Mosaic Records Limited Edition Sets

“ Mosaic is the king of the boxed set, releasing beautifully packaged reissues with some of the most exhaustive liner notes in the industry” – David Germain, Associated Press

Classic Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note Sessions 1963 – 1970
(#278 – 7 CDs)

It Was The Sixties. Blue Note Was Where It Was At. And Bobby Hutcherson Was At The Center Of It. The set is more than a compilation. It’s music history. And it’s a treasure.

The set features 11 sessions on seven CDs that chart his development from a more mainstream approach at first, to a very rapidly emerging expansive style of writing and performing. The disks also feature many of the most important musicians of the era, on whose dates Hutcherson was a frequent participant.

His very first date as a leader for Blue Note was “The Kicker” in 1963, though it was held back and went unreleased until 1999, possibly because Joe Henderson on saxophone steals a lot of the thunder from the date’s purported leader. From his second session, “Dialogue,” his growing association with new music was becoming clear. By his third date, 1965’s “Components,” Hutcherson’s authority over the music became established.

Classic Don Byas Sessions 1944-1946
(#277 – 10 CDs)

Rarely, if ever, has the saxophone ever been played more exquisitely than when in the hands of Don Byas. Charlie Parker is quoted as having said that Don Byas played everything there was to play, highlighting the technical achievement that Byas brought to the music.

There had been many saxophonists with nimble fingers before him, but Byas’ ferocity, clean-as-a-whistle articulation of eighth notes, and willingness to take a deep dive into Parker’s and Gillespie’s new idiom distinguished him above all others.

The Complete Sonny Clark Blue Note Sessions (#276 – 6 CDs)

This limited edition set of 9 classic studio albums on 6 CDs features Hank Mobley, Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones . As well as Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham, Clifford Jordan, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey,  and more from Blue Note’s stable of artists in a variety of settings including trio, quintet, and sextet.

Mastered from hi-res files of the original analog masters by Andreas Meyer. Thanks to current 24 bit/192 hKz technology and dramatic improvement in analog to digital converters, the sound on this set is far superior to any previous CD issues and is astonishingly close to that of audiophile vinyl.

Classic Jazz At The Philharmonic Jam Sessions 1950-1957
(#275 – 10 CDs)

A First-Ever Collection of the JATP 1950s Jam Sessions. JATP concerts from the 1940s were documented in 1998 on a 10-CD Verve boxed set. But until now, the 1950s concerts have been passed over for a retrospective. In fact, since the CD era began very little of the material from that span has been available at all.

Mosaic is proud to correct that oversight with our 10-CD release,  a defining set that documents the energy and invention of these phenomenal musicians and the adoring response from long-time fans.

The Complete Freddie Hubbard Blue Note & Impulse Studio Sessions (#274 – 7 CDs)

“From the moment he played one note you knew that was Freddie Hubbard. He had a sound that was as distinctive as Miles Davis, as Louis Armstrong, as Clifford Brown.” – Stanley Crouch

Presented in stunning audio quality these 10 studio albums on 7 CDs, musicians on these Blue Note and Impulse! dates run the gamut from the always-underrated Tina Brooks, to established royalty like Paul Chambers, Philly Jo Jones, and Hank Mobley just a year later. Other groupings through the years include Sam Jones, Cedar Walton,  Elvin Jones, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Art Davis, Reggie Workman, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Eric Dolphy, and Joe Henderson.

Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions
(#273 – 11 CDs)

Unearthing the music on this collection has been a dream for decades. Finally, after years of research, and after generous help from a great family of record collectors around the world, the music of this incredibly neglected label, is finally available for us to release in the comprehensive, documented, and definitive fashion for which Mosaic is known.

Featuring a who’s who of 1940s Jazz. How about pianists such as Art Hodes, Cliff Jackson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, James P. Johnson,  Meade Lux Lewis, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner. Trumpeters include Jonah Jones, Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerald Wilson, and Red Rodney. Woodwind players are represented by Mezz Mezzrow, Pee Wee Russell, Sidney Bechet, Art Pepper, Lucky Thompson, and Barney Bigard.

The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions
(#271 – 5 CDs)

When you get your copy of Mosaic’s new five-CD collector’s set, “The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions,” you’ll be holding a master key to unlocking 1960s jazz.

That’s a big statement. But when you consider how much was happening from 1963 to 1966, the years covered by this collection, and contemplate how many different looks he provided through that time period, you can’t ignore his significance as a saxophonist and as someone central to the music’s development.

The set includes seven album releases including five sessions with Joe Henderson as a leader and two sessions as a co-leader with Kenny Dorham. As a bonus we’ve also included five tracks by other leaders with Joe  Henderson as a sideman where his compositions were introduced for the first time.

Paul Desmond: The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings
(#269 – 7 CDs)

These recordings are an embarrassment of riches. With a rhythm section that suited his every need, a renewed Paul Desmond delivered some of the best performances of his career. The repertoire consisted of standards, Brazilian songs, jazz classics and originals that the alto saxophonist loved to play throughout his career, challenging himself to breathe new life into material in his comfort zone.

More albums were planned, but they never saw the light of day. Now Mosaic has gathered all of the material approved by Desmond and the group (three hours of released material and five hours of unreleased material) into a 7-CD boxed set of The Complete Paul Desmond Toronto Sessions. Don Thompson has returned to his original analog tapes and mixed them anew for maximum fidelity.

The Savory Collection 1935-1940
(#266 – 6 CDs)

Our most momentous release in years! Mosaic Records presents “The Savory Collection” – six CDs with 108 tracks locked away for more than 70 years and finally available on CD for the very first time anywhere.

Most recordings in the collection were from dates in New York, the center of the world in jazz in that era. Swing was still a significant factor, but the earliest strains  of bebop were being planted. Imagine Count Basie at the Famous Door with Lester Young, just three years after Lester’s recording debut. He was first heard on songs such as “Boogie Woogie” and “Lady Be Good” with Basie, and here he was performing them live.

Or, revel in the showmanship and exuberance of Fats Waller from a place called The Yacht Club. Those artists are all here on the Savory collection, along with Teddy Wilson, Albert Ammons, Benny Carter, Bobby Hackett, Chick Webb … the list goes on and on.

Savory’s achievement in recording and preserving this material can’t be overstated. The glory of these broadcasts in many cases heard here is that he was capturing live music without the limitation of a 3 or 4 minute 78 rpm recording. If the club version of a song went for six minutes, no matter. Savory got every note of it.

Why A Mosaic Records Collection?

Audio Restoration

  • Access to record company vaults.
  • Mastering and transfers by world-class engineers
  • Our passion to make it the best you ever heard

First Class

  • Large elegant 12 x 12 booklet
  • Fascinating essays by renowned writers
  • Archival photos masterfully reproduced

Seal of

  • Producing Limited Editions for over 30 years
  • Garnered four Grammy nominations
  • Top rankings in jazz magazine polls.

Mosaic Records Discography

Mosaic Records has over a 30-year history and has produced over 150 Limited Edition Box sets.
Here is a list of the sets we’ve produced which unfortuately are sold out and no longer available.

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