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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of those times when I wish Mosaic reproduced the original cover!
  2. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Listening to the live things on disc 10. Some nice Lucky Thompson and Howard McGhee!
  3. The Teagardens, Kenton Presents: Rosolino, and the Basie Roulettes, but I like most of 'em.
  4. Health report

    Excellent news! We miss you when you're gone! Greg
  5. What Are You Watching

    I was gone and just caught up on Westworld last night. Some good Ed Harris. That series continues to be fun.
  6. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    That's funny. I'm just reading this as I finish the Bigard/Auld stuff on disc five. Bigard and Tatum are up next! On the whole, I'm really enjoying the variety on this set so far. There have been some pleasant surprises (Mike Lo Salzo, anyone?!), and I'm hoping for more.
  7. I'm not a kvetcher. Too hard on the knees. Always been more at home way out in left field.........
  8. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Mine arrived in Portland yesterday. I'm just finishing disc one as well. Some lovely Pee Wee Russell, and as a long-time fan of Bechet, I'm always delighted to hear more. Great booklet. I think I'm really going to enjoy exploring this set!
  9. Ah, ok, I take all your points. Yes, I think they've gotten a bit more conservative, driven by the decline in general of cd purchases and the simple need to survive. I know that several responses from Michael to various queries over the past few years have involved the notion of whether a given set had or would sell. And I myself am part of that "resistant" demographic. The Braxton set is the only one issued in the past several years that I didn't get. But I would get Jim's much longed-for Bill Barron set! Promise! gregmo
  10. Well, no. The last five sets before the Black and White all went beyond the late 50s. The Desmond was from the mid-70s, The Tristano went up to 1970, the Armstrong to '66, and so on. gregmo
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Disc 3 of this very good album:
  12. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Ditto. Now it has to make its way out here to the Best Coast! gregmo
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I still have all those Spotlite LPs, even though I long ago replaced them with the Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings box. It was a considerable point of pride for me back then when I managed to get hold of those LPs. And the music was--and is--so very fine! gregmo
  14. More on Pujol from Jazzwax

    If you type "Keynote Box" in the search box you'll find a couple of discussions of it. gregmo

    Yes, it was, and you're probably right, but hope springs eternal! Thanks for the response. gregmo
  16. What Are You Watching

    I liked the first two episodes well enough to stick with this one. gregmo

    I'm bumping this one in search of some info. I recently bought (off a discount bin) Basie's "LET'S GO TO TOWN" on Sounds of Yesteryear. It gives no personnel and no recording dates. Some sites claim the four sequential shows (numbered 237, 238, 239, and 240) are from 1957. Lord lists the first six (of 22) tracks as "poss. 1962" and gives one personnel, then lists other tracks from three different shows as "poss. 1960." I don't think it's '57. Joe Williams is on hand for all four 15-minute shows and is constantly referred to as "one of our graduates" by Basie, so he was just guesting. And it can't be from two different years if the shows are sequential. Does anyone out there have accurate info for this one? The sound is very good, and there's some especially nice Williams on the disc. gregmo
  18. What Are You Watching

    Ditto. I love this goofy series!
  19. RIP, Ray Liotta

    Me too, regardless of how it's spelled! gregmo