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Mosaic Releases Next Selects

Mosaic Records has released sets three and four of its Mosaic Select collections, a series of three-disc sets by a single artist that uphold Mosaic’s commitment to quality in sound and annotation but don’t go into the exhaustive depth of the label’s larger sets. The new Mosaic Select sets collect work by trombonist Bennie Green and pianist Randy Weston. (The previous two Mosaic Selects were compilations featuring trombonist Grachan Moncur III and trumpeter Carmell Jones.)

The Bennie Green set covers much of the enthusiastic trombonist’s work from 1958-’62, including tunes from sessions with saxophonist Charlie Rouse, drummer Elvin Jones and bassists Paul Chambers and Milt Hinton. Most of the material is from ’58, when Green cut the albums Back On the Scene and Soul Stirrin’, and nine of the set’s 33 tracks come from a November ’58 session that was released by Blue Note Japan as The 45 Session. For a full track and personnel list, click here.

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