Chet Baker Best

Eliane Elias - I Thought About You: A Tribute To Chet Baker (2013)

Eliane Elias - I Thought About You: A Tribute To Chet Baker (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:42 min | 123 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Concord Records

It is tempting to consider Chet Baker hommages like Jeff Baker's excellent Baker Sings Chet (OA2, 2004) or John Proulx's sublime Baker's dozen: Remembering Chet Baker (MAXJAZZ, 2009) superior to the real item. So fractured is our picture of Baker that our full appreciation of him is clouded by his extra-musical proclivities. But it is not exactly that. Baker's vibratoless trumpet and vocals, as well as, his limited technical abilities are acquired tastes, but once acquired are generally rewarding to the listener. It is not simply one thing, but the whole package that is Chet Baker. What better legacy to leave than a constant recapitulation of your famous book every-so-many years.
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 - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}
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© 1956, 1993 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4
Jazz / Big Band / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This highly enjoyable 1993 CD issue compiles the original six-song Chet Baker Sextet 10" EP as well as the Chet Baker Big Band 12" album. Although these two sessions were held more than two years apart, this was due primarily to an extended European tour during the intervening months and Baker's obvious unavailability stateside. Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker (trumpet) and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper (alto sax), Bud Shank (alto sax), Phil Urso (tenor sax), and Bobby Timmons (piano).
Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}

Chet Baker Quartet - No Problem (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD31131 rel 1989}
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© 1979, 1989 SteepleChase | SCCD31131
Jazz / Cool / Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Pianist Duke Jordan's presence adds some punch and spark to this quartet session, which is further helped along by bassist Niels Henning-Orsted Pedersen and selections that are suited for Baker's increasingly mellow and wavering playing. … outstanding among [Chet’s] later recordings….This is a record to give a listener fresh heart…one feels there cannot be much wrong with jazz while it is producing records like this .

Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 9, 2015
Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)

Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Plays (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Pacific Jazz | # CDP 7 97161 2 | Time: 00:54:34

Whether as a trumpeter or singer, Chet Baker was always the subject of controversy among jazz listeners, a victim of fashion who was doomed in his lifetime to be either over- or underrated. These Pacific Jazz recordings from the mid-1950s present Baker the instrumentalist at the height of his popularity. While his coolly passive treatments of ballads like "Imagination" and "Stella by Starlight" may play to the languid stereotype of West Coast jazz, there's boppish fire and invention on the medium- and up-tempo tunes, with Baker emphasizing the middle register that was his forte. Altoist Art Pepper and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer turn up among the supporting cast, and there's a good choice of material by boppish heads from both coasts, including Carson Smith's "Carson City Stage," Jimmy Heath's "C.T.A.," and Al Haig's "Jumping Off a Clef".
Chet Baker - Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (1959) {2013 Riverside 60th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #27)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (1959) {2013 Riverside 60th} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #27)
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© 2013 Riverside / Concord | 60th Anniversary of Riverside Records | 0888072345997
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, several bonus tracks on nearly each disc (some previously unreleased) and new liner notes providing historical context to the original material, the series celebrates the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records, the prolific New York-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1950s and '60s.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (1959) {2004 Riverside 20bit K2 Remaster} (ft. Bill Evans)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (1959) {2004 Riverside 20bit K2 Remaster} (ft. Bill Evans)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 2004 Riverside / Fantasy | RCD-1152-2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This is one of the last Chet Baker (trumpet) long players recorded in the States prior to the artist relocating to Europe in the early '60s. Likewise, the eight-tune collection was the final effort issued during his brief association with the Riverside Records imprint. The project was undoubtedly spurred on by the overwhelming success of the Shelly Manne-led combo that interpreted titles taken from the score to My Fair Lady (1956). In addition to becoming an instant classic, Manne's LP was also among of the best-selling jazz platters of all time.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 175 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound (FSR-CD 175)

A compilation of two Pacific Jazz LPs (# 9 and 15), recorded in 1953 and 1954. The earlier session features Chet with Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Herb Geller (alto sax) and Bob Gordon (baritone sax), and every tune on the session is a knockout. Especially wonderful are "Bockhanal" (in 2 takes) and "Headline"; both swing like crazy. The later session has Montrose again with Bill Holman (tenor sax) Bob Brookmeyer (trombone) and Bud Shank (baritone sax). Here the standout tracks are "The half dozens," "Stella by starlight," and "Dot's groovy."

Chet Baker - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at June 12, 2018
Chet Baker - Supreme Jazz (2006) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Chet Baker - Supreme Jazz (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:06 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 3,78 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,23 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Membran Music # 223255

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist. 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 - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 10, 2018
Chet Baker - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 672 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 259 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 19 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Jazz Images #38055

Chet Baker & Crew : The Forum Theatre Recordings. Sometimes known as the Prince of Cool and the James Dean of jazz, Chet Baker was one of the most popular and controversial jazz musicians. He was the primary exponent of West Coast school of cool jazz (that was in early and mid-1950s). As a trumpeter, he had an intimate and romantic style of playing music, and attracted a lot of attention beyond jazz, mainly because of his movie star looks. 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.