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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)…
Chet Baker - Chet Baker In New York (1958) [Concord Records, Reissue 2004] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Chet Baker - Chet Baker In New York (1958) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:02 minutes | Scans included | 1,59 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,01 GB

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue  

Posted by Designol at May 16, 2015
Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959) Remastered Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Cool | Label: ZYX music | # OJC20 370-2 (JLP-18) | Time: 00:42:42

During his extended "stay" in Europe circa the late '50s and early '60s, Chet Baker produced half a dozen albums for the Riverside Records subsidiary label Jazzland. On Chet Baker in Milan – the first of his overseas sides – Baker revisits the familiar stomping grounds of West Coast cool, even though he is the only American in the band. The basic quartet includes Chet Baker (trumpet), Renato Sellani (piano), Franco Serri (bass), and Gene Victory (drums). However, on a majority of the cuts, that unit is upgraded to a sextet with sax players Glauco Masetti (alto) and Gianno Basso (tenor). According to Peter Drew's brief liner notes essay, these Italian players were found by a local record label and arrangements were essentially retrofitted to suit Baker.
Chet Baker - Lost Tapes Early Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959 (2014)

Chet Baker - Lost Tapes Early Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959 (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:09 min | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzhaus Records

The gentle poet of the trumpet that was his image. So it came as something of a surprise for European audiences to hear the Chet Baker they discovered at his live concerts: a trumpeter with a decisive attacca style and lively boppy lines, accompanied by a pianist who combined innovative harmonies with bizarre rhythms and a drummer who propelled the band with a hard, driving beat. No one was prepared for this Chet Baker Quartet, featuring pianist Dick Twardzik, bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Peter Littman.
Chet Baker - In New York (1958) {2011 Riverside} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #8)

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) {2011 Riverside} [OJC Remasters Complete Series] (Item #8)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 308 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (tiff) -> 125 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2011 Riverside / Concord | 0888072328433
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.
Chet Baker - In Paris, The Barclay Years 1955-1956 [2CD] (1988)

Chet Baker - In Paris, The Barclay Years 1955-1956 [2CD] (1988)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | [email protected] | 713 MB. & 331 MB.
600dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 34 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1988) | Label: Fresh Sound | Catalog# FSR-CD-1-2 | 70:36 min. + 69:46 min.

When Chet Baker landed in Paris in September 1955, the nightlife of the St. Germain-des-Prés quarter was uninhibitedly competing with New York City’s 52nd Street. American jazz musicians frequently recorded with the local musicians like Henri Renaud, Jean-Louis Viale, Pierre Michelot, Martial Solal, René Urtreger, and Bobby Jasper, as well as American expatriates Dave Amran, Jay Cameron, and Jimmy Gourley.

Chet Baker - In Milan (1959)  Music

Posted by frangarbla at Oct. 16, 2009
Chet Baker - In Milan (1959)

Chet Baker - In Milan
jazz, cool | MP3, 320 kbps CBR. | 99.15 Mb | 42:39 minutes | Cover.
Original Jazz Classics Records, Recorded in 1959. Cd issued on 01/07/199

You would never know this set was recorded entirely in Italy with Italian jazz musicians supporting Chet Baker if you didn't read the liner notes. Indeed, it sounds as if Baker gathered with his usual West Coast gang on some sunny California afternoon...

Chet Baker & Strings (1953)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Dec. 7, 2009
Chet Baker & Strings (1953)

Chet Baker & Strings (1953]
Label: Timeless | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | Time: 36:38 | 83.9 Mo
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz

This release offers a unique glimpse of a young Chet Baker in a quintet setting, complemented by a nine-piece string section. Utilizing the uniquely modern arrangements of Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich, Jack Montrose, and Shorty Rogers, this interaction of "West Coast cool" with primordial elevator music escapes many – if not indeed all – of the potential sonic pitfalls such a marriage might suggest. In the truest sense of the word augmentation, the string arrangements provide the desired opulence sans the heavy-handed or syrupy residual effects. Perhaps most inspiring about this outing is the success with which Baker and crew are able to thrive in this environment, providing subtle insight into the quintet's ability to simultaneously adapt and explore. Chet Baker and Strings was recorded over three days in late 1953 and early 1954. Joining Baker (trumpet) on these sessions are Jack "Zoot" Sims (tenor sax), Jack Montrose (tenor sax), Russ Freeman (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums), and Clifford "Bud" Shank (alto sax), who steps in for Sims on the 1954 date. "Love Walked In" incorporates a trademark volley of interaction between Baker and Sims. "Love" contains what is arguably the most successful implementation of the string section, as well as some stellar soloing by Freeman. In fact, his contributions to this particular recording rank among his finest with Baker and company. The same enthusiasm can likewise be applied to "A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet." Not only are Sims and Baker in top flight, but the string arrangement swings irresistibly as well. The easygoing and otherwise winding strings support the cool bop like a kite in a March breeze – light, airy, and conspicuous only in altitude. The 1998 CD reissue also includes three alternate performances, "You Don't Know What Love Is," "You Better Go Now," and an incendiary "A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet," all of which make their debut on this release.

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.

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.