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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 - 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".
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.
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 - Lonely Star: The Prestige Sessions (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24172-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - Lonely Star: The Prestige Sessions (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24172-2 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24172-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

In 1964, trumpeter Chet Baker returned to the United States after five sometimes-traumatic years spent overseas (which included a long stay in an Italian jail for drug abuse). Baker recorded prolifically during his first 14 months back in the States, including a set for Colpix, two records for Limelight, and, in a busy three-day period, five albums for Prestige titled Groovin', Comin' On, Cool Burnin', Smokin', and Boppin' With the Chet Baker Quintet. The Prestige sets have been long overlooked and only partially reissued in the past, but in 1997 they reappeared as three CDs.

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 22, 2018
Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 32:09 | 715 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Bop, West Coast Jazz / Label: Limelight

1965’s Baker’s Holiday finds the jazz legend Chet Baker paying homage to the music of Billie Holiday on flugelhorn and vocals with first-rate accompaniment from Everett Barksdale (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Hank Jones (piano), Connie Kay (drums) and an astute reed section. With elegant arrangements by Jimmy Mundy and a bygone big band feel, the 10-song set includes potent tributes to Lady Day fare like “Easy Living,” “Mean To Me” and “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” among others.
Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991)

Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 128)

Burnin' At Backstreet was recorded at the Backstreet Club in New haven Connecticut on February 19, 1980. Baker and Frank appear in a quartet format with bassist Michael Formanek and pianist Drew Salperto. The repertoire is wholly Baker. Baker loved the Miles Davis songbook and his performances of Davis originals were always more rounded and open than Davis.' "Tune Up," the modal "Milestones" and craggy "Four" share the stage with another Baker favorite, Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue 'n Boogie." Baker is in good solo form on these up tempo numbers. His tone is fat and confident, even when presented tartly, like the opening of "Milestones"…