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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 - Chet Baker Sings: The Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings (2014) [3CD Box Set]

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings: The Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings (2014)
3CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,17 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 593 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Cool Jazz, Bebop, West Coast Jazz | Valentine Records #47770

This collection compiles, for the first time ever on a single set, all existing studio recordings of Chet Baker singing from 1953 (his earliest vocal recordings) until 1962. The music on this CD puts Chet Baker on the scene not just as a brilliant trumpeter, but also as a talented singer. These songs were a revelation at the time and won Baker new fame and a new audience, which was less familiar with jazz than with pop music. The reasons are quite clear: Chet's voice is tender and beautiful, and at the same time his phrasing always swings and surprises. Among the contents of this set are the complete original albums Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen to You, plus all other existing studio vocal sides within that period.
Eliane Elias - I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) (2013)

Eliane Elias - I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker) (2013)
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 340MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova

Pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias pays tribute to legendary jazz trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker on her 2013 album I Thought About You. Featuring a selection of standards strongly associated with Baker, Elias mixes her native Brazilian bossa nova with swing, straight-ahead jazz, and even a few bluesy flourishes with much aplomb. Joining Elias are guitarists Steve Cardenas and Oscar Castro-Neves, bassist Marc Johnson, drummers Victor Lewis and Rafael Barata, and percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos. Also adding more than a few moments of deft and thoughtful improvisation is Elias' former husband, trumpeter Randy Brecker.
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of The Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 745 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 413 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1986 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-113
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

The independent jazz reissue label Mosaic Records garnered a rightful reputation as industry leaders and enthusiast favorites with deluxe and strictly limited-edition packages such as this one. The contents of this four-LP/three-CD collection are derived from two performances during the summer of 1954 and feature the Chet Baker Quartet: Baker (trumpet/"boom bam" percussion), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), and Bob Neel (drums). The two performances – recorded July 21 at Santa Cruz's Civic Auditorium and August 10 at The Tiffany Club in Los Angeles, respectively – are presented chronologically.
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {Mosaic MD3-122}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-122 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 805 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 434 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 174 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1953-56, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

This essential four-LP box set features trumpeter Chet Baker leading his own group during the 1953-1956 period (shortly after the breakup of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet) with pianist Russ Freeman, either Bob Whitlock, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Bond, or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Bobby White, Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Bob Neel, Peter Littman, or Lawrence Marable on drums. Baker is heard at his coolest (mostly before he became influenced by Miles Davis); some of the later selections also feature his first recorded vocals. Because the Mosaic box sets are limited editions, they should be acquired as soon as possible.
Chet Baker Trio - The Touch of Your Lips (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD 31122 rel 1989}

Chet Baker Trio - The Touch of Your Lips (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD 31122 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 172 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1989 SteepleChase ProductionsApS | SCCD 31122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Standards / Trumpet

This was the perfect setting during his later years. The trumpeter (who also sings on two of the six songs) sounds very relaxed and comfortable while accompanied by the duo of guitarist Doug Raney and bassist Niels Pedersen, taking some consistently lyrical solos on the six standards.
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 405 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 166 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 1987 CTI / Epic / CBS | EPC 450554 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone / Trumpet

At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the horns, and in addition to two of Mulligan's newer tunes, this set (the first of two volumes) also includes fresh versions of "Line for Lyons" and "My Funny Valentine."
Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (1956) {Pacific Jazz 07777 7 95251 2 6 rel 2000}

Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (1956) {Pacific Jazz 07777 7 95251 2 6 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2000 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | 07777 7 95251 2 6
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Soundtracks

West coast cool purveyors Chet Baker (trumpet) and Bud Shank team up to provide the incidental soundtrack to The James Dean Story (1958). Granted, the biopic was presumably made to cash in on the actor's untimely demise, but movie buffs also recognize it as one of director Robert Altman's earliest features. The score was written by Leith Stevens, who had previously worked on Private Hell 36 (1954), The Wild One (1954), and the Oscar-winning sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950). Those credentials may have gotten Stevens the gig, but his contributions remain somewhat of a double-edged sword.

The Chet Baker Quintet - Cools Out (1956) {1991, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 31, 2017
The Chet Baker Quintet - Cools Out (1956) {1991, Reissue}

The Chet Baker Quintet - Cools Out (1963) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 159 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 72 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 48 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Ⓟ 1986 / © 1991 Ace Records / Boplicity Records #CDBOP 13
Cool Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop

Reissue of Chet Baker Quintette - Chet Baker Quintette, released in 1963 on Crown Records. Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-'50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing. 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.