[JPL] Box sets?

David Johnson djohnso2001 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 10 22:04:12 EDT 2008

It does seem as if Mosaic's the prime label for jazz box-sets these days.  In addition to the Braxton, I'm really looking forward to the Ahmad Jamal Argo and Benny Goodman Columbia sets that they have in the pipeline.

>From a premium viewpoint, have you looked into Sony/BMG's recent budget collections of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and others?  I just got the Ellington, and it's a great (and good-sounding) 4-CD anthology of the 1930s band...ridiculously affordable, too.

Concord just put out a 2-CD set of Return to Forever material that might find favor with younger listeners and fans of fusion.

David Brent Johnson
Night Lights/Afterglow
WFIU-Bloomington, IN

--- On Thu, 8/7/08, Linda Yohn <lyohn at emich.edu> wrote:
From: Linda Yohn <lyohn at emich.edu>
Subject: [JPL] Box sets?
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 10:23 AM

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I think I know the answer to this query, but I must pose it.  Do any of
you know of any cool box sets to be released this fall?

Even two years ago, I could count on box set reissue service.  But now
as we see a downturn in bricks & mortar outlets for music sales, and the
growth of downloads, I fear that we will experience the waning of the
box set.

I ask this question because box sets have always been a super sucessful
fundraising premium at WEMU.  We have to decide on WEMU's fundraising
premiums in the next few days.  Do we not offer a box set?

Feel free to respond to me off list as I only get the digest.



Linda Yohn
WEMU Music Director
lyohn at emich.edu

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