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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:43 pm 
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trev wrote:
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Honestly, it's generational I think, but I don't know what most music listeners use for a home sound system these days. Back in my day (hahaha) we were all about speakers and amps and turntables and receivers and equalizers and pre-amps and what not. Is that all gone?


Not generational at all. Music nerds will always want the best gear, just check out any of the stereo or headphone forums.

In my view it's because the sound systems at dance venues often sound terrible, you want the music in the best quality you can find. Might as well give those sound waves the best chance of making it to the dancers' ears undamaged!


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Are those like music lovers or music aficionados? :|

Glad it is not generational. Enough stuff always is already.

I have not added any new stereo gear in about a decade, so I am out of touch.

Do people still buy big wooden speakers or has speaker science brought us smaller speakers with equivalent sound?

Or do most people who listen to music rely on computers and portable units like Ipods? I remember that back when, a lot of people were satisfied with simple combination stereo systems (all in one).....or had those big furniture hi-fi/stereos that ate up your living room. Nice wood, though! :)

But people who cared about music bought components. It was fun and it was also a hassle.

My first amp - circa 1965. I was 14 or so. It was way under $100.00. It was pretty decent and I want to find one on eBay.

http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/amerl ... c.jpg.html

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So I guess you were kind of kidding when you said you hoped his personal system was better than the ones at dances b/c you knew it would be.

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:25 pm 
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On home systems: I don't know what most people use. I only have anecdotal evidence, which is of course kind of garbage but I will share in the unfortunate tradition of online fora. I only listen to music on my computer and iPhone. I don't use a fancy separate sound card or headphone amp. At work and with my phone I use fancy-ish in-ear headphones. At home I use some deplorably cheap (in all senses of the word) computer speakers. Casual reconnaissance of the habits of a few nearby friends who are self-procaimed-ly "into music" shows they do the same thing.

On quality and systems at dances: I understand the "the system is crappy, so let's at least pump the best we can in at the beginning" argument, but I don't believe it flies. The physics and (psycho-)accoustics are interesting, but such a can of worms that I dare not go too near. :) My (more anecdotes!) empirical evidence suggests that a) dancers don't give a *$(#& whether I play a CC or a Mosaic remaster (the heathens!) and b) I myself can hardly tell the difference when I'm dancing, people are talking, a fan is blowing, etc.

That said, I still go for the Mosaic set every time. And at home I'm really only listening to "All About That Bass" these days, so whatever, you know? Go Meghan!


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Completely non-Mosaic-related, but I concur on the catchiness of Megan Trainor's "All About That Bass".

But I'm all for Mosaic-quality whenever I can get it.

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:28 pm 
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The internet jazz forum rumour mill is abuzz (apologies for the mixing of metaphors) with news of two Mosaic sets in the works:

a) Eddie Condon and Bud Freeman on Commodore and Decca (8 CD's)
b) James P. Johnson (no other details)

See here, for instance:
http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index. ... om-mosaic/

Time to start saving. :)


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:08 pm 
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JesseMiner wrote:
I concur on the catchiness of Megan Trainor's "All About That Bass". Jesse


I watched it when the other poster mentioned it. So - what's the rush on that? She looks good is all.

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:26 pm 
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Eyeball wrote:
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I concur on the catchiness of Megan Trainor's "All About That Bass". Jesse


I watched it when the other poster mentioned it. So - what's the rush on that? She looks good is all.

jOhn

Just a super-catchy and positive current pop song. If that's not your thing, you might enjoy this jazzier version by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox.

And yes, I would love to hear the Eddie Condon Mosaic set!

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:31 pm 
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New Eddie Condon/Bud Freeman set announced for April.

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
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Eddie Condon/Bud Freeman set is now shipping. Can't wait!

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
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Lester Young is a-comin':

http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightligh ... -box-sets/

"Mosaic Records, that Valhalla of jazz reissue labels, is preparing an 8-CD set of Lester Young recordings that will cover the saxophonist’s career from his debut on record with Count Basie in 1936 to the late 1940s. It will include all of Young’s Decca recordings with Basie (regardless of whether Young soloed or not), all of Young’s recordings for the Keynote and Commodore labels, both sessions that he recorded with Nat King Cole, all of his Aladdin recordings, and sides made with Benny Goodman as well as pianists Sammy Price and Una Mae Carlisle and trombonist Dickie Wells.

The cherry on the top? Three previously unreleased alternate takes from that legendary 1936 Jones-Smith Inc. date with Basie that introduced the ethereal cool of Young’s sound–a sound that influenced countless saxophonists who followed in his wake–to the world. The booklet will be written by Loren Schoenberg, who has authored numerous, superlative liner notes for Mosaic before, including their previous 4-CD set of Lester Young-Count Basie recordings. I think it’s safe to say that this will be the most comprehensive portrait of Prez in his prime that’s ever been released."

The Jones-Smith Inc. alternates are worth it by themselves.


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:53 pm 
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If you're a fan of stride piano along the ilk of Fats Waller, you might enjoy the James P Johnson Mosaic set out next month: Classic James P. Johnson Sessions 1921- 1943

Also, the Lester Young set, which should be awesome, will drop in January/February next year.

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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
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....and Lester Young is shipping to "2 - 3 weeks"

To say I'm looking forward to this one is probably the understatement of the year.


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Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions is now shipping. :)


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
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Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions is now shipping. :)


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:39 am 
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And ... it's just arrived :D


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 Post subject: Re: mosaic sets
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:55 am 
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Well - I've been listening off and on for half the day now. I don't think I have anything to say that isn't completely obvious - the quality is beautiful, the hit rate for songs I'm adding to my DJing collection is the highest of any Mosaic set I've bought, and I I'm finding it hard to get any work done while this is playing.

Absolute essential must-have set.


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