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Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

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On 6/7/2017 at 4:38 PM, Tom 1960 said:

I'm jealous, John. It was either that set or the Savoy which I purchased earlier today.  Next month I'll get the Beehive. Good to hear some positive feedback on this set.

More than positive Tom. Very enthusiastic :tup . Now listening to the Sal Salvador sets on Discs 7 & 8. You know that vocalists are not really my 'thing' (I much prefer instrumental jazz), but the Johnny Hartman session is very, very good.  

This is one of those Mosaic sets where the individual sessions seem to sound better as part of the whole set, rather than on their own. I can't explain why that should be, but it's true for a few other Mosaics as well, the Elvin Jones set , for example. 

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1 hour ago, John Tapscott said:

More than positive Tom. Very enthusiastic :tup . Now listening to the Sal Salvador sets on Discs 7 & 8. You know that vocalists are not really my 'thing' (I much prefer instrumental jazz), but the Johnny Hartman session is very, very good.  

This is one of those Mosaic sets where the individual sessions seem to sound better as part of the whole set, rather than on their own. I can't explain why that should be, but it's true for a few other Mosaics as well, the Elvin Jones set , for example. 

I have the Elvin Jones SHM-CDs and I think these albums stand on their own pretty well, though the excellence of the new remasters might be a factor in this. It is just that the later Blue Note albums aren't as good as Puttin' It Together, The Ultimate, Poly-Currents, Coalition, and Genesis. I never enjoyed the Lighthouse albums. Perhaps I should listen to them again.

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Exactly.  Those five Elvin Blue Notes above are the ones on my shelf.  'Lighthouse' was workmanlike and never impressed.    

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What else? The newly arrived Savoy Be-Bop sessions. Disc 2 w/ the Bebop Boys on Bebop in Pastel (Bouncing with Bud). 

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Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald disc 2

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Blue Mitchell: The Blue Note Sessions 4

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Hutcherson Mosaic select set. Only disc 1 so far but I like what I hear-Woody Shaw in his own magical place with excellent support. Entertaining notes as well. 

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Lionel Hampton: The Victor Sessions 1

with a big smile on my face...

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Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang: The Columbia & Okeh Sessions 8

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 7:04 AM, Berthold said:

Lionel Hampton: The Victor Sessions 1

with a big smile on my face...

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11 hours ago, Berthold said:

Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang: The Columbia & Okeh Sessions 8

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Some great listening.

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Just opened this set and listening to some real nice Dexter Gordon.  Very good audio quality I might add.

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Got a used copy of this in excellent shape as an unexpected gift from a friend and am loving it: 140697956722.jpg

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MI0003585355.jpg?partner=allrovi.comDisc 2 and 3

The live dates in Berlin on disc 3 are real good!!!

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The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions

This song is a real hoot; not something I'd ever guess was an Ellington tune.

 

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2 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions

This song is a real hoot; not something I'd ever guess was an Ellington tune.

 

Perhaps that's because it is not an Ellington tune.

It was recorded at least three times in 1939 -- by Barney Bigard (June 8), by Cab Calloway (July 17), and by Leo Watson (August 22).

The composer credits on these versions are to Irving Mills, Buck Ram, and, in some cases, Cab Calloway.

The tune is actually based on a much older Yiddish tune.  See here for more information:  https://books.google.com/books?id=A8ARlEuPYAQC&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=utt-da-zay&source=bl&ots=MpoYEHj9Qu&sig=Td8PsLG-nXhMwR4zVOekU2zPmNA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH4MCBsfLUAhVqzFQKHYX0CiE4FBDoAQhEMAc#v=onepage&q=utt-da-zay&f=false

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Disc One (I'm reading Basie's Autobiography and listening as I go!)

 

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11 hours ago, jazztrain said:

Perhaps that's because it is not an Ellington tune.

It was recorded at least three times in 1939 -- by Barney Bigard (June 8), by Cab Calloway (July 17), and by Leo Watson (August 22).

The composer credits on these versions are to Irving Mills, Buck Ram, and, in some cases, Cab Calloway.

The tune is actually based on a much older Yiddish tune.  See here for more information:  https://books.google.com/books?id=A8ARlEuPYAQC&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=utt-da-zay&source=bl&ots=MpoYEHj9Qu&sig=Td8PsLG-nXhMwR4zVOekU2zPmNA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH4MCBsfLUAhVqzFQKHYX0CiE4FBDoAQhEMAc#v=onepage&q=utt-da-zay&f=false

Yeah, I was sloppy in my wording. I didn't mean "tune" in the sense of composition but rather in the sense of recording. If you played this for me blind I would never guess I was listening to Ellington, particularly considering the faux Yiddish lyrics about Jewish tailors. Plus, I don't think I've ever heard an Ellington song quite this toe-tapping. Thanks for the historical info. 

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Lester Young: The Classic Lester Young Sessions 05

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starting the day with Mildred Bailey "The Columbia Sessions 09"

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Bix Beiderbecke: The OKeh & Brunswick Records 6

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A real treasure trove. At least for me. Lots of good guitar. There's even one (actually two, recorded on succeeding days) West Coast Jazz meets Tal Farlow session, with Bob Enevoldsen, Bill Perkins and Bob Gordon on the horns.

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