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What is your favourite Mosaic for listening pleasure

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That's an easy one for me.

Paul Desmond!

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Call me a heretic, but I'm still not overly enthused about both the Anita O'Day and J.J. Johnson sets. I'm starting to believe that both sets, although "complete", suffer under their own weight. Between the two sets, that's 16 CDs.

Is that all?

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My vote goes to set #161 - The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (1963-66).

Edited by B. Goren.

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I think I might have to go with the Byrd/Adams set. The Johnny Hodges Verve Small Group set would be up there as well.

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Hi

Impossible to choose just one. My favourites would be:

-Nat Cole Complete Capitol Set

-Farmer/Golson Jazztet

-Turrentine set

-Jazz Crusaders set

Pleasant surprises:

Max Roach set.

Lou Donaldson set.

/Shaft

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Hard to say... there's none that's in constant circulation, really... but the one I played most often of late, I think, is the Randy Weston Select (particularly disc 3).

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I wouldn't have predicted it, but...Django.

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Up again for this thread and any further thoughts..

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Changes over time, but these days it's probably the Lester Young 1936-47 set.  Even though it's music with which I'm quite familiar at this point, it's such an amazing collection of recordings all in one place, and there always seem to be new nuances to enjoy in Prez's playing that I haven't noticed before.  (And Loren Schoenberg's notes bring out plenty of detail in both Prez and the other musicians' performances as well.)

Edited by ghost of miles

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Need to dig that one out for a reminder !

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My all time favorites are the boxes dedicated to a record label, and I particularly like the Capitol, Beehive, and Strata East sets.  But the one that gets the most play is the H.R.S. set- The Bechet Spanier session is in my all time favorite list;there is some amazing Pee Wee Russell, and the Jack Teagarden/Ellingtonian session is one of all time favorites by him.  Other than that it hipped me to the great trumpeter Joe Thomas.

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On 06/08/2007 at 0:17 PM, king ubu said:

but the one I played most often of late, I think, is the Randy Weston Select

The Randy Weston Select is really good. I got it from a fellow board member here.

Edited by Bluesnik

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Hard to pick out favourites but the following still get very regular airplay:

Complete Solid State Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones

Complete Blue Note Larry Young

Mosaic Select Big John Patton

Mosaic Select Grachan Moncur III

Complete Columbia Miles/Gil LP set

Complete Pacific Jazz Jazz Crusaders

 

This is all likely to change as a result of CV listening opportunities. 

On 06/08/2007 at 4:31 PM, Unk said:

I wouldn't have predicted it, but...Django.

A real sleeper of a set !

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In the long run, they all get played equally often, but if I had to pick one just for groovin' enjoyment, it would the the first discs of the Joe Pass or Gerald Wilson sets. Or some small group Ellington.

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Tough one. I go back to the Teagarden Roulette a lot (and the Basie Roulettes too). Still like the Herman Philips Select, but really, I like all of 'em.

 

 

 

gregmo

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Probably Roy Eldrige.

Edit: I guess I didn't get the question of the thread correctly, I play all records for pleasure only, I consider myself a "dionysiac" record collector. I would rename the volume knob "intensity of pleasure".

Edited by porcy62

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Coltrane - Complete Sun Ship Session. The first few seconds give me goose bumps every time.

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I’d suggest the first i bought

 

Complete Blue Note Herbie Nicols

 

i doubt I’ll ever forget the sense of discovery. Scores of box sets later it still stands

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37 minutes ago, Misterioso said:

Coltrane - Complete Sun Ship Session. The first few seconds give me goose bumps every time.

Mosaic?

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3 minutes ago, sonnymax said:

Mosaic?

Yes, 2013 release on vinyl.

Edited by Misterioso

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Cool. Great music. You inspired me to listen to my non-Mosaic issue. Thanks.

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The Crusaders set is very enjoyable. Likewise the Basie sets and Gerald Wilson and......ok, hard to pick one.

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Tyner Tolliver Handy selects.  McLean Blakey Elvin big boxes.

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I do enjoy quite a few of my Mosaics but the one that has been hitting the player most often is the Buck Clayton Jam Sessions. Such great music and it swings like hell. Always brings a smile to my face.

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27 minutes ago, bresna said:

I do enjoy quite a few of my Mosaics but the one that has been hitting the player most often is the Buck Clayton Jam Sessions. Such great music and it swings like hell. Always brings a smile to my face.

That is a really good set. Got my CD copy from Michael Cuscuna, when he was doing that ‘clearout’ of spare copies.

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