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Your Top 3 Mosaics...

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okay... my last post got me thinking..... :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:

Of those Mosaics you possess.... what are your three favorites??? (Doesn't have to be in order of preference..)

I'd have to go...

1) Elvin Jones Blue Note Sessions

2) Anita O'Day

* 3) Two way tie... :blink: :blink: :blink: Stanley Turrentine & Tal Farlow...

** With one caveat... I have the Oscar Peterson but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet... and I suspect it might jump on this list...

How's that for a top 3... maybe 5? :winky:

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I'll bite. . . .

Charlie Parker

Herbie Nichols

Art Hodes

I'd probably have been tempted to include either T-Bone Walker or Charles Mingus (Columbia) if I had Mosaic versions of those; I listen to this material a lot.

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I'll bite. . . .

Charlie Parker

Herbie Nichols

Art Hodes

I'd probably have been tempted to include either T-Bone Walker or Charles Mingus (Columbia) if I had Mosaic versions of those; I listen to this material a lot.

Tough one! I'd have to go with Complete Commodore Vol. 1, Art Pepper and Bud Powell. But it would hard to live without the the Monk, Herbie Nichols, Sidney Bechet, Cecil Taylor, Larry Young, Lester Young, Basie Live, and Chet Baker/Russ Freeman sets.

Edited by blind-blake

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Hampton's got to be one.

The other big boxes aren't so completely full of wonderful stuff as that one and some of the Selects, so I'll go for

John Patton

Curtis Amy and

Bennie Green

Yes, four - well, since the Selects are small, I'll make them all second equal :)

MG

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I only have a handful, so this is relatively easy for me:

Ellington 36-40 Small Group Sessions

Hodges Small Groups 56-61

Complete H.R.S.

(a certain theme to those three)

... with the obligatory caveat that the Lester Young-Basie is on the way, and is certain to jump onto the list.

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This is a really hard one but the current reckoning (subject to change) is:

- Thad and Mel

- Basie Studio Roulette

- Larry Young

All on LP format and absolutely indispensible. :)

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I would point out I do not 'possess' these - even more limited editions than the record label!

Sorry! It's been a long day!

Edited by Bev Stapleton

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Mosaic Big Boxes i would say ;

Anita O'day

Ellington 36-40 Small Group Sessions

Hodges Small Groups 56-61

Top 3 Selects:

John Patton

Bobby Hutcherson

Carmell Jones

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I think I'd go with

Horace Parlan

'61 Messengers

The second Hodges box

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This is a really hard one but the current reckoning (subject to change) is:

- Thad and Mel

- Basie Studio Roulette

- Larry Young

All on LP format and absolutely indispensible. :)

Exactly what I would have picked, however mine are all on CD.

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Hmm...you ask a tough question. Out of 21 big boxes:

Venuti/Lang - such a diverse set, and the sound in most places is almost criminally good given the age of the recordings.

Django Reinhardt - have the JSP too, but this is nicer. Guess I like violin in jazz alright, but I also like how the clarinet period is included here as well.

Gerald Wilson - I go back to it all the time. This may have been the release that pushed me over the edge to the Malcolm Addey cult too. :rhappy:

It's very tough to leave off the Duke small groups, but I still associate that set with having the Columbia releases. And hell yes, I love a bunch of the Blue Note sets (Byrd/Adams, Mobley, Turrentine, Parlan), the 2nd Hodges, Bix/Tram/Tea, and H.R.S. too. Not a one I dislike. I still need another couple of years to digest the Classic Capitol to see where it ranks. :)

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Hmmmm....

Maybe- The Shorter/Morgan Vee-Jay

The Atlantic Tristano/Konitz/Marsh

and either the Anita O'Day or the 50's Mobley. Maybe they're tied. I don't know.

I do know that many years ago the Herbie Nichols and the BN Monk would both have been in the top three.

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Desmond, by far

Mulligan/Baker

Monk Blue Note

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Desmond/Hall

Jimmy Smith

Jackie McLean

Slight dosconnect - I thought I was on the "name three people" thread :blink:

MG

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From the 79 I own:

The Roulette Live Recordings of Count Basie

The Decca Studio Recordings of Louis Armstrong

The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions

But it's impossible not to mention the Blue Note and Pacific Clifford Brown, the Serge Chaloff, the Anita O'Day, the Ellington Reprise, the Lionel Hampton... And I'm still listening to the new Goodman's (I'm halfaway)

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Too hard to choose but I would include the Ammons/Lewis set.

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Cecil Taylor

HRS Sessions

Herbie Nichols

That leaves a lot out, but I'll go with those three.

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Jackie Mclean

Anita O'Day

the 1st Johnny Hodges or Grant Green or Larry young or Miles Davis/Gil Evans or... :lol:

Edited by ASNL77

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Just thinking about how to answer this question made me realize I need to get into my Mosaics a bit more. Off the top of my head:

Horace Parlan

Hank Mobley

The Jazz Crusaders

Of the Selects:

Curtis Amy

Carmell Jones

Dizzy Reece

Some more listening could easily change my picks. The Basie's are outstanding. The Jazztet and the Jazz Messengers are right up there and there's some from West Coasters that I've only heard once.

Edited by mikelz777

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If I absolutely had to limit it to three (no surprises here)...

Andrew Hill (big box)

Larry Young

Andrew Hill Select (Blue Note)

Honorable Mention...

Sam Rivers

Jackie McLean

Can't not mention these too...

Gerald Wilson

Carmell Jones

Charles Tolliver

John Patton

Dizzy Reece

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Jimmy Smith

Elvin Jones

Tony Williams Select

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Too hard to choose but I would include the Ammons/Lewis set.

I would include it as well. That was the first Mosaic I received.

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