Mosaic Records Discographies

Last updated: January 11th, 2014.
I added Mosaic boxed sets #186 and #187.

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Introduction

Ever since 1983, Mosaic Records has released some of the world’s finest reissue collections. The print run is always limited and, unfortunately, the discographical information usually disappears once a set has gone out-of-print. Fans looking for information in regard to what was included in this set or that have to hunt around the Internet, consult posts on various different jazz and music forums, puzzle together information from various sources and hope that what they found is correct. To alleviate this problem, I’ve added this single page to my site on which you can download Mosaic Records discographies. I don’t have all of the discographies for out-of-print sets yet and if you do, I and many other fans of Mosaic Records would appreciate it if you could help out by contacting me and letting me have a copy of what you’ve got. The downloads are *.pdf files (get: Adobe Acrobat Reader) which you can save to your computer’s drive. I hope this page will, when completed, be of service to the many fans of Mosaic’s wonderful reissue program. If you want to know more about Mosaic Records, visit their website, check out “The Mosaic Records Story” and don’t forget to read the interview conducted with Mosaic Records Producer Scott Wenzel over on “Bop and Beyond” in 2008 (interview: part 01 | part 02) and “All That Jazz: Keeping the Music Alive“, a Pennsylvania Gazette 2004 profile of Michael Cuscuna. Also, do not forget to support Mosaic Records by purchasing any of the available releases via their website. If you like, you can also order a free brochure there.

I cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the information provided here but hope that as this page gets fleshed-out, people will contribute to what’s available. This is how I will go about adding your contributions: You can leave a comment re any changes or additional info you have (use this site’s “contact” form), I will fix the download file and add your name to the list of contributors at the foot of the page. I have used “Calibri” as the basic font for these documents. If anything looks funky on your machine, let me know as well, please.

Covers or any other images are NOT included. This page is NOT for Internet pirates looking to finalize their illegal copies!

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Available Discographies: Box Sets

Download Mosaic Records Discographies: Box Sets.

Note: To save the *.pdf files of the discographies you would like to have to your hard disk, right-click and choose ‘Save (Link) As’. Any discography not listed here I don’t have online or available at the moment. There’s no need to bombard me with mails or comments. 🙂

  • Mosaic # 126:
    The Complete Johnny Hodges Recordings (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 135:
    The Complete Roulette Live Recordings of Count Basie and His Orchestra (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 142:
    The Complete CBS Studio Recordings of Woody Shaw (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 144:
    The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 150:
    The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 152:
    The Complete CBS Recording of Eddie Condon and His All Stars (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 153:
    The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Charles Brown (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 154:
    The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 155:
    The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Amos Milburn (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 156:
    The Complete Roulette Recordings of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 157:
    The Complete Capitol Recordings of George Shearing (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 158:
    Miles Davis: The Complete Plugged Nickel Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 159:
    The Phil Woods Quartet/Quintet 20th Anniversary Set (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 160:
    The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 161:
    The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 162:
    The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 163:
    The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 164:
    Miles Davis/Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 165:
    The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 166:
    The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 167:
    The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 168:
    The Complete Capitol Fifties Jack Teagarden Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 169:
    The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 170:
    Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 172:
    The Complete Blue Note/UA/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 173:
    The Complete Verve Recordings of the Teddy Wilson Trio (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 174:
    The Complete Atlantic Recordings of Lennie Tristano Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 175:
    The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of the Chico Hamilton Quintet (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 176:
    The Complete Capitol and Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 177:
    The Complete Studio Recordings of The Miles Davis Quintet (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 178:
    The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 179:
    The Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 180:
    The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 182:
    The Complete Verve/Clef Charlie Ventura/Flip Philips Studio Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 183:
    Miles Davis: The Complete Bitches Brew (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 184:
    The Peggy Lee and June Christy Capitol Transcriptions (PDF)
  • Mosaic # 185:
    Kenton Presents: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman and Frank Rosolino (PDF)
  • Mosaic #186:
    The Complete Verve Stuff Smith Sessions (PDF)
  • Mosaic #187:
    The Complete H.R.S. Sessions (PDF)

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Available Discographies: Mosaic Select

Download Mosaic Records Discographies: Mosaic Select.

Note: To save the *.pdf files of the discographies you would like to have to your hard disk, right-click and choose ‘Save (Link) As’. Any discography not listed here I don’t have online or available at the moment. There’s no need to bombard me with mails or comments. 🙂

001 – Mosaic Select: Grachan Moncur (PDF)
002 – Mosaic Select: Carmell Jones (PDF)
003 – Mosaic Select: Bennie Green (PDF)
004 – Mosaic Select: Randy Weston (PDF)
006 – Mosaic Select: John Patton (PDF)
007 – Mosaic Select: Curtis Amy (PDF)
008 – Mosaic Select: Duke Pearson (PDF)
009 – Mosaic Select: Bob Brookmeyer (PDF)
010 – Mosaic Select: Bud Shank/Bob Cooper (PDF)
011 – Mosaic Select: Dizzy Reece (PDF)
013 – Mosaic Select: Don Pullen (PDF)
014 – Mosaic Select: Dexter Gordon (PDF)
015 – Mosaic Select: Art Pepper (PDF)
017 – Mosaic Select: Johnny Richards (PDF)
018 – Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack (PDF)
019 – Mosaic Select: Pacific Jazz Piano Trios (PDF)

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to Flurin Casura for sharing with me the ones I did not have.

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Copyright: All the information provided in the download files is (c) Mosaic Records. This page is published by permission from Mosaic Records, dated July 22nd, 2009.

  1. This page has been moved from livingwithmusic.com to deus62.com. In the process, I deleted the many previous comments asking for other discographies currently not available or the very few helping me to correct mistakes.

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  2. I have a few of the selects that you don’t have listed. Would you like me to scan and send them to you? As these have gone out of print and I’m forced to buy them via iTunes, I very much appreciate having these details for the tracks.

    Thanks!

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  3. Levy Jonasson28/10/2015 at 4:34 am

    Here’s material from Mosaic Select 5: Paul Chambers:

    Mosaic Select 5: Paul Chambers (1956-59)

    Paul Chambers – Mosaic Select 5 (1956-59) [3CD BoxSet] {2003 Mosaic Records}

    © 2003 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MS-005

    Personnel and tracklist:
    DISC ONE
    01. Dexterity (A) 6:44
    (Charlie Parker)
    02. Stablemates (A) 5:52
    (Benny Golson)
    03. Easy To Love (A) 3:50
    (Cole Porter)
    04. Visitation (A) 4:53
    (Paul Chambers)
    05. Trane’s Blues (aka John Paul Jones) (A) 6:54
    (John Coltrane)
    06. Eastbound (A) 4:21
    (Kenny Drew)
    07. Omicron (C) 7:15
    (Donald Byrd)
    08. Whims Of Chambers (C) 4:03
    (Paul Chambers)
    09. Nita (C) 6:03
    (John Coltrane)
    10. We Six (C) 7:39
    (Donald Byrd)
    11. Dear Ann (C) 4:18
    (Paul Chambers)
    12. Tale Of The Fingers (C) 4:41
    (Paul Chambers)
    13. Just For The Love (C) 3:41
    (John Coltrane)

    DISC TWO
    01. Trane’s Strain (B) 11:00
    (improvisation)
    02. High Step (B) 8:09
    (Barry Harris)
    03. Nixon, Dixon And Yates Blues (B) 8:26
    (improvisation)
    04. Minor Run-Down (D) 7:36
    (Benny Golson)
    05. The Hand Of Love (D) 6:22
    (Paul Chambers)
    06. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (D) 3:06
    (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein)
    07. Four Strings (D) 5:26
    (Benny Golson)
    08. What’s New (D) 5:38
    (B. Haggart-J. Burke)
    09. Beauteous (D) 8:05
    (Paul Chambers)
    10. Four Strings (alternate take) (D) 5:11
    (Benny Golson)

    DISC THREE
    01. Yesterdays (E) 5:50
    (J. Kern-O. Harbach)
    02. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To (E) 7:15
    (Cole Porter)
    03. Chasin’ The Bird (E) 5:45
    (Charlie Parker)
    04. Dear Old Stockholm (E) 6:40
    (traditional)
    05. The Theme (E) 6:10
    (Miles Davis)
    06. Confessin’ (I’m Confessin’ That I Love You) (E) 4:15
    (Daugherty-Reynolds-Neiburg)
    07. Chamber Mates (E) 5:00
    (Chambers-Burrell)
    08. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (F) 7:07
    (Irving Berlin)
    09. What Is This Thing Called Love (F) 5:42
    (Cole Porter)

    (A) John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano, Paul Chambers, bass, Philly Joe Jones, drums.
    Coltrane does not appear on “Easy To Love” and “Visitation”.
    Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California on March 2, 1956.
    Originally issued as CHAMBERS’ MUSIC (Jazz West LP 7)

    (B) John Coltrane, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Roland Alexander, piano (on “Trane’s Strain” only); Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.
    Recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 20, 1956.
    #1 originally issued JAZZ IN TRANSITION (Transition TRLP 30). #2 & 3 originally issued on HIGH STEP (Blue Note BNLA 451-2)

    (C) Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Horace Silver, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums
    Originally issued as WHIMS OF CHAMBERS (Blue Note BLP 1534)
    Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on September 21, 1956.

    (D) Donald Byrd, trumpet; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Elvin Jones, drums
    Originally issued on PAUL CHAMBERS QUINTET (Blue Note BLP 1564), except alternate take of “Four Strings” and the stereo masters, which were issued on the first CD release of this album (CD 8-52441-2).
    Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on May 19, 1957.

    (E) Kenny Burrell, guitar; Hank Jones, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
    Originally issued on BASS ON TOP (Blue Note BST 81569), except “Chamber Mates”, which was issued on the first CD release of this album (CD 7-46533-2). Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on July 14, 1957

    (F) Paul Chambers, bass; Art Blakey, drums.
    Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on March 29, 1959
    “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me” was originally issued on the compilation BLUE BERLIN (CD 7-99095-2). Both selections were issued on Art Blakey’s DRUMS AROUND THE CORNER (CD 5-21455-2).

    Original sessions produced by Herbert Kimmel (A), Tom Wilson (B) and Alfred Lion (all others).
    Recording engineers: Don Blake (A), unknown (B), Rudy Van Gelder (all others)

    Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
    Transferred using 24-bit resolution and mastered by Ron McMaster
    Sessions A-C is mono. All others are stereo.

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  4. I have some Mosaic sets discographies that are not available to you. If you want, I can copy and sent them to you. I have several Monk Mosaic sets, Henry Threadgill, and Anthony Braxton.

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