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connoisseur series500

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  1. Felser put up a post in another thread which put me to thinking. Mosaic prices have plummeted. We wont' go into the reasons, but many sets have material which can be obtained by picking up individual cds. I have held off, for example, buying the Mosaic Woody Shaw on Muse because I have pretty much everything there on the 32jazz issues. Felser, however, points out that the 32jazz cds are a mess--I would love if he could expound upon that, and so he sees the need to keep his Mosaic box of the same material. So which Mosaic sets are worth keeping despite all or part of the material being available in single issues? I begin by quoting from Felser's excellent comment in another thread: I actually have been selling off most of my Mosaic sets as the material becomes available on other CD's. For instance, the Woody Shaw Columbia is totally trumped by that box set that Columbia put out - extra material, better sound, much lower price, smaller footprint. Exception for me is the Woody Shaw Muse box - the 32jazz reissues are so shoddy, I don't have the heart to have that be my representation of that great material. And the Elvin Jones, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, Jackie McLean Blue Note boxes have important albums not readily available on Blue Note CD, and the Gerald Wilson and Jazz Crusaders Pacific Jazz sets the same. Beyond that, I only have a smattering of big boxes (Roach, MJQ, Sonny Stitt come to mind), and I expect to sell them eventually. I have kept a lot more of the Selects, which I prefer.
  2. Tell me about it. MIght as well buy the Mosaic box if the individual cds are that pricey.
  3. yes, very interested. I'll send you a pm. I did talk to the lady who is offering the disc on Amazon for $41. I asked if she would consider lowering her price on it. She said that "we research our prices and consider our pricing to be fair, but I'll look into it." She called me back to say she has reduced the price now to $38. Well that was a big discount! I'll continue shopping thanks. I mean the disc has been saved on my Amazon list for at least six months. What she considers "fair" doesn't jive with what the market is willing to pay it seems. Anyway, Freejazz might have a disc for me. If not, I'll splurge on the Mosaic box.
  4. Can anyone find me one for sale? Amazon's $41.00 is a bit too pricey for me.
  5. Looks like the squeelers lost another one then started to cry foul regarding headsets. Can you believe this? An ass whomping brings up the cheater's accusations. With regret, I'm sitting out the season. It's a year of change for me, as I attempt to relocate to Florida. Lots of work ahead involving job change, selling home, etc. I'll watch you guys anyway.
  6. Please tell me the log in password to cbs so I can make my picks. If I don't get a reply in time, I'm taking the Pats in Thursday's game. thanks
  7. when I asked my undergraduate Russian lit teacher who he preferred between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, he said for the Russian people it was an easy choice: Pushkin!
  8. So many talented people on this forum. Congrats Sandy!
  9. Tough competition this year, and I'm struggling to stay afloat. I gave up cable earlier this year and have no tv channels at all. I think this might have some effect on my picks. I think I've seen two football games so far this season. But I've still got the internet! Have to pick up my game here.
  10. I'm going with the Redskins. Will not have access to the CBS site until Saturday. Will finish my picks then.
  11. I picked Atlanta, who were the favorites as well. can you credit me? thanks
  12. I copy/pasted the standings from another post. Forgot who wrote that. It's on page 1 of the 2013 NFL pool.
  13. The Organissimo NFL pick contest has a venerable history. It is only right to list the previous winners: 2005 - Conn 2006 - Edward 2007 - Noj 2008 - Conn 2009 - vajerzy 2010 - Aggie87 2011 - Noj 2012 - Aggie 87 and vajerzy (wimpy tie) 2013 - Edward Good luck to everyone this year. Each year we seem to pick up more contestants making the end year champion worthy indeed. Back in 2005, I didn't have the competition I do now. Edward showed his mettle by proving he can win against a star-studded field.
  14. I'd like to join again this year for what is becoming a longstanding Organissimo tradition. Can you tell me how to get in, Vaj?
  15. I'm fine with Edward's suggestion. btw, tough competition this year. I'm getting served.
  16. 14 correct picks-what a week by the Vaj. I'm gonna have to tighten up my game here.
  17. Haven't yet turned the game on and have no idea about the score. Totally forgot when the season would start. Can I still pick the Ravens to win this game? If not, it's cool. I'll log in now.
  18. I purchased the cd months ago and really enjoy it. I hope Dupree decides to do another. I'd be all over it.
  19. The cd arrived yesterday. Great stuff! I highly recommend this recording to anyone. Langley is amazing. Good solos, Mike, though I think your organ is too soft on some of the productions. Great drummer. Excellent trio. Hope you guys do another cd.
  20. Been switching to Red Rose hot tea. It's as good as Tetley's. (large mug)
  21. Set is wrapped and ready to go. It will be on the way to Canada today, John. Thanks!
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