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Your Top 3 Mosaics...

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Again very hard but....

Herbie Nichols

Larry Young

Serge Chaloff

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Hi!

TOUGH Question!

Hank Mobley

Morgan Shorter

Jazz Crusaders

and.....

I love the Woody Herman select!

/Shaft

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My top two would be

Farmer/Golson Jazztet

Mobley

Really don't know as there are a lot competing for third spot. I'll have to ponder.

I guess I have all the content from the Andrew Hill set, but not the box itself. That would be #1.

That'll have to do for now.

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Alas, these are formerly owned, but here are my three favorites from what I used to have:

1. Anita O'Day

2. Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions

3. Complete HRS Sessions

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Andrew Hill

Anthony Braxton

Tristano/Konitz/Marsh

I sold the Anita O'Day, and haven't regretted it... yet :ph34r:

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Classic Capitol

Nat King Cole

HRS and Anita O'Day (tie)

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Am I really the first to mention the Mingus?!!I'd add the Mulligan Concert Jazz band and the Ellington small groups.

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Andrew Hill (big box).

Hank Mobley.

Tristano-Marsh-Konitz.

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I don't think anyone has mentioned the Tina Brooks. Maybe because it was only released on LP and has subsequently been issued in its entirely on individual CD's, you tend to forget what a revelation it was when Mosaic first made it available. For that reason, I'm going with that as my #1. The "blown away by" factor for this one was off the charts.

Second and third would have to go to compilations, the HRS and the Capital Jazz boxes in no particular order. That's simply a function of diversity. The idea of being able to throw on a handful of discs from either set and be able to listen to so many different musicians just seems to be my cup of tea.

I know I can only choose three, but I'd feel guilty if I didn't at least bring up the Jackie McLean.

Up over and out.

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Ouch--this one is hard!

Basie Live Roulette set (though I love the studio stuff too)

Teagarden Capitol set

Anita O'Day (though I do love the Herman Phillips Select--sorry Lon!)

Greg Mo

Fascinating how many lists the O'Day set made.

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Impossible task!

Every time I put one Mosaic in rotation my reaction is: Wow, this is great why didn't I noted those faboulous tracks/solos/etc?

The big box are still growing in me everytime I listen to them.

Edited by porcy62

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Tina Brooks

Herbie Nichols

Anthony Braxton

Definitely a tough task though.

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I'm familiar with the Herbie Nichols, Andrew Hill, Larry Young and Cecil Taylor sets as individual releases and all are must have in one format or another. I'm usually happy with the master takes, so no pining for a few bonus tracks here. I guess my favorite Mosaic that I actually own is the Don Pullen Select, McCoy Tyner Select a close second. Also, Jazztet, Parlan and Gerald Wilson that I haven't had as long ... Weston, Patton, first Hill Select, Amy ...

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I'm finding this VERY interesting..... :cool: :cool: :cool:

I'm surprised that the following has not popped up yet...

1) JJ Johnson Columbia Small Group

2) Complete Mercury Max Roach

3) Verve/Phillips Dizzy set..

Hm... :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

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I'm finding this VERY interesting..... :cool: :cool: :cool:

I'm surprised that the following has not popped up yet...

1) JJ Johnson Columbia Small Group

2) Complete Mercury Max Roach

3) Verve/Phillips Dizzy set..

Hm... :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:

The Max Roach may have been my fourth choice.

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TM - Right on. The J.J. set is one I forgot about entirely. Full of first class stuff and, as I've mentioned before, probably the best showcase for under-recorded Bobby Jaspar that you're likely to find.

Up over and out.

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1. Woody Herman Mosaic Select

2. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

3. Charles Tolliver Mosiac Select

In order of preference.

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1. Woody Herman Mosaic Select

2. Thad Jones/Mel Lewis

3. Charles Tolliver Mosiac Select

In order of preference.

I just ordered your No. 3. :excited:

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1) Giuffre

2) Tristano/Konitz/Marsh

3) Mobley

Honorable Mention: J.J. Johnson

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Tough decision, but intriguing to think about. My current favorite big box sets are:

1. Woody Shaw

2. Andrew Hill

3. Jazztet

But I couldn't live without these Selects:

1. McCoy Tyner

2. Tony Williams

3. Charles Tolliver

4. Bobby Hutcherson

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Impossible task! OK, here's three I listen to alot...

Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions

H.R.S.

Chu Berry

and some runner ups/honorable mentions...

Hardy & Quebec Blue Note

Verve/Clef Charlie Ventura & Flip Phillips

Capitol Jazz

Ellington Small Groups

Verve Hodges

Edited by Brute

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Jazztet

Braxton

JJ Johnson

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Anthony Braxton

Andrew Hill

Chico Hamilton (still haven't found anyone to sell me a copy of this...)

Honorable mention: Cecil Taylor

I have some reservations about including the Hill and Taylor just because all of the music has since been made available in other formats, but on the musical merits alone they make the cut for me. By that standard, I guess the Mingus set has to be included as well.

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When you guys refer to the Mingus box, are you referring to the Columbia or the Candid?

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