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  1. This is what I have for live albums: The Jazz Crusaders at the Lighthouse (8/62) The Jazz Crusaders Live at the Lighthouse '66 (1/66) The Jazz Crusaders - The Festival Album (7/66, 10/66, 7/68) The Jazz Crusaders - At the Lighthouse '68 (11/67 - Why isn't this Lighthouse '67?) The Crusaders - Scratch ('74)
  2. I'm a big Jazz Crusaders fan and I'm pretty sure I own everything they put out under that name as well as all of their live recordings under both names up until '74. (I own all of The Crusaders up to '74 as well) I think they're all excellent and they're all good listens. Just going from memory, I don't think any of them really stand out in my mind from their other (excellent) work but you shouldn't miss "Scratch" issued under The Crusaders name. You really can't go wrong with any of them.
  3. I'm thinning out some box sets I hope will find a new jazz lovers home.* All sets are like new or nearly like new with minimal to no shelf wear on the exterior packaging except where noted. All the CDs are like new. Shipping will be whatever the actual cost of shipping would be. All items will be padded and boxed securely for protection during shipping. I'd be happy to provide pictures if requested. USA addresses only. Payment via PayPal. Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for looking! Lester Young - The President, vols. 1-6, Historical Masters/Jazz View 6-CD $37.00 All the CDs are like new. The jewel cases have no cracks or breaks and vary from good to near mint condition. Pee Wee King and his Golden West Cowboys, Bear Family box set 6-CD $64.00 *Box set lid is solid and sound but one corner is bumped and there is a 1" tear in the artwork paper covering the cardboard. That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History, Vol 1 1895-1927, 9-CD $60.00 SOLD That Devilin Tune: A Jazz History, Vol 2 1927-1934, 9-CD $60.00 SOLD That Devilin Tune: A Jazz History, Vol 3 1934-1945, 9-CD $60.00 SOLD That Devilin Tune: A Jazz History, Vol 4 1946-1951, 9-CD $60.00 SOLD Mosaic Select #28 Johnny Mercer, 3-CD OOP, $42.00 SOLD
  4. These are slowly crawling out the door but there is still some great stuff for sale!
  5. It's time to treat yourself for the holidays!! Earlier this year I had a box set sale (see here: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/82843-cd-box-sets-for-sale/#comment-1626213) and I'm back for another! As I explained before, I haven't been here for quite some time, I participated a lot more when I was more actively seeking out music. I kind of topped out at 1500+ CDs. Now it's time to let some of them go. I thought I'd give the jazz lovers here a shot before hitting Ebay. All of these box sets are in excellent to like new condition. If you are interested in any of them I'd be happy to provide pictures if you'd like and I will personally inspect and report to you the exact condition of the set. (Most likely mild shelf wear and the like if any issues at all.) I have a 100% positive rating on Ebay so I can be trusted as a seller. Pricing was tough but I tried to make them better than prices you'd find looking elsewhere. PM me if you have any questions or if you see something you like. Prices include shipping to U.S.A. addresses only with a tracking number provided. (No APO/FPO addresses.) Thanks for looking! Mosaic: The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions (5-CD) $85.00 Carl Smith Satisfaction Guaranteed (Bear Family, 5-CD) $60.00 SOLD - Mosaic: The Complete Clef Verve Count Basie 50's Studio Sessions (8-CD) $98.00 SOLD - Mosaic Select: Bob Brookmeyer (3-CD) $50.00 SOLD - Mosaic: The Complete Argo / Mercury Art Farmer / Benny Golson / Jazztet Sessions (7-CD) $120.00 SOLD - Sonny Rollins The Complete Prestige Recordings (7-CD) $47.00 SOLD - Mosaic: Argo, Emarcy And Verve Small Group Buddy Rich Sessions (7-CD) $110.00 SOLD - Mosaic Select: Curtis Amy (3-CD) $45.00 SOLD - John Coltrane The Prestige Recordings (16-CD) $75.00 SOLD - Mosaic: The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions (5-CD) $75.00 SOLD - Chet Baker In Paris: Complete 1955-56 Barclay Sessions (8-CD) $80.00 SOLD - Hawkshaw Hawkins: Hawk (3-CD) $33.00 Thanks again for looking!
  6. Edited: price drops. If you see something you like but are not quite there with my pricing I may be open to offers.
  7. I haven't been here for quite some time, I participated a lot more when I was more actively seeking out music. I kind of topped out at 1500+ CDs. Now it's time to let some of them go. I thought I'd give the jazz lovers here a shot before hitting Ebay. All of these box sets are in excellent to like new condition. If you are interested in any of them I'd be happy to provide pictures if you'd like and I will personally inspect and report to you the exact condition of the set. (Most likely mild shelf wear and the like if any issues at all.) Some of this stuff is out of print. I have a 100% positive rating on Ebay so I can be trusted as a seller. Pricing was tough but I tried to make it comparable or better than prices you might find out there. PM me if you have any questions or if you see something you like. Prices include shipping to U.S.A. addresses only with a tracking number provided. (No APO/FPO addresses.) John Coltrane The Prestige Recordings (16-CD) $90.00 Carl Smith Satisfaction Guaranteed (5-CD Bear Family) $65.00 Mosaic: The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions (5-CD) $75.00 SOLD Charles Tolliver Mosaic Select (3-CD) $65.00 SOLD Bill Evans The Last Waltz: The Final Recordings At Keystone Korner September 1980 (8-CD) $120.00 SOLD Art Pepper The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions (9-CD) $90.00 SOLD Sonny Rollins The Freelance Years (5-CD) $32.00 SOLD Bennie Green Mosaic Select (3-CD) $40.00 SOLD Bill Evans: Turn Out The Stars/The Final Village Vanguard Recordings June 1980 (6-CD) $65.00 SOLD Dexter Gordon The Complete Prestige Recordings (11-CD) $175.00
  8. I enjoy and agree with many of the names already mentioned so I won't rehash them. One name I didn't see mentioned was Art Pepper. I think he may be one of the greatest, under-appreciated alto sax players of all time. He had his own sound and he grew and evolved over the course of his career and was consistently excellent throughout. After an extended jail term, having been off the jazz scene for a while, he saw some of the new directions jazz was moving and took a chance by adding avant-garde elements to his playing which was a departure from what he had been playing before. In a way, he reinvented himself and still excelled. Genius can be a slippery term too. For example, I don't think that Vince Guaraldi is a genius but I do think that the music he made for A Boy Named Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas was genius. I can't think of another example where the music is so married to the heart and soul of a piece of work. That music is so defining that it is probably one of the primary reasons those particular cartoons were so successful. That music was a breath of life and elevated that which it was supporting. It added a gravity and importance which very well could have been absent had it been different music or the type of music one would typically see accompanying a cartoon.
  9. Yeah, that baseline carried through even over a tinny transistor radio. Classic. You can hear it even better here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z91l_lPz1oc
  10. This is a revived older thread but it got me to thinking about what my gateway to west coast jazz was. My gateway to west coast jazz was The Crusaders. I got on board with the group with their "Southern Comfort" album. I continued to follow them with each release afterwards but pretty much lost interest in their sound with the exit of Wayne Henderson and the recording "Free As The Wind" and everything that followed. Rather than give up on the group, I went backwards in their discography to their Jazz Crusader days. I read about their start with Richard Bock and Pacific Jazz and I liked their sound so much, I began to look into what other artists recorded with Pacific Jazz. That lead to Chet Baker with Russ Freeman. That lead to Chet Baker with Gerry Mulligan and as I searched for more of that cool, west coast sound, I came across the usual cast of characters, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Howard Rumsey, Gerald Wilson, Stan Getz, Shelly Manne, etc.
  11. Bob Dylan - Cover To Cover The Originals Vol. 1 (4-CD) and Vol. 2 (4-CD) These aren't actually Bob Dylan performances but I've been enjoying them immensely just the same. These sets contain performances by the original artists of songs that were covered by Dylan in one capacity or another throughout his career. I think it gives great insight into the kind of things that he listened to and was influenced by. There's a lot of variety in this eclectic collection from a number of different genres. It's a lot of great music most of which you'll never hear on the radio. What makes this even better is that I discovered them by pure chance at a used book store still new/sealed at a can't pass it up price!
  12. I was just listening to the Nat King Cole Trio this morning and there seemed to be a lot of sameness going on there by the time I reached the end of the disc, particularly those scatty openings by the group. I wasn't burnt out on it but I reached for a different performer once the disc played out rather than reaching for more of the trio.
  13. I saw this several years ago and really enjoyed it for what it was. Trying to cover the scope of jazz would be a monumental task and I can understand the need to limit the scope as he did and I thought he did an excellent job. I wasn't among those who lamented over what this documentary wasn't. It was probably easier for me because I don't like avant-garde (in any form of art for that matter) and I'm not particularly fond of fusion. I know the neglect shown for these and other more modern forms of jazz and jazz artists was the source for a lot of peoples complaints. In the end, it fueled my desire to explore jazz further and I'm sure it did the same for many others. When I said that I would reserve final judgement for when I got the product I was talking about the built in wariness when it comes to buying something off Ebay when the deal seems too nice to be true. Also, the seller has perfect ratings but only 15 of them and has been an Ebay seller for less than 2 years. I'm just hoping I get exactly what was advertised.
  14. Found a nice bargain! Thank you Ebay, I'll have to reserve final judgement for when I actually get the item.
  15. An excellent and enjoyable podcast. Desmond is one of my favorite alto sax players of all time. Having heard the show, I now want to dig out some of my Desmond CDs and give them a listen.
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