New Mosaic Selects

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We've barely gotten a chance to digest these new Selects but I was wondering what's up next on the calendar. I see that the Crusaders are on the to do list but what's next? Is the Patton next?

Always trying to look forward here.

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According to the March Mosaic Brochure..."This fall, we will release Selects on Paul Chambers and John Patton".

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Yep, I think that's all that's been confirmed. I've heard rumors of a Gerry Mulligan Songbook Select (not to be confused with the supposedly imminent Concert Jazz Band set, which should be a fullblown Mosaic box), in addition to the news about a possible Crusaders release.

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Dex's Nights at the Keystone is a possibility.

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My chrystal ball says "Wingy Manone Imperial Recordings" and "Tyree Glenn Roulette Recordings."

Darn thing is never right though!

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I think the rumor about the Mulligan Songbook Mosaic Select might be more than rumor. I received an e-mail a while ago from Michael Cuscuna (so I hope this OK to post), and he projected (but didn't promise) a 2004 time frame for this Select. The most exciting news about this particular package (because most of the music has already been available separately) is that: (1) A number of original stereo master reel tapes were recently found, therefore allowing new remasters. (The existing single discs all come from mono tapes.) And: (2) This Select will contain all of the Vinnie Burke sessions that Burke recorded while Mulligan was in the studio. I believe these recordings were entitled "Swingtime" or "Stringtime." For those who haven't heard any of the Burke sessions, here's a look at the line-up:

Gerry Mulligan: baritone saxophone

Paul Palmieri: guitar

Dick Wetmore: violin

Calo Scott: cello

Vinnie Burke: bass

Dave Bailey: drums

On paper, it would appear that the session might be some kind of "third stream" attempt, but it's actually pretty swingin' jazz. The tunes selected (covers of Horace Silver's "The Preacher"; Milt Jackson's "Bags' Groove," etc.) also help with the groove. I'm not sure that Mulligan will actually be on all of the new unreleased tunes (maybe someone else does know?), but I'll be eager to hear how this set sounds. It's fun stuff.

Having Reunion, with Chet Baker, in stereo for the first time will also be very nice!

Edited by Late

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Are the Crusaders someone that should be getting a Mosaic of any kind? I don't know their work. The name also leaves a lot to be desired. I am sure anyone can guess the reason why. ;)

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Are the Crusaders someone that should be getting a Mosaic of any kind?  I don't know their work.  The name also leaves a lot to be desired. I am sure anyone can guess the reason why.  ;)

Even if their original name was Jazz Crusaders? ;)

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The Jazz Crusaders stuff on Pacific Jazz is good ole' harp bop - fun stuff.

Eric

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I got a wafflingly positive email back from someone with the initials "MC" after requesting a possible Select consisting of the Pullen Trios and Pullen Adams Quartet sessions. Now there's some essential shit.

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That's good news. MC should get these back in print; he produced most if not all of them, right? ;)

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too right Lon, Mosaic ought to be bold enough to start championing unsung artists and sessions from the 70s and 80s. I'd go for these without hesitation.

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First time poster, long time lurker...

Got the following nice and speedy reply from Mosaic after sending a brief thank you for their recent Randy Weston Select and list of some wishes for future "regular" and Select boxes:

"We are trying to get permission for (a) Tal Farlow (Complete Verve) set and are working on a Duke Pearson set with The Phantom, Merry Ole Soul, It Could Happen Only With You,

How Insensitve and I Don't Care Who Knows It."

Hot dog, glad they have not given up on the Farlow and that FINALLY we may get a Duke Pearson box!

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Good news on both counts; thanks for sharing!

And quit lurking, post man, post! ;)

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I heard a rumor awhile back of a Dizzy Reece and a possible Clifford Jordan Select. But I haven't heard anything since then, so it may have been nothing more than a rumor.

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"We are trying to get permission for (a) Tal Farlow (Complete Verve) set and are working on a Duke Pearson set with The Phantom, Merry Ole Soul, It Could Happen Only With You, How Insensitve and I Don't Care Who Knows It."

:):):):):)

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i hope they put out a baby face willette mosaic select.

maybe next year after the patton sells out.

ss1

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Cheers for the Pearson set. Nice candidate for a Select, and anything that gets me "The Phantom," I'm all for.... :D

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First time poster, long time lurker...

Got the following nice and speedy reply from Mosaic after sending a brief thank you for their recent Randy Weston Select and list of some wishes for future "regular" and Select boxes:

"We are trying to get permission for (a) Tal Farlow (Complete Verve) set and are working on a Duke Pearson set with The Phantom, Merry Ole Soul, It Could Happen Only With You,

How Insensitve and I Don't Care Who Knows It."

Hot dog, glad they have not given up on the Farlow and that FINALLY we may get a Duke Pearson box!

Truly music to my ears!

(And I'd definitely go for the Pullen set as well.)

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I'll definitely go for the Pearson set, if they do it in session order - the LPs were a scattered affair - it'll be a treat.

When I heard the few tracks with Vinnie Burke as bonus tracks to the Mulligan Songbook CD issue, it made me wish there was more .....

I have all of the Bennie Green stuff on LP, this is great stuff, Green was one of the most entertaining serious jazz soloists ever. I'll get that one too ...

pity my purse :wacko:

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Wow, there's some great stuff to look forward to. I had forgotten (nor bothered to read the latest brochure) about the Chambers. However, having that material already I'll pass that one up. I'm looking forward to the Patton and I don't believe there's enough Baby Face to warrant a Select although I enjoy his work. Plus, Mosaic won't do 2 organists so closely. I like the idea of a Mulligan songbook, Nights at the Keystone and am always hoping for a Three Sounds.

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I haven't seen this much excitement about Mosaic in years. The selects are coming fast and furious and I'm loving it! Hope the Pearson comes out, but in the meantime, I'm still looking forward to getting the Carmell Jones and the Bennie Green.

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I just hope that they sort out the permission thing re: the potential Tal Farlow Complete Verve box. That set is going to please a lot of Tal and Mosaic afficionados !

:rhappy:

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Regarding Baby Face Willette, that's all I could find (except for a few single sessions before the Blue Note dates):

Blue Note BN 4064 Grant Green - Grant's First Stand

Blue Note BN 4066 Lou Donaldson - Here 'Tis

Blue Note BN 4068 'Baby Face' Willette - Face To Face

Blue Note BN 4084 'Baby Face' Willette - Stop And Listen

Now if they would add the two Argo LPs:

Argo LP 739 'Baby Face' Willette - Mo-Roc

Argo LP 749 'Baby Face' Willette - Behind The 8-Ball

plus an unissued session, if the tapes still exist ...

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Someone mentioned a Dizzy Reece set in some other thread. That would be very nice indeed.

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