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Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 18, 2017
Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)

Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago (2008)
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Jazz | Enja Records #ENJ-9524 2

For much of the last two decades of his life, Chet Baker seemed to go in the studios so often that one never knew what to expect. The results were a crapshoot, depending on whether or not Baker was suffering the effects of his drug addiction at the time. Fortunately, his friendship with Chicago-based pianist Bradley Young in the early 1980s gave the younger man an opportunity to sit in with the trumpeter. As a result, Young impulsively suggested a record date during a return engagement in 1986, which Baker accepted, though everything had to come together quickly within two days, including finding a studio and assembling a band. Oddly enough, everything works, from the fine rhythm section…
Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}

Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}
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© 1965, 2002 Limelight / Universal Japan | Mini LP | UCCM-9095 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Cool Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Fluegelhorn / Vocal Jazz

Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}
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© 1959, 2006 Jazzland / Victor Japan | 20bit K2 mastering | Mini LP | VICJ-41545
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

This is a very under-rated album. The complaints are that the strings are too syrupy, yet one of Chet's most critically successful albums was Chet With Strings. This album is just as good as that one or Grey December, which also has strings. In fact, while all the songs are very good, it's worth buying just for Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care", Chet playing the BEST version of that song I have ever heard, with a GREAT string arrangement!! If you like Chet, even casually, you can't go wrong with this charming album.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2017
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}
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© 1953, 2004 Pacific Jazz | 7243 5 79971 2 6
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Chet Baker Ensemble collects all the tracks recorded by trumpeter Chet Baker and his group on a session for Pacific Jazz in late December of 1953. Having been released piecemeal on various albums over the years, this represents the first complete gathering of this material. Recorded less than two months before the legendary Chet Baker Sings sessions, these tracks showcase the young Baker as a hardcore jazz trumpeter before the public became overwhelmingly infatuated with his unique vocal abilities.

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)
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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)
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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]
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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
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Audio CD (1985) - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: Chriss Cross Jazz - Catalog Number: Chriss 1016 CD - Source: eMule
Jazz

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) {Reissue, Remastered}

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) {Reissue, Remastered}
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Cool Jazz | CBS #ZK 40804 / DIDP 070606

Baker began his comeback after five years of musical inactivity with this excellent CTI date. Highlights include "Autumn Leaves," "Tangerine," and "With a Song in My Heart." Altoist Paul Desmond is a major asset on two songs and the occasional strings give variety to this fine session.

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 12, 2017
Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)
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Jazz | Timeless Records #CDSJP 262

A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions of Harold Danko's "Swift Shifting," Jon Burr's "Caravelle," and the Rodgers and Hart tune "Blue Moon," the trumpeter plays with a competent quartet that spurs him on. Although clearly weary, Baker's trumpet has some fire left, while his vocal articulation is below par. Still, the "feel" is always there, and even Baker on a less-than-perfect day is filled with joys. He solos on trumpet at length, at least as minimalist in style as ever. At this stage in his career, he remained capable of spine-tingling versions of "Round Midnight," with the trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach laying down perfectly placed notes…