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Ltd. Edition 3 CD Sets
“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
“ 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
Why A Mosaic Records Collection?
"Remastered to the highest standards, pressed on top-quality vinyl or CD, and sumptuously packaged - these editions are designed to please the most demanding of collectors!"
- The Penguin Guide to Jazz
The Mosaic Records Community
Be connected to an exclusive jazz community through the historical recordings of these superb musicians to passionate jazz lovers around the globe. When you buy a Mosaic Records Limited Edition collection, you are joining a select group of jazz collectors from all over the world.
- First-Class Quality
From the initial concept , to the sound restoration, to the printing of our booklets, every aspect of each Mosaic set reflects our deep respect for the music, and for our customers.
Seal of Approval
We've been in business for over 20 years and have garnered four Grammy nominations and repeatedly earn top rankings in jazz magazine polls. But even more important to us is that the Mosaic Records imprint has earned the affirmative recognition from jazz fans around the world.
These Limited Edition collections are crammed full of sessions In addition to all previously issued material, Mosaic box sets are usually rich with unreleased tracks and valid alternate takes. We track down the best available source material directly from recording company vaults to a network of collectors around the world and restore the audio quality to the best that's ever been heard. Although we believe the value of these sets are priceless, winning bids on out-of-print sets listed on e-bay have topped hundreds of $ more than the original selling price. Nothing will replace what we put out.
The Mosaic Records Booklet
To put everything into its proper and fascinating perspective, we commission leading authorities to write our booklets and supply collectors with all pertinent dates, personnel listings and discographical information. The Mosaic Records Box Set booklet has been kept to a large 11" x 11" to allow for easy reading and viewing of all the information we pack into the booklet; original session notes, fascinating essays and rare photographs. Nothing will replace what we put out.
The Personal Touch
Whether by e-mail or phone, we are here to help you with any questions regarding the music, your order or any other assistance we can provide. When you contact us, you'll be speaking to a member of the Mosaic family not an "800" operator or outside shipping operation.
The Mosaic Guarantee
As members of the community that believe one of life's great pleasures is music, we take great care presenting the musician's work with the quality it deserves. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with any purchase of a Mosaic Records product, please return it to us for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
"It's a pity that I can't properly convey to you the joy and gratitude I feel every time I receive a shipment, a catalogue, or even a postcard from Mosaic. It is indeed exciting and moving to know that this dedication to quality and detail still exists in our world. The album booklets alone are such a great example of the creativeness and hard work that is put into each one of your releases. Rare photos, personal and affectionate recollections of the artists, detailed session notes - nothing is missing!" - Customer, Miami, Florida