Fantasy Mosaic

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}
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© 1959-62, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.
Gerry Mulligan - The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions 1960-1962 (2003) {4CD Set Mosaic MD4-221}

Gerry Mulligan - The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions 1960-1962 (2003) {4CD Set Mosaic MD4-221}
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© 1960-62, 2003 Mosaic Records / Universal Music / Verve | MD4-221
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Moder Big Band / Saxopohone

A killer collection of this unique musical moment from Gerry Mulligan – with material that appeared on the albums Concert Jazz Band, Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard, A Concert In Jazz, Concert Jazz Band On Tour Guest Soloist Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan 63 – plus unissued tracks, too! This four disc-set contains all of the existing Concert Band Sessions from May 1960 to December 1962, and makes available for the first time five previously unreleased performances. Some seven others, whose original tapes are either missing or lost, are notated here for the sake of discography. This was, arguably – after and aside from Mulligan's piano-less quartet with Chet Baker – the most visionary music he ever made. It eclipses his nonet recordings of the 1950s because of the sophisticated charts written by trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, and the writing Mulligan was doing formed the strength of this band – though this is not immediately apparent at the outset of Disc One. The set commences with a version of the band that included six brass, four reeds, Mulligan on baritone (and piano occasionally), bass, and drums.

Jonah Jones - At The Embers (1956) {Mosaic MCD-1017 rel 2008}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 7, 2017
Jonah Jones - At The Embers (1956) {Mosaic MCD-1017 rel 2008}

Jonah Jones - At The Embers (1956) {Mosaic MCD-1017 rel 2008}
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© 1956, 2008 Mosaic Records / Sony BMG Music | MCD-1017 | Mosaic Singles Series
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Swing / Trumpet

In 1956, Jonah Jones started to become an unlikely commercial success. A veteran swing trumpeter not known to the general public despite being an exciting player, Jones caught on playing frequently muted solos with a quartet at the Embers in New York. His music often featured a shuffle rhythm and mixed Dixieland, swing and show tunes. This first recording by the quartet (also including pianist George Rhodes, bassist John Browne and drummer Harold Austin) was popular, although it would soon be dwarfed by Jones' successes for Capitol. Highlights of the date, which was also released by Groove and Victor, include "It's All Right With Me," "All of You," "High Society" and "At Sundown."
Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1998) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-180 rec 1956-1961}

Bud Shank - The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1998) {5CD Box Set Mosaic MD5-180 rec 1956-1961}
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© 1956-61, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD5-180 | 20-bit Super Bit Mapping
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

When one thinks of altoist/flutist Bud Shank's recordings of the 1950s, it is normally of his work with Stan Kenton's orchestra or collaborations with Laurindo Almeida or Bob Cooper. However, Shank led a superior quartet from 1956-1958 that also included pianist Claude Williamson, bassist Don Prell, and either Chuck Flores or Jimmy Pratt on drums. This typically magnificent five-CD limited-edition box set from Mosaic has the quartet's four albums (including a set that was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa), a selection by Shank with a sextet that includes vibraphonist Larry Bunker, and three slightly later sets.
Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}

Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}
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© 1952-65, 2001 Mosaic Records / Capitol / EMI | MD9-208 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Under the watchful eye of famed producer Michael Cuscuna, this nine-CD set serves as a compilation of Stitt's 1950s and 1960s Roost LPs. This release also features a 28-page booklet consisting of comprehensively annotated liners. Moreover, the record label does its best to convey the artistic element via a series of black-and-white photos of Stitt and his sidemen amid anecdotes by many of the late saxophonist's affiliates. Interestingly enough, seven of the original LPs did not list personnel. In some instances, guesses were made, although most of these tracks are well-documented, thanks to the producer's diligence and painstaking research. Artists such as drummer Roy Haynes, bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and pianist Harold Maber represent but a few of Stitt's accompanists.

Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 9, 2017
Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy

Craig Cabell, "Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy: The Life and Work of the Man Behind the Magic"
ISBN: 1843585073, 1857826787 | 2012 | EPUB | 246 pages | 1 MB

Phil Woods & Jon Eardley - Pot Pie (1955) {Fantasy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 4, 2017
Phil Woods & Jon Eardley - Pot Pie (1955) {Fantasy}

Phil Woods & Jon Eardley - Pot Pie (1955) {Fantasy}
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Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Phil Woods was only 22 at the time of this program (reissued on CD), but he was already an explosive and very talented bop-oriented altoist. This obscure set, one of his earliest recordings, has seven group originals, plus the lone standard "Mad About the Boy," and is full of excitement. Woods, trumpeter Jon Eardley, pianist George Syran, bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Nick Stabulas all display both youthful energy and a strong knowledge of Charlie Parker's innovations, making this an essential, if little-known acquisition for bop collectors.

Kenny Werner - Form and Fantasy, Vol. 1 (2001)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 4, 2017
Kenny Werner - Form and Fantasy, Vol. 1 (2001)

Kenny Werner - Form and Fantasy, Vol. 1 (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 372.62 Mb | 01:09:13 | Cover
Jazz, Modern Creative | Label: Double-Time Records

Here pianist Kenny Werner debuts a new trio, with bassist Johannes Weidenmüller and drummer Ari Hoenig. The set, recorded live in Paris, begins with Werner's "Amonkst" (previously recorded with Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette on 1998's A Delicate Balance). The rest of the program is mostly non-original; some of the workhorses from Werner's older trio's repertoire are freshly reconsidered. "Nardis" and "Dolphin Dance" are played in seven, while Bill Evans' "Time Remembered" is prefaced by an unaccompanied Werner solo titled "Bill Remembered." The Evans tune segues seamlessly into a roaring "Lonnie's Lament," played up-tempo, much like Joe Lovano did on his 1994 Quartets record. Another highlight is Werner's stirring adaptation of Bach's "Sicilienne," which he also sets up with a lovely solo prelude.

Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Dec. 2, 2017
Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis [Repost]

Julie Sze - Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis
Published: 2015-01-05 | ISBN: 0520262484, 0520284488 | PDF | 248 pages | 2.44 MB

New York Fantastic: Fantasy Stories from the City that Never Sleeps  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Nov. 21, 2017
New York Fantastic: Fantasy Stories from the City that Never Sleeps

Edited by Paula Guran , "New York Fantastic: Fantasy Stories from the City that Never Sleeps"
ISBN: 1597809314 | 2017 | EPUB | 424 pages | 4 MB