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  1. Paul Desmond set running low.

    I had been on the fence regarding purchasing this set, but I decided to pull the trigger once it hit “running low” status. The set arrived a few days ago (I’m looking forward to listening to a big chunk of it this holiday weekend), and I found it interesting that the booklet was numbered 2687 of an edition limited to 2,500. My thoughts are that either (1) Mosaic made a printing error (and I don’t care), or (2) there was something in the contract (or a revision thereof) that allowed Mosaic to sell more than the 2,500 limit originally anticipated (and that’s great!!!) The sale of ~2,700 copies of a set within a 16-month period would probably be some type of sales record for Mosaic. In any instance, I don’t think that the matter is worthy of in-depth analysis, but, with all the Mosaic sets that I have purchased over the years, this is a first for me.
  2. Target is presently listing the 8-CD as a preorder at $71.99 with a July 30, 2021 release date. If Target offers a Buy 2 Get 1 Free music sale during Target Deal Days (June 20th - 22nd) as it did during last year’s Deal Days, you should be able to pick up this set for around $48.00 plus tax assuming that you can find two other comparably priced music items (or movie/book/video games as Target’s Buy 2 Get 1 Free sales typically allow you to mix products from all four categories in a single order). I took advantage of several of Target’s Buy 2 Get 1 Free music promotions last year, and Target included (with perhaps one or two exceptions) all of its music inventory (including pre-orders) in these sales.
  3. I am offering for purchase the three Mosaic LP-sized booklets identified below. I bought all three booklets directly from Mosaic Records long after the associated boxed sets were out of print, and I no longer need them as I have been fortunate enough to track down the complete sets. The Chet Baker is marked with an "X" below where it reads "This is one of an edition limited to 7500 albums"; the Basie and Goodman booklets are marked with an "X" where the number of the set would be indicated. Shipping to U.S. addresses via USPS Medial Mail is a flat $3.00 whether you buy one, two, or all three booklets. I will consider shipping any of these booklets overseas at actual shipping cost, but I have a feeling that such cost would be prohibitively expensive. The condition of each booklet is as described: 1) 8-page booklet for The Complete Pacific Jazz Lie Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman: The booklet is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear EXCEPT that there is a small crease in the very upper right hand corner of the booklet that extends from the front cover page to the rear cover page (and all pages in between): $10.00 2) 32-page booklet for The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings of Count Basie and His Orchestra: The booklet is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear EXCEPT that there is a small tear (about 1/2 inch) on the right-hand side of the cover page (about 1/3 of the way down from the top).: $11.00 (SOLD) 3) 20-page booklet for The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 1944-1955: The book is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear.: $12.00 (SOLD) I shall accept payment via PayPal. Please send me a PM if you are interested.
  4. Please send me a PM if you are interested in any of the titles listed. The condition of each item is specifically noted. Shipping costs for USPS media mail to addresses within the continental United States are $3.00 regardless of how many CDs you purchase. I will also ship to most countries worldwide for actual shipping costs to be determined. I shall accept payment via PayPal. If you choose to submit payment using PayPal “friends & family” (appreciated but not required or expected), please provide your mailing address via a PM. Thanks for looking. Hybrid SACDs: 1) Another Side of Bob Dylan (Stereo) (FACTORY SEALED) – Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab: $15.00 COUNTRY CDs: 1) Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years (Mercury Records 2-CD set manufactured for BMG Direct) – the barcode is different, but the CDs and packaging are otherwise indistinguishable from the non-record club version – the condition of both CDs is excellent with no signs of wear except for some very light scuffing on CD #1 that does not affect play; the CD booklet and rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $10.00 JAZZ CDs: 1) J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding – Jay & Kai (Savoy Japan min-LP; COCB-50414; Savoy 60th Anniversary; Mastersonic 24-bit Processing) – mint condition – never played: $6.00 2) Joe Marsala 1936-1942 (Chronological Classics 763) – the CD is in very good condition with some very light scratches and some very light scuffing that do not affect play; the CD booklet and rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $10.00 3) Charles Mingus – The Great Concert of Charles Mingus (Verve 2-CD set manufactured for BMG Direct) – the barcode is different, but the CDs and packaging are otherwise indistinguishable from the non-record club version – both CDs are in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear; the CD booklet and rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $10.00 4) Thelonious Monk Trio (Prestige LP 7027) (Prestige 20-bit K2 with cardboard slipcover sleeve) – the CD is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear; the CD booklet, rear cover insert, and cardboard slipcover sleeve are all in excellent condition: $3.00 5) Red Norvo Septet featuring Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Red Norvo’s Fabuous Jam Session (Budget Stash Records STB-2514) – the CD is in good condition with a number of light scratches and some light scuffing that do not affect play; the CD booklet and the rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $2.50 6) Ike Quebec – Bossa Nova Soul Samba (Blue Note RVG; manufactured for BMG Direct) – the barcode is different, but the CD and packaging are otherwise indistinguishable from the non-record club version – the CD is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear; the CD booklet and rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $3.00 7) Wayne Shorter – Adam’s Apple (Blue Note RVG) – the CD is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear; the CD booklet and rear cover insert are both in excellent condition: $3.00 CLASSICAL 2-CD sets from Philips’ Greatest Pianists of the 20th Century series (100 two-CD sets): 1) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Jorge Bolet I (Volume 10) – the condition of the two CDs is good – each CD has some light scratches and/or scuffing that do not affect play; the digipak and CD booklet are in excellent condition: $4.00 2) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Van Cliburn (Volume 19) – the condition of the two CDs is good – each CD has some light scratches and/or scuffing that do not affect play; the digipak and CD booklet are in excellent condition: $4.00 3) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Emil Gilels I (Volume 34) – the condition of the two CDs is good – each CD has some light scratches and/or scuffing that do not affect play; the digipak and CD booklet are in excellent condition: $4.00 4) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Clara Haskil I (Volume 43) – the condition of the two CDs is good – each CD has some light scratches and/or scuffing that do not affect play; the digipak and CD booklet are in excellent condition: $4.00 5) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Byron Janis I (Volume 50) – the condition of CD #1 is good (there are some light scratches and scuffing that do not affect play); the condition of CD #2 is excellent except for one small area of very light scuffing; the digipak is in good condition; the CD booklet is in excellent condition: $4.00 6) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Maurizio Pollini I (Volume 78) – the condition of the two CDs is good – each CD has some light scratches and/or scuffing that do not affect play; the digipak and CD booklet are in excellent condition: $4.00
  5. DeepDiscount.com is selling the newly released (11/01/2019) Nat King Cole Trio "Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936 - 1943)" 7-CD boxed set issued by Resonance Records for $81.15 AND (through 11/08/2019) you can apply the promotional code "MISTLETOE" to get another 10% off of your order. Shipping is free for orders totaling $25.00 or more.
  6. Please send me a PM if you are interested in any of the titles listed. All items are in excellent condition (i.e., disc and artwork are in close to mint condition with no readily discernible scratches, scuffs, or other imperfections) unless otherwise noted. Shipping costs for USPS media mail to addresses in the continental United States are $3.00 regardless of how many items are purchased. I will also ship to most countries worldwide for actual shipping costs to be determined. I shall accept payment via PayPal. If you choose to submit payment using PayPal “friends & family” (appreciated but not required or expected), please provide your mailing address via a PM. Thanks for looking. Miscellaneous: 1) Mosaic 16-page LP-sized booklet for The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers – excellent condition with only minimal signs of wear (numbered “x” of an edition limited to 7,500 albums): $9.00 Classical 2-CD set: 1) Great Pianists of the 20th Century – Byron Janis I (Volume No. 50 of one hundred 2-CD sets); PLEASE NOTE that both discs have numerous light scratches and areas of light scuffing that do not affect play: $3.50 Jazz CDs: 1) J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding – Jay & Kai (Savoy Japan min-LP; COCB-50414; Savoy 60th Anniversary; Mastersonic 24-bit Processing) – never played: $7.50 2) Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners (Riverside RCD-226-2 – 20-bit K2) – the cardboard slipcover sleeve is also in excellent condition: $3.50 3) Wes Montgomery – Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (Verve 2-CD set) – PLEASE NOTE that both discs have a few light scratches and areas of light scuffing that do not affect play: $4.50 4) Ike Quebec – Bossa Nova Soul Samba (Blue Note RVG; manufactured for BMG Direct (record club) – the barcode is different, but the CD and packaging are otherwise indistinguishable from the non-record club version): $2.50 5) Stanley Turrentine – Return of the Prodigal Son (Blue Note Connoisseur Series; manufactured for BMG Direct (record club) – the barcode is different, but the CD and packaging are otherwise indistinguishable from the non-record club version): $11.00 Jazz Boxed Sets: 1) The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions by Miles Davis (Columbia Records C3K 65362): 3-CD boxed set numbered “5” on the spine – squat boxed set (cardboard, not metal) – everything is in excellent condition except for the exterior box (which houses the small, bound booklet containing the liner notes and the sleeves for the three CDs), which is in very good condition with minimal signs of wear: $30.00 2) Herbie Nichols: The Complete Blues Note Recordings (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 59352 2 0): 3-CD Blue Note Records (not the Mosaic Records set) squat boxed set issued in 1997 – all three CDs (and corresponding jewel case inserts) are in excellent condition except that there is one very small area on Disc #2 that contains some light scuffing that does not affect play; the 30-page booklet is in excellent condition except that it is slightly creased in the lower front right-hand corner (this is most noticeable on the front and back covers of the booklet, although the interior pages are also slightly creased in the same corner); the thin, exterior cardboard box that houses the three slim-line CD jewel cases and the boxed set booklet is in very good condition overall except for signs of wear on its backside (in the form of a slight crease that runs halfway across the length of the box near the top) and the bottom of its spine, which is bent/creased/dented: $25.00 3) The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz 4-CD set housed in a squat, blue CD-sized binder): $25.00 Each of the four CDs in this set has a fair number of very light scratches or scuffs that were made either when the CDs were placed into the CD sleeves by the manufacturer or when they were removed from the CD sleeves after I purchased the set – this was unavoidable. All four CDs have been stored in separate jewel cases since their purchase and the CDs will be shipped in these jewel cases along with the original boxed set packaging. The boxed set packaging itself is in excellent condition with almost no signs of wear. The 38-page booklet embedded in the boxed set is in excellent condition and contains discographical information, black & white photos, and an essay by Ted Gioia. 4) The Complete Capitol Live Recordings of George Shearing – includes LP-sized booklet, but NO box (Mosaic Records MD5-157): $45.00 Per visual inspection, Disc 1, 2, and 4 are in good condition – each of these CD’s has a fair number of small, light scratches and scuffs that do not affect play. Disc 5 is in excellent condition except for one small area of light scuffing. Disc 3 is in fair condition – it has numerous light scratches and scuffs. I have recently played this set twice through now, and none of these scratches or scuffs affects play – all five CDs play perfectly! The CD booklet for the first two CDs is in excellent condition; the other CD booklet is in good condition as it contains a couple of creases. The 12-page LP-sized booklet (numbered 0797 of an edition limited to 5,000 albums) is in very good condition with minimal signs of wear. 5) The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Chet Baker / Russ Freeman (Mosaic Records MR4-122 – 4-LP set): $45.00 The 12-page LP-sized booklet is in good condition overall, showing wear and some signs of use; but there are no tears, creases, writings, marks, or other significant defects. The LP-sized box is in good condition overall, but the bottom right corner of the box lid is split and frayed – the photo of Chet Baker that appears on the top of the lid is in very good condition. A visual inspection of the four LP’s (8 sides) would indicate that each is in VG to VG+ condition EXCEPT that there are two relatively long, light scratches on Side #1 (one extending across tracks #3 and #4 and the other extending across tracks #4 and #5) and one long, light scratch extending across track #1 of Side #2. As visual grading of used vinyl records has significant shortcomings, I have listed to each of the LPs in this set at least twice recently and this is what I noted: Side 1: about thirteen intermittent small pops can be heard around the middle of track #4, Side 2: about six small pops/clicks can be heard during the first half of track #1 and one small pop can be heard near the beginning of track #7, Side 3: one small pop followed shortly thereafter by four or five intermittent small pops can be heard around the middle of track #1, Side 4: one small pop can be heard near the end of track #5, Side 5: one fairly large pop can be heard around the middle of track #6, Side 6: one small pop can be heard around the middle of track #3, Side 7: one fairly large pop can be heard around the middle of track #3, and Side 8: one fairly large pop/click can be heard around the middle of track #2 You might hear a few other very small pops among the 52 tracks comprising this set, but, to my ears, most tracks sound excellent with no discernible surface noise. I would not be selling this set but for the fact that I purchased another copy of the set in near mint condition at a time when I could afford to do so (i.e., between a girlfriend and my first wife). At any rate, this is a very good “playable” set.
  7. I probably don’t need to tell you that if you’re on the fence about purchasing a particular Mosaic set, you should go ahead and buy it. The CD sets that have recently gone out of print all seem to have held their value pretty well. (I’ll give the set another shot over the weekend.)
  8. I don’t know ... I really like some of Bing’s music from this period (e.g., Bing with a Beat), but I have had a really difficult time getting past the arrangements on this set. At least most of the songs are top-notch. This is just my humble opinion, of course.
  9. Will someone who enjoys small group swing and west coast jazz please buy Introducing Jimmy Cleveland (Emarcy) and The Jack Montrose Sextet (Pacific Jazz) for $11 (including shipping)? Thank you!
  10. PM sent regarding Jimmy Cleveland - Cleveland Style (Emarcy) $10
  11. Up to reflect a "buy two singles CDs (excluding boxed sets) and get a third single CD for free" deal as well as slightly lower shipping charges connoisseur series500, please send me a PM ASAP if you happen to see this post - I have had no luck trying to contact you.
  12. Please send me a PM if you are interested in any of these four hybrid Super Audio CDs. All four SACDs are factory sealed. Shipping costs (for USPS media mail) to addresses in the continental United States are $3.00 for one or two SACDs and $3.50 for three or four SACDs. I will also ship worldwide for actual shipping costs to be determined. I shall accept payment via PayPal. Thanks for looking. 1) Benny Carter, "Jazz Giant" (Contemporary CSA-7555-6) - PLEASE NOTE that there is a small shallow crack (which does not extend all of the way through the plastic) in the top front of the jewel case: $16.00 2) Bill Charlap, "Stardust" (Blue Note 7243 5 41746 2 9, multi-channel stereo): $16.00 3) Gil Evans, "Gil Evans & Ten" (Prestige PRSA-7120-6): $16.00 4) Oscar Peterson, Stephane Grappell, Joe Pass, Mickey Roker, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, "Skol" (Pablo PASA-2308-232-6): $16.00
  13. I'm very sorry, Marcus, but I shipped it to another board member the other day. I'll keep my eyes out for you, though.