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Lyin' Wolf

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  1. I just checked my credit card and I was charged today. Looking forward to hearing this after so long of a wait.
  2. Well, I sent the suggestion for a Chick Corea set to Mosaic. Scott thought it was an excellent suggestion and forwarded to Michael. We shall see.
  3. How about a 60s until 70 or 71 complete Chick Corea on Blue Note (and whatever other labels are under the same umbrella) as leader and sideman?
  4. I don't. I just know that someone posted that there are new members from Hoffman looking to join. It just hit me with the recent death of board member JohnS and Jazzmule before that - and knowing that there's a lot of former posters out there - that there should be a transparent way of joining that does not require a secret pathway. How do potential new member know that they must contact Jim? There's a shortfall in contributions this year - could new members be potential sources of additional funds?
  5. Just curious - did this ever get resolved? Can new members join?
  6. I'm a big fan of his ECM work. Have not really delved into any other periods
  7. Seems like the sweet spot for Mosaic sets these days is 7 or more discs, though the Savory is 6. Are there enough Muse and Savoy sideman dates to make a Complete Muse and Savoy recordings of Bill Barron? It didn't seem like it when I glanced at the discography. But I have to admit that I don't know enough about the relationships of labels or which labels Mosaic has a working relationship with to know which ones would fit into a congruent set.
  8. Thank you! Not real interested in the novel but the music.......thanks for the preliminary review. I'm in.
  9. I've read through the thread twice and have yet to see anyone post about the actual music. A few guys have acknowledged receiving it - I wonder if anyone would like to post a review of the music?
  10. I've been a big fan of Mosaic records for long time. I understand that they are in dire straits and that the market for giant reissue sets appealing to a pretty narrow audience may have dried up. I also know that while their intentions have been good over the years, their business model has not kept pace with what's going on in recorded music which has contributed to their problem. So I got the email like everyone else who has responded on this thread and I immediately understood what they were doing and why. Yes, the effort is somewhat clumsy, but in no way do I feel like I've got a gun to my head, like this is a scam or ransom note. If you don't want the music - don't preorder. Simple as that. Maybe I'm just too easy to please and/or grateful for all of the great music Mosaic has exposed me to over the years to get my shorts in a knot over their effort to determine if the set is worth releasing. I just don't think they deserve the over-reaction I want it - so I preordered it. Hope it gets released
  11. As Brad said, better inventory management is part of a strategy. I didn't think my remark would have been taken as "this is the single strategy that will save our company". I'm not a businessman, so perhaps you know better, but inventory management seems like a sound way to control costs. Having hundreds or thousands of sets sitting on shelves in a warehouse doesn't seem to be very liquid, or smart, to me - especially when no one is buying the product because you may have pressed too many sets.
  12. The Wilson and Savory sets are released. Sets listed on the site are dwindling - seemingly in a strategy to reduce the costs associated with carrying that inventory. Or, I suppose - to eventually shut down. Anything in the pipeline as far as new sets go?
  13. Welcome to the new Mosaic. Welcome to the new Mosaic. Looks like they are (finally) paying attention to demand and assessing the need for re-pressing sets and how many to re-press.
  14. Hope everyone who wanted the Beehive set has ordered it as today is the last day. I have it and think it's excellent.
  15. Getting back to the topic of this thread, I just noticed that another set has dropped off the Last Chance list and in now OOP. It was an LP set but not sure which one - The Getz perhaps? At any rate, Mosaic now lists 20 active sets - all of them in print. There are 4 sets running low and 2 in last chance. I checked Wayback Machine from last year. On January 6, 2017 - they had 35 active sets. 2 sets were in last chance and 3 sets were running low. Looks to me that if they are planning on staying in business - which from all appearances they are - with 2 new sets shipping very soon - they appear to be trying to reduce on hand inventory to reduce costs. My guess is that they will consider: Continue to allow the number of active sets decrease by slowing the pace of new sets. For new sets, carefully control the on hand inventory by having less sets printed initially For re-pressings, they will take a long look at sales and sales projections before doing any re-pressings. This will dramatically reduce the storage space required for on hand inventory which will lower costs associated with leasing space. Hell - does anyone know how big Michael Cuscuna's basement is? He seems to be selling stuff on Ebay all the time Look at in-sourcing the shipping to further reduce overhead Consider subscription service to guarantee access to sets Look at more LP sets, though they once again appear to be phasing them out. At least those are some of the things I'd be looking at if I wanted to stay in business.
  16. These are indeed the last days of Mosaic, at least as we currently know them. The addition of Mobley and Jordan to the Last Chance process make 9 of their currently available 22 sets in the last chance phase. That total of 22 sets of course includes the long back ordered Turrentine set - which really seems unlikely to reappear. The Mobley set hitting the running low category seems as significant as the Parker, IMO. It seemed for so long that the Mobley was going to go on forever. Clifford Jordan is also significant in that I believe it was recently on back order and then re-printed. Seems like they printed just enough to fulfill their back-orders plus a few more and that now they are running the set through a formal last chance process I know there is a Teddy Wilson set yet to be released and perhaps a few more projects if a recent post in another thread is accurate. Seems to me the new business model is to eliminate the huge back catalog along with its associated costs, do new releases in very limited quantities and very likely ship the music themselves, as opposed to utilizing an external shipping service.
  17. Rolling Stone reporting that he was taken to hospital and placed on life support. No brain activity was detected and life support had been withdrawn.
  18. Don't know if this was reported elsewhere, but it appears the Armstrong Live is now OOP. 22 sets left, if you count the back ordered Turrentine.
  19. Currently 10 of Mosaic's 25 remaining large set offerings are winding down - 7 in Running Low and 3 in the Last Chance Category. The Turrentine is still listed as on back order, as is the JPJ - though I thought that was back in stock. Only one set is on the way. FWIW, on January 6 there were 34 big sets on offer With 40% of their offerings being phased out - that seems to indicate that either they are closing their doors when current pressings and the one future set are sold out. Or they are changing their business model to dramatically reduce offerings and manage re-pressings more effectively - meaning sets will be available for shorter periods of time. Reduced inventory and a more compressed sales period certainly means less sales. Perhaps that can me offset by lower overhead?
  20. Grabbed a set from the Ebay seller. Looking forward to hearing this stuff. Thanks for the lead!
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