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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 - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 27, 2017
Chet Baker - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979 (2017)

Chet Baker - At Uncle Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg 1979
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 99:34 min | 230 MB
Label: Jazzline Records | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

The iconic jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker, one of the true greats in jazz, recorded live at the legendary Hamburg venue Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall in 1979. Baker's music here is crystal clear, powerful, compact and focused. Eloquently he tells the story of the compositions he selected for that evening; just ¬five pieces for 100 minutes - Cole Porter's standard "Love for Sale" as an opener, interpreted in a slightly rocky way, then the empathic fable "You Can't Go Home Again" by Don Sebesky, followed by "There'll Never Be Another You" by Harry Warren as a showcase for Baker's unique, fragile and yet seductive scat, as well as two true highlights: "Black Eyes" by Wayne Shorter and "Broken Wing" by Richie Beirach. Chet Baker himself never composed a song - but like no other, he was able to absorb and understand the best music ideas of his contemporaries.
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 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 Quartet - Live At New Morning (1983) {Marshmallow Japan CECC-00420 rel 1992}

Chet Baker Quartet - Live At New Morning (1983) {Marshmallow Japan CECC-00420 rel 1992}
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© 1983, 1992 Marshmallow Japan / Century Records | CECC-00420
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Very rare Marshmallow original album by Chet Baker. Recorded at "New Morning Club", Paris, France, November 24, 1983. American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker became a star on the strength of such songs as "My Funny Valentine" before his career was derailed by drug use. Jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker was born in Yale, Oklahoma, in 1929. He rose to stardom in the 1950s with Gerry Mulligan's quartet and then as a bandleader, but encountered personal and professional difficulties after developing a heroin addiction. In 1988 Baker was in the midst of a late-career resurgence when he fell from an Amsterdam hotel window to his death.
Chet Baker - Stairway To The Stars (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24173-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - Stairway To The Stars (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24173-2 rel 1996}
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© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24173-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

During a three-day period in 1965, trumpeter Chet Baker (who during the era was exclusively playing flugelhorn) recorded five albums for Prestige that were soon forgotten, despite their quality. In 1997, the entire program was reissued on three CDs (which also include Lonely Star and On a Misty Night), showing that Baker was in excellent form at the time. Chet is teamed with tenor saxophonist George Coleman, pianist Kirk Lightsey (in top form), bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks; the one-time gathering group on the whole sometimes recalls the Miles Davis Quintet of 1956.
Chet Baker - On A Misty Night (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24174-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - On A Misty Night (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24174-2 rel 1996}
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© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24174-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

Chet Baker was quite busy during three days in August 1965, recording five LPs worth of material with tenor saxophonist George Coleman (formerly with Miles Davis), pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks. Baker, sticking to flugelhorn, is heard in fine form on this CD reissue, which (along with Stairway to the Stars and Lonely Star) brings back all of the music in full; each CD also contains all of the liner notes from the five original albums. For this particular reissue, the quintet performs six likable originals by Richard Carpenter, Jimmy Mundy's "Sleeping Susan," three Tadd Dameron tunes, and a Sonny Stitt blues.
Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}

Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}
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© 1954, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9441 | Mini LP | Mono
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

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.

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set  Music

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2017
VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set
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Lounge, Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Chill Out | Label: Wagram | # 3284592

120 tracks of best lounge music, in six parts: 'Cocktail Time', 'Electro Swing', 'Vintage Lounge', 'Brazilian Sounds', 'Chic & Glamour', 'Spirit Of Chill-Out'.
Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}

Chet Baker - Baby Breeze (1965) {Universal Japan Mini LP UCCM-9095, 24bit Remastered}
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© 1965, 2002 Limelight / Universal Japan | Mini LP | UCCM-9095 | 24bit remastered
Jazz / Cool Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Fluegelhorn / Vocal Jazz

Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background.