Chet Baker (trumpet) was arguably at the peak of his prowess when captured in a quartet setting at the Masonic Temple in Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954. He's joined by Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass) and Bob Neel (drums), all of whom provide ample assistance without ever obscuring their leader's laid-back and refined style. Baker's sublime sounds also garnered notice from critics, who had placed him atop polls in both Metronome and Down Beat magazines the previous year.
The songs of late Renaissance and early Baroque England have been sliced and diced in various ways in concert and recorded programming, but the configuration here seems to be unique. The tenor Nicholas Phan, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, devised the program himself: pointing out "how little human experience has changed over the centuries" and that Dowland's melancholia had much in common with the Romantics' veneration of the lovesick solitary hero (both debatable ideas, but both stimulating), he assembles what he calls a pastiche song cycle from compositions by Purcell, Dowland, John Blow, and other lesser-known lights.
Here is a collection of 159 titles, 227 CDs in the Elvis Presley - Follow That Dream Series (1999-2016). All of these have covers and many have very nice artwork. Several have full booklet scans as well.
A unique slip-case hardcover box containing all three CDs and the DVD. The original Eleven Eleven album on digipak CD. A second CD featuring 9 songs recorded live on the official Eleven Eleven US Tour at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI on July 2, 2011 including Dave’s classic songs “Fourth of July', 'Out Of Control'. A bonus CD including 3 unreleased bonus tracks from the original Eleven Eleven recording session, including 'Never Trust A Woman' (duet with Candye Kane), 'Signal Hill', and 'Beautiful City ‘Cross the River' which was featured on a recent episode of FX’s hit television show 'Justified'. A DVD [NTSC] of live performance footage featuring Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones live at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI including a live performance of 'Abilene'.