Business Meetin’, Carmell Jones, 1962 LP, Pacific Jazz black label, # 16602 – out of print
Mosiac Select #2, Carmell Jones – B2-80404, 2003, limited to 5000 numbered sets – out of print
This quote is from a customer review of the Mosaic Select: Carmell Jones set collecting all of Carmell’s dates as a leader and sideman for Pacific Jazz in the early 1961-63:
“After listening to jazz all my life, it is amazing to listen to a reissue from many decades ago and realize I’m listening to a major jazz artist who is totally unknown to me.”
I was in the same boat. I’ve been listening to jazz since about 1957, and though I’m certain I’d heard Carmell Jones, I wasn’t aware of him. When I bought the Mosiac Select set [Mosiac Select #2, B2-80404, 2003, limited to 5000 numbered sets – out of print] I was amazed, happily so.
Since ordering the set (when it came out, I’ve been a long-time Mosiac customer and fan) I’ve played it countelss times, and never get tired of it. The set contains all the music on Business Meetin’ and all of the rest of the Jones’ Pacific Jazz output from 1961-1963.
This UTube thingie will give you a good taste.
There are listings for the Mosiac set on Amazon and eBay, if you are so inclined. If you are a jazz lover and can find this set at an affordible-for-you price, BUY IT! Why? Because, without question, Carmell Jones is a great jazz trumpeter – perhaps in the league with Clifford Brown or Lee Morgan. Yes, I think he’s that good.