Earlier this year I had the good fortune to sit down for an hour with Michael Cuscuna, who is a veritable walking encyclopedia on everything jazz-related. Many will recognize Michael as one of the owners of Mosaic Records (www.mosaicrecords.com), one of the preeminent jazz reissue labels. (The Mosaic approach deserves an article of its own, given its phenomenal record of tracking down master tapes and reissuing box sets in CD and/or vinyl.) Michael is also one of the éminence grise behind the Music Matters Blue Note reissue project (along with Ron Rambach and Joe Harley…and Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray). In fact, it was Ron who kindly provided me with the introduction.