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Hey Kids, Have You Heard The News? MOSAIC's IN TROUBLE!!!

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Yeah, I read the email and sprang for the Basie/Lester Young.  I wish them a lot of luck.

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1 hour ago, sidewinder said:

By total coincidence my latest Jazz Messengers packages have arrived. All in immaculate condition and packaged like Faberge eggs. Anyone going that route to pick up the sets they need can be pretty confident on the shipping (disclaimers apply :)).

Absolutely. All the Selects I ordered from Jazz Messengers were packaged in sturdy cardboard boxes and arrived in mint condition.

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This is serious now. I'm off to see my bank manager for a loan.:)

Edited by John Tapscott

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1 hour ago, John Tapscott said:

This is serious now. I'm off to see my bank manager for a loan.:)

The Mrs?

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I just called Mosaic and ordered two boxes and two singles. I told them about threads on jazz boards about how they are in trouble. He said that they are not going to close in the immediate future, but that they have hit a financial wall. He said that every order helps, and thanked me.

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Ok, serious question in search of a no bullshit answer: is the Benedetti box as fascinating as it seems? I've always kind of wanted it, if for no other reason than the curiosity. Just never brought myself to pull the trigger. 

What say youse? 

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I'm assuming the backordered sets are not to be pressed?

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This is addressed in the email. "May not be."

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54 minutes ago, Dmitry said:

I'm assuming the backordered sets are not to be pressed?

How do they decide when to repress back order sets?  I presume that they wait until they have enough orders.  So if you're interested you should order now as there's no risk since they don't bill until they ship. 

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56 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

This is addressed in the email. "May not be."

Yeah, I read that. Just reading 'between the lines' now. 

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I ordered the Woody Shaw, Clifford Jordan, Gerry Mulligan & Roland Kirk sets.

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55 minutes ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

I ordered the Woody Shaw, Clifford Jordan, Gerry Mulligan & Roland Kirk sets.

All of those are great and the RRK vinyl is great value at $75. Did they dig out a spare Jordan set? :)

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 I guess if we're lucky this email will get enough people off the fence with enough purchases to replenish the coffers enough for them to struggle on and maybe to another new release?

 

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1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

 I guess if we're lucky this email will get enough people off the fence with enough purchases to replenish the coffers enough for them to struggle on and maybe to another new release?

 

Hope springs eternal. I'd like to have that prospective Teddy Wilson Columbia set!

 

 

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I've had it for years. It's an amazing set. The booklet is one of the best Mosaic ever produced, and you can hear the hours of work that went into every disc.

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I have the Benedetti box and have enjoyed listening to it. I'm a bit of a Bird fanatic. It could be overkill for some people. The thing to realize is that this material may never be available in this form again. That depends on how creative the bootleggers get.

Your call (obviously) on whether to get it.

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Jazzbo is bang on correct. That booklet is one of their best, a lavish production and a fascinating read. The music, although lo-fi, is miraculous and has real presence.  May not be to everyone's taste though as in most cases only the Parker solos were recorded.

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1 hour ago, Dmitry said:

I'm assuming the backordered sets are not to be pressed?

No that is not correct, according to the Mosaic staff person I talked to today. He said that one of the boxes which I ordered was on backorder, and that they would have it in two weeks. He said that he would ship my entire order when the backorder item comes in within two weeks.

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1 hour ago, Dan Gould said:

 I guess if we're lucky this email will get enough people off the fence with enough purchases to replenish the coffers enough for them to struggle on and maybe to another new release?

 

Maybe they can do a Norah Jones set to replenish the coffers.  Worked for Blue Note.

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Yeah, I got the Bennedetti, I wouldn't NOT get it. But I'm also a "Bird freak", him being, imo, one of the few people in any field to whom the term "genius" fully applies.

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I'm going to pull the trigger. 

I wouldn't consider myself a "Bird freak", but I do have several titles including the massive Savoy and Dial box, and love them all. Ultimately, I just feel like the Benedetti box is too important, historically, to pass up. 

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1 hour ago, Scott Dolan said:

I guess no one here has the Benedetti box? 

I do. One of 80 Mosaics, if I'm counting correctly; I didn't last time (and I'm not counting Mosaic singles).

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1 hour ago, Larry Kart said:

I do. One of 80 Mosaics, if I'm counting correctly; I didn't last time (and I'm not counting Mosaic singles).

The Benedetti box will be my...second. :( 

It was simply bad timing on my part. By the time I had discovered Mosaic, I was deep in the heart of my 60's Free Jazz binge. Then by the time I came back around to more traditional Jazz, we were home owners (with a child), and my "fun money" went into hiding. 

And as you can likely surmise, my only Mosaic is the Sam Rivers Blue Note Sessions. 

Edited by Scott Dolan

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