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Anthony Braxton and Akiyoshi/Tabackin Mosaics up for pre-order

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I dunno... it's definitely dubious.

Why wouldn't you want the box and book? It's not even that expensive of a set in the first place, priceless considering the music.

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got mine today. just digging in now. why do the credits say "2008 Sony Music"?

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why do the credits say "2008 Sony Music"?

Because these Arista recordings are owned by Sony/BMG.

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Discussion of Opus 23B (New York, Fall 1974) on page 3 of the book mentions Barry Altschul twice, but discography says Jerome Cooper on drums.

Discography is correct, apparently.

On to more important things: this music is absolutely wonderful. I can't express how excited I am about this release. Out-friggin'-standing! :tup

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Yes, Jerome is the drummer.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I do know he's been selling his "private" collection now for the last 9 months.....he seems to have an unlimited treasure trove of Mosaic sets among other things.....I've seen a couple maynard roulettes sold by this guy. Never seen him sell mosaics' without boxes and booklets though.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I do know he's been selling his "private" collection now for the last 9 months.....he seems to have an unlimited treasure trove of Mosaic sets among other things.....I've seen a couple maynard roulettes sold by this guy. Never seen him sell mosaics' without boxes and booklets though.

Well, the Braxton has only been out for a few days - some people who pre-ordered it haven't even received their copies yet - so it can hardly have come from his "private" collection...

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I see "loose" Mosaic sets - both recent sets and some long oop - in the used stores all the time. No surprise that these are up for sale.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I do know he's been selling his "private" collection now for the last 9 months.....he seems to have an unlimited treasure trove of Mosaic sets among other things.....I've seen a couple maynard roulettes sold by this guy. Never seen him sell mosaics' without boxes and booklets though.

Well, the Braxton has only been out for a few days - some people who pre-ordered it haven't even received their copies yet - so it can hardly have come from his "private" collection...

Well, he must be one of those Mosaic "insiders" then.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I see "loose" Mosaic sets - both recent sets and some long oop - in the used stores all the time. No surprise that these are up for sale.

"Loose" meaning, what? He knows somebody who knows somebody kind of thing?

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With the upcoming release of Mosaic's "Complete Arista Recordings" box, I thought it might be useful to republish those LPs' original liner notes (which will not be included with the box), as well as some previously-published writings about these albums by Ran Blake, John Corbett, Art Lange, & John Litweiler.

I've made these texts available in two forms:

from within my Braxton discography:

http://www.restructures.net/BraxDisco/BraxDisco.htm

and as iPaper:

http://tinyurl.com/Arista

Thank you very much for posting all of this, Jason!!!

For those of us that don't have the original vinyl, this is a most welcome addition/supplement to the Mosaic booklet.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I see "loose" Mosaic sets - both recent sets and some long oop - in the used stores all the time. No surprise that these are up for sale.

"Loose" meaning, what? He knows somebody who knows somebody kind of thing?

Sets w/no box or booklet.

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Got my set today. Looks really nice though a few of the photos, from Bill Smith's archive, are a little fuzzy in quality.

What friggin' moron is posting the discs on eBay without a box or book?!?

I see "loose" Mosaic sets - both recent sets and some long oop - in the used stores all the time. No surprise that these are up for sale.

"Loose" meaning, what? He knows somebody who knows somebody kind of thing?

Sets w/no box or booklet.

Ah, thanks.

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"If the human race survives the next millennium, Anthony Braxton would be a great choice to provide the music for the celebration."

John Litweiler - The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958

:) :) :)

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Mine'll be here on Monday along with the Toshiko Select. :party:

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Weren't they titled "Composition" on the original albums? When and why were they changed to "Opus"?

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Weren't they titled "Composition" on the original albums? When and why were they changed to "Opus"?

I thought they were originally graphic titles and they became compositions when Forces in Motion was published. I noticed they became opus when the Mosaic box was announced.

They're still compositions here.

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Weren't they titled "Composition" on the original albums? When and why were they changed to "Opus"?

I thought they were originally graphic titles and they became compositions when Forces in Motion was published. I noticed they became opus when the Mosaic box was announced.

They're still compositions here.

Per AB, "every composition that I have written has a graphic title, has a coded title... and an opus number title."

Per Lock, opus numbers were assigned starting in the early '80s.

Why did Mosaic use "Opus No. XX" instead of "Composition No. XX" or (as I use) "Composition XX"? No idea. But since the opus number is just a verbal convenience (rather than *the* title), I don't think it matters much. (Scores typically say simply "No. XX", e.g. "No. 364h".)

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How do people feel about Heffley's notes?

(I think the omission of Cooper in the liners was egregious)

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How do people feel about Heffley's notes?

I'm getting my set next week, and I'm looking forward to reading Heffley's liner notes. I'd be surprised to see many errors other than the aforementioned, as he is typically careful with the details. I've read the outtakes to the Mosaic notes available on his website and they seem more straightforward than most of his writings, which, coming from academia, are pretty steeped in history and theory. I imagine the liner notes to the Mosaic set will also be pretty straightforward.

He wrote a nice book about Braxton in the '90s, and I enjoyed reading it years ago (time to pull it out again), but his approach was pretty massive in scope. A few years ago, I also bought a copy of his dissertation Northern Sun, Southern Moon, although I'm only about 1/3 through it (it clocks in at 1757 pages). It has since been released as a book in shorter form. Anyone who is interested in the FMP crowd might want to check it out. It is available at Amazon.

For those of you who will be getting the Braxton Mosaic set, I'd recommend getting the book about Braxton by Ronald Radano. He spends a lot of time focusing on the critical reception of Braxton during the '70s, his Arista period. The material is presented clearly, it is well-researched and documented, and it is an enjoyable read.

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I'd like to get a copy of Heffley's Braxton book, but I could never justify paying $130 for a book after I just paid $145 for a box set!

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I always found Heffley a terrible writer, actually. My recollection is that the Radano is OK. Does Lock write on Braxton anymore?

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As I downloaded the Braxton set to iPod, iTunes identified my copies of Disc VII and Disc VIII as "Non-Verbal Communication" by Anthony Galie (motivational speaker, apparently) and "Untitled" by Genesis, "The Lamb Dies Down on Broadway"!

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