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Mine arrived a few hours ago... but I wasn't here... :angry:

Just to recap: ordered Monday afternoon, arrived Wednesday afternoon ... in UK!

Wow ! Maybe I'll see mine tomorrow? :excited:

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who got the highest number?

i ordered saturday, and mine arrived today number 3134.

#3148 was sitting on my front porch when I got home today :)

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I enjoyed pretty much all of the EJ Mosaic, but since I already owned a big chunk I didn't buy it...

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I ordered it in time 2-3 weeks ago, but haven't received it yet. I just hope it doesn't get lost on the way! :o

I ordered it Friday and have the same fear.

I hope they didn't put the defective booklet in these last minute orders.

I bought mine a couple weeks ago. The booklet was missing some pages, but they're sending a replacement.

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I ordered it in time 2-3 weeks ago, but haven't received it yet. I just hope it doesn't get lost on the way! :o

I ordered it Friday and have the same fear.

I hope they didn't put the defective booklet in these last minute orders.

I bought mine a couple weeks ago. The booklet was missing some pages, but they're sending a replacement.

Mine arrived Tuesday, with the correct pages in the booklet.

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I ordered it in time 2-3 weeks ago, but haven't received it yet. I just hope it doesn't get lost on the way! :o

I ordered it Friday and have the same fear.

I hope they didn't put the defective booklet in these last minute orders.

I bought mine a couple weeks ago. The booklet was missing some pages, but they're sending a replacement.

Mine arrived Tuesday, with the correct pages in the booklet.

Mine arrived today (after almost a month) ! The booklet was correct too.

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Ten years on (and all of us older and wiser) does anyone have fresh thoughts on this material?

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Really enjoying this Elvin set. Not that I'm hugely concerned but I was puzzled to note that the "Lighthouse" sessions on discs 7/8 are mastered from 16-bit mixes where as the rest is 24-bit.

Wonder why , were the original tapes lost after the session came out on CD in 1990 ???

I'm not bit-mad but the live material does sound a little flat although perfectly acceptable- I presume that's more to do with the way it was recorded rather than the digital transfer.

The recent Japanese BNLA999 reissues luckily do not sound flat (listening to volume 1 now) and are advertised as 24bit on the obi. Have you been able to compare them?

Ten years on (and all of us older and wiser) does anyone have fresh thoughts on this material?

It took me while to warm to the Lighthouse albums. That could be simply down to having so many other new CDs to listen to. I find Mr. Jones still a bit underwhelming. I have higher hopes for the earlier studio albums, a lot of them being available as SHMs now. I'll get to those later this year.

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Ten years on (and all of us older and wiser) does anyone have fresh thoughts on this material?

Wow, has it been that long?

Aside from a couple of the earlier records, this music was previously unknown to me. With the exception of the Lighthouse material (which I simply have not listened to), I have really come to enjoy the set. Tunes are interesting and great playing all over the place. Classic Mosaic "discovery" for me.

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I enjoy the later studio material a lot more now than when I first got the set. Essentially disks #5 & #6 (presuming the Lighthouse material is disks #7 & #8).

I really need to spin this whole set more offen too, I'm realizing.

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Is the track Mr. Jones identical on the Poly-Currents and Mr. Jones albums?

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yep

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And wasn't Poly-Currents released not too long after recording? I think the title track of Mr. Jones dresses up an otherwise pretty poor album. I have the SHM of Poly-Currents under way from Japan. The Ultimate on SHM was excellent.

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I've been going through the Elvin Mosaic box (bought as a download through iTunes). It's been very pleasing; surprisingly eclectic, strong compositions, nice arrangements.

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What I really love about the Elvin Jones Blue Note sessions is his frequent addition of a conga player and percussionists to the band - and good players, like Candido, who really anchored Elvin's wailing solos. That multi-percussionist album, one of his last, with Omar Clay and others, Jan Hammer and Gene Perla, is a cherished favorite of mine.


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Hm, taking this off the shelves to check out Grossman again ... and not sure if I ever asked for a replacement booklet, as mine runs from pages 3-14 only and misses the beginning of the liner notes and the entire discography part ... that sucks, but I guess it's a bit late now.

If anyone with a correct booklet could scan pp 1/2 and 15/16 for me, that would be terrific!

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55 minutes ago, king ubu said:

If anyone with a correct booklet could scan pp 1/2 and 15/16 for me, that would be terrific!

I can do that for you, Flurin. 

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50 minutes ago, Daniel A said:

I can do that for you, Flurin. 

Wow, that would be amazing! There are full scans on Discogs, but too small to read ... I shot Mosaic an e-mail, too, but it's been OOP so long (I've got the bill in my box, September 2006 - I guess that's when it went OOP).

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I'd be happy to help if Daniel has any problems. I recall copying the Morgan 50s set booklet for someone here but struggled to get it work properly using an A4 flat bed scanner. In the absence of an A3 copier i ended up photographing the pages with a macros lens...

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I've had access to A3 scanners at work for a while (and still do) - so if I can return the favor ...

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I only have an A4 scanner at home, so you might want to do some pasting. Would you prefer jpg format? 🙂 

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Here's the discography; weird that one track, "Mr. Jones" appeared on both Poly-Currents and Mr. Jones: 

The Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions (#195) 

 

DISC ONE: 

1. Reza (A) 7:11 

(Edu Lobo-Ruy Guerra) 

2. Sweet Little Maia (A) 7:46 

(Jimmy Garrison) 

3. Keiko's Birthday March (A) 6:48 

(Elvin Jones) 

4. Village Greene (A) 5:08 

(William Greene) 

5. Jay-Ree (A) 3:48 

(Joe Farrell) 

6. For Heaven's Sake (A) 5:04 

(Meyer-Bretton-Edward) 

7. Gingerbread Boy (A) 5:10 

(Jimmy Heath) 

 

(A) Joe Farrell (ts-1, ss-2, alto fl-3, piccolo-4), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d). April 8, 1968 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.2 Village Greene -1 BST 84282 

tk.3 Sweet Little Maia -2 - 

tk.8 Reza -1 - 

tk.16 For Heaven's Sake -3 - 

tk.17 Keiko's Birthday March -4 - 

tk.24 Gingerbread Boy -1 - 

tk.27 Jay-Ree -1 – 

 

BST 84282 Puttin' It Together 

 

 

8. In The Truth (B) 5:00 

(Joe Farrell) 

9. What Is This? (B) 7:06 

(Jimmy Garrison) 

10. Ascendant (B) 5:12 

(Jimmy Garrison) 

 

DISC TWO: 

1. Yesterdays (B) 5:37 

(O. Harbach-J. Kern) 

2. Sometimes Joie (B) 10:36 

(Jimmy Garrison) 

3. We'll Be Together Again (B) 3:04 

(F. Laine-C. Fischer) 

 

(B) Joe Farrell (ts-1, ss-2, fl-3), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d). September 6, 1968 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.3 What Is This? -2 BST 84305 

tk.6 In The Truth -1 - 

tk.9 Ascendant -2 - 

tk.23 Sometimes Joie -1 - 

tk.25 Yesterdays -1 - 

tk.26 We'll Be Together Again -3 -

 

BST 84305 The Ultimate Elvin Jones 

 

 

4. Inner Space © 6:29 

(Chick Corea) 

5. Once I Loved (O Amor Em Paz) © 6:20 

(Jobim-Gilbert-de Moraes) 

6. Raynay © 7:55 

(Elvin Jones) 

7. Champagne Baby © 11:24 

(Joe Farrell) 

8. Dido Afrique © 11:13 

(Elvin Jones) 

 

© Lee Morgan (tp), Joe Farrell (ts-1,ss-2, fl-3,alto fl-4), George Coleman (ts), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga), Miovelito Valles (perc). March 14, 1969 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.1 Dido Afrique -1,3 BN-LA 506-2 

tk.4 Champagne Baby -2 (omit Valles) - 

tk.8 Inner Space -1 (omit Camero, Valles) - 

tk.14 Raynay -1 - 

tk.18 Once I Loved (O Amor Em Paz) -4 (omit Coleman) -

 

BN-LA 506-2 The Prime Element 

 

 

DISC THREE 

1. Agenda (D) 13:48 

(Elvin Jones) 

2. Agappe Love (D) 5:51 

(Joe Farrell) 

3. Mr. Jones (D) 7:36 

(Keiko Jones) 

4. Yes (D) 2:22 

(Fred Tompkins) 

5. Whew (D) 9:33 

(Wilbur Little) 

 

Joe Farrell (ts-1,fl-2,English horn-3), George Coleman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga). September 26, 1969 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.1 Mr. Jones-1 BST 84331, BN-LA 110 

tk.3 Yes -4 - title unknown -1 (omit Camero) rejected 

tk.9 Agappe Love-2 BST 84331 

tk.12 Whew -1 (omit Adams, Camero) - 

tk.14 Agenda -3 - -4 Fred Tompkins (fl), Joe Farrell (bass fl), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d).

 

BST 84331 Poly-Currents 

BN-LA 110 Mr. Jones 

 

 

 

6. Shinjitu (E) 7:36 

(Keiko Jones) 

7. Yesterdays (E) 10:56 

(O. Harbach-J. Kern) 

 

DISC FOUR: 

1. 5/4 Thing (E) 5:24 

(George Coleman) 

2. Ural Stradania (E) 8:27 

(Frank Foster) 

3. Simone (E) 6:29 

(Frank Foster) 

 

(E) Frank Foster (ts-1,alto cl-2), George Coleman (ts), Wilbur Little (b) Elvin Jones (d) Candido Camero (cga, tambourine-2). July 17, 1970 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Simone -1 BST 84361 

5/4 Thing -1 - 

Ural Stradania -1 - 

Yesterdays -1 (omit Camero) - 

Shinjitu -2 -

BST 84361 Coalition 

 

 

4. P. P. Phoenix (F) 4:59 

(Gene Perla) 

5. For All The Other Times (F) 10:00 

(Gene Perla) 

6. Slumber (F) 5:31 

(David Liebman) 

7. Three Card Molly (F) 8:25 

(Elvin Jones) 

8. Cecilia Is Love (F) 10:05 

(Frank Foster) 

9. Who's Afraid…. (F) 4:20 

(Frank Foster) 

 

(F) Frank Foster (ts-1,alto fl-2, alto cl-3), Joe Farrell (ts-4,ss-5), David Liebman (ts-6,ss-7), Gene Perla (b, el b-8), Elvin Jones (d). February 12, 1971 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Slumber -6 (omit Foster, Farrell) BST 84369 

Cecilia Is Love -1.4,5.6 - 

P. P. Phoenix -2,4,6 - 

For All The Other Times -1,4,6 - 

Three Card Molly -1,4,7 - 

Who's Afraid… -3,5,7,8 BST 84414

 

BST 84369 Genesis 

BST 84414 Merry-Go-Round 

 

 

DISC FIVE: 

1. 'Round Town (G) 3:24 

(Gene Perla) 

2. Brite Piece (G) 4:44 

(David Liebman) 

3. Lungs (G) 2:22 

(Jan Hammer) 

4. A Time For Love (G) 4:46 

(J. Mandel-P.F. Webster) 

5. Tergiversation (G) 3:25 

(A. Wiggens-G. Perla) 

6. La Fiesta (G) 6:04 

(Chick Corea) 

7. The Children's Merry-Go-Round March (G) 2:47 

(Keiko Jones) 

 

(G) Joe Farrell, David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Jan Hammer (el p), Yoshiaki Masuo (g), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). December 16, 1971 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk2 'Round Town BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell, David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ss), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga,perc). same session 

tk.5 Brite Piece BST 84414 

 

Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.4 Lungs BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (fl), Chick Corea (p), Yoshiaki Masuo (g), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.6 A Time For Love BST 84414 

 

Chick Corea, Jan Hammer (el p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). same session 

tk.2 Tergiversation BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (picc), David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ss), Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (glockenspiel), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.3 The Children's Merry-Go-Round March BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (ss), David Liebman (ts,ss), Steve Grossman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Chick Corea (p), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). same session 

tk.2 La Fiesta BST 84414

 

BST 84414 Merry-Go-Round 

 

 

 

8. New Breed (H) 6:53 

(David Liebman) 

9. What's Up - That's It (H) 5:35 

(Gene Perla) 

 

(H) David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). July 12, 1972 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

New Breed BN-LA 110 

 

David Liebman (ss), Steve Grossman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d),.Frank Ippolito (perc), Carlos Patato Valdes (cga). 

same session 

What's Up-That's It BN-LA 110

 

BN-LA 110 Mr. Jones

 

 

10. Soultrane (I) 6:11 

(Tadd Dameron) 

11. One's Native Place (I) 6:15 

(Keiko Jones) 

12. G. G. (I) 5:44 

(Gene Perla) Perla Music ASCAP 

 

(I) Steve Grossman (ts), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Albert Duffy (tympani), Frank Ippolito (perc). July 13, 1972 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Soultrane BN-LA 110 

Thad Jones (flh), David Liebman (fl), Steve Grossman (ss), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Albert Duffy (tympani), Frank Ippolito (perc), Carlos Patato Valdes (cga). 

same session 

One's Native Place BN-LA 110 

Thad Jones (flh), David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d). 

same session 

G. G. BN-LA 110 

note: This tune was incorrectly listed on BN-LA 110 as Gee Gee.

 

BN-LA 110 Mr. Jones

 

 

 

DISC SIX: 

1. At This Point In Time (K) 7:33 

(Frank Foster) 

2. Currents/Pollen (K) 11:11 

(G. Perla-D. Garcia) 

 

(K) Frank Foster (ss-1,ts-2), Steve Grossman (ss-3,ts-4) Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (p-5, el p-6, synth-7), Cornell Dupree (g), Gene Perla (b, el b-8), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga), Richie 'Pablo' Landrum (perc), Omar Clay (perc, programmable rhythm box), Warren Smith (tympani) July 24, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.2 The Whims Of Bal -2,3,5,7 BN-LA 506-2 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.2 The Prime Element -1,3,6,7 - -

 

BN-LA 506-2 The Prime Element 

 

 

 

3. The Prime Element (M) 8:18 

(Omar Clay) 

4. Whims Of Bal (M) 12:22 

(Omar Clay) 

 

(M) same personnel as (K) July 26, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.1 At This Point In Time -2,3,6 BN-LA 506-2 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.1 Currents/Pollen -2,4,6,7,8 - -

 

 

5. Pauke Tanz (L) 6:22 

(Omar Clay) 

6. The Unknighted Nations (L) 6:26 

(Frank Foster) 

7. Don't Cry (L) 7:42 

(Keiko Jones) 

 

(L) same personnel as (K) July 25, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.1 Don't cry -2,3,5,8 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.1 Pauke Tanz -2,4,7 - 

tk.2 The Unknighted Nations -2,3,6,8 -

 

 

 

DISC SEVEN: 

1. Brite Piece (J) 13:05 

(David Liebman) 

2. New Breed (J) 11:50 

(David Liebman) 

3. Sambra (J) 12:58 

(Gene Perla) 

4. My Ship (J) 8:39 

(K. Weill-I. Gershwin) 

5. Taurus People (J) 6:05 

(Farouq Dawud) 

6. Fancy Free (J) 20:49 

(Donald Byrd) 

 

DISC EIGHT: 

1. I'm A Fool To Want You (J) 11:13 

(Wolf-Herron-Sinatra) 

2. Sweet Mama (J) 15:13 

(Gene Perla) 

3. The Children, Save The Children (J) 7:42 

(Don Garcia) 

4. The Children's Merry-Go-Round March (J) 28:08 

(Keiko Jones) 

5. Small One (J) 6:54 

(David Liebman) 

6. For All The Other Times (J) 4:11 

(Gene Perla) 

 

(J) David Liebman (fl-1,ss-2,ts-3), Steve Grossman (ss-4,ts-5), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). September 9, 1972 Live at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA 

Set No.1 

Brite Piece-2,4,5 CD BN 7-84448-2 

New Breed-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

Sambra-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

My Ship-1,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

Taurus People-3,5 CD BN 7-84447-2 

Set No.2 

Fancy Free-2,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

I'm A Fool To Want You-3 CD BN 7-84448-2 

Sweet Mama-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84448-2 

The Children, Save The Children-2,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84448-2 

Set No.3 

The Children's Merry-Go-Round March-1,2,3,5 * CD BN 7-84448-2 

Small One-1,4 CD BN 7-84447-2 

P.P. Phoneix-1,5 rejected 

For All The Other Times-3,5 ** CD BN 7-84447-2 

* mistitled on CD 7-84448-2 as Children's Merry-Go-Round 

** mistitled on CD 7-84447-2 as For All Those Other Times

 

BN-LA 015-2 Live At The Lighthouse 

 

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY 

 

Only the original US Blue Note LP and CD issues are used for the purpose of this discography. 

(A) Joe Farrell (ts-1, ss-2, alto fl-3, piccolo-4), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d). April 8, 1968 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.2 Village Greene -1 BST 84282 

tk.3 Sweet Little Maia -2 - 

tk.8 Reza -1 - 

tk.16 For Heaven's Sake -3 - 

tk.17 Keiko's Birthday March -4 - 

tk.24 Gingerbread Boy -1 - 

tk.27 Jay-Ree -1 – 

 

BST 84282 Puttin' It Together 

 

_____________________________________________________________________ 

 

(B) Joe Farrell (ts-1, ss-2, fl-3), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d). September 6, 1968 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.3 What Is This? -2 BST 84305 

tk.6 In The Truth -1 - 

tk.9 Ascendant -2 - 

tk.23 Sometimes Joie -1 - 

tk.25 Yesterdays -1 - 

tk.26 We'll Be Together Again -3 - ______________________________________________________________________ 

 

© Lee Morgan (tp), Joe Farrell (ts-1,ss-2, fl-3,alto fl-4), George Coleman (ts), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga), Miovelito Valles (perc). March 14, 1969 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.1 Dido Afrique -1,3 BN-LA 506-2 

tk.4 Champagne Baby -2 (omit Valles) - 

tk.8 Inner Space -1 (omit Camero, Valles) - 

tk.14 Raynay -1 - 

tk.18 Once I Loved (O Amor Em Paz) -4 (omit Coleman) - _______________________________________________________________________ 

 

(D) Joe Farrell (ts-1,fl-2,English horn-3), George Coleman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga). September 26, 1969 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk.1 Mr. Jones-1 BST 84331, BN-LA 110 

tk.3 Yes -4 - title unknown -1 (omit Camero) rejected 

tk.9 Agappe Love-2 BST 84331 

tk.12 Whew -1 (omit Adams, Camero) - 

tk.14 Agenda -3 - -4 Fred Tompkins (fl), Joe Farrell (bass fl), Wilbur Little (b), Elvin Jones (d). _________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(E) Frank Foster (ts-1,alto cl-2), George Coleman (ts), Wilbur Little (b) Elvin Jones (d) Candido Camero (cga, tambourine-2). July 17, 1970 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Simone -1 BST 84361 

5/4 Thing -1 - 

Ural Stradania -1 - 

Yesterdays -1 (omit Camero) - 

Shinjitu -2 - __________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(F) Frank Foster (ts-1,alto fl-2, alto cl-3), Joe Farrell (ts-4,ss-5), David Liebman (ts-6,ss-7), Gene Perla (b, el b-8), Elvin Jones (d). February 12, 1971 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Slumber -6 (omit Foster, Farrell) BST 84369 

Cecilia Is Love -1.4,5.6 - 

P. P. Phoenix -2,4,6 - 

For All The Other Times -1,4,6 - 

Three Card Molly -1,4,7 - 

Who's Afraid… -3,5,7,8 BST 84414 ______________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(G) Joe Farrell, David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Jan Hammer (el p), Yoshiaki Masuo (g), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). December 16, 1971 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

tk2 'Round Town BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell, David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ss), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga,perc). same session 

tk.5 Brite Piece BST 84414 

 

Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.4 Lungs BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (fl), Chick Corea (p), Yoshiaki Masuo (g), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.6 A Time For Love BST 84414 

 

Chick Corea, Jan Hammer (el p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). same session 

tk.2 Tergiversation BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (picc), David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ss), Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (glockenspiel), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d). same session 

tk.3 The Children's Merry-Go-Round March BST 84414 

 

Joe Farrell (ss), David Liebman (ts,ss), Steve Grossman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Chick Corea (p), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d), Don Alias (cga). same session 

tk.2 La Fiesta BST 84414 _____________________________________________________________________ 

 

(H) David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). July 12, 1972 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

New Breed BN-LA 110 

 

David Liebman (ss), Steve Grossman (ts), Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d),.Frank Ippolito (perc), Carlos Patato Valdes (cga). 

same session 

What's Up-That's It BN-LA 110 ______________________________________________________________________ 

 

(I) Steve Grossman (ts), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Albert Duffy (tympani), Frank Ippolito (perc). July 13, 1972 The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 

Soultrane BN-LA 110 

Thad Jones (flh), David Liebman (fl), Steve Grossman (ss), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d), Albert Duffy (tympani), Frank Ippolito (perc), Carlos Patato Valdes (cga). 

same session 

One's Native Place BN-LA 110 

Thad Jones (flh), David Liebman, Steve Grossman (ts), Jan Hammer (p), Gene Perla (el b), Elvin Jones (d). 

same session 

G. G. BN-LA 110 

note: This tune was incorrectly listed on BN-LA 110 as Gee Gee. _______________________________________________________________________ 

 

(J) David Liebman (fl-1,ss-2,ts-3), Steve Grossman (ss-4,ts-5), Gene Perla (b), Elvin Jones (d). September 9, 1972 Live at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA 

Set No.1 

Brite Piece-2,4,5 CD BN 7-84448-2 

New Breed-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

Sambra-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

My Ship-1,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

Taurus People-3,5 CD BN 7-84447-2 

Set No.2 

Fancy Free-2,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84447-2 

I'm A Fool To Want You-3 CD BN 7-84448-2 

Sweet Mama-3,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84448-2 

The Children, Save The Children-2,5 BN-LA015-2, CD BN 7-84448-2 

Set No.3 

The Children's Merry-Go-Round March-1,2,3,5 * CD BN 7-84448-2 

Small One-1,4 CD BN 7-84447-2 

P.P. Phoneix-1,5 rejected 

For All The Other Times-3,5 ** CD BN 7-84447-2 

* mistitled on CD 7-84448-2 as Children's Merry-Go-Round 

** mistitled on CD 7-84447-2 as For All Those Other Times _____________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(K) Frank Foster (ss-1,ts-2), Steve Grossman (ss-3,ts-4) Pepper Adams (bari), Jan Hammer (p-5, el p-6, synth-7), Cornell Dupree (g), Gene Perla (b, el b-8), Elvin Jones (d), Candido Camero (cga), Richie 'Pablo' Landrum (perc), Omar Clay (perc, programmable rhythm box), Warren Smith (tympani) July 24, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.2 The Whims Of Bal -2,3,5,7 BN-LA 506-2 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.2 The Prime Element -1,3,6,7 - - _____________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(L) same personnel as (K) July 25, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.1 Don't cry -2,3,5,8 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.1 Pauke Tanz -2,4,7 - 

tk.2 The Unknighted Nations -2,3,6,8 - _____________________________________________________________________________ 

 

(M) same personnel as (K) July 26, 1973 A & R Recording Studios, NYC 

tk.1 At This Point In Time -2,3,6 BN-LA 506-2 CD BN 4-93385-2 

tk.1 Currents/Pollen -2,4,6,7,8 - - ______________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Album Index 

LPs: 

BST 84282 Puttin' It Together 

BST 84305 The Ultimate Elvin Jones 

BST 84331 Poly-Currents 

BST 84361 Coalition 

BST 84369 Genesis 

BST 84414 Merry-Go-Round 

BN-LA 015-2 Live At The Lighthouse 

BN-LA 110 Mr. Jones 

BN-LA 506-2 The Prime Element 

 

CDs 

CDP 7-84282-2 Puttin' It Together 

CDP 7-84331-2 Poly-Currents 

CDP 7-84447-2 Live At The Lighthouse, Volume One 

CDP 7-84448-2 Live At The Lighthouse, Volume Two 

CDP 4-93385-2 At This Point In Time 

 

Original sessions produced by Duke Pearson (A-B), Francis Wolff (C-F), George Butler (G-J) and Omar Clay (K-M) 

Remix supervision: Matt Pierson and David Liebman (J) and Bob Belden (K-M) 

Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna 

Executive producer: Charlie Lourie 

Recording engineer: Rudy Van Gelder (A-I), Dino Lappas (J) and Don Hahn (K-M) 

Remix engineers: Rudy Van Gelder (G-I), Malcolm Addey (J) and Peter Doell (K-M) 

Mastered using 24-bit analog-to-digital resolution by Ron McMaster, except session J mastered from 16-bit digital mixes. 

 

Masters appear courtesy of Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc. 

 

Producer's note: 

Because much of the material used in this set consists of single sessions that produced entire LPs, we've decided, where possible, to retain the original album sequence within a session rather than present it in recorded order of performance. The studios sessions are presented in chronological order, followed by the live Lighthouse session, which occupies the two final discs. 

For the sake of repeated listenability, the already lengthy Discs Seven and Eight do not include the stage announcements or the audience singing "Happy Birthday" to Elvin Jones, which appeared on the original double LP issue. The out-of-phase sound on the drums on "Simone" (Disc Four, track three) is on the only surviving tape of this performance. The peak clipping of the bass drum at two points on "For All The Other Times" (Disc Four, track five) is in the original recording.

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Thanks to y'all! :tup:

 

Regarding "Mr. Jones", well, they needed a few more minutes to beef it up to LP length, I guess. 

Btw, this must be one of my favorite Grossman moments:

 

About to finish my listen to discs 5-8 - terrific music, both on the studio dates (those last ones that weren't released until a few year later, are really, really good!) as well as at the Lighthouse - but I really tend to favor Liebman for musicality ... better tone, more interesting delivery, generally. His ballad feature (from the Lighthouse recording) is great as well:

 

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