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“While Mosaic never does wrong, this set is absolutely perfect. Three CDs of Andrew Hill, almost all of it previously unheard by the public. While these sessions probably sat in the vaults to lack of commercial viability at the time, they are every bit as good as Hill's contemporary Blue Note releases that have been released. Some of the lineups are chock full of heavy hitter sidemen- Sam Rivers, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw, etc. Overall the set is a good indicator of the diversity of Hill's compositonal ideas in the late 60s. He is heard in large group settings, trio settings, and most amazingly working with a string quartet. I find the string quartet sessions to be the most remarkable on the set.” - Customer Review
"A remarkable burst of creativity over a two week span. Of course the Chet Baker reunion is marvelous. The Vinnie Burke strings are a great complement to Mulligan. I have to admit I was a bit worried about it. To be honest, while I love Gerry, I really bought this set for the Annie Ross session. Just fantastic! Her version of "I Feel Pretty" was worth the price for me. Transcendent.” - Customer Review
“ I've been purchasing Mosaic sets since the 90s and this is among my top five. Tyner's vision comes into focus on these sessions--powerful piano, extended modal songs, Eastern influences, and beautiful melodies. Remastering is top-notch as are the sidemen throughout.” - Customer Review
“This is such a great session. It is still so surprising that this lineup of the Messengers is overlooked and underrated. This lineup deserves to be heralded as one of Blakey's best alongside the Golson/Morgan/Timmons/Merritt '58 and the Shorter/Hubbard/Fuller/Walton/Merritt or Workman '61-'64 lineups. And, of course, this set has all of Mosaic's usual exemplary production hallmarks.” - Customer Review
“ The mastering on this disc is fantastic. Excellent sonic clarity all around. That, combined with Lloyd's great sense of melody and forward-thinking songwriting make for a satifsying listening experience. Lloyd's cool and progressive style is a joy, and the interplay between all the band members is superb. Tony Williams was one of the funkiest jazz drummers around, too! Buy this and you will find yourself seeking out more Charles Lloyd. Not to be missed! ” - Customer Review
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George Wein - Is Alive And Well (MCD-1018)
The Newport All Stars on this occasion are Pee Wee Russell, clarinet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Jack Lesberg, bass; Don Lamond, drums, and myself on piano
Ruby Braff - Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny (MCD-1016)
To pay homage to Bunny, RCA Victor decided to bring Ruby Braff and seven mainstream veterans and newcomers to the studio and perform nine tunes associated with Berigan.
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Various - The Jazz Piano (MCD-1012)
Willie "The Lion" Smith, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Taylor and Charles Bell all appeared at a piano workshop on a Sunday afternoon at the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival in 1965.
Art Farmer - The Time And The Place (MCD-1010)
We have uncovered the original three-track masters of the unedited performance of this classic 1967 concert and remixed them in 24-bit.
Slide Hampton - Drum Suite (MCD-1007)
This album offers some of Slide's best writing, much of which was specifically written for Yusef Lateef and Max Roach.
Charles Lloyd - Of Course, Of Course (MCD-1006)
These sessions reunited Lloyd with the eclectic guitarist, Gabor Szabo and the recording group was completed by another extraordinarily empathetic team, Ron Carter and Tony Williams.
Art Blakey - Hard Bop (MCD-1005)
Beyond Blakey's always magnificent and contoured drumming, this quintet's strongest asset was the beautiful, tart blend of Jackie McLean's alto sax and Bill Hardman's trumpet.
Bud Freeman- Chicago/ Austin High School (MCD-1002)
For the three sessions led by Bud Freeman on RCA Victor in 1957, he assembled three excellent bands to tackle 14 venerated compositions from the '20s and '30s. Sidemen include Jimmy McPartland, Billy Butterfield, Jack Teagarden, Pee Wee Russell, Peanuts Hucko and George Wettling.
Duke Ellington - The Cosmic Scene (MCD-1001)
What makes this small group session unique is that it has a big sound to it. It features three soloists: Clark Terry on fluegelhorn, Paul Gonsalves on tenor sax and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet.