Bobby Hutcherson Mosaic Select

Bobby Hutcherson - Mosaic Select 26 (2007) [3CD] {Mosaic Records} [re-up]

Bobby Hutcherson - Mosaic Select 26 (2007) [3CD] {Mosaic Records}
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© 2007 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI | MS-026 | 24-bit Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Post Bop / Vibraphone

The triple-disc Mosaic Select Series has been, in some ways, more rewarding than even its limited-edition box set collections. While these are numbered and limited as well, they tend to shine light either on artists who have never gotten their due, or those who, while certainly respected, have an entire pocket of their careers largely ignored for one reason or another. Some of the titles in this series make that quite clear: John Patton, Curtis Amy, Charles Tolliver, and long unreleased recordings by Andrew Hill, to name a few. Bobby Hutcherson is an excellent example. While his 1960s recordings are well known, most of his mid-'70s recordings have never been available on CDs.
John Carter & Bobby Bradford - Mosaic Select 36 (1969-1979) [3CD Set] (2010) {Mosaic MS-036} [reup]

John Carter & Bobby Bradford - Mosaic Select 36 (1969-1979) [3CD Set] (2010) {Mosaic MS-036}
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© 2010 Mosaic Records / Revelation | MS-036
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

An amazing collection of music – some of the hippest jazz to ever come out of the west coast scene, and a legendary pairing of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and saxophonist John Carter! Both players have really gone onto leave their mark in later years – but honestly, they almost reached the peak of their powers with these incredible early recordings – beautifully bracing modern jazz, of a sort that somewhat follows an Ornette Coleman lineage, but which also opens up into the new spirituality that was hitting the LA scene in the post-Coltrane years – almost a bridge between the Coleman/Dolphy generation, and the later Nimbus scene that would rise in the west! The music here is stark, simple, and quite organic – yet has an energy that's all its own – an amazing progression of rhythms and horn sounds, wrapped together beautifully through a killer set of original compositions.
John Carter & Bobby Bradford - Mosaic Select 36 (2010) [3CD Set] {MS-036}

John Carter & Bobby Bradford - Mosaic Select 36 (2010) [3CD Set] {MS-036}
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© 2010 Mosaic Records | MS-036
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

An amazing collection of music – some of the hippest jazz to ever come out of the west coast scene, and a legendary pairing of trumpeter Bobby Bradford and saxophonist John Carter! Both players have really gone onto leave their mark in later years – but honestly, they almost reached the peak of their powers with these incredible early recordings – beautifully bracing modern jazz, of a sort that somewhat follows an Ornette Coleman lineage, but which also opens up into the new spirituality that was hitting the LA scene in the post-Coltrane years – almost a bridge between the Coleman/Dolphy generation, and the later Nimbus scene that would rise in the west! The music here is stark, simple, and quite organic – yet has an energy that's all its own – an amazing progression of rhythms and horn sounds, wrapped together beautifully through a killer set of original compositions.
Duke Pearson - Mosaic Select 8 (2003) [3CD BoxSet] {Mosaic MS-008} [re-up]

Duke Pearson - Mosaic Select 8 (2003) [3CD BoxSet] {Mosaic MS-008}
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© 2003 Mosaic / EMI | MS-008
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

The Mosaic Select series continues – having released eight impressive volumes n the calendar year 2003 – this being the last, it's a provocative set in that it compiles five Duke Pearson albums from 1968-1970, all of them centered around his "exotic period: The Phantom, Merry Ole Sole, How Insensitive, It Could Only Happen With You, and I Don't Care Who Knows It. In addition, it places all of those recording sessions in their proper chronological order and includes two completely unreleased tracks.
Grachan Moncur III - Mosaic Select (1963-67) [3CD] {2003 Mosaic Remaster}

Grachan Moncur III - Mosaic Select (1963-67) [3CD] {2003 Mosaic Remaster}
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Genre: jazz, post-bop | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Mosaic / Blue Note | CAT # MS-001 | 2003

Mosaic Records – that venerable jazz and blues collector's label that issues completely necessary packages by legendary, if sometimes obscure, artists in limited editions on both LP and CD – is a name synonymous with the finest quality in sound, annotation, and packaging, and they are branching out. Mosaic Select is a side label dedicated to bringing to light the work of musicians whose role in the development of jazz was seminal but whose catalog was small, or whose work was neglected or otherwise overlooked. These editions, in two or three CD sets, just like their other boxes, are numbered and limited. The music on this collection features both of trombonist and composer Grachan Moncur's Blue Note LPs as well as his four historic collaborations with Jackie McLean, the albums One Step Beyond, Destination Out, Hipnosis, and 'Bout Soul.
Bobby Hutcherson - Linger Lane (1975) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50527}

Bobby Hutcherson - Linger Lane (1975) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50527}
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© 1975, 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50527
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own arrangements for a slightly larger group – one that has some sweet fusion overtones, and these wonderful mellow funk inflections – so that even the mellow cuts have this warmly glowing, ultra-soulful sound that's mighty nice – a bit like some of the work from Gene Harris around the same time.
Bobby Hutcherson - Montara (1975) {Blue Note Japan BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50529 rel 2012}

Bobby Hutcherson - Montara (1975) {Blue Note Japan BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50529 rel 2012}
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© 1975, 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50529
Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Latin / Vibes

One of our favorite Bobby Hutcherson albums ever – and a magical session filled with electric Latin vibes! The album's quite a different one for Bobby at the time – as it has him working with some larger arrangements, in a soulful west coast groove that's almost got the feel of a hip 70s soundtrack. Bobby's vibes are nicely set up against Fender Rhodes on most tracks – and the group's got some added Latin percussion that really opens up the rhythms. The whole thing's totally wonderful – brimming over with sun and soul, the kind of magic record that will never be made again! Tracks include "Camel Rise", "Yuyo", "Montara", "La Malanga", "Little Angel", and "Love Song".
Bobby Hutcherson - Cirrus (1974) {Blue Note Japan BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50539 rel 2013}

Bobby Hutcherson - Cirrus (1974) {Blue Note Japan BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50539 rel 2013}
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© 1974, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50539
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Righteous Bobby Hutcherson from the 70s – one of his last albums recorded in the company of reedman Harold Land – and one of his greatest too! There's a wonderful mix of modes going on here – modal jazz meets California sun, blending a sense of spiritualism with some of the warmth that Hutcherson was increasingly discovering in his music – especially on the album's use of marimbas, which are surprisingly great next to Bobby's vibes!
Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008) 3 CD Box Set[

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band - Mosaic Select 33 (2008) 3 CD Box Set
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Genre: Modern Big Band, Progressive Jazz | Label: Mosaic Records | # MS-033 | Time: 03:26:14

While pianist-arranger-composer Toshiko Akiyoshi headed a fine big band in New York after moving cross-country in 1982, the orchestra that she led in Los Angeles in the 1970s was arguably her greatest accomplishment. The three-CD Mosaic Select set Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band collects all of the music originally released on the RCA albums Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales of a Courtesan, Insights, and March of the Tadpoles. With such major players as Akiyoshi’s husband Lew Tabackin on tenor and flute, trumpeters Bobby Shew and Don Rader, trombonist Britt Woodman and altoist Gary Foster among the many soloists in the all-star band, the orchestra could swing as hard as any of its competitors. In addition to the more boppish pieces, Akiyoshi often wrote works that displayed her Japanese heritage, utilizing Eastern harmonies and instruments along with her husband’s flute. Many of the highpoints of her career are on this perfectly conceived Mosaic release.
Bobby Hutcherson - Knucklebean (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}

Bobby Hutcherson - Knucklebean (1977) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50563
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Vibes

Beautiful late Blue Note work from Bobby Hutcherson – laidback, warm, electric, and with a mixture of CTI funk and some of the more lyrical soul jazz work of his years with Harold Land! Part of the credit for the set should go to George Cables – who plays both acoustic and electric keys on the record, and who gives the album a sweetly dancing feel that really warms things up wonderfully – and all other players are wonderful too, including drummer Eddie Marshall, bassist James Leary, and horn players Freddie Hubbard, Hadley Caliman, and Manny Boyd. Includes a great remake of "Little B's Poem", the mellow groover "Why Not", and the cuts "Til Then", "Knucklebean", and "So Far So Good".