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Sam Rivers
Mosaic Select: Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orch.-Trilogy(MS-038)
The RivBea Orchestra transcends notions of the traditional and the avant-garde; itís bracingly dissonant, but all about forms and variations. For all Riversí idiosyncrasies, big band conventions abound: 4 and 8-bar blocks, brass punches, motifs volleyed between horn sections, focused solos, and heart-quickening excitement.  - Limited Edition: 5,000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Charles Tolliver
Mosaic Select: Charles Tolliver Big Band (MS-037)
The Charles Tolliver Big Band has come to be known for its intricate, layered writing, charging rhythms and exciting soloists. The bandís roots trace back to 1970 when Tolliver recorded ďMusic Inc. & Big BandĒ for his Strata-East label. He and Stanley Cowell were the composers and principal soloists for this ground-breaking album, which represented the new approach to big band writing since the emergence of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra five years earlier.  - Limited Edition: 5,000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
John Carter & Bobby Bradford
Mosaic Select: John Carter & Bobby Bradford (MS-036)
John Carter and Bobby Bradford's music was very much in the same orbit as Ornette Colemanís with darting linear compositions and freedom from chordal structures blended into a marvelous fresh sense of swing and blues roots.  - Limited Edition: 5,000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Toshiko Akiyoshi
Mosaic Select: Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin (MS-033)
With the formation of their 16-piece orchestra in 1973, Toshiko's image shifted from being a great bop-inspired pianist to being a composer-arranger of great invention. Her scores are varied and rich in tonal colors, often drawing on traditional Japanese music as well as jazz. The band, loaded with the cream of the LA scene and led by Lew, swings the hell out of her inventive, intricate arrangements. Their five studio albums (1974-77) form the great initial opus by this distinctive orchestra; they are Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles  - Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Woody Herman
Mosaic Select: Woody Herman (MS-031)
The Phillips recordings of Woody Herman, spanning the mid 1960s, are considered by many to be the greatest of all the Herman Herds with stellar soloists including Sal Nistico, Phil Wilson, Bill Chase and Jake Hanna.  - Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Mosaic Select: Boogie Woogie & Blues Piano (MS-030)
When it comes to boogie woogie, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Jimmy Yancey are the innovative pantheon and some of their finest performances are represented here. Later interpreters like Freddie Slack, Kenny Kersey, Teddy Wilson, and Mary Lou Williams are also included.  - Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Tony Williams
Mosaic Select: Tony Williams (MS-024)
Throughout a career filled with achievement and innovation, this body of work remains among Tony Williams' most satisfying music.  - Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00  
Andrew Hill
Mosaic Select: Andrew Hill-Solo (MS-023)
These 1978 solos from a particularly poignant period in Hillís life insinuate themselves gradually into your psyche until you find yourself utterly taken with their beauty and power.  - Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
3 CDs - $44.00