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Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band Select

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Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.

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Should be nice ! I know that there have been a lot of requests for this material to be put on Mosaic from both the old BNBB and also this site so Mr Cuscuna and Mr Wenzel must be watching and taking note.

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This is wonderful material! Not sure if I'll race to get it, though, but only because I think I have all the albums. Have to wait for more details.

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Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.

That's something I'll probably buy.

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Great news! Some of that band's best moments are from that era IMHO.

So that would include:

Kogun

Long Yellow Road

Tales of a Courtesian

Road Time

Insights

Plus, there's a Live @ Newport on RCA from that era.

That would be a great Select. :tup

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this is really great news!

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Great news!

I have all of them on LP but I would still pre-order this set. Hopefully something to look forward to around Christmas.

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Great news! Some of that band's best moments are from that era IMHO.

So that would include:

Kogun

Long Yellow Road

Tales of a Courtesian

Road Time

Insights

Plus, there's a Live @ Newport on RCA from that era.

That would be a great Select. :tup

That is great news! I have all the albums, but will get this Select for sure. The Live at Newport ('77) is a smokin' disc! But I'm pretty sure it was a Japanese only LP, never issued domestically. As I mentally tally up the playing times of the first five albums, I would be surprised if they had room for a sixth. But here's hoping.

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It will be studio only I've been told. The Newport sessions are still available on Japanese cd's.

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Cool! Have it all. . . will probably buy the Select. Excellent music!

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It will be studio only I've been told. The Newport sessions are still available on Japanese cd's.

That unfortunately means that Road Time won't be included. But even with just studio sessions it will be a great set.

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Duhhhhhh.... just bought Road Time and Tales of a Courtesian , should have waited.....

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Since my vinyl is long gone, & I never replaced any of these, I'll buy this.

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Cluncky: not for Road Time!!!

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Does that mean I spent a fortune, learnt Japanese and ruined my eyesight trying to read the mini-LP covers....... all for nothing? Oh no, the set doesn't include the live albums ... wheww, that's all right then!

This is magnificent big band music and will be great to have it available again, albeit restricted to those who want to buy a complete boxset.

Edited by Head Man

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I haven't heard any music from this band but I've been been curious about it for a long time. So I'm really looking forward to this set.

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Mosaic's Scott Wenzel just told me this Select will be out "sometime this summer".

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Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.

Release set for 2008 October

see http://www.mosaicrecords.com/genres.asp?dept=50

"...MOSAIC SELECT: Toshiko Akiyoshi -Lew Tabackin Big Band (3 CDs)...

...(Release Date - October (2008))...

...five studio albums (1974-77) form the great initial opus by this distinctive orchestra; they are Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles."

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Release set for 2008 October

see http://www.mosaicrecords.com/genres.asp?dept=50

"...MOSAIC SELECT: Toshiko Akiyoshi -Lew Tabackin Big Band (3 CDs)...

...(Release Date - October (2008))...

...five studio albums (1974-77) form the great initial opus by this distinctive orchestra; they are Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles."

That was already posted here.

Edited by J.A.W.

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I used to love hearing this band live back in the day. It is great that these albums are finally making it to CD, or at least I don't recall them being available before.

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To my knowledge most of these have only been available on cd from RCA Japan.

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and your knowledge is flawless as always, Lon!!!!

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Duhhhhhh.... just bought Road Time and Tales of a Courtesian , should have waited.....

Japanese LP versions are always worth buying no matter what, there will always be value there.....as long as you shop around and don't over pay......by the way, it looks like Road Time is OOP or no longer available.

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