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LF: Jackie McLean Quartet, Quintet, Sextet Box Set

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I feel like I start too many of these threads, but I have one more. Does anybody have a line on a reasonably-priced (say, around $100) copy of the Jackie McLean box set covering mainly his 1950s Prestige sides, released I think by a European label several years ago?

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You mean this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-1955-1957-Jackie-McLean/dp/B000O59YU8/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1390491960&sr=1-2&keywords=jackie+mclean?

You're aware that this is a European public-domain release and that the label did not have access to the original masters? They most likely sourced the material from existing CDs.

Edited by J.A.W.

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Featuring "Helmo Hope" according to the description at the Fresh Sound site...

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You mean this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-1955-1957-Jackie-McLean/dp/B000O59YU8/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1390491960&sr=1-2&keywords=jackie+mclean?

You're aware that this is a European public-domain release and that the label did not have access to the original masters? They most likely sourced the material from existing CDs.

Yeah, I know. Where do you suggest I look to get the material covered in this box? I have one or two of the old OJC releases, but that's about it.

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You can get all of it on OJC + a couple on Fresh Sound, but most are OOP so pulling all dozen or so together would be quite pricey.

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EMI Japan put out the two non-OJC ones a few years ago and they sound fantastic. This could all be put together from better sources. . . may take a little patience.

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I think the title originally on Ad Lib was reissued in Japan as recently as last year. I got it for around 1000 yen. It sounds good, while that same session in the Fresh Sound box is reported to sound worse.

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you can make a good run at the majority of these titles individually on shm-cd for 11,340 yen, which i should think would be the preferred route... http://snipurl.com/28hkjf3

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you can make a good run at the majority of these titles individually on shm-cd for 11,340 yen, which i should think would be the preferred route... http://snipurl.com/28hkjf3

Individually for 11,340 yen (about $110)? That's a bit steep, isn't it :)

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I've never ordered anything from Japan. What's the best way to go about it?

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Jackie's worth it! :)

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11,340 yen (about $110) individually?? That's a bit steep, isn't it :)

1,800 yen per title? that's all relative, isn't it?

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11,340 yen (about $110) individually?? That's a bit steep, isn't it :)

1,800 yen per title? that's all relative, isn't it?

I was just kidding, hence the smiley...

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duh... sorry, hans! :blush:

maybe to some, (thinking about it from a non-collectors' perspective) that would be a sizable sum to spend on material recorded 55+ years ago.

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If you already have a couple of OJCs, just order some of the OJCs you think you might want. Most are still in print for reasonable prices on Amazon.

Unless you want to be a McLean completist, this will probably be cheaper than going for the box. If you decide to be a completist at some point, you can always go the Japanese route in the future.

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I've never ordered anything from Japan. What's the best way to go about it?

I find cdjapan easy to work with and doing business with them is a success.

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Featuring "Helmo Hope" according to the description at the Fresh Sound site...

We knew him as "Mo'Hell", but not everybody did.

Seriously, yes, CD Japan is very easy to deal with, in every way.

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Would you consider downloads? That would be a really inexpensive way to go.

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Same here, no problems with Cd Japan

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I was lucky, have been hunting it for the last two years, and 2 weeks ago did I stumble over 1 copy of it on Amazon.uk, it was an Italian dealer who had one for 50£, I ordered it right away, should ariive any day now. Vic

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