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Mosaic Select

Mosaic released a series of limited edition 3 CD box sets with the Mosaic Select title from 2003 onwards. Generally each set brings together a number of complete or partial albums by a single musician or a pair of musicians working together. Some of the sets however are mainly previously unreleased material.

Mosaic Select

Mosaic Select 1: Grachan Moncur III, 2003, Mosaic MS-001

Brings together the two Grachan Moncur III Blue Note albums Evolution (1963) and Some Other Stuff (1964), plus four Jackie McLean Blue Note albums that feature Moncur; One Step Beyond (1963), Destination Out (1963), Hipnosis (1967) and 'Bout Soul (1967).

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Mosaic Select 2: Carmell Jones, 2003, Mosaic MS-002

Includes three Carmell Jones albums original released on Pacific Jazz; The Remarkable Carmell Jones (1961), Business Meetin' (1962) and Brass Bag (1962) plus the 1963 Harold Land album Jazz Impressions of Folk Music and a previously unreleased Frank Strazzeri session.

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Mosaic Select 3: Bennie Green, 2003, Mosaic MS-003

Made up of the four Bennie Green Blue Note albums; Walkin' & Talkin', Back on the Scene, The 45 Sessions and Soul Stirrin' plus the Ike Quebec album Congo Lament.

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Mosaic Select 4: Randy Weston, 2003, Mosaic MS-004

Material from five albums released between 1958 and 1963 on Jubilee, Roulette, Colpix and United Artists; Piano la Mode, Uhuru Afrika, Highlife, Little Niles, and Live at the Five Spot, plus an unreleased session recorded for Roulette.

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Mosaic Select 5: Paul Chambers, 2003, Mosaic MS-005

Comprises four Chambers albums released on Jazz West and Blue Note; Chambers' Music, Whims of Chambers, Paul Chambers Quintet and Bass on Top plus tracks that were recorded for Transition and tracks originally released on samplers.

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Mosaic Select 6: John Patton, 2003, Mosaic MS-006

Comprises five albums released on Blue Note between 1963 and 1968: Along Came John (1963), The Way I Feel (1964), Oh, Baby! (1965), That Certain Feeling (1968) and Understanding (1968).

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Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy, 2003, Mosaic MS-007

Brings together the six albums Amy recorded for Pacific Jazz in the early 1960s: The Blues Message, Meetin' Here, Groovin' Blue, Way Down, Tippin' on Through, and Katanga!.

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Mosaic Select 8: Duke Pearson, 2003, Mosaic MS-008

Collects Blue Note recordings from the late 1960s onto the 3 CD. The music was originally released on: The Phantom, Merry Ole Sole, How Insensitive, It Could Only Happen With You, and I Don't Care Who Knows It. Plus a couple of previously unreleased tracks.

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Mosaic Select 9: Bob Brookmeyer, 2004, Mosaic MS-009

A collection of Pacific Jazz trackss including quartet recordings from the early 1950's and the later 1950's albums Traditionalism Revisited, Street Swingers, Kansas City Revisited and Stretching Out.

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Mosaic Select 10: Bud Shank/Bob Cooper, 2003, Mosaic MS-010

A collection of tracks recorded in the mid-1950s for Pacific Jazz and World Pacific Jazz and originally released on a number of albums including; Bud Shank and Three Trombones, Jazz at Cal-Tech, Flute and Oboe, Swing's to TV, Jazz Swings Broadway and Blowin' Country.

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Mosaic Select 11: Dizzy Reece, 2004, Mosaic MS-011

Brings together the material recorded in the late 1950s and early 1960s for Blue Note and released on the albums; Blues in Trinity, Star Bright, Soundin' Off, and Comin' On!.

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Mosaic Select 12: Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach, 2004, Mosaic MS-012

A collection of previously unreleased live tracks recorded between 1976 and 1991. Includes duo recordings and performances by the groups Lookout Farm and Quest .

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Mosaic Select 13: Don Pullen, 2005, Mosaic MS-013

Comprises the two 1980s Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet albums Breakthrough and Song Everlasting, and the two Don Pullen trio albums New Beginnings and Random Thoughts.

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Mosaic Select 14: Dexter Gordon, 2005, Mosaic MS-014

Live recordings from the Keystone Korner in 1978 originally released on Nights At The Keystone, Vol. 1, Nights At The Keystone, Vol. 2 and Nights At The Keystone, Vol. 3.

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Mosaic Select 15: Art Pepper, 2005, Mosaic MS-015

Late fifties Pacific Jazz recordings originally released on The Return of Art Pepper, Modern Art, and The Art of Pepper plus alternate takes from the sessions and tracks from sessions led by Joe Morello and Bill Perkins.

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Mosaic Select 16: Andrew Hill, 2005, Mosaic MS-016

Music recorded for Blue Note between 1967 and 1970. Six of the tracks have been released before on the One For One collection. The remaining 25 tracks are previously unreleased.

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Mosaic Select 17: Johnny Richard, 2005, Mosaic MS-017

This set collects together the late 1950s Capitol and Roulette albums Wide Range, Experiments in Sound, The Rites of Diablo, My Fair Lady, and Aqui Se Habla Espanol plus unreleased material and tracks from Annotations of the Muses..

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Mosaic Select 18: Freddie Slack, 2005, Mosaic MS-018

A 72 track collection that brings together nearly all of Slack's recordings as a leader including 17 previously unreleased tracks.

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Mosaic Select 19: Pacific Jazz Piano Trios, 2005, Mosaic MS-019

Recordings made for Pacific Jaz by pianists Russ Freeman, Richard Twardzik, Jimmy Rowles and Clare Fisher. Source albums include Russ Freeman/Richard Twardzik, Russ Freeman Trio, Jazz Swings Broadway, Rare But Well Done and Clare Fischer's First Time Out and Surging Ahead.

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Mosaic Select 20: Charles Tolliver, 2007, Mosaic MS-020

Live recordings from 1970 and 1973. Two of the CDs comprise material previously released on the Strata East albums Music Inc. Live at Slugs, Vols. 1 and 2 and Music Inc Live In Tokyo. The third CD comprises six previously unreleased tracks.

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Mosaic Select 21: Gerry Mulligan, 2007, Mosaic MS-021

A collection of material mainly recorded in December 1957. Drawn from the albums Reunion (with Chet Baker), The Playboy Jazz All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan Songbook Vol. 1 and Annie Ross Sings A Song Of Mulligan.

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Mosaic Select 22: Sidney Bechet, 2007, Mosaic MS-022

A 69 track collection of recordings made between 1923 and 1947 including material by Clarence |William's Blue Five, Noble Sissle and his Orchestra, Sideney Bechet and his Orchestra, Sidney Bechet with Bob Wilber's Wildcats and the Sidney Bechet Quartet.

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Mosaic Select 23: Andrew Hill-Solo, 2007, Mosaic MS-023

Solo piano recordings from late 1978. Two of the pieces were released on the From California With Love album, the remaining 12 tracks are previously unreleased.

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Mosaic Select 24: Tony Williams, 2007, Mosaic MS-024

Collects together the late 1980's Blue Note albums Foreign Intrigue, Civilization, Angel Street, Native Heart, and The Story of Neptune.

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Mosaic Select 25: McCoy Tyner, 2007, Mosaic MS-025

Brings together the 1968-1970 Blue Note recordings that were originally released on Expansions, Cosmos, Extensions, and Asante.

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Mosaic Select 26: Bobby Hutcherson, 2007, Mosaic MS-026

Blue Note recordings from the mid-1970s originally released on the albums Cirrus, Inner Glow, Waiting, View from the Inside and, Knucklebean.

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Mosaic Select 27: Al Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green, 2007, Mosaic MS-027

Music from five RCA Victor albums of the 1950s: The Natural Seven (Al Cohn), The Jazz Workshop: Four Brass, One Tenor (Al Cohn), Mr Rhythm (Freddie Green), All I Wanna Do Is Swing (Joe Newman) and I'm Still Swinging (Joe Newman). The three musicians (and others) play on all five albums.

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Mosaic Select 28: Johnny Mercer, 2007, Mosaic MS-028

A 69 track collection of recordings made between 1942 and 1947 including tracks by Jack Teagarden w/ Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, Paul Weston and his Orchestra, Wingy Manone's Dixieland Band, Billy Butterfield and his Orchestra, the Pied Pipers, Benny Goodman and his Orchestra and many others.

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Mosaic Select 29: Onzy Matthews, 2009, Mosaic MS-029

Comprises the two 1960s Capitol albums Blues With A Touch Of Elegance and Sounds For The '60's! Together with 26 previously unreleased tracks.

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Mosaic Select 30: Boogie Woogie & Blues Piano, 2009, Mosaic MS-030

Tracks by 14 different pianists recorded between 1935 and 1941. Featured musicians include Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson, Jimmy Yancey, Freddie Slack, Kenny Kersey, Teddy Wilson, and Mary Lou Williams.

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Mosaic Select 31: Woody Herman, 2009, Mosaic MS-031

Mid-1960s recordings drawn from the albums Woody Herman 1963, Woody Herman 1964, Encore, Woody's Big Band Goodies, and The Swinging Herman Herd Recorded Live.

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Mosaic Select 32: Pendulum, 2009, Mosaic MS-032

Recorded live at the Village Vanguard in February 1978. The tracks on CD 1 were originally released on the Artist House LP Pendulum. The other 8 tracks are previously unreleased. Pendulum were Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Richie Beirach, Frank Tusa, and Al Foster.

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Mosaic Select 33: Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band, 2009, Mosaic MS-033

Comrpises five mid to late 1970's albums Kogun, Long Yellow Road, Tales Of A Courtesan, Insights and March Of The Tadpoles.

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Mosaic Select 34: Denny Zeitlin, 2009, Mosaic MS-034

Mid-sixties trio recordings for Columbia originally released on the albums Cathexis, Carnival and Zeitgeist plus a number of previously unreleased tracks.

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Mosaic Select 35: John Handy, 2009, Mosaic MS-035

Columbia recordings from the 1960s originally released on Recorded Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival, The 2nd John Handy Album and Projections plus live recordings from Carnegie Hall and some previously unreleased studio tracks.

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Mosaic Select 36: John Carter & Bobby Bradford, 2010, Mosaic MS-036

Brings together the two albums released by the New Art Jazz Ensemble, Seeking and Secrets, together with previously unreleased tracks from the same group recorded in 1969 and 1971. The third CD is a previously unreleased duo session from 1979.

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Mosaic Select 37: Charles Tolliver Big Band, 2011, Mosaic MS-037

Brings together the two albums released on Strata East; Music Inc (1971) and Impact (1975), together with previously unreleased tracks recorded in Germany in 1979 by Charles Tolliver's group with the NDR Big Band.

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Mosaic Select 38: Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orchestra: Trilogy, 2011, Mosaic MS-038

Three CDs of previously unreleased studio nad live recordings from 2008 and 2009.

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Last updated November 2014