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Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (1959) {2006 Jazzland Victor Japan Mini LP 20bit K2 Remaster VICJ-41545}
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© 1959, 2006 Jazzland / Victor Japan | 20bit K2 mastering | Mini LP | VICJ-41545
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet

This is a very under-rated album. The complaints are that the strings are too syrupy, yet one of Chet's most critically successful albums was Chet With Strings. This album is just as good as that one or Grey December, which also has strings. In fact, while all the songs are very good, it's worth buying just for Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care", Chet playing the BEST version of that song I have ever heard, with a GREAT string arrangement!! If you like Chet, even casually, you can't go wrong with this charming album.
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.
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.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2017
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble (1953) {Pacific Jazz rel 2004}
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© 1953, 2004 Pacific Jazz | 7243 5 79971 2 6
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Chet Baker Ensemble collects all the tracks recorded by trumpeter Chet Baker and his group on a session for Pacific Jazz in late December of 1953. Having been released piecemeal on various albums over the years, this represents the first complete gathering of this material. Recorded less than two months before the legendary Chet Baker Sings sessions, these tracks showcase the young Baker as a hardcore jazz trumpeter before the public became overwhelmingly infatuated with his unique vocal abilities.

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)
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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}
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© 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.