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  1. Oboe, absolutely. Played badly (and it is tough to play well) it makes finger nails on a blackboard sound soothing. gregmo
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Heard a track from this one on the radio and decided to listen to the whole thing. It had been far too long!
  3. I didn't know he was still with us. 101. Wow! "Underwear" is a classic. RIP. gregmo
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Sorry, just saw this. Got all three volumes of the Bob Cats recordings from Amazon and Ebay sellers. As for the LP--I've had it for far longer than I care to remember! Listening to volume 2 of the Complete Bob Cats now:
  5. Before I dropped my subscription to Down Beat (this year--just didn't have much I wanted to read anymore), I was perplexed that they no longer reviewed any Mosaic sets. I wondered if it was because the label had quit advertising its releases in the magazine. gregmo
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Listening to this old Swaggie LP, I liked it so much, I decided to order the group's 3 cds on Sounds of Yesteryear.
  7. Nope, neither one, but their presence is probably enough to keep Mosaic from spending money on a box. gregmo
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Closed my eyes and picked this one out. Very third stream:
  9. And in Byas's case, multi-disc sets have been issued. gregmo
  10. I never liked the "professional" indexes in books I've read. I indexed both of my books myself. gregmo
  11. RIP Chick Corea

    I have to confess that the Scientology thing put me off a little, but not nearly so much as the fusion stuff! Didn't his attachment to Scientology keep him from being able to perform in Germany?? That rings the oldest and dimmest of bells, somehow. Anyway, he was a fine pianist, and I liked him in an acoustic context. gregmo
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Finally got hold of this set. Listening to disc 4 now.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Good sound on this one, and some fine Prez:
  14. For completists only....

    I didn't realize until recently that Little had played on Frank Strozier's recordings for Vee Jay. As always, he played very, very well! gregmo
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Just finished this one. Some fine post-Lester Basie here.
  16. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Great minds? I'm spinning disc 5 after I *finally* got hold of this set! gregmo
  17. “Jazz Omnibus” and Duke Ellington

    A minimum of 25 cds if they included the live things such as the Newport albums. The '47-52 would be six cds all by itself. gregmo
  18. Tony Bennett Battling Alzheimer's (take 2)

    The AARP article is excellent, and I recommend that everyone read it. He is still singing, and the article talks about that and the role music can play with dementia. I watch Jeopardy every night partly to see how long it takes me to come with the "question." I've noticed it's taking a bit longer than it used to. Natural memory loss? Probably. But not certainly. There but for the grace..... gregmo