The Mosaic Sampler

The Mosaic Sampler


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The Mosaic Sampler

Among serious jazz fans, Mosaic Records is legendary. Founded in 1982, the label specialized in box sets that contained the complete recorded works of specific eras from major jazz artists. The sets were lovingly annotated and remastered and proved essential for the dedicated fan -- not only of the featured artist, but for jazz historians. Mosaic releases continually received glowing reviews from jazz publications, but since they were specialty releases, they provoked more curiosity than consumption in the casual consumer -- after all, they wouldn't pay over $100 for a complete Andrew Hill box set without having some idea of what was so good about the set. Hence, the Mosaic Sampler. Although its appearance is somewhat belated -- appearing 17 years after the label was founded -- it nevertheless is welcome, since it offers a hint of the stellar work the label has done, along with the variety of their catalog. The sampler covers a tremendous amount of ground -- Jack Teagarden, Illinois Jacquet, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Guiffre, June Christy, Count Basie, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Bud Shank and Andrew Hill are all featured -- but all the music is exquisite, giving some sort of sense of the treasures that lie within a Mosaic set. Of course, it's a little ridiculous to offer a sampler of a label that prides themselves in completeness, but that's quibbling. This is an entertaining album in its own right, plus it offers a glimpse of the Mosaic majesty.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/27/1999
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724352105229
catalogNumber: 21052

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Horn   Flute
June Christy   Vocals,Track Performer
Count Basie   Trombone
Sonny Clark   Piano
Buddy Collette   Alto Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Jimmy Giuffre   Clarinet,Track Performer
Freddie Green   Guitar
Jim Hall   Guitar
Chico Hamilton   Drums,Track Performer
Bill Hardman   Trumpet
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Hill   Piano,Track Performer
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Thad Jones   Trumpet
Mel Lewis   Drums
Billy May   Trumpet
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Lee Morgan   Trumpet
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Gary Peacock   Bass
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Horace Silver   Piano
Art Taylor   Drums
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Boots Mussulli   Alto Saxophone
Fred Katz   Cello
Jimmie Noone   Clarinet
Gene Roland   Valve Trombone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Russell Procope   Clarinet
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Eddie Safranski   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Paul Chambers   Bass
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
John Collins   Guitar
Duke Ellington   Electric Piano,Track Performer
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Roy Haynes   Drums
Jack Sheldon   Trumpet
Lennie Johnson   Trumpet
Sonny Payne   Drums
Ralph Pena   Bass
Charlie Persip   Drums
Curtis Porter   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Benny Powell   Trombone
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Carson Smith   Bass
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Ray Wetzel   Trumpet
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Freddie Zito   Piano
Lucas   Bass
Eddie Jones   Bass
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer
Kenny Rogers   Alto Saxophone
Charles Thompson   Piano
Dave Matthews   Tenor Saxophone
David Black   Drums

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes
Benny Golson   Arranger
Curtis Porter   Composer
Carson Smith   Arranger
Dave Dexter   Composer
Charlie Lourie   Executive Producer
Gordon H. Jee   Art Direction
Dick Larkin   Composer

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