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Chet Baker - Early Chet: Lost Tapes (2013/2018) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Chet Baker - Early Chet: Lost Tapes, Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959 (2013/2018)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 1,62 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 640 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Early Chet" compiles tracks jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded while on tour in the mid- and late '50s. These tracks were made at the height of Baker's popularity and showcase him in fine form throughout. Featured here are several (rare for Baker) big-band numbers, as well as two superb duets with Italian vocalist/guitarist Caterina Valente, "I Remember April" and "Everytime We Say Goodbye".
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)

Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 172.57 Mb | 43:31 | Covers
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Igloo - IGL 034

This 1983 studio date, titled Crystal Bells here yet previously released under other titles, features trumpet Chet Baker performing within a trio setting with the Belgian duo of guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. Although famously known as an intuitive musician who played by ear, by the '80s Baker's improvisation had coalesced into a beautifully logical, root harmony-based style in which one can discern the exact progressions of any given tune simply by listening to him.

Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2018
Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]

Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, covers | 0.98 GB
Label: Factory of Sounds – FOS 2205052 | Tracks: 60 | Time: 216:21 min
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Als musikalische Ikone der 50s und 60s haben Bakers Spiel, Gesang und Stil unzählige andere Musiker beeinflusst.
Chet Baker - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}

Chet Baker - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88 King Record Japan / Paddle Wheel / Sound-Service Bellaphon Int. | K32Y-6270
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Like a number of live Chet Baker albums released over the last ten years, this one documents a concert that took place shortly before his tragic death (having recently resumed his drug habit, he fell from a hotel room window in 1988). Unlike most of them, though, this one shows him to have still been in complete control of his musical faculties, playing not just beautifully and well, but with energy and even speed despite his deteriorating health. His singing, too, sounds uncannily like that of the quiet young sex symbol he'd been in the 1950s, before age and heroin ravaged his face and emptied his eyes.

Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 6, 2018
Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 043-2)

Chet Baker recorded many albums in Europe during his final decade. This LP matches his trumpet with pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Jean-Francois Jenny Clark and drummer Jeff Brillinger for a date in Paris. Chet sings on "Oh You Crazy Moon" and stretches out on trumpet during a fresh repertoire that includes "Broken Wing," Wayne Shorter's "Black Eyes," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and Baker's own "Blue Gilles." Even with his chaotic lifestyle, most of Chet Baker's recordings are worth acquiring and Broken Wing is better than average.
Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Picture Of Heath (1956) {Pacific Jazz 724349410626 rel 1998}

Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Picture Of Heath (1956) {Pacific Jazz 724349410626 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | 7243 4 94106 2 6 | 20-bit SBM
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

The seven sides that make up the all-star outing Picture of Heath (1961) might be familiar to fans of co-leads Chet Baker (trumpet) or Art Pepper (alto saxophone), as Playboys (1956). Perhaps owing to trademark-related issues with the men's magazine of the same name, Picture of Heath became the moniker placed on the 1961 Pacific Jazz vinyl re-release, as well as the 1989 compact disc. Regardless of the designation on the label, the contents gather selections recorded on October 31, 1956 – the third encounter between Baker and Pepper.
Chet Baker & Art Pepper - The Route (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931 2 rel 1989}

Chet Baker & Art Pepper - The Route (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931 2 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 319 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 50 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7 92931 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

This 1989 CD issue compiles all known sides cut during a July 26, 1956, session led by Chet Baker (trumpet) and Art Pepper (alto sax). Keen-eyed enthusiasts will note that this particular date occurred during a remarkable week – July 23 through July 31 – of sessions held at the behest of Pacific Jazz label owner and session producer Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles. The recordings made during this week not only inform The Route, but three other long-players as well: Lets Get Lost (The Best of Chet Baker Sings), Chet Baker and Crew, and Chet Baker Quintet at the Forum Theatre.
Chet Baker - Stella By Starlight (1964) {West Wind 2033 rel 1989}

Chet Baker - Stella By Starlight (1964) {West Wind 2033 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 135 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 1989 West Wind | 2033
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Recorded 1964 in Rome, Italy. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one." His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame; Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and '80s.
Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:20 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Baker's Holiday finds Chet Baker effectively paying tribute to Billie Holiday with mellow trumpet solos and occasional vocals. Baker is backed by a full sax section and a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Hank Jones; Jimmy Mundy contributed the colorful arrangements. His performance of ten songs associated with Lady Day (most of which he had not recorded previously) is often exquisite.

Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2018
Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003

Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Covers included
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Random Chance | # RCD-10 | Time: 00:40:59

This 1982 studio recording of Chet Baker was not released until Stash Records issued it in 1994 (the album has been out of circulation for several years). It's a very high quality production of Baker with an unusual lineup of fine sidemen: Kenny Barron on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, Howard Johnson on tuba and James Newton on flute. The six tracks (total running time of 40:59) include vocals on the title song and Miles Davis' "Four." Of special note is the song "Lament," which shows off one of Baker's rightfully admired ballad performances. "But Not For Me" is the first of a series of Stash Records reissues licensed by Random Chance Records that will be coming out over the next few years.