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Piano Mood set running low, available: Herman Capitol and Capitol Jazz

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I just got this e-mail from Mosaic:

RUNNING LOW

The Columbia Jazz Piano Mood Sessions (7 CDs) $112

A Treasure Trove of Artistry And Technique

In 1950, Columbia Records set out to chronicle the then-current musical landscape under the banner "Piano Moods." We've chosen to re-release, for the first time in nearly fifty years, the jazz sides from the Piano Moods series.

There's the lush complexity of Errol Garner; Joe Sullivan's rugged lope; the quiet eloquence of Eddie Heywood; Jess Stacy's expressive use of dynamics and upbeat attitude; the delicate command of Teddy Wilson. Additional highlights include a thrilling, live solo-session from Art Tatum, recorded at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium a year before the Piano Moods project began and two drummer-less sessions from Ahmad Jamal recorded in 1951-52, with Ray Crawford on guitar and Eddie Calhoun on bass.

The Mosaic Records booklet includes a behind-the-scenes look at the series by the original producer George Avakian and an essay by pianist Dick Katz.

A WAREHOUSE FIND

A few weeks ago our manufacturing plant notified us that they had a few sets on hand for two out-of-print sets. We had extra booklets and boxes and their find is now some jazz fans good fortune as we always aim to put these sets into as many collections as possible. Also please be assured that these are part of the limited edition. We did not sell out the full edition before the lease for our pressing of the recordings expired.

#196 The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman (6 CDs) $96

#170 Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (12 CDs) $192

Mosaic's last chance/running low page

Edited by J.A.W.

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A WAREHOUSE FIND

A few weeks ago our manufacturing plant notified us that they had a few sets on hand for two out-of-print sets. We had extra booklets and boxes and their find is now some jazz fans good fortune as we always aim to put these sets into as many collections as possible. Also please be assured that these are part of the limited edition. We did not sell out the full edition before the lease for our pressing of the recordings expired.

#196 The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman (6 CDs) $96

#170 Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (12 CDs) $192

:o The dead live! :g

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Thanks - picked up the Piano Mood and Woody Herman sets.

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sent in an order for the Herman... ouch! not sure I need the Jazz Piano Moods set... and somewhat sad to see this one go so fast when much more interesting sets have taken ages only to time out... on the other hand, it's from 2000 so it's not that fast, but to me still any set with a number of 200 or higher is new (this is 199).

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I'm skint but the 'Piano Moods' set looks like one to have. Hope it holds out a few weeks. :unsure:

I wasn't even sure I had the Herman but a quick check confirmed that fortunately I have. Things are getting bad when you cannot even keep track of which ones you have and which ones you have not.

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Grabbed the Herman now that I have this second chance... Sound clips sound great!

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Surprised to see the Herman set again- so I ordered it........I like the Big Band Mosaics and I had this one time but sold it to pay for engine repair to my truck. Glad I'm getting it again.

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When I called Mosaic at 4:50 PM EST there were approximately 25 Herman Capitol sets left.

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They are now at least at 24, cause i picked up one.

Probably less, as Vajerzy and I ordered sets after I called. I also grabbed the Herman Columbia 1945-1947 :)

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The Herman Capitol Herd has once again become extinct.

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The Herman Capitol Herd has once again become extinct.

I hope I wasn't too late...

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Yea that went quick.. Glad I grabbed one during the open window!

The Herman Capitol Herd has once again become extinct.

I hope I wasn't too late...

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The Herman Capitol Herd has once again become extinct.

I hope I wasn't too late...

Just got a shipping confirmation :tup

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The Herman Capitol Herd has once again become extinct.

I hope I wasn't too late...

I was, ordered this am but just got email saying it was sold out.......my fault for sitting on the fence...over night.. :mellow:

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My Herman and Piano boxes showed up today :tup . Man Mosaic is fast. I had the Capitol box from the first time it went OOP - it has some interesting stuff on it but overall I could honestly live without it pretty easily.

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I'm waffling on the Piano Box. Is it all the same- like MUSAK or is there variation? I like piano dominated music but the money is keeping me back.....but I could spring for it if needed.

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This is NOT muzak!

There's actually both a homogeneity as far as form and structure and a deep variety in this set as far as performance and style.

I really haven't given this set the time I should, and I'm going to correct that.

Discography attached below.

DISCOGRAPHY

The 30,000 series are 78 singles. Those with a 4 prefix are 45 singles. ________________________________________________________________________

(A) Erroll Garner (p), John Simmons (b), Shadow Wilson (d).

NYC, June 28, 1950

CO 44021-1 When Johnny Comes Marchin’ Home 39038, 4-39165, CL 6139

CO 44022-1 It Could Happen To You (solo) 4-39168 , CL 6139

CO 44023-1 I Don’t Know Why 39038, 4-39168, CL 6139

CO 44024-1 My Heart Stood Still 4-39165, edited on 39249, CL 6139

CO 44025-1 When You’re Smiling 4-39167, CL 6139

CO 44026-1 Long Ago And Far Away 4-39166, CL 6139

CO 44027-1 Poor Butterfly 39145, 4-39166, CL 6139

CO 44028-1 Spring Is Here 4-39167, CL 6139

All titles on CL 6139, B-230 (45 set), also on CJ 40863 _______________________________________________________________________

(B) Ahmad Jamal’s Three Strings: Ahmad Jamal (p), Ray Crawford (g), Eddie Calhoun (b), unknown (shakers) –1.

Chicago, October 25, 1951

CCO 5288-4 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Okeh 6855, Epic LN 3631

CCO 5289-2 Will You Still Be Mine Okeh 6945, -

CCO 5290-2 Rica Pulpa –1 Okeh 6855

CCO 5291-1 Perfidia Okeh 6889 ________________________________________________________________________

© Same as (B).

Chicago, May 5, 1952

CCO 5337-1 Aki And Ukthay Okeh 6921

CCO 5338-2 Billy Boy Okeh 5889

CCO 5339-3 Ahmad’s Blues Okeh 6945

CCO 5340-1 A Gal In Calico Okeh 6921

All titles released on Epic LN 3631. _______________________________________________________________________

(D) Earl Hines (p), Al McKibbon (b), J.C. Heard (d).

NYC, July 17, 1950

CO 44114 Velvet Moon (4)39263, CL602

CO 44115 Rosetta (4)39260

CO 44116 I Hadn’t Anyone Till You (4)39262

CO 44117 These Foolish Things (4)39261, CL603

CO 44118 ‘Deed I Do (4)39260

CO 44119 When I Dream Of You (4)39261, CL602

CO 44120 You Can Depend On Me (4)39262

CO 44121 Diane (4)39263

All titles released on CL 6171, C-242 (78 set) and B-242 (45 set) ________________________________________________________________________

(E) Joe Bushkin (p), Sid Weiss (b), Morey Feld (d).

NYC, July 26, 1950

CO 44150 Hallelujah (4)39169

CO 44151 I’ve Got A Crush On You -

CO 44152 They Say It’s Wonderful (4)39170, CL 2511

CO 44153 Portrait Of Tallulah -

All titles released on CL 6152, C-231 (78 set), B-231 (45 set)

note: Although a Columbia log lists Johnny Smith (g), Charles Traeger (b), Eddie Phyfe (d) as the personnel for this date, there is no guitar audible and the original producer George Avakian believes it is a mistaken entry. ________________________________________________________________________

(F) Joe Bushkin (p), Sid Weiss (b), Morey Feld (d).

NYC, July 27, 1950

CO 44158 Here In My Arms (4)39171

CO 44159 Pennies From Heaven -

CO 44160 Everyday Is Christmas (4)39172, CL602

CO 44161 The Lady Is A Tramp -

All titles released on CL 6152, C-231 (78 Set) and B-231 (45 set) ________________________________________________________________________

(G) Ralph Sutton (p), Jack Lesberg (b), George Wettling (d).

NYC, July 5, 1950

CO 44052 Oriental Tones (4)39458, HL 7019

CO 44053 Jitterbug Waltz (4)39459, HL 7019

CO 44054 Tia Juana (4)39460

CO 44055 Keep Your Temper (4)39457

CO 44056-1 Ain't Misbehavin' (alt. tk.) previously unissued

CO 44056-2 Ain’t Misbehavin’ (4)39457, HL 7019

CO 44057 I Used To Love You(But It's All Over Now) (4)39460

All titles, except CO 44056-1, released on CL 6140. ________________________________________________________________________

(H) Same as (G).

NYC, July 6, 1950

CO 44058-1 Muskrat Ramble (4)39459, CL 6140

CO 44059-1 Deep Henderson (4)39458, CL 6140

-2 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans previously unissued ________________________________________________________________________

(I) Ralph Sutton (p), Bob Casey (b), Buzzy Drootin (d).

NYC, February 7, 1951

CO 45128 Alligator Crawl (4)39374, HL 7019

CO 45129 Viper’s Drag (4)39375, HL 7019

CO 45130 Clothesline Ballet (4)39372, HL 7019

CO 45131 Ain’t Cha Glad? (4)39373, HL 7019

CO 45132 Take It From Me (4)39373, HL 7019

CO 45133 Blue Turning Grey Over You (4)39375, HL 7019

CO 45134 Sheltered By The Stars (Cradled By The Moon) (4)39374

CO 45135 Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (4)39372, HL 7019

All titles released on CL 6180. ________________________________________________________________________

(J) Joe Sullivan (p), Bob Casey (b), George Wettling (d).

NYC, May 23, 1952

CO 47476 What’s Your Name?

CO 47477 An Armful Of You

CO 47478 Solid Eclipse

CO 47479 Breezin’ rejected

First three titles released on Epic LG 1003. ________________________________________________________________________

(K) Joe Sullivan (p), Walter Page (b), George Wettling (d).

NYC, September 29, 1952

CO 48393-3 Can’t We Get Together?

CO 48394-3 Never Heard Of Such Stuff

CO 48395-8 There’ll Come A Time

CO 48396-2 If You Can’t Be Good, Be Careful

CO 47479-16 Breezin' (remake)

All titles released on Epic LG 1003. ________________________________________________________________________

(L) Jess Stacy (p), George Van Eps (g), Morty Corb (b), Nick Fatool (d).

Hollywood, July 5, 1950

RHCO 4122 Under A Blanket Of Blue CL603

RHCO 4123 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me

RHCO 4124 Lullaby Of The Leaves CL603

RHCO 4125 I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter

All titles released on CL 6147. ________________________________________________________________________

(M) Same as (L).

Hollywood, July 10, 1950

RHCO 4130 Lover Man CL602

RHCO 4131 Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now

RHCO 4132 Cherry

RHCO 4133 In A Mist (solo piano)

All titles released on CL 6147. ________________________________________________________________________

(N) Buddy Weed (p), Danny Perri (g), Bob Haggart (b), Bunny Shawker (d).

NYC, July 5, 1950

CO 44064 Autumn In New York CL603

CO 44065 Ragging The Scale

CO 44066 There’s A Small Hotel CL627

CO 44067 My Heart Is A Hobo

All titles released on CL 6160 or C-224 (78 set). _____________________________________________________________________

(O) same as (N)

NYC, July 10, 1950

CO 44077 The Boy Next Door CL602

CO 44078 Something To Remember You By

CO 44079 Yesterdays CL627

CO 44080 Song Of The Islands

All titles released on CL 6160 or C-224 (78 set) ________________________________________________________________________

(P) Teddy Wilson (p), Arvell Shaw (b), J.C.Heard (d).

NYC, June 29, 1950

CO 44033-3 Just One Of Those Things (alt tk) previously unissued

CO 44033-5 Just One Of Those Things

CO 44034-2 Just Like A Butterfly (That's Caught In The Rain)

CO 44035-1 Runnin’ Wild

CO 44036-2 I’ve Got The World On A String

CO 44037-1 Fine And Dandy (alt tk) previously unissued

CO 44037-2 Fine And Dandy

CO 44038-1 (I Don’t Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You

CO 44039-1 Honeysuckle Rose CL 2511

All titles, except CO 44033-3 and 44037-1, released on CL 6153. ________________________________________________________________________

(Q) Teddy Wilson (p), Al McKibbon (b), Kansas Fields (d). NYC, August 25, 1950

CO 44273 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

CO 44274 Bess, You Is My Woman Now CL603

CO 44275 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

CO 44276 After You’ve Gone

All titles released on CL 6153. _______________________________________________________________________

® Bill Clifton (p), Al Ham (b), Terry Snyder (d).

NYC, August 7, 1950

CO 44219-1 It’s Easy To Remember (4)39177

CO 44220 Isn’t It Romantic? -

CO 44221 Love-Forty Blues (4)39178

CO 44222 The Touch Of Your Lips (4)39179 ________________________________________________________________________

(S) same as ®

NYC, August 8, 1950

CO 44223-1 Let’s Fall In Love (4)39178

CO 44224 Down The Old Ox Road (4)39179

CO 44225 Down By The River (4)39180

CO 44226 Love Is The Sweetest Thing -

Gypsy In My Soul -

All titles released on CL 6166. C-233 (78 set) and B-233 (45 set). ________________________________________________________________________

(T) Eddie Heywood (p), Frank Carroll (b), Terry Snyder (d).

NYC, August 30, 1950

CO 44281 Without A Song 39316

CO 44282 All The Things You Are 39317

CO 44283-1 St. Louis Blues -

CO 44284 A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody 39316

All titles released on CL 6157. ________________________________________________________________________

(U) Same as (T).

NYC, September 1, 1950

CO 44289 The Birth Of The Blues 39319

CO 44290 When Your Lover Has Gone 39318

CO 44291 Try A Little Tenderness 39319, edited on CL2511

CO 44292-1 Mighty Lak’ A Rose 39318

All titles released on CL 6157. ________________________________________________________________________

(V) Stan Freeman (p), Al Casamenti (g), Bob Haggart (b), poss. Bunny Shawker (d).

NYC, June 30, 1950

CO 44040-1 Fascinatin' Rhythm 39150

CO 44041-1 Cabin In The Sky -

CO 44042-1 Gone With The Wind 39151, CL 2511

CO 44043-1 What Is This Thing Called Love? -

same session, Tony Mottola (g) replaces Al Casamenti.

CO 44044-1 Dancing On The Ceiling 39152

CO 44045-1 I’ll Take Romance -

CO 44046-1 Flamingo 39153

CO 44047-1 Carioca -

All titles released on CL 6158 and C-228 (78 set) _______________________________________________________________________

(W) Max Miller (p), Earl Backus (g), Bill Holyoke (b), Remo Belli (d).

Chicago, September 28, 1950.

CCO 5189-1 St. Louis Blues (4)39338

CCO 5190 Don't Blame Me (4)39339

CCO 5191-1 Lover (4)39338

CCO 5192 Rose Room (4)39340

CCO 5193 Embraceable You (4)39341

CCO 5194 I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (4)39340

CCO 5195 Besame Mucho (4)39341

CCO 5196 Liebestraum (4)39339

All titles released on CL 6175. ____________________________________________________________________

(X) Art Tatum (p).

Shrine Auditorium, LA, April-May, 1949

JJ80 How High The Moon CL2565

JJ81 Humoresque -

JJ82 Tatum-Pole Boogie -

JJ83 Someone To Watch Over Me

JJ84 Yesterdays CL2565

JJ85 I Know That You Know -

JJ86 Willow Weep For Me -

JJ87 The Kerry Dance

The Man I Love

All titles released on GL 101. ________________________________________________________________________

ALBUM INDEX:

COLUMBIA (10”)

CL 6139 Erroll Garner – Piano Moods

CL 6140 Ralph Sutton – Piano Moods

CL 6142 Dardanelle – Piano Moods

CL 6147 Jess Stacy – Piano Moods

CL 6152 Joe Bushkin – Piano Moods

CL 6153 Teddy Wilson – Piano Moods

CL 6157 Eddie Heywood – Piano Moods

CL 6158 Stan Freeman – Piano Moods

CL 6160 Buddy Weed – Piano Moods

CL 6166 Bill Clifton – Piano Moods

CL 6171 Earl Hines – Piano Moods

CL 6175 Max Miller – Piano Moods

CL 6180 Ralph Sutton Plays Music Of Fats Waller

GL 101 Gene Norman Presents An Art Tatum Concert

CL 2511 Soft Pedal (various artists)

CL 2565 The Tatum Touch

EPIC (10”)

LG 1003 Joe Sullivan – Fats Waller First Editions

COLUMBIA (12")

CL 602 Piano Music For Two

CL 603 Piano Music For Parties

CL 627 Pianissimo

CJ 40863 Erroll Garner - Long Ago And Far Away

EPIC (12”)

LN 3631 Ahmad Jamal – The Piano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal

HARMONY (12")

HL 7019 Ralph Sutton - A Salute To Fats

Original sessions produced by George Avakian (A,B, E through W) and Gene Norman (X).

Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna

Box concept: Lloyd Rauch

Research: Scott Wenxzel

Executive producer: Charlie Lourie

Tape transfers: Dawn Frank

Mastered by Malcolm Addey

Special thanks to Stacey Boyle, Dan Morgenstern and the Institute Of Jazz Studies.

©2000 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./(p)2000 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./ Manufactured by Sony Music Special Products., 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 122-3211/"Columbia" and "Sony" Reg. U.S. Patent & TM Office/Marca Registrada/WARNING All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

©2000 Mosaic Records L.L.C., 35 Melrose Place, Stamford, CT 06902. All rights reserved.

Phone: 203-327-7111/Fax 203-323-3526/ Web site: www.mosaicrecords.com.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: Initially, the idea of this set was to gather the jazz and jazz-oriented Piano Moods LPs on Columbia. (The Piano Moods series which fall outside the scope of this set are those by Dardanelle, Nat Brandywynne, Joe Reichman, Walter Gross, Cy Walter, Eadie & Rack and Jose Melis.) We expanded the scope slightly to include other piano sessions on Columbia that fell into 10" LP oblivion such as the Tatum concert, the Waller albums by Ralph Sharon and Joe Sullivan and Ahmad Jamal's first recordings: two single sessions for Okeh.

Because many of the Piano Moods albums had transitional passages that modulate from the key of the previous tune to the key of the next, we've preserved the original sequence of each 10" album as released.

Most of these sessions took place during 1950-51, the period of transition from disc to magnetic tape. As a result, some of these sessions that come from tape (then a new medium for engineers) have more tape hiss than usual. There are also some instances of wow and flutter. In every case, we sought and used the best available master source and restored them as best as possible.

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The Capitol Jazz set has also become extinct again...

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just got the shipping confirmation for the herman!

:party::party::party::party::party::party::party:

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Just been listening to a few CDs of that Herman set the last few days and it's enjoyable stuff, with some bone-fide classics thrown in from '48/49. Arno Marsh also pops up on one of the later sessions (hope Randy has a copy). I think you'll enjoy this set.

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