Bob_Bobson

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  1. Mosaic website

    I've gotta say, I like the new site. Just having the change is nice, but it's a good clean look compared to the old one and makes good use of Mosaic's photo library. I agree with JSngry that the out-of-print discography section will be very nice to have and is certainly overdue. Judging from the "Great Jazz Artists" and "Best Albums" sections, it looks like they're setting up to be a Jazz101 hub-type site, which is a nice idea for novice jazz listeners discovering the music and label, though I'll be interested to see how that develops.
  2. Just got an email that my Henderson was shipped to the Warehouse.
  3. Got my box on Sunday. Very happy. Great sound, great book (I like Riccardi's very readable prose style and his enthusiasm for all things Louis, though he really seems to dislike Barney Bigard's All-Stars tenure). Praise aside, I have tried to enjoy The Real Ambassadors, but I just can't. Too stilted, too much 60's Burt Bacharach background vocals (I have the same issue with the background vocals on the Dizzy small group Mosaic), too artsy. I'll have it as an artifact, but I won't listen to it if I can avoid it.
  4. I was in the same boat, Hardbop, but I got my shipping notice last night. Maybe you did too? Looking forward to it.
  5. I'm waiting for mine to leave the warehouse...still...
  6. Preordered without hesitation, though I empathize with others who already have all of this music. Somehow I managed to never pick up Henderson's albums, and then they were on Spotify so I didn't need to, so this is an easy purchase for me (especially when it is a smaller/cheaper set than the now-standard 7 discers). Looking forward to it.
  7. Just got my Armstrong shipping notice. Bought last month via Paypal for what that's worth.
  8. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Picked this up recently, and it reaffirmed my love of the Mosaic label sets. Even though it's strictly piano solos and trios, it's got a great variety that I can listen to for hours. I also just picked up a grail item - the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra!! - that I'm currently ripping to my NAS and then I'll take the dive into that. It's gonna be a good day.
  9. Mosaics at my local vinyl shop

    I totally agree, JSngry, just making the comment. And I'm sure you're right as well about Cecil, Dmitry; I should've checked Discogs. Just never see that one on eBay (nor am I looking, to be honest <--don't hate me). Fortunately, I've got both Byrd and Basie, but man, oh, man I wish it would've been the Roulette Studios - that's still on the grail list and oh so hard to find at a reasonable price like this one!!
  10. Mosaics at my local vinyl shop

    You could make a nice bit of change just buying and flipping a few of those. Basie Live Roulette, Byrd/Adams, and the rare Cecil Taylor in particular. I'm jealous you got the Donaldson so cheap - it's one of the midnight axed releases, I believe, and is never under $120 these days on eBay.
  11. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    I've been on quite a buying tear of late with some great additions, but I was very happy to finally score a NM copy of this long-sought gem:
  12. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    I somehow neglected to rip this onto my NAS, so going through it today. Really enjoy this set.
  13. Just picked this set up based on my love of the Condon Mob set and these reviews. Looking forward to it!
  14. Somebody's selling a like-new JJ Small Group set on ebay for $85 (Buy It Now price + $10 shipping)!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Complete-J-J-Johnson-Small-Group-Sessions-7-CD-set/372996668076?hash=item56d8557aac:g:FvcAAOSwlANednkd
  15. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Diligent eBay patience and persistence finally paid off, and it's just as good as I'd hoped. Listening straight thru the set.