miles65

Whole batch of Mosaic Selects and Singles running low

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2 hours ago, David Ayers said:

Nothing against owning music - I own plenty - but a question about listening to samples or buying without hearing. Where entire albums are available on the streaming services - as the Threadgills are - why not sample there before purchase?

As a principle I do not pay money for sampling albums. Streaming services are nothing but glorified sampling services to me. I know they are something else for others here, and for Millennials, well .. the less said the better. When I bought my €1100 Dali Ikon 5 MK2 speakers two years ago, the twenty-something idiot in the store would only let me listen to a streaming service he controlled through his fucking phone, because (his words) it would be too much trouble for him to hook up a CD player for me. Needless to say, I ended up buying the speakers someplace else.

In the end I ended up listening more closely to the Threadgill Mosaic over the last month as it is available on bittorrent, which to me is nothing more than a sampling service for music I am considering buying on disc. I do not equate (temporarily) having a FLAC or MP3 file on my harddrive with owning music, and neither with stealing for that matter.

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My order arrived yesterday. Worth the wait. 

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On 25 May 2017 at 7:06 AM, erwbol said:

As a principle I do not pay money for sampling albums. Streaming services are nothing but glorified sampling services to me. I know they are something else for others here, and for Millennials, well .. the less said the better. When I bought my €1100 Dali Ikon 5 MK2 speakers two years ago, the twenty-something idiot in the store would only let me listen to a streaming service he controlled through his fucking phone, because (his words) it would be too much trouble for him to hook up a CD player for me. Needless to say, I ended up buying the speakers someplace else.

In the end I ended up listening more closely to the Threadgill Mosaic over the last month as it is available on bittorrent, which to me is nothing more than a sampling service for music I am considering buying on disc. I do not equate (temporarily) having a FLAC or MP3 file on my harddrive with owning music, and neither with stealing for that matter.

Ah so you did listen to whole tracks and albums. That's what I was curious about. 

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Received shipping notification on the Fitzgerald Webb set. 

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Still waiting for shipping notification on the Lester set; order placed May 4.

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4 hours ago, Brad said:

Received shipping notification on the Fitzgerald Webb set. 

Great set, I love Ella's young voice especially . Plenty of instrumentals though of those less inclined to vocals.

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listened to Disc 5 of the Hines set last night. Very enjoyable and my spouse really liked it. Excellent sound for the era as well.

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21 hours ago, mjzee said:

Still waiting for shipping notification on the Lester set; order placed May 4.

I ordered the Lester along with the Louis Armstrong (#257) and Gerry Mulligan LP set on the 4th of May as well.  I was charged several days later.  Right around that time it appears they ran out of Lester sets.  That's apparently due in June.  Hoping for something soon.

I love Mosaic Records, but their shipping and communication thereof is woefully inadequate for 2017.

6 hours ago, mr jazz said:

listened to Disc 5 of the Hines set last night. Very enjoyable and my spouse really liked it. Excellent sound for the era as well.

I ordered the Hines as soon as it hit running low a couple of months ago.  Glad I did as the progression from in stock to running low to last chance to OOP seemed pretty quick.  I finally got to listen t it a couple of weeks ago and I was really very happy with what I heard.  Not what I expected and I mean that in a good way.  Very nice set and a very nice surprise for me. 

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Looks like the Lester set is back in stock.

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On 5/29/2017 at 1:18 AM, Clunky said:

Great set, I love Ella's young voice especially . Plenty of instrumentals though of those less inclined to vocals.

Haven't received it yet and it should only take a day or two (at the most) to get to NJ. Have sent an email. :o

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Got home today and the Mosaics I ordered on May 4th were there!  The Armstrong (#257), Mulligan LPs and Lester.  I figured once the Lester came back in stock I'd receive my order and I was right

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Posted (edited)

The Duke Ellington Big band 1932-1940 and the MJQ sets are now running low.

Joe Pass is now OOP

 

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3 hours ago, miles65 said:

The Duke Ellington Big band 1932-1940 and the MJQ sets are now running low.

Joe Pass is now OOP

 

Didn't the MJQ set only just become available again? Here and gone in a jiff..:o

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3 hours ago, sidewinder said:

Didn't the MJQ set only just become available again? Here and gone in a jiff..:o

It may have been a small run just to fullfill orders Mosaic allready recieved a few extra just in case.

 

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... or the license for the MJQ box timed out.

 

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The Slide Hampton single Drum Suite is now also running low.

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The MJQ box is now on Last Chance! I'm glad I bought that one right away.

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The Gerry Mulligan Sextet 5 LP box is now last chance. Still unsure about this. Had it been a select I would have gotten it. Not to keen on buying vinyl wich I probably play once or twice. 

MJQ is aigain last chance.

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They are selling out of almost every set and don't seem to be re-stocking too many others. If they don't announce any new sets soon, this sounds a lot like a "Going out of business" sale.

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Well, the Teddy Wilson is coming out early next year so that doesn't sound like they're closing their doors. 

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6 hours ago, miles65 said:

The Gerry Mulligan Sextet 5 LP box is now last chance. Still unsure about this. Had it been a select I would have gotten it. Not to keen on buying vinyl wich I probably play once or twice. 

Cripes - I was downright sure I had this one but checked my racks and turns out I haven't. I must have been confusing it with the Stan Getz set.

Can't even get a grip on what I have and what I haven't. :rolleyes:  One more to add to the list..

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I think it's hard to say what's going on right now.  Obviously, time will tell.  There seems to be a lot of sets on the Running Low/Last Chance list - currently 9 of the 25 sets listed on the site.  Makes you wonder.  We'll have to see what happens to other sets that were back ordered.

Can't say I did not see this coming, though.  Over the past few years I had been anticipating what we are seeing now and made regular purchases in the event that a final sale was announced.  While that did not occur, the issues identified a few weeks ago prompted me to purchase everything left on my want list - a total of 8 sets.  Three of the sets were back ordered, easing the sticker shock - but not the concern that even though they are repressing some back ordered sets, they may be doing small quantities - if the MJQ set has any bearing.  But given what happened with the Lester set where they ran short on trays and such - who knows.

 

Still looking forward to the Edwards set.  I'd be happy if Mosaic went to 2-3 sets per year in vinyl and CD.

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There has been and will be nothing new in 2017, IIRC. Maybe two last year. So 2-3 sets a year sounds unlikely. 

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15 hours ago, David Ayers said:

There has been and will be nothing new in 2017, IIRC. Maybe two last year. So 2-3 sets a year sounds unlikely. 

I'm not holding my breath on any new set coming out, to be honest.  I'm really just hoping that the Johnson and Mingus sets I have on order will be re-pressed.  Anything after that is a bonus as far as I am concerned.

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