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  1. Did anyone see the Village Vanguard live stream? How does the quality of the sound/visuals compare to Smalls?
  2. So there are actually some advantages to living in New Jersey!
  3. I guess I am in the 1.5 batch. Credit card charged on May 3 and still no shipping notice.
  4. I have a problem with one of my older Mosaic cds. Part of the black ink of the label seems to have flaked off sometime in the past and fallen into the jewel box. Unfortunately the ink spot has firmly attached itself to the playing side of the cd and is preventing the cd from playing. Is there a safe way to clean this off the surface of the cd? Simon
  5. That's more like it!! Less than $15 shipped. I placed my order. :rsmile: Seems like a data entry error, but what the heck. We'll see if BestBuy lives up to their mistake. That's it --- you fell victim to the plot to get you to order a copy! Fell victim also. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a single disc comp or something. However I have in the past picked up the first Coltrane Impulse Box and the Bill Evan's - Turn Out The Lights Box from Best Buy that were also priced wrong. Hoping to go 3-3. I've just received an email from Best Buy that my shipment is on its way. Many thanks for the tip about the ridiculously low price!
  6. I received my Donaldson box yesterday 1 Aug 2008 and its number is 1853! So, 3 years after this discussion started and 6 years after the release of this marvelous set, it has not yet reached the halfway point... Very strange... I already listened to the first CD two times! Best Alex This has been discussed many times around here but I suspect you were not with us at that time. The set numbers don't really mean much. The fact that you have received number 1853 doesn't mean that they have only sold 1853 sets. I am sure this one is not far from going OOP. BTW, welcome here! Actually, the numbers DO mean much for the big boxes. It's been well established here that those are numbered sequentially as they are sold (hence, the hand-numbering of the booklet using the sequential number on the receipt at the time of sale). Of course, there's a wrinkle in this system with the Universal-distributed Mosaics (which don't include the Donaldson, of course), since those are not individually numbered and are sold by a variety of merchants. Also, the older Selects (as opposed to the newer ones, which aren't numbered at all) are machine-numbered at the time they were produced, and are not sold in sequential order (especially since, like the newer Universal Mosaics, they are widely distributed and not only sold directly by Mosaic). But the big boxes sold directly by Mosaic are all individually numbered in sequence at the time of sale, so Alexandros' set number 1853 is, in fact, the 1,853rd Donaldson set sold. Not quite true. The folks at Mosaic told me it's the computer that assigns the number to the big boxes, picking it at random from all still available numbers, and it's then written into the booklet. Therefore, set #1,853 isn't necessarily the 1,853rd set sold. I'm pretty certain this is not true, though I am not doubting you that someone at Mosaic gave you this info. I will double check with them, but I'm pretty certain that the computer spits out the next available number for sale and does not scramble up the numbers for no logical reason at all. Most of their sets are manufactured 500 at a time, so numbering the sets in order makes it easy for them to see when the next batch of discs for each title needs to be made. There have been many times when members here have ordered a Mosaic set right around the same time I did and our numbers are very close to each other. I bought my Donaldson box a couple of days ago and got 1891. I can confirm that J.A.W's account is accurate. Apparently Mosaic receives funding from the National Science Foundation to test some of their random number generators.
  7. Maybe a stupid question ... but would it be worth getting this if you have fairly recently bought the Fearless Leader set?
  8. I failed to resist the urge ... and I'm very happy about my failure!
  9. just for the heck of it, i did a search of all the best buy stores in more than ten states. not one of them has this listed as "available," so it will be interesting if you (and i'm sure there are others here) actually receive it. good luck. I've just checked my order status and the set was apparently shipped yesterday. So it looks like we will receive it this time ... unlike the Sly set some months ago.
  10. Got my set at 10.30 am today !!! Managed to listen repeatedly to disc one only. I know a bit of this material already from Lps but here it sounds great. Not too much cross-over with the Chu set ...really.... didn't put me off... How much overlap is there with the Chu set? check the discography on the Mosaic site for details, ( they're blocked at my work), 3 sessions IIRC. one session is duplicated in its entirety the other 2 are only partly documented on the Chu set. Incidentally my Hampton set is number 42 yet I received it the same day as MG (300). Hope Mosaic are happy with their level of sales on this one. Thanks! And my set is number 41 ....
  11. Got my set at 10.30 am today !!! Managed to listen repeatedly to disc one only. I know a bit of this material already from Lps but here it sounds great. Not too much cross-over with the Chu set ...really.... didn't put me off... How much overlap is there with the Chu set?
  12. Say WHAT??? Cancelled? What for? There was no explanation ... just a refund to my credit card.
  13. Just received: "Thank you for shopping at Overstock.com. We regret to inform you that the warehouse is unable to ship your (book, game, or other) called " Miles Davis - The Complete On The Corner Sessions [9/25]". Unfortunately, the warehouse has cancelled your order."
  14. I told them their reason was an outright lie and that I was reporting them to the Better Business Bureau (which I did) ... but they still sent me that $10 coupon.
  15. Or maybe they should take a hint from United Airlines (whose error was far worse) and honor that particular price for whoever placed an order and got a confirmation. Stop giving bogus reasons. These guys had advertised this prominently. As I understand it, some folks are getting theirs and some aren't. That's the problem I have here. Perhaps we should all take the trouble to send them a complaint? For those who are interested, the email address of the relevant Better Business Bureau is http://www.mnd.bbb.org/
  16. Not having any of this stuff, it looks like a pretty attractive set. But before I get overexcited and order both this and the DETs, does anyone know whether this will include any of the DET material?
  17. I am a little worried about a sentence in the Stardust book which says that "In these years, he would also make heavy use of the then-current phenomenon known as the singalong record". Also I'm not so keen on the idea of a Christmas album.
  18. Count me in. I've been bugging them about doing a big band set forever. I'm waiting to order the small group set, though--I just bought the Bear Family Nat Cole sets for myself for Christmas, and my checking account is yelling at me! I've just got the "Stardust" set and it's wonderful. How does the "Love" set compare?
  19. Are you sure it's copy-protected? Does it say so in the booklet, on the CD or the inserts? Did you try another CD player? ← My mistake. It is not copy protected, just incompatible with my player.
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