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Mosaic Records Jazz


April 24, 2013





New Mosaic Select Releases

The Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions




These sessions document unequivocally why Dizzy Gillespie is still considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of jazz, for his mastery of the instrument, his command of time, his control over musical ideas, and his ability to entertain. He was blessed during this period, which spans 1954 to 1963, with stellar sidemen, unparalleled arrangements, and a surge of excitement for making music. All at a time when experience and his ever-smoldering predilection for revolution combined to provoke some extraordinary recordings.


An Incredible Classic Group Appearing On Three Sessions:
“The quintet with James Moody, Kenny Barron and the two rhythm section stalwarts whom Dizzy had come to love, Chris White on bass and Rudy Collins on drums, was to remain together for two and one-half years. They displayed an improvisational firepower and a cohesiveness which, in my opinion and that of others like critic Gary Giddins, places them second among Dizzy’s classic quintets.” – Donald L. Maggin, liner notes.


The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

“This beautifully recorded set by Rudy Van Gelder makes an overwhelming case for Mobley’s insertion into an immortal triumvirate with Trane and Rollins. Not as declamatory as the other two, he nevertheless matches them for inspired improvisation. Additionally his splendid compositions that abound in this set reflect the subtlety of his playing…The string of pianists here is unbelievable and even if there were not so many fine delights from Mobley, the box would be worth buying for Silver, Clark, Timmons and Kelly, all at or near to their best. Which is to say nothing of Farmer, Morgan, Byrd and Hardman…Mosaic specializes in hitting the listener with overwhelming collections of good music. This must be one of their best yet.” – Steve Voce, Jazz Journal International



Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet
Studio Sessions

“Stanley Turrentine had a sound. Until his death in 2000, he was the master of a tenor saxophone tone that demanded attention from the first note. A throwback to the brawny tenor stylists of the swing era – Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet, Don Byas – as well as the funky R & B players of the late ’40s and ’50s. Turrentine took no prisoners, no matter the tempo.” – Steve Futterman, Washington Post

New Mosaic Select Releases





Visit Gazette To Link To Watch Videos Featuring Francis Wolff Photographs


Listen To Ornette Coleman’s 1981 Interview

Follow The Riveting Transcription Of Giant Steps

New Mosaic Select Releases

Mosaic Records
Limited Edition Collections Available

Trad, Big Band & Swing (CD Collections)

The Complete Django Reinhardt HMV Sessions




The Complete Capitol Bobby Hackett Solo Sessions



The Complete Roulette Jack Teagarden Sessions



The Complete Woody Herman Columbia (1945-47)



Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions

Duke Ellington: 1936-40 Small Group Sessions

The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions 1937-41The Columbia and OKeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions


The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-46



The Complete 1932-1940 Bruns./Col./Master Recordings of Duke Ellington



The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions



Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947



Classic Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945



Modern Jazz (CD Collections)



The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions



The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions



The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group SessionsJazz Crusaders:Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio SessionsThe Oliver Nelson Verve/Impulse Big Band SessionsThe Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz SessionsThe Complete Clef/Mercury Rec. Of Oscar Peterson Trio



The Complete Arista Recordings Of Anthony Braxton



The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions



The Complete Novus Rcordings Of Henry Threadgill & Air



The Complete 1956-1964 Modern Jazz Quartet Atlantic Studio Recordings



Charles Mingus – The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65


Jazz Vocals (CD Collections)



The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions 1935-46The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions



Mosaic Records HQ Vinyl Series



The Clifford Brown & Max Roach Emarcy Albums (4 LPs)



Stan Getz: The 1953-54 Norgran Studio Sessions (4 LPs)



Thelonious Monk: Live At The It Club (4 LPs)



DVD Box Set

Jazz Icons Boxed Set #5 (6 DVDs)
Great performances by the John Coltrane Quartet, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.


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