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 - 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 - 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)
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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)
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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 - Candy - 1985 (2004)  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at May 20, 2010
Chet Baker - Candy - 1985 (2004)

Chet Baker - Candy - 1985 (2004)
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Audio CD (2004) - Original Release Date: June 30, 1985 - Number of Discs: 1 - Label: EmArcy - Catalog Number: 06024 9814893 8 - Source: BitTorrent
Jazz

Chet Baker Trio - The Touch of Your Lips (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD 31122 rel 1989}

Chet Baker Trio - The Touch of Your Lips (1979) {SteepleChase SCCD 31122 rel 1989}
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© 1979, 1989 SteepleChase ProductionsApS | SCCD 31122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Standards / Trumpet

This was the perfect setting during his later years. The trumpeter (who also sings on two of the six songs) sounds very relaxed and comfortable while accompanied by the duo of guitarist Doug Raney and bassist Niels Pedersen, taking some consistently lyrical solos on the six standards.
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1974) {Epic EPC 450554 2 rel 1987}
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© 1974, 1987 CTI / Epic / CBS | EPC 450554 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone / Trumpet

At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the horns, and in addition to two of Mulligan's newer tunes, this set (the first of two volumes) also includes fresh versions of "Line for Lyons" and "My Funny Valentine."
Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (1956) {Pacific Jazz 07777 7 95251 2 6 rel 2000}

Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (1956) {Pacific Jazz 07777 7 95251 2 6 rel 2000}
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© 1956, 2000 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | 07777 7 95251 2 6
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Soundtracks

West coast cool purveyors Chet Baker (trumpet) and Bud Shank team up to provide the incidental soundtrack to The James Dean Story (1958). Granted, the biopic was presumably made to cash in on the actor's untimely demise, but movie buffs also recognize it as one of director Robert Altman's earliest features. The score was written by Leith Stevens, who had previously worked on Private Hell 36 (1954), The Wild One (1954), and the Oscar-winning sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950). Those credentials may have gotten Stevens the gig, but his contributions remain somewhat of a double-edged sword.
The Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Playboys (1956) {Pacific Jazz-Phoenix 131556 rel 2012}

The Chet Baker & Art Pepper Sextet - Playboys (1956) {Pacific Jazz-Phoenix 131556 rel 2012}
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© 1956, 2012 Pacific Jazz / Phoenix | 131556
Jazz / West Coast Jazz / Cool / Trumpet / Saxophone

This 2012 disc gathers all known sides cut during a July 26, 1956 confab led by West Coast cool purveyors Chet Baker (trumpet) and Art Pepper (alto sax). Keen-eyed enthusiasts will note that this particular date occurred during a remarkable week – July 23 through July 31 – of sessions held at the behest of Pacific Jazz label owner and producer Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles. Recordings made during this week not only inform The Route, but three other long-players as well: Let's Get Lost, Chet Baker & Crew, and At the Forum Theater. These were likewise the first sides cut by Baker since returning from his triumphant and extended stay in Europe.