Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Complete Discography of Mosaic Jazz Box Sets

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This is a complete discography of Mosaic box sets. A label that has established itsel as the best "complete reissue" expert in the world of jazz today. Mosaic Records' first release came out in July of 1983. They buy copyright of their materials from different, well-known and obscure, labels for a limited period of time or limited copies so most of their great sets are out of print.

"I want to do definitive, complete box sets that will bring out unissued material, correct mistakes on past reissues and draw a whole body of work together with a serious, deluxe, booklet." says Michael Cuscuna, co-founder of the Mosaic Records about his ambitious project.

I've taken the basic information from their website and assembled them into a discography of all boxed sets, issued by Mosaic from 1980 to this day. As you can see below, some items are released only on LP, some other only on CD and a few of them on both format. The Number of CDs or LPs is indicated too.
These jazz records are more than simple albums, they are great documentations of a pure art form, performed by the masters and packed and released by great enthusiasts of this thing called jazz.

[See also a discography of Mosaic Select box sets]
--Ehsan Khoshbakht
Last Update: 23th October, 2009

Serial Box Set LP CD Date(s)
101 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Thelonious Monk 4 - 1947-57
102 The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker 5 3 1952-53
103 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis 3 2 1935-44
104 The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings of Clifford Brown 5 - 1953-54
105 The Complete Pacific Jazz Small Group Recordings of Art Pepper 3 - 1956-57
106 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of the Tina Brooks Quintet 4 - 1958-61
107 The Complete Blue Note Forties Recordings of Ike Quebec and John Hardee 4 3 1944-46
108 The Complete Recordings of The Port of Harlem Jazzmen 1 - 1939
109 The Complete Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney De Paris/Vic Dickenson Blue Note Sessions 6 4 1941-52
110 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Sidney Bechet 6 4 1939-53
111 The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus 4 3 1960
112 The Complete Black Lion Vogue Recordings of Thelonious Monk 4 3 1954-71
113 The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman 4 3 1954
114 The Complete Art Hodes Blue Note Sessions 5 4 1944-45
115 The Benny Morton/Jimmy Hamilton Blue Note Swingtets 1 - 1945
116 The Complete Bud Powell Blue Note Recordings (1949-1958) 5 - 1949-58
117 The Complete Verve Recordings of the Buddy De Franco Quartet/Quintet with Sonny Clark 5 4 1954-55
118 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols 5 3 1955-56
119 The Pete Johnson/Earl Hines/Teddy Bunn Blue Note Sessions 1 - 1939-40
120 The Complete Recordings of the Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall 6 4 1959-65
121 The Complete Blue Note 45 Sessions of Ike Quebec 3 2 1959-62
122 The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman 4 3 1954
123 The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Volume I 23 - 1929-43
124 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd 3 2 1960-61
125 The Complete Atlantic and EMI Jazz Recordings of Shorty Rogers 6 4 1951-56
126 The Complete Johnny Hodges Recordings 6 - 1951-55
127 The Complete Candid Recordings of Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger 6 4 1960-61
128 The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Volume II 23 - 1944-45
129 The Complete Benedetti Recordings of Charlie Parker - 7 1947-48
130 The Complete Recordings of T-Bone Walker 1940-1954 9 6 1940-54
131 The Complete Recordings of the Stan Getz Quintet with Jimmy Raney 5 3 1951-53
132 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of George Lewis 5 3 1943-55
133 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Grant Green with Sonny Clark 5 4 1961-62
134 The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Volume III 20 - 1938-57
135 The Complete Roulette Live Recordings of Count Basie and His Orchestra 12 8 1959-62
136 Stan Kenton: The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Holman & Russo Charts 6 4 1950-63
137 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Larry Young 9 6 1964-69
138 The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Nat King Cole Trio 27 18 1942-61
139 The Complete Candid Otis Span/Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions 5 3 1960-??
140 The Complete Master Jazz Piano Series 6 4 1969-74
141 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers 10 6 1960
142 The Complete CBS Studio Recordings of Woody Shaw 4 3 1977-81
143 The Complete 1959 CBS Charles Mingus Sessions 4 - 1959
144 The Complete CBS Buck Clayton Jam Sessions 8 6 1953-56
145 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Don Cherry 3 2 1965-66
146 The Complete Decca Studio Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars 8 6 1950-58
147 The Complete Serge Chaloff Sessions 5 4 1946-56
148 The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings of Benny Goodman 6 4 1944-55
149 The Complete Roulette Studio Recordings of Count Basie and His Orchestra 15 10 1957-62
150 The Complete Blue Note 1964-66 Jackie McLean Sessions 6 4 1964-66
151 The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra 7 5 1966-70
152 The Complete CBS Recording of Eddie Condon and His All Stars 7 5 1953-62
153 The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Charles Brown 7 5 1945-56
154 The Complete February 1957 Jimmy Smith Blue Note Sessions 5 3 1957
155 The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Amos Milburn 10 7 1946-57
156 The Complete Roulette Recordings of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra 14 10 1958-60
157 The Complete Capitol Recordings Of George Shearing 7 5 1958-63
158 Miles Davis: The Complete Plugged Nickel Sessions 10 - 1965
159 The Phil Woods Quartet/Quintet 20th Anniversary Set 7 5 1976-92
160 The Complete Capitol Recordings Of Duke Ellington 7 5 1953-55
161 The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions 10 7 1963-66
162 The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions 6 4 1956-58
163 The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 10 7 1943-47
164 Miles Davis/Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings 11 - 1957-68
165 The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 6 4 1945-50
166 The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions 5 3 1957-59
167 The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions 5 3 1964-67
168 The Complete Capitol Fifties Jack Teagarden Sessions 6 4 1955-58
169 The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions 11 7 1956-61
170 Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions 19 12 1942-53
171 Bill Evans: The Final Village Vanguard Sessions-June 1980 10 - 1980
172 The Complete Blue Note/UA/Roulette Recordings of Thad Jones 5 3 1956-59
173 The Complete Verve Recordings of the Teddy Wilson Trio 8 5 1952-57
174 The Complete Atlantic Recordings of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 10 6 1954-61
175 The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of the Chico Hamilton Quintet 9 6 1954-59
176 The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre 10 6 1954-58
177 The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Miles Davis Quintet 10 - 1965-68
178 The Complete Blue Note Blue Mitchell Sessions 6 4 1963-67
179 The Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions 6 4 1955-62
180 The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions 7 5 1956-61
181 The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions - 6 1955-58
182 The Complete Verve/Clef Charlie Ventura/Flip Philips Studio Sessions 9 6 1947-57
183 Miles Davis: The Complete Bitches Brew 6 - 1969-70
184 The Peggy Lee & June Christy Capitol Transcriptions - 5 1945-49
185 Kenton Presents: Bob Cooper, Bill Holman & Frank Rosolino - 4 1954-60
186 The Complete Verve Stuff Smith Sessions - 4 1956-59
187 The Complete H.R.S. Sessions - 6 1938-47
188 The Complete Anita O'Day Verve/Clef Sessions - 9 1952-62
189 The Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions - 8 1956-61
190 The Complete Django Reinhardt HMV Sessions - 6 1936-48
191 The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis With John Coltrane 9 - 1955-61
192 The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James 0 7 1946-58
193 Duke Ellington: The Reprise Studio Recordings - 5 1962-65
194 The Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions - 4 1958-67
195 The Complete Blue Note Elvin Jones Sessions - 8 1968-73
196 The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman - 6 1948-56
197 The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Session 8 5 1960-63
198 The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra - 5 1961-69
199 The Columbia Jazz Piano Moods Sessions - 7 1949-52
200 The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions - 6 1956-61
201 The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions - 7 1956-60
202 The Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter Sessions - 6 1959-61
203 The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions - 9 1950-60
204 The Complete Columbia Recordings of Mildred Bailey - 10 1929-42
205 The Complete Vee Jay Paul Chambers & Wynton Kelly Sessions - 6 1959-61
206 Classic Columbia Condon Mob Sessions - 8 1940-59
207 The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions - 5 1963-64
208 The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions - 9 1952-63
209 Miles Davis: The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions 6 - 1968-69
210 The Complete Capitol Bobby Hackett Solo Sessions - 5 1953-59
211 The Complete OKeh /Brunswick Recordings of Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer & Jack Teagarden - 7 1924-36
212 The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Sessions - 5 1961-69
213 Classic Columbia And OKeh Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang Sessions - 8 1926-33
214 The Complete Roulette Sarah Vaughan Studio Sessions - 8 1960-63
215 The Complete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions - 6 1957-60
216 The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions - 8 1952-64
217 The Complete Brunswick & Vocalion Recordings Of Louis Prima And Wingy Manone - 6 1924-37
218 The Complete Roulette Jack Teagarden Sessions - 4 1959-61
219 The Complete Bruswick, Parlophone and Vocalion Bunny Berigan Sessions - 7 1931-35
220 Miles Davis: The Complete Blackhawk Sessions 6 - 1961
221 The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions - 4 1960-62
222 The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions - 7 1951-60
223 The Complete Woody Herman Columbia - 7 1945-7
224 The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions - 7 1951-59
225 The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet Sessions - 7 1960-62
226 Miles Davis: The Complete 1963-1964 Columbia Recordings 10 * 1963-64
227 The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions - 5 1962-63
228 The Columbia Small Group Swing Sessions (1953-1962) 8 8 1953-62
229 The Complete Count Basie Verve Fifties Studio Recordings - 8 1952-57
230 Jazz Crusaders:Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions - 6 1961-70
231 Thelonious Monk /John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall 1 * 1957
232 Classic Emarcy, Verve Small Grp Buddy Rich Sessions - 7 1953-61
233 The Oliver Nelson Verve/Impulse Big Band Sessions - 6 1962-67
234 Verve/Philips Dizzy Gillespie Small Group Sessions - 7 1954-64
235 Duke Ellington: 1936-40 Small Group Sessions - 7 1936-40
236 The Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions - 7 1933-41
237 The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions - 5 1956-64
238 The Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions - 5 1937-41
239 The Lester Young/Count Basie Sessions - 4 1936-40
240 The Columbia and OKeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions - 7 1939-58
241 The Complete Clef/Mercury Recordings Of Oscar Peterson Trio - 7 1951-53
242 The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton - 8 1974-80
243 The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions - 7 1935-46
244 The Classic Artie Shaw Bluebird And Victor Sessions - 7 1938-45
245 The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings - 7 1954-56

10 comments:

  1. Hello,

    thank you for your site!
    Where is The Complete Thelonious Monk At The IT Club (Mosaic MRLP 3001 )?

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  2. Ananymous,
    The series that I've listed (101-245) are quite different from COMPLETE MONK AT IT CLUB or COMPLETE MONK/COLTRANE IN CARNEGIE HALL. The discography above is complete recordings of an artist from a peculiar period, label or from the view of a specific collaboration. They are usually much bigger (as long as number of tracks are concerned) than other sets. They have all black sleeves and a black and white photography as cover art. The album you've mentioned is one of Mosaic single releases, so I didn't include it in my discography.

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  3. Please...
    I'm looking for the booklet of:
    102 - The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (3cd's).
    Any chance?
    Thanks!

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  4. blbs:

    If you are seeking just the discography, just search for Mosaic MD3-102 here:
    http://www.jazzdisco.org/chet-baker/discography/

    Some info - limited use:
    http://www.gerrymulligan.info/discog_klink.html

    The complete Mosaic MD3-102 booklet's discography may be here - the site will be up
    again around the end of FEB 2011 ... hope so anyway. The link below, however, may be changed by then.
    http://livingwithmusic.com/linkto/0101.pdf

    Also, check out info in #7 (Jim R), scroll down; this may be a list of all the sessions in the
    Mosaic 102 box - I do not own this set myself. Others give perhaps helpful URLs, too, but have yet to visit those sites.
    http://forums.allaboutjazz.com/showthread.php?t=2448

    Good luck! Happy New Year of the Rabbit!

    Liwei
    01 FEB 2011

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  5. @ Anonymous,
    Thanks my friend. And Happy New Year for you too!

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  6. Oops, make that /0102; still, this URL might be changed. Still, the site won't be up until ~20 more days
    http://livingwithmusic.com/linkto/0102.pdf

    ALSO: track listing for Mosaic 102, scroll down - near bottom:
    http://idemrecord.wordpress.com/

    To piece together the MD3-102 tracks (discography) search:
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/natlib/ihas/warehouse/mulligan/200003721/0001.pdf

    - liwei 01 FEB 2011

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  7. I have several old records that I am trying to find out the value of, The story of great music The Opulent ERA in the box, Beethoven Missa Solemnis Toscanini, 2 The carnegie hall library of classical music Buckner 1824-1896, also romantic Era 2 1800-1850 in the box's. That is only some of the records I have, havent a clue on how to find out the value if there is any.

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    1. I'm afraid I'm not an expert in that subject.

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  8. Where are the discographies? The titles have no links.

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    1. No individual/session discographies I'm afraid. Go to the Mosaic website for more info.

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