able to find out about it, it was only issued briefly in Japan. Always been curious to hear that one! gregmo
  5. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    I was also on the fence, which is why I didn't order it until the "sky is falling" message came out. I'm looking forward to listening so I'll know which side of the fence I *should* have fallen off of! gregmo
  6. I think maybe we ARE their "other" customers! Me, I'm just happy the Clifford Jordan came back so I could get one...whenever it gets here. gregmo
  7. Basie Swingin' Voices Singin'

    Yes, that one was reissued on cd: Manufacturers of Soul The comments on Amazon claim to have bought "How About This?" on cd, but site doesn't list it, so I have no idea about that one! How About This But "Half a Sixpence" is new to me Jim! Is it any good?! gregmo
  8. Basie Swingin' Voices Singin'

    "Happiness Is" apparently charted off of the album, reaching some mediocre number on the Easy Listening charts. I didn't even know there WERE Easy Listening charts! I'm still wondering about the whole cd thing, whether this one ever came out on cd, and whether there are any other Basie albums that have never yet made it to cd. gregmo
  9. Basie Swingin' Voices Singin'

    So, is this album (without which my Basie collection will not exactly starve) the only Basie *studio* album that has never been issued on cd? Even for five minutes in Japan (like "Basie's Beat")? Or has it been issued, and I can't find it? I have to confess that I sort of like pieces of it. There must be others? It is on youtube, for those who want to sample it: Basie Swingin' Voices Singin' gregmo
  10. Me three! I wasn't sure I'd ever see that one. gregmo
  11. They should, but many college libraries, in particular, have suffered horrific cuts in their acquisitions budgets over the last decade. gregmo
  12. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Disc One (I'm reading Basie's Autobiography and listening as I go!)
  13. The Oldest Working Jazz Musician In The World

    Very cool. Thanks for posting Jim! gregmo
  14. Yes they are! But a pain in the ass to listen to--get out the box, open it up, pull out the case--but yes, very, very cool to look at! gregmo