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  1. I'm thinking of picking this one up and was wondering what people's impressions of this set are now that it's been awhile since it was released. The samples on the site sound appealing but I'm wondering if this will be too much of the same kind of music, over seven discs...Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
  2. Postpaid in North America. Inquire about shipping overseas. John Patton Mosaic Select: $55 Oliver Nelson Mosaic: $75 PM if interested. Thanks!
  3. Hope you love it as much as I have. I don't heap that much praise on a set very often!
  4. But not for reasonable prices. The "buy it now" Selects are pretty expensive and the ones that are auctioned off usually go for $80 and up. I'm offering a Patton Select for $60 postpaid over at Offering and Looking For if anyone is interested... Still waiting on the Beiderbecke. Hopefully soon.
  5. I'm selling my John Patton Mosaic Select, #4556. The discs and liner notes are in like new condition. The outer box has some light wear on the corners. $60 postpaid to the U.S. Shipping to Europe is $65 postpaid. Inquire if looking to ship elsewhere. Thanks!
  6. I guess my complaint about the Mosaic stems from the fact that they don't change their design at all from set to set. Elvin Jones is Bobby Hackett is Bix Beiderbecke is Anthony Braxton is Louis Armstrong is Sam Rivers is the Four Freshmen...you get the idea. The design is perfectly fine taken in isolation, but used a hundred times over? I think a little adventure wouldn't hurt. Maybe something to keep the same overall design and size but a tweak for each box? I don't know. I don't think the b&w look fits all boxes as well.
  7. Is this a response to my crack about the Evans box? If so, I think you're putting me on, but I'll bite. The large size of the Mosaic boxes permits larger photographs in the booklets, and the black and white is beautiful. The best photos ever taken of jazz musicians are in black and white, especially of most of those to whom the big boxes are devoted. As for the Evans box, nasty to open, hard to get the discs out, liners impossible to read. I long ago repackaged the cds in "boring jewel cases" and threw the box in a box...to rust away. I think most would agree that it represents the nadir of "high concept" packaging for reissues. gregmo I was actually being serious. I love Mosaic but wish they would be more adventurous with their packaging, to be honest, although I agree that the best jazz photographs are in black and white. My favorite packaging for box sets are the Miles metal spine boxes put out by Columbia.
  8. I kind of like the design. Actually, if you think about it, compare it to the Mosaic boxes. Unnecessarily large, unimaginative in that they all look almost exactly the same and use boring jewel cases, lacking color, etc. etc.
  9. Listening to this again now, I first bought it when it came out. Have to say this is probably the very best box set I own, and I own a lot. I return to it way more often than I do any Mosaic, any of the Miles boxes, Coltrane boxes, etc. The only other contender would be the Ornette Atlantic box, but seriously, anyone who likes this kind of music at all and doesn't have this material (and where else would you get it?) and can afford it should jump all over this one. You won't regret it.
  10. A very nice gesture and I wish to God that would fix the problem. However, my OCD runs a little deeper than that. Without the packaging it just wouldn't "count." Thanks anyway. What part of the original packaging do you need? Were the K2s the ones that came in the red slipcases? You keep those?
  11. I just checked and I'm pretty sure my version of Cookin' is the K2. I don't have it in its original jewelcase, but I could put it in one and ship it to you. I have this album in other formats and will give this to you for free, just because I admire your OCD-ness. (And in case I'm wrong and the version I have is not the one you need.) PM me your address and I will ship mine on Monday. I am going to the post office then anyways.
  12. Yes, I think it was my attempt to order this set last night that prompted them to update the listing. I'm getting really frustrated with all the back-ordered items in their catalog these days.
  13. I understand opinions are mixed on this box, so if there's anyone out there that wouldn't mind parting with theirs for $$$ or in trade, please contact me via PM. I'd prefer to do $$$ as I don't have a lot to offer in trade at the moment. Thanks.
  14. But if they're charging you that much for the item, why the $2.98 for shipping? Seems like the shipping should be for free at that point. Bah.
  15. PM sent on the Sonny Stitt Prestige box.
  16. I have for sale three Mosaic box sets. All of these are opened but the boxes, booklets, inserts, discs and everything else come in like-new condition. Paypal only. Prices include shipping to the United States. PM if interested. Will also consider shipping internationally for an additional charge. Mosaic #212 - The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions (#2845 of 5000) - $65 Mosaic #234 - The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions (#1402 of 10000) - $80 Mosaic #239 - Classic Columbia, Okeh and Vocalion Lester Young with Count Basie (1936-1940) - $50 I will also consider trade offers for box sets of comparable value. Thanks.
  17. I am looking for this set. If possible I'd like to do a trade...I have a number of Mosaics and some OOP ones I'd be willing to deal for this set. Please send me a private message if interested.
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