Cliff Englewood

Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

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As much as I love my Mosaics, there are so many other classic Jazz box sets out there that don't get enough of a mention, so here goes...

Art Pepper: The Hollywood All-Star Sessions. :tup:tup:tup

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I had the single CD sampler of this stuff and liked it, but it didn't really prepare me for how good this set is. Despite what you may think of him or even this period of his career, there is some amazing Jazz here.

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Chico Hamilton Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

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Keith Jarrett: The Impulse Years, 1973-1974

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As much as I love my Mosaics, there are so many other classic Jazz box sets out there that don't get enough of a mention, so here goes...

Art Pepper: The Hollywood All-Star Sessions. :tup:tup:tup

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I had the single CD sampler of this stuff and liked it, but it didn't really prepare me for how good this set is. Despite what you may think of him or even this period of his career, there is some amazing Jazz here.

I whole-heartedly agree, this is a great box set. :tup:tup

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Can't listen to music in my office as I don't have an mp3 player, but I was grooving to the Miles Davis Cellar Door set last night. Can't get enough of that one.

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Keith Jarrett: The Impulse Years, 1973-1974

This one has been on my short list for too long. Will probably pick it up this month.

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The Lester Young Proper box this morning. Now I have moved on to the Crusaders.

I do have the Art Pepper Village Vanguard and Fantasy boxes. Maybe they'll be tomorrows marathon.

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Joe Henderson - the Milestone years

Miles - the Jack Johnson years

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At night after I get home from work, I've been playing Bill Evans' Turn Out the Stars, Last Waltz, and Consecration Part 2 quite a bit. Outstanding music.

I think I'll need to delve into my Pepper Hollywood All-Star Sessions and Village Vanguard box sets, as it's been a while since I played those. And I've hardly cracked the surface of my Pepper Galaxy box. Great stuff all around.

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Sorry, it is the Curtis Fuller Mosaic!

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And the Hollywood Allstars Sessions has some wonderful stuffs, esp'ly the 2nd session w/Stitt and the one w/Lee Konitz.

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22.22...% of the way through That Devilin' Tune Vol. 4.

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Miles Davis Cellar Door Disc 1 - just got it home.

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The two Nat King Cole Bear Family boxes. I got 'em for myself for Christmas. What an *amazing* variety of music on those two monsters!

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Okay, I'm envious! No great gift like that for me for Xmas!

Right now, the new Fats Waller Legacy box. A nice job! Keepnews did good! GREAT sound.

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'The Debut Records Story' (4CDs) will be doing its thing at my place this weekend. Nice supplement to the big Mingus set and dirt cheap courtesy of zweitausendeins.

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'The Debut Records Story' (4CDs) will be doing its thing at my place this weekend. Nice supplement to the big Mingus set and dirt cheap courtesy of zweitausendeins.

I'm interested to hear about this one. How much of it does *not* duplicate the giant Mingus Debut box? I hesitated to get it because I wasn't sure there was much that I didn't already have on that one.

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"That Devilin' Tune" vol. 3, disc 1 of 9. There's a lot more to explore here and I'm diggin' it a lot. I love the variety and exposure to a lot of artists I've never even heard of.

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The two Nat King Cole Bear Family boxes. I got 'em for myself for Christmas. What an *amazing* variety of music on those two monsters!

Me too!

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Just got Live Trane: The European Tours (Pablo) as a Xmas gift!!!

I'm thoroughly enjoying that one... :party::party:

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'The Debut Records Story' (4CDs) will be doing its thing at my place this weekend. Nice supplement to the big Mingus set and dirt cheap courtesy of zweitausendeins.

I'm interested to hear about this one. How much of it does *not* duplicate the giant Mingus Debut box? I hesitated to get it because I wasn't sure there was much that I didn't already have on that one.

How is the Mingus Debut box, for that matter? I think that is the only major hole in my Mingus collection.

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'The Debut Records Story' (4CDs) will be doing its thing at my place this weekend. Nice supplement to the big Mingus set and dirt cheap courtesy of zweitausendeins.

I'm interested to hear about this one. How much of it does *not* duplicate the giant Mingus Debut box? I hesitated to get it because I wasn't sure there was much that I didn't already have on that one.

How is the Mingus Debut box, for that matter? I think that is the only major hole in my Mingus collection.

I like it. Debut was Mingus's own label (he operated it with Max Roach), so he had complete control over what he recorded there. He did some very interesting things. I'm particularly fond of the records he made with trombone choir. Mingus had a life-long fondness for trombones, and as an old trombonist, I sorta like that. It's a big box, though--12 cds worth! It's also an older box, so the remastering probably isn't as good as a more recent effort would be, but it sounds good to me, and it has one of those marvelous, big-format Fantasy-Prestige booklets.

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'The Debut Records Story' (4CDs) will be doing its thing at my place this weekend. Nice supplement to the big Mingus set and dirt cheap courtesy of zweitausendeins.

I'm interested to hear about this one. How much of it does *not* duplicate the giant Mingus Debut box? I hesitated to get it because I wasn't sure there was much that I didn't already have on that one.

Much of the material is in the 12CD set but there are also things in this box which don't have Mingus in the lineup e.g. a track from Lonnie Levister's unusual orchestral LP and material by Kenny Dorham and John La Porta. The 'duplicate' material is a nice precis of the 12CD set.

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