Freddie Redd: Not The Connection (1961) Mosaic

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Selection: Somewhere . Selection 2: Old Spice . Artists: Benny Bailey (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Freddie Redd (piano) Paul Chambers (bass)  (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 17, 1961. Music The … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Black Lion Sessions (1971) Vinyl Shoot Out

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Black Lion Shoot Out One chilly November day in 1971, Monk found himself in  LJC’s home town, London, accompanied by another jazz-elder, Art Blakey, and Al McKibbon on bass, to record a session for Alan Bates’ Black Lion label. In the Chappell Studios he … Continue reading

Tina Brooks: True Blue (1960) RVG re-master vs Mosaic, with poll

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Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960 Holy Grail status: Another one that isn’t going to happen any time … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: Newport Rebels (1960) Candid

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Selection: Mysterious Blues (Candid original press 1960) Comparethepressings (only at LJC!) Meet MC VeeGee, our guest audiophile in charge of searching out and comparing pressings at LJC. Test today: The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus Mosaic Box Set Limited Edition reissue  numbered 3,363 … Continue reading

Bud Powell Complete Blue Note Recordings (1949-58) Mosaic

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Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Take) Mosaic Limited Edition circa 1985 Re-Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster Audio comparison: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Master) Blue Note BN1503 The Amazing Budwell, second press Lex/NY mixed labels circa 1962 Remastering by Rudy Van Gelder Your … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Complete Candid Recordings (1960) Mosaic

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Track Selection: Lock ‘Em Up (feat Ervin, McPherson Bley Mingus Richmond)) Artists (variously) Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer  Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman (tb)Charles McPherson Eric Dolphy (as, bcl)  Booker Ervin (ts ) Charles Mingus (b, vo) Dannie Ritchmond Jo Jones (d, vo)Tommy Flanagan … Continue reading

Mosaic Records

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Bumped to a daily post, extract from a recent addition on Mosaic to the Record Label Guide, but with more opinion  – LJC Mosaic Records Mosaic Records was an important specialist jazz reissue venture set up by Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie in 1983. … Continue reading