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Larry Kart

Denny Zeitlin Mosaic Select

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thanks Ken... I might have to grab this.. I don't have any Zeitlin.... Would you recommend this as a starting point?

I had 1965 Live At The Trident in Japan some years ago; it's a wonderful trio live performance I am still very fond of. One asks himself how such a great record could be so little known...

Surely I'd reccomend that trio performance (with Granelli and Haden) and 1993 Venus Jazz As Long As There's Music (B.Williams and Al Foster) as a proper introduction to Zeitlin's music.

I'll be one of the early buyer of this Mosaic Select, though.

I have the reissue of some of this music(cathexis & 2/3rds of carnival)put out by collectables all on one CD. Kind of a half-assed way of re-releasing something. Nonetheless the music is one exhilarating, roller-coaster ride.....peaks and valleys....all of it and everything in-between. In fact, it's hard to believe that this piano trio music was made in the 60's.......way ahead of its time.

I had Live at the Trident though on JPN CD a few months back and was disappointed in that performance, but that won't be in the Mosaic Select. It's a hard to find import but in my opinion it's not worth seeking out. Kind of a staid performance, not at all like cathexis or carnival. For collectors or completists only.

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Of course, I meant 1750 Arch, but I fumbled typing. I have all but one of those LPs.

The Tatum Storyville is worth getting, but be aware that all of these recordings are broadcasts and private recordings, so the audio quality can vary. But I enjoyed it, especially the bonus DVD with the video and film clips, though they were only viewable on my computer.

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i used to have one of his lps and i found it to have no value in my collection- ill just stick to Hank Jones trio on savoy for jazz piano trios

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Aric, even though that Savoy Hank Jones Trio lp was recorded on the day I was born, which makes it very special :) you do need some other piano trio lps. Let me recommend you try an Ahmad Jamal and a Red Garland for starters.

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Well said, Lon.

Aric, why restrict yourself to Hank Jones? I love Hank but there are tons of other excellent trio recordings.

Getting back to Denny, try to find a copy of his 1973 LP, "Expansion". It's very interesting! Not just a standard swinging trio album at all.

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and 1993 Venus Jazz As Long As There's Music (B.Williams and Al Foster) as a proper introduction to Zeitlin's music.

I'll be one of the early buyer of this Mosaic Select, though.

I was spinning that one last week.....a real treat! I'm definitely on board for this upcoming Select.

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yes jazzbo of course i like red garland. danny zeitlein though? um, ill revert back to red garland. he looks kinda like bob james, that a plus, though

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Jesus wept.

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DEFINITELY not a Bob James.

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DEFINITELY not a Bob James.

... definitely NOT, indeed <_<

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Who is like Bob James? Red Garland?

Red is awesome. One guy put it well when he said that there are lots of fine albums out there, but he constantly found himself going back to Red. That's how I feel too. There is nothing at all unexpected on any of his albums. But it's all sooo enjoyable. I could play Red all the time.

The Three Sounds are also in that category, for me. It's sad that the sheer number of tracks they cut for Blue Note, added to their not being all that well-known by the public today, stops a reissue of all their 1959-62 sessions. It's just as well that the TOCJs were issued.

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Both these sets look nice although I already have most of the John Handy on the three CDs already issued by Koch, so I'll probably give that one a miss for the time being

I seem to recall that the limit on which import duty is charged on goods coming from the US to the UK has recently increased. Does anyone know whether a $50 set would come in duty free?

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I always thought the limit was around $35, didn't know it was changed. For a $50 set my guess is that you will probably be OK and exempt from votive offerings to Godron.

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I've just done a Google search and it would appear that the limit increased from £18 to £105 in December 2008 BUT ONLY FOR CUSTOMS DUTY. The rules on VAT have not changed and it should still be applied; plus the charge that the Post Office makes for collecting the fee. I know collection of this fee can be a bit 'hit and miss' but when it is collected it comes to a significant additional cost.

I think I might wait until the set comes out on 'general release', probably later this year

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The sound clips of the Handy set sound really quite nice. Not having ever heard this music, I am very intrigued. The Zeitlin sound clips left me a little underwhelmed though. They sound a bit "poppish".

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I've just ordered the Handy set. It'll be good to have it all together on CD. Also nice to see Don Thompson's and Terry Clarke's early recordings in the US. They're both close friends, and still very active on Toronto's jazz scene, and travel internationally...

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The sound clips of the Handy set sound really quite nice. Not having ever heard this music, I am very intrigued. The Zeitlin sound clips left me a little underwhelmed though. They sound a bit "poppish".

That "I Got Rhythm" excerpt sounds "poppish"? I want to hear the pop music where you live.

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I didn't know there were single versions of Spanish Lady and If Only We Knew. The Carnegie Hall tracks are unfamilar. A few unreleased tracks. Temptation to buy what I already have the majority of, once again.

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The sound clips of the Handy set sound really quite nice. Not having ever heard this music, I am very intrigued. The Zeitlin sound clips left me a little underwhelmed though. They sound a bit "poppish".

I have had the Denny Zeitlin album 'Calexis/Carnival' on Collectables for several years now and it is one of my favourite piano albums. The music does not come over as remotely 'poppish'. Unfortunately the album only contains five tracks from 'Carnival' so it is not complete, but everything on it is excellent. My one criticism is that several of the tracks are faded out, something that always irritates me and I wonder whether this has been remedied with this new boxset.

In fact I think I have convinced myself to pre-order the set!

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I know what you mean, fellow Texan. I have that problem with both releases.

What the hell, I pre-ordered both.

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I know what you mean, fellow Texan. I have that problem with both releases.

What the hell, I pre-ordered both.

Of course you did Lon--don't you always?! And thank goodness too, because the rest of us always look forward to your take on them. (well...except for the Herman Select... ;) )

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I ordered the Handy today (having nothing by him) and just got notification that it shipped today also.

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Got notification as well, they're using UPS again.

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