This set is on backorder and is expected to be available July 2017
Strata-East began as a collaboration between pianist Stanley Cowell and trumpeter Charles Tolliver, who were forced into “self-publishing” when they couldn’t find a label that would issue and market their “Music Inc.” album. Clifford Jordan liked what he heard and asked the team if they could press and release sessions he had made headlined by Pharoah Sanders, Charles Brackeen, Cecil Payne, Ed Blackwell, Wilbur Ware and himself on dates from 1968 and ‘69. The session led by Ware went unreleased until 2012, and the Blackwell session makes its first appearance here.
- Limited Edition: 5,000 Copies
This set chronicles the essential live performances of this genius of modern music as his compositions achieved a depth and complexity we would come to know as Mingus’s most signature work. It includes (on the earlier recordings) the brilliant Eric Dolphy, along with Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan -- certainly one of the best assemblages of musicians ever.
- Limited Edition: 7,500 Copies
Strong, bluesy and soulful. The six Blue Note dates collected on our Mosaic set are in a class by themselves; they are pure hard bop with Stanley Turrentine sharing the front line with a horn equal to him in talent.
- Limited Edition: 5000 Copies
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