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Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 28, 2016
Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

Chet Baker - In New York (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1101 | ~ 312 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York. The project would be Baker's first – in a four album deal – with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums)…

Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 9, 2015
Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)

Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Pacific Jazz | # CDP 7 97161 2 | Time: 00:54:34

Whether as a trumpeter or singer, Chet Baker was always the subject of controversy among jazz listeners, a victim of fashion who was doomed in his lifetime to be either over- or underrated. These Pacific Jazz recordings from the mid-1950s present Baker the instrumentalist at the height of his popularity. While his coolly passive treatments of ballads like "Imagination" and "Stella by Starlight" may play to the languid stereotype of West Coast jazz, there's boppish fire and invention on the medium- and up-tempo tunes, with Baker emphasizing the middle register that was his forte. Altoist Art Pepper and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer turn up among the supporting cast, and there's a good choice of material by boppish heads from both coasts, including Carson Smith's "Carson City Stage," Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A.," and Al Haig's "Jumping Off a Clef".
Chet Baker - Chet Baker In New York (1958) [Concord Records, Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Chet Baker - Chet Baker In New York (1958) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:02 minutes | Scans included | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,01 GB

Chet Baker Trio - Chet's Choice - 1985  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at May 16, 2010
Chet Baker Trio - Chet's Choice - 1985

Chet Baker Trio - Chet's Choice - 1985
Lossless (Ape Image + Cue + Log + auCDtect Report): 209 Mb | EAC Secure Mode Rip | Mp3 (CBR 320 kbps): 146 Mb | Scans | WinRar Files (3% recovery)
Audio CD (1985) - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Chriss Cross Jazz - Catalog Number: Chriss 1016 CD - Source: eMule

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988) {Fresh Sound} (REPOST)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 838 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 457 mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records / FSR-CD 001

In the summer of 1955, Chet Baker decided to go on a concert tour of Europe for a few weeks. He ended up staying there for more than six months, and his work and experiences during that time, which was mostly spent in Paris, should be crucial for his career and his life.
Chet Baker & Steve Houben - Chet Baker & Steve Houben (1980) {52e Rue Est}

Chet Baker & Steve Houben - Chet Baker & Steve Houben (1980)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Сovers | RAR | 235 mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: 52e Rue Est ‎- RECD 019

This is a rare album Chet Baker recorded in Belgium in 1980 with Steve Houben when he came from Paris and went to Holland and died shorty after. It was only released in Belgium and France in MICRO quantities.

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:55
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Jazz Images | Release Year: 2016

Chet Baker Quartet Vol.1 (Barclay 84009) was the first album recorded by Baker in Europe. Before that 1955 tour, he had never been to the Old Continent. Traveling with him was pianist Dick Twardzik, a highly talented player who had been praised by the likes of fellow pianist Russ Freeman (who encouraged him to record his only session as a leader) and Charlie Parker (who called Twardzik to back him during several Boston engagements). Twardzik would die in Paris at the age of 24 due to a heroin overdose a few days after recording the two sessions included on the present album. Further sessions recorded by Baker in Paris for Barclay and originally included on Chet Baker and His Quintet (Barclay BLP-84042) and on the Blue Star EP-74020 have been added here as a bonus.

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 8, 2016
VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:01:51 | 286 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Ubuntu Music

A stunning unreleased Chet Baker session from 1983 recorded with a great UK trio. Remastered and released with permisison from the Chet Baker Estate.
For six evenings, from 28th March to 2nd April 1983, the John Horler Trio rhythm section supported the legendary trumpet player Chet Baker at The Canteen in London. For those who were fortunate enough to be there, these were magical shows. The rhythm section was tight and Chet was at the top of his game. The best of the six hours of music is presented here on.

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 18, 2016
Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 152 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Columbia / Legacy / X-cellent / Sony Music (Rus) #CK 064779 0 / 064779 0
Cool Jazz, Modal, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz

This Is Jazz, Vol. 2 isn't an ideal overview of Chet Baker's seminal Columbia recordings, but it isn't bad, either. Many of the featured 16 songs are among Baker's very best, giving novices a good idea of the sound, style, and depth of his music, even if it doesn't provide an ideal context. Nevertheless, This Is Jazz doesn't intend to provide context, which will undoubtedly frustrate collectors and jazz purists…