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Browsing through both Amazon and ITunes I noticed that some rare Bird is available for download: Uptown and Philology releases. Don't know if they're exactly bargains but they're a lot cheaper than the hard copies i've been able to find.

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Amazon has now made available for purchase four more sets in the Capitol Vaults Jazz Series.

Capitol Vaults Jazz Series

The sets now available include:

Dexter Gordon: $9.49

Bennie Green: $14.84

Bobby Hackett: $74.18

Andrew Hill: $13.55

Bobby Hutcherson: $13.55

Johnny Mercer: (available July 26th)

Art Pepper: $18.06

Don Pullen: $9.49

Dizzy Reece: $13.55

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper: $20.77

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I'm still confused about these Capitol Vault sets. Are they exactly the same tracks as the Mosaics except without the great liners and (obviously) packaging?

And what about Mosaic's remastering? Do these sets have that or did they just dump the original masters here?

Overall, it seems unfair to Mosaic for Capitol to offer these at a fraction of the price. I obviously have no insight into the contractual arrangements for this stuff, but I feel bad for Michael & Co.

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I'm still confused about these Capitol Vault sets. Are they exactly the same tracks as the Mosaics except without the great liners and (obviously) packaging?

And what about Mosaic's remastering? Do these sets have that or did they just dump the original masters here?

Overall, it seems unfair to Mosaic for Capitol to offer these at a fraction of the price. I obviously have no insight into the contractual arrangements for this stuff, but I feel bad for Michael & Co.

With the exception of the Hill and Hackett sets, these recordings are no longer available from Mosaic. Interestingly, the Hackett download is not a "fraction of the price", but just a few dollars cheaper. Given the lack of packaging and printed info, and the lower sound quality, I think these downloads are "reasonably" priced, and Mosaic isn't losing a dime.

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I'm still confused about these Capitol Vault sets. Are they exactly the same tracks as the Mosaics except without the great liners and (obviously) packaging?

And what about Mosaic's remastering? Do these sets have that or did they just dump the original masters here?

Overall, it seems unfair to Mosaic for Capitol to offer these at a fraction of the price. I obviously have no insight into the contractual arrangements for this stuff, but I feel bad for Michael & Co.

With the exception of the Hill and Hackett sets, these recordings are no longer available from Mosaic. Interestingly, the Hackett download is not a "fraction of the price", but just a few dollars cheaper. Given the lack of packaging and printed info, and the lower sound quality, I think these downloads are "reasonably" priced, and Mosaic isn't losing a dime.

Bobby Hutcherson is still available, too.

Good points, though.

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Duke Ellington, The Treasury Shows Vol. 15: $4.40 on eMusic.

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Some interesting titles as part of this eMusic $4.99 or less sale:

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A lot of good ECM values on eMusic. For example, I did a search on Gary Peacock:

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Tales of Another - $2.94

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December Poems - $2.94

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Shift In The Wind - $3.43

Buyer beware with ECM albums on emusic. Now, tracks that are longer than seven minutes (before it was ten) are now considered album only, and the album pricing on ECMs are now $7.79. For instance, that December Poems ain't $2.94 anymore; it jumped up to $7.79.

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Here's a nice deal on a nice album...

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Cuong Vu - "It's Mostly Residual"

NYOP (name your own price) on his Bandcamp page.

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Stomu Takeishi - bass

Ted Poor - drums

Cuong Vu - trumpet/writing

Guest - Bill Frisell - guitar

Great album.

Edited by Chicago Expat

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You can get some hard to find Billy Harper albums at $2.97 each on Amazon (a bargain because they're figuring $.99 per track, and each album only has three tracks).

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Buyer beware with ECM albums on emusic. Now, tracks that are longer than seven minutes (before it was ten) are now considered album only, and the album pricing on ECMs are now $7.79. For instance, that December Poems ain't $2.94 anymore; it jumped up to $7.79.

The price increase on ECM titles isn't confined to eMusic. For example, December Poems is now $9.49 on Amazon.

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Buyer beware with ECM albums on emusic. Now, tracks that are longer than seven minutes (before it was ten) are now considered album only, and the album pricing on ECMs are now $7.79. For instance, that December Poems ain't $2.94 anymore; it jumped up to $7.79.

The price increase on ECM titles isn't confined to eMusic. For example, December Poems is now $9.49 on Amazon.

Apparently the U.S. downgrade is making those Amazon gift cards a riskier proposition, and Manfred decided to jazz up the price on those albums.

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Cuong Vu - "It's Mostly Residual"

NYOP (name your own price) on his Bandcamp page.

There are a few other ones, too.

I wonder what a fair price would be?

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This looks tasty, especially for $4.40:

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No discographical info, though. Anyone know recording date or who plays on it?

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Anyone know recording date or who plays on it?

It's a repacking of these two Storyville recordings:

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Recorded live at YBC TV Hall, Yamagata, Japan, March 14, 1978, it features:

Art Pepper, alto saxophone

Milcho Leviev, piano

Bob Magnusson, bass

Carl Burnett, drums

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Only useful to UK chaps and chapesses but Amazon.co.uk has a 2 for £10 offer going until 30th Sept. Any albums under £8 qualify. Which is a fair few.

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If you search under "Capitol Vaults Jazz" it lists the Elvin at $27.09

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The iTunes store and Amazon mp3 now have some more Mosaic titles:

Dinah Washington - The Complete Roulette Collection, $44.99 ($37.09 on Amazon)

Stanley Turrentine - Blue Note Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions, $17.99 ($16.06 on Amazon)

Elvin Jones - Capitol Vaults Jazz Series, $29.99 ($27.09 on Amazon)

Bobby Hutcherson - Capitol Vaults Jazz Series, $14.99 ($13.55 on Amazon)

John Patton - Capitol Vaults Jazz Series, $14.99 ($12.99 on Amazon)

The Turrentine's a great value, and fine music.

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Found one more on Amazon mp3:

The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings Of Gerald Wilson And His Orchestra, $36.12

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Jimmy Smith - Retrospective. $16.06:

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Amazon mp3

I just noticed it's even cheaper on eMusic: $11.60.

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