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Your First Mosaic Set Purchased

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Hank Mobley in Jan. 2000 with christmas cash

via the Jazz Times review of the set

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JJ Johnson. And still my favorite.

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I couldn't remember, so I looked back through the receipts (which I have left in the boxes, along with the catalog they sent with each order, and any other paperwork and brochures they included).

Don Cherry - back in 1994.

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Larry Young (early '95)

followed later that year by Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw

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Monk Blue Note

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Well the first one I purchased directly from Mosaic was the Phil Woods set. As I've mentioned elsewhere, I first got hooked on Mosaic through some loose partial sets that I found very cheaply in the used bins. But they were enough to get that monkey onto my back...

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yep Monk Blue Note

got it for Christmas 1984 or 1985 (read some ad in downbeat)

Eric

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The Duke Ellington was the first I purchased directly from Mosaic. At present I have in one format or another every set from the Blue Note Monk to Roy Eldridge including(groan) Bobby Hackett and Four Freshmen.

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I ordered the Sam Rivers, Curtis Fuller and Blue Mitchell sets all at the same time, if I remember correctly. Or maybe it was Rivers/Fuller/Mobley. I can't remember now.

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Andrew Hill followed by the Sam Rivers and Woody Shaw sets. Still my three favorites!

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Lee Morgan, right off the last chance list, whenever that was. I sent for the brochure when I saw a review of the Anita O'Day box in JazzTimes, but the Lee was about to disappear, so...

Anita was second, though!

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Thad Jones Blue Note/UA/Roulette and Curtis Fuller a few years ago. Still in my favorites Mosaic boxes for musical and ... sentimental reasons :wub:

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Grachan Moncur III Select late last year.

My first "full-blown" Mosaic?

Hank Mobley. Received from my girlfriend for Chrismas last year.

Yeah, I'm a newbie.....

My life will never be the same! :unsure:

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Art Blakey 1960 set. It opened me up to financial ruin. . . .

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Andrew Hill in the summer of 1995... and what a glorious summer it was!

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Nat King Cole set at Tower Records. Once you've gotten over the hump of paying over $250 for a box set, it's a lot easier to bite the bullet on those smaller sets, like the Capitol Jazz sessions and the Commodores.

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mosaic sets are really expensive here, 30USD no matter what they are OOP or not and very hard-to-find too

one day the Jimmy Smith set on perfect condition was available for 11USD per disc.

a glorious day of course!!!

Marcus Oliveira

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Basie Live in 1998 was the first purchase ... A huge number of prev. unreleased tracks made it a no-brainer.

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Following a review of a Sun Ra album that compared his piano style to Nichols I bought Herbie Nichols in summer 1992. My first order from overseas, was I excited or what !!!

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For me the addiction began years ago with the T Bone Walker lp set, bought for $40 at my favorite used record store. At the time I was mostly into blues - almost 30 Mosaic sets later it's mostly jazz... :P

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My first shipment from Mosaic (back in 1986) had the Herbie Nichols, the Albert Ammons/Mead Lux Lewis and the Art Pepper sets. This was a BIG box. All LPs ($9 a disc, no Mosaic CD back then). Mosaic had just moved to its current Stamford location. The sets came with brochure no. 5 which reproduced a Chicago Tribune article on the company by Larry Kart.

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Art Pepper & the two Chet sets. . . . all three as LPs. . . . . .way back in the very early eighties.

:) Gordon

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