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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 - 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.
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"…

Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2018
Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]

Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, covers | 0.98 GB
Label: Factory of Sounds – FOS 2205052 | Tracks: 60 | Time: 216:21 min
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Als musikalische Ikone der 50s und 60s haben Bakers Spiel, Gesang und Stil unzählige andere Musiker beeinflusst.
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995] (Repost)

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 219 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Mastersound/Epic Associated (ZK 64769)

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 - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}

Chet Baker - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88 King Record Japan / Paddle Wheel / Sound-Service Bellaphon Int. | K32Y-6270
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Like a number of live Chet Baker albums released over the last ten years, this one documents a concert that took place shortly before his tragic death (having recently resumed his drug habit, he fell from a hotel room window in 1988). Unlike most of them, though, this one shows him to have still been in complete control of his musical faculties, playing not just beautifully and well, but with energy and even speed despite his deteriorating health. His singing, too, sounds uncannily like that of the quiet young sex symbol he'd been in the 1950s, before age and heroin ravaged his face and emptied his eyes.
Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 36:12 minutes | 1,02 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:12 minutes | 749 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Chet 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.