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Chet Baker – Oh You Crazy Moon (2003)  Music

Posted by InFocus at Oct. 3, 2010
Chet Baker – Oh You Crazy Moon (2003)

Chet Baker – Oh You Crazy Moon (2003)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG+SCANS > 377Mb | MP3 320 > 170Mb | 64:12 min
Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Cool, West Coast Jazz | Enja Records

Chet Baker’s 1978 European tour with pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Scott Lee, and drummer Jeff Brillinger produced several recordings of varying quality. Live at Nick’s is considered a classic, whereas Two a Day, recorded only one month later, is less consistently rewarding. The tapes on which Oh You Crazy Moon is based were recorded live in Stuttgart within the same few weeks as the Two a Day concerts, and are certainly worth hearing, if not quite essential.

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Oct. 16, 2009
Chet Baker - In Milan (1959)

Chet Baker - In Milan
jazz, cool | MP3, 320 kbps CBR. | 99.15 Mb | 42:39 minutes | Cover.
Original Jazz Classics Records, Recorded in 1959. Cd issued on 01/07/199

You would never know this set was recorded entirely in Italy with Italian jazz musicians supporting Chet Baker if you didn't read the liner notes. Indeed, it sounds as if Baker gathered with his usual West Coast gang on some sunny California afternoon...

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 - 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 - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}
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© 1956, 1993 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4
Jazz / Big Band / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This highly enjoyable 1993 CD issue compiles the original six-song Chet Baker Sextet 10" EP as well as the Chet Baker Big Band 12" album. Although these two sessions were held more than two years apart, this was due primarily to an extended European tour during the intervening months and Baker's obvious unavailability stateside. Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker (trumpet) and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper (alto sax), Bud Shank (alto sax), Phil Urso (tenor sax), and Bobby Timmons (piano).
Chet Baker - Once Upon A Summertime (1977) {Galaxy OJCCD-405-2 rel 2001}

Chet Baker - Once Upon A Summertime (1977) {Galaxy OJCCD-405-2 rel 2001}
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© 1977, 2001 Galaxy / Fantasy / Chet Baker / Original Jazz Classic | OJCCD-405-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Artists House, a classy if short-lived label, released this attractive Chet Baker LP, a quintet date with tenor saxophonist Gregory Herbert, pianist Harold Danko, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Mel Lewis. The challenging material ("The Song Is You" is the only one of the five songs that is a standard) inspires the musicians to play creative solos. It is particularly interesting to hear Baker interpret the Wayne Shorter tune "ESP."

Chet Baker - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 27, 2017
Chet Baker - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979 (2017)

Chet Baker - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 99:34 min | 230 MB
Label: Jazzline Records | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The iconic jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker, one of the true greats in jazz, recorded live at the legendary Hamburg venue Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall in 1979. Baker's music here is crystal clear, powerful, compact and focused. Eloquently he tells the story of the compositions he selected for that evening; just ¬five pieces for 100 minutes - Cole Porter's standard "Love for Sale" as an opener, interpreted in a slightly rocky way, then the empathic fable "You Can't Go Home Again" by Don Sebesky, followed by "There'll Never Be Another You" by Harry Warren as a showcase for Baker's unique, fragile and yet seductive scat, as well as two true highlights: "Black Eyes" by Wayne Shorter and "Broken Wing" by Richie Beirach. Chet Baker himself never composed a song - but like no other, he was able to absorb and understand the best music ideas of his contemporaries.
Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}

Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}
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© 1979, 1989 SteepleChase | SCCD31131
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Pianist Duke Jordan's presence adds some punch and spark to this quartet session, which is further helped along by bassist Niels Henning-Orsted Pedersen and selections that are suited for Baker's increasingly mellow and wavering playing. … outstanding among [Chet’s] later recordings….This is a record to give a listener fresh heart…one feels there cannot be much wrong with jazz while it is producing records like this .
Chet Baker Quartet - Live At New Morning (1983) {Marshmallow Japan CECC-00420 rel 1992}

Chet Baker Quartet - Live At New Morning (1983) {Marshmallow Japan CECC-00420 rel 1992}
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© 1983, 1992 Marshmallow Japan / Century Records | CECC-00420
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Very rare Marshmallow original album by Chet Baker. Recorded at "New Morning Club", Paris, France, November 24, 1983. American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker became a star on the strength of such songs as "My Funny Valentine" before his career was derailed by drug use. Jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker was born in Yale, Oklahoma, in 1929. He rose to stardom in the 1950s with Gerry Mulligan's quartet and then as a bandleader, but encountered personal and professional difficulties after developing a heroin addiction. In 1988 Baker was in the midst of a late-career resurgence when he fell from an Amsterdam hotel window to his death.
Chet Baker - Stairway To The Stars (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24173-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - Stairway To The Stars (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24173-2 rel 1996}
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© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24173-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

During a three-day period in 1965, trumpeter Chet Baker (who during the era was exclusively playing flugelhorn) recorded five albums for Prestige that were soon forgotten, despite their quality. In 1997, the entire program was reissued on three CDs (which also include Lonely Star and On a Misty Night), showing that Baker was in excellent form at the time. Chet is teamed with tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Kirk Lightsey (in top form), bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks; the one-time gathering group on the whole sometimes recalls the Miles Davis Quintet of 1956.