Chet Baker

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 10, 2021
Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)
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Columbia / Legacy / X-cellent / Sony Music #CK 064779 0 / 064779 0
Cool Jazz / Modal / Vocal Jazz

This Is Jazz, Vol. 2 isn't an ideal overview of Chet Baker's seminal Columbia recordings, but it isn't bad, either. Many of the featured 16 songs are among Baker's very best, giving novices a good idea of the sound, style, and depth of his music, even if it doesn't provide an ideal context. Nevertheless, This Is Jazz doesn't intend to provide context, which will undoubtedly frustrate collectors and jazz purists. However, it does succeed in offering an affordable sampler of his classic Columbia recordings for curious listeners – and it succeeds quite well in that regard.

Chet Baker - The Improviser (1983) {Cadence CJR 1019 rel 1995}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 3, 2019
Chet Baker - The Improviser (1983) {Cadence CJR 1019 rel 1995}

Chet Baker - The Improviser (1983) {Cadence CJR 1019 rel 1995}
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© 1983, 1995 Cadence Jazz Records | CJR 1019
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Baker recorded this Cadence LP in Norway, backed by a pair of fine Norweigan trios that in both cases include pianist Per Husby. In addition to Sam Rivers's "Beatrice" (a song that the trumpeter recorded numerous times) and the standard "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," this fine set includes interpretations of two Hal Galper songs ("Margarine" and "Night Bird") and Tadd Dameron's lesser-known "Gnid." Although a little loose in spots, this is an excellent date by the colorful trumpeter.
Chet Baker - My Old Flame, Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 3 (1954) {Pacific Jazz 31573 rel 2001}

Chet Baker - My Old Flame, Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 3 (1954) {Pacific Jazz 31573 rel 2001}
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© 1954, 2001 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | 7243 5 31573 2 6
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

3 great Pacific Jazz CD's chronicling Chet Baker and Russ Freeman's live performances. This is where you really start to hear Chet find his own sound. He starts branching out on the two My Funny Valentine's found here, and his recordings of Stella By Starlight sound like the one's he did in the 1980's. The recording quality is pretty average in Volume 1, but it improves in Volume 2 and 3, especially considering how noisy American Jazz clubs used to be. Zing Went The Strings of My Heart is amazing, and it's one the fastest tempo tune Baker ever recorded. On several cuts, he plays the "Boo-bams", a bongo-type instrument invented by his friend Bill Loughborough.
Chet Baker - Italian Movies (1958-1964) {3CD Set Moochin' About MOOCHIN03 rel 2013}

Chet Baker - Italian Movies (1958-1964) {3CD Set Moochin' About MOOCHIN03 rel 2013}
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© 1958-64, 2013 Moochin' About | MOOCHIN03
Jazz / Cool / Stage & Screen / Continental Jazz / Original Score / Trumpet

Before delving into the music on this collection, it's important to offer a note of caution to Chet Baker fans: Italian Movies is not a really a compilation of the trumpeter's work, so much as a series of film scores by the great composer Piero Umiliani between 1958 and 1964 on which he is featured either as a soloist or as part of the orchestra. It might better have been marketed to Umiliani fans, but it's tough to fault label Moochin' About for a little creative license when repackaging a previous issue of this music that appeared on Liuto Records – that one was co-billed to the pair. Other than on disc three – where Baker doesn't get to solo until track nine in the score for 1962's Smog, yet is still featured for 20 minutes – there is plenty of him to go around as he works amid his Italian contemporaries.
Chet Baker - Albert's House (1969/2017) [Official Digital Download]

Chet Baker - Albert's House (1969/2017) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 47:52 minutes | 470 MB
Jazz | Label: Beverly Hills Records, Official Digital Download

Albert's House is a studio album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in 1969 and released on the Beverly Hills label.

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]
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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.
Chet Baker - The Complete Barclay Recordings Of Chet Baker, Chet In Paris, Vol. 1-4 (1955-56) {4CD Set, EmArcy Remaster 1988}

Chet Baker - The Complete Barclay Recordings Of Chet Baker, Chet In Paris, Vol. 1-4 (1955-56) {4CD Set, EmArcy Remaster 1988}
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© 1955-56, 1988 EmArcy / PolyGram / Barclay | 837 474/5/6/7
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Emarcy released these 4 CD's of the complete 1955 - 1956 Paris Barclay recordings on CD in 1988. Volume 1 contains lot's of unusual Bob Zieff tunes introduced to Chet by pianist Dick Twardzik. The band is top-rate, the material is interesting, but with the exception of Sad Walk, not very memorable. Things start to pick up on the last tracks, when Chet is joined by a swinging septet (credited as "Chet Baker and his Orchestra"!?). The last tune, In Memory of Dick, is a tribute to Twardzik who died at age 24 during these sessions. Volume 2 contains no Bob Zieff tunes here, just standards. Unlike the cool bop Chet was playing with Russ Freeman around this time, these are mostly ballads. He's backed by a fine band and they swing pretty. Volume 3 is more of the same, but a little more upbeat. Volume 4 contains alternate, unreleased takes from the famous 1955/56 recordings.
Chet Baker - Peace - Enja 24bit Master Edition (1982/2007) [Official Digital Download]

Chet Baker - Peace - Enja 24bit Master Edition (1982/2007) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 52:09 minutes | 421 MB
Jazz | Label: ENJA RECORDS Matthias Winckelmann, Official Digital Download

1982 album that may be the high-point of Chet's mature years. Intimate combo with vibist/composer David Friedman, drummer Joe Chambers and bassist Buster Williams.
Chet Baker - This Time The Dream's On Me, Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz 7243 5 25248 2 2 rel 2000}

Chet Baker - This Time The Dream's On Me, Chet Baker Quartet Live, Volume 1 (1954) {Pacific Jazz 7243 5 25248 2 2 rel 2000}
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© 1953-54, 2000 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | 7243 5 25248 2 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

3 great Pacific Jazz CD's chronicling Chet Baker and Russ Freeman's live performances. This is where you really start to hear Chet find his own sound. He starts branching out on the two My Funny Valentine's found here, and his recordings of Stella By Starlight sound like the one's he did in the 1980's. The recording quality is pretty average in Volume 1, but it improves in Volume 2 and 3, especially considering how noisy American Jazz clubs used to be. Zing Went The Strings of My Heart is amazing, and it's one the fastest tempo tune Baker ever recorded. On several cuts, he plays the "Boo-bams", a bongo-type instrument invented by his friend Bill Loughborough.
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}
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© 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.