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 - 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)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 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 - Seven Faces of Valentine (1990)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Feb. 4, 2017
Chet Baker - Seven Faces of Valentine (1990)

Chet Baker - Seven Faces of Valentine (1990)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 143 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Philology Records | 1990 | 01:04:55

"Valentine" was inside Chet, just as Chet was in "Valentine". He evoked her, night after night, moulding her face, blowing inside her soul and giving her all his love. With these 7 beautiful, very different, "Valentine", that will now appear in front of you, you'll have the privilege of penetrating, like never before, in the depth of the soul of Mr. B. of suprising him in his only, intimate, reserved, modest, sensual relationship with "Valentine", explored, loved again (and always) with the superior, sublime, freshness of the "first time".
Chet Baker - Chet Is Back! (1962) {Bluebird First Editions Series rel 2003}

Chet Baker - Chet Is Back! (1962) {Bluebird First Editions Series rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 296 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2003 RCA / Bluebird | 09026-64020-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Having been reissued numerous times over the years under various titles, this Bluebird version of Chet Is Back! stands out as the definitive packaging of one of Chet Baker's best early-'60s recordings. Besides featuring the original artwork and liner notes – as well as detailed new liner notes from James Gavin, author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker – the real impetus to pick this up is the inclusion of four orchestral pop singles Baker recorded with Ennio Morricone around the same time as the album. Never before released in the U.S., these tracks were purportedly composed by the trumpeter/vocalist while serving jail time in Lucca, Italy after obtaining fake drug prescriptions.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988) {Fresh Sound} (REPOST)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 838 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 457 mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records / FSR-CD 001

In the summer of 1955, Chet Baker decided to go on a concert tour of Europe for a few weeks. He ended up staying there for more than six months, and his work and experiences during that time, which was mostly spent in Paris, should be crucial for his career and his life.
Chet Baker & Steve Houben - Chet Baker & Steve Houben (1980) {52e Rue Est}

Chet Baker & Steve Houben - Chet Baker & Steve Houben (1980)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Сovers | RAR | 235 mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: 52e Rue Est ‎- RECD 019

This is a rare album Chet Baker recorded in Belgium in 1980 with Steve Houben when he came from Paris and went to Holland and died shorty after. It was only released in Belgium and France in MICRO quantities.

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:55
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Jazz Images | Release Year: 2016

Chet Baker Quartet Vol.1 (Barclay 84009) was the first album recorded by Baker in Europe. Before that 1955 tour, he had never been to the Old Continent. Traveling with him was pianist Dick Twardzik, a highly talented player who had been praised by the likes of fellow pianist Russ Freeman (who encouraged him to record his only session as a leader) and Charlie Parker (who called Twardzik to back him during several Boston engagements). Twardzik would die in Paris at the age of 24 due to a heroin overdose a few days after recording the two sessions included on the present album. Further sessions recorded by Baker in Paris for Barclay and originally included on Chet Baker and His Quintet (Barclay BLP-84042) and on the Blue Star EP-74020 have been added here as a bonus.

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 28, 2016
Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

Chet Baker - In New York (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1101 | ~ 312 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York. The project would be Baker's first – in a four album deal – with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums)…

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 8, 2016
VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:01:51 | 286 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Ubuntu Music

A stunning unreleased Chet Baker session from 1983 recorded with a great UK trio. Remastered and released with permisison from the Chet Baker Estate.
For six evenings, from 28th March to 2nd April 1983, the John Horler Trio rhythm section supported the legendary trumpet player Chet Baker at The Canteen in London. For those who were fortunate enough to be there, these were magical shows. The rhythm section was tight and Chet was at the top of his game. The best of the six hours of music is presented here on.