083 of 5,000 of 194 timeless tracks featuring classic performances from Joe Venuti, the highly popular and multi-talented American jazz musician and pioneer jazz violinist and Eddie Lang, another popular American musician, credited as being the father of jazz guitar, who had been friends with Joe and worked together with him on numerous occasions. This glorious now out-of-print & increasingly hard-to-find. Box set brings together virtually all of the jazz-oriented recordings made by Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang for the Okeh and Columbia labels from 1926 through 1933. The non-jazz tracks are not included, and several alternate takes were not discovered in time to include in the set.
Thanks to modern engineering, the sound quality is astonishingly clear and, as with all Mosaic releases, the accompanying 44-page LP-sized booklet contains some great photos, detailed discographies, insightful background essays, and track-by-track analyses. As for the music: it should elicit some pleasant surprises. Both Venuti and Lang were innovators and, just as importantly, major soloists who consistently created new and exciting ways of communicating. Whether playing alone, in duo, or with big bands, these two highly underrated players produced a body of work that stands as a critical mainstay of early modern jazz.Among those who participate are trumpeters Louis Armstrong and Red Nichols, trombonist J ack Teagarden, and vocalists Bing Crosby and Bessie Smith. The last disc contains some wonderful novelty arrangements in which Venuti's wacky side comes to the fore. Lovingly and meticulously produced, this wonderful collection truly is a remarkable listening experience and these seminal recordings, due to their historical significance and, even more so, their pure melodiousness, are a prime example of'20s and'30s jazz at its very finest and would certainly make a worthy addition to any collector or individuals with a passion for this very special brand of unforgettable music... Please see all photos for further details.
Should you require any further photos or any specific information, please give me a shout: I shall be only too happy to help! He had been an avid collector of all things entertainment-related for a great number of years prior to his passing even commandeering an entire two rooms in his house for storage purposes - floors AND walls! Everything in his well-maintained personal collection is in a new/mint condition (although, understandably, several of the CD jewel cases have acquired one or two very minor surface marks during storage).All auctions will be listed as Like New, but each item is either brand new or played once only before being stored away for posterity. Each item will be individually inspected prior to listing, with any minor flaws pointed out, and all photos in the listing will be of the actual item you will receive. Please don't forget to add me to your Favourite Sellers list as I shall be listing new items on a regular basis. This deluxe set will be sent to you via. Due to the sheer volume of these items, the majority of CDs/Box Sets had to be stored in our cellar. However, after some recent severe flooding in the area, unfortunately several of the rarer box sets have suffered differing degrees of water damage. If you need clarification on any of my listings, please feel free to ask: I shall be only too happy to help.
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