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#1 Hot Ptah

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:58 AM

Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.

#2 sidewinder

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:36 AM

Should be nice ! I know that there have been a lot of requests for this material to be put on Mosaic from both the old BNBB and also this site so Mr Cuscuna and Mr Wenzel must be watching and taking note.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:44 AM

This is wonderful material! Not sure if I'll race to get it, though, but only because I think I have all the albums. Have to wait for more details.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:48 AM

Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.

That's something I'll probably buy.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:02 PM

Great news! Some of that band's best moments are from that era IMHO.

So that would include:

Kogun
Long Yellow Road
Tales of a Courtesian
Road Time
Insights


Plus, there's a Live @ Newport on RCA from that era.

That would be a great Select. :tup

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:13 PM

this is really great news!

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:34 PM

Great news!

I have all of them on LP but I would still pre-order this set. Hopefully something to look forward to around Christmas.

#8 John Tapscott

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:17 PM

Great news! Some of that band's best moments are from that era IMHO.

So that would include:

Kogun
Long Yellow Road
Tales of a Courtesian
Road Time
Insights


Plus, there's a Live @ Newport on RCA from that era.

That would be a great Select. :tup


That is great news! I have all the albums, but will get this Select for sure. The Live at Newport ('77) is a smokin' disc! But I'm pretty sure it was a Japanese only LP, never issued domestically. As I mentally tally up the playing times of the first five albums, I would be surprised if they had room for a sixth. But here's hoping.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

It will be studio only I've been told. The Newport sessions are still available on Japanese cd's.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:22 PM

Cool! Have it all. . . will probably buy the Select. Excellent music!

#11 John Tapscott

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:54 PM

It will be studio only I've been told. The Newport sessions are still available on Japanese cd's.


That unfortunately means that Road Time won't be included. But even with just studio sessions it will be a great set.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:17 PM

Duhhhhhh.... just bought Road Time and Tales of a Courtesian , should have waited.....

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:10 PM

Since my vinyl is long gone, & I never replaced any of these, I'll buy this.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:40 AM

Cluncky: not for Road Time!!!

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

Does that mean I spent a fortune, learnt Japanese and ruined my eyesight trying to read the mini-LP covers....... all for nothing? Oh no, the set doesn't include the live albums ... wheww, that's all right then!

This is magnificent big band music and will be great to have it available again, albeit restricted to those who want to buy a complete boxset.

Edited by Head Man, 06 June 2008 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 13 June 2008 - 07:44 AM

I haven't heard any music from this band but I've been been curious about it for a long time. So I'm really looking forward to this set.

#17 J.A.W.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:11 PM

Mosaic's Scott Wenzel just told me this Select will be out "sometime this summer".

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:41 AM

Mosaic will release a 3 CD Select set of Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band albums later this year, reportedly the 1974-77 RCA albums.


Release set for 2008 October

see http://www.mosaicrec...res.asp?dept=50

"...MOSAIC SELECT: Toshiko Akiyoshi -Lew Tabackin Big Band (3 CDs)...
...(Release Date - October (2008))...
...five studio albums (1974-77) form the great initial opus by this distinctive orchestra; they are Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles."

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:17 AM

Release set for 2008 October

see http://www.mosaicrec...res.asp?dept=50

"...MOSAIC SELECT: Toshiko Akiyoshi -Lew Tabackin Big Band (3 CDs)...
...(Release Date - October (2008))...
...five studio albums (1974-77) form the great initial opus by this distinctive orchestra; they are Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles."


That was already posted here.

Edited by J.A.W., 22 July 2008 - 09:18 AM.


#20 John L

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:16 AM

I used to love hearing this band live back in the day. It is great that these albums are finally making it to CD, or at least I don't recall them being available before.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:04 PM

To my knowledge most of these have only been available on cd from RCA Japan.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:52 AM

and your knowledge is flawless as always, Lon!!!!

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 06:05 PM

Duhhhhhh.... just bought Road Time and Tales of a Courtesian , should have waited.....

Japanese LP versions are always worth buying no matter what, there will always be value there.....as long as you shop around and don't over pay......by the way, it looks like Road Time is OOP or no longer available.



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