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Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 14, 2018
Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]

Chet Baker - The Legend Lives On (2017) [3CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, covers | 0.98 GB
Label: Factory of Sounds – FOS 2205052 | Tracks: 60 | Time: 216:21 min
Jazz, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Als musikalische Ikone der 50s und 60s haben Bakers Spiel, Gesang und Stil unzählige andere Musiker beeinflusst.
Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:20 minutes | 1,28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Baker's Holiday finds Chet Baker effectively paying tribute to Billie Holiday with mellow trumpet solos and occasional vocals. Baker is backed by a full sax section and a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Hank Jones; Jimmy Mundy contributed the colorful arrangements. His performance of ten songs associated with Lady Day (most of which he had not recorded previously) is often exquisite.
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)

Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Chet Baker, Philip Catherine (Crystal Bells) (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 172.57 Mb | 43:31 | Covers
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Igloo - IGL 034

This 1983 studio date, titled Crystal Bells here yet previously released under other titles, features trumpet Chet Baker performing within a trio setting with the Belgian duo of guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. Although famously known as an intuitive musician who played by ear, by the '80s Baker's improvisation had coalesced into a beautifully logical, root harmony-based style in which one can discern the exact progressions of any given tune simply by listening to him.

Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 7, 2018
Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003

Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Covers included
Cool, West Coast Jazz | Label: Random Chance | # RCD-10 | Time: 00:40:59

This 1982 studio recording of Chet Baker was not released until Stash Records issued it in 1994 (the album has been out of circulation for several years). It's a very high quality production of Baker with an unusual lineup of fine sidemen: Kenny Barron on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, Ben Riley on drums, Howard Johnson on tuba and James Newton on flute. The six tracks (total running time of 40:59) include vocals on the title song and Miles Davis' "Four." Of special note is the song "Lament," which shows off one of Baker's rightfully admired ballad performances. "But Not For Me" is the first of a series of Stash Records reissues licensed by Random Chance Records that will be coming out over the next few years.
Chet Baker - Lonely Star: The Prestige Sessions (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24172-2 rel 1996}

Chet Baker - Lonely Star: The Prestige Sessions (1965) {Prestige PRCD-24172-2 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24172-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flugelhorn

In 1964, trumpeter Chet Baker returned to the United States after five sometimes-traumatic years spent overseas (which included a long stay in an Italian jail for drug abuse). Baker recorded prolifically during his first 14 months back in the States, including a set for Colpix, two records for Limelight, and, in a busy three-day period, five albums for Prestige titled Groovin', Comin' On, Cool Burnin', Smokin', and Boppin' With the Chet Baker Quintet. The Prestige sets have been long overlooked and only partially reissued in the past, but in 1997 they reappeared as three CDs.

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 22, 2018
Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)

Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday (1965/2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 32:09 | 715 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Bop, West Coast Jazz / Label: Limelight

1965’s Baker’s Holiday finds the jazz legend Chet Baker paying homage to the music of Billie Holiday on flugelhorn and vocals with first-rate accompaniment from Everett Barksdale (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Hank Jones (piano), Connie Kay (drums) and an astute reed section. With elegant arrangements by Jimmy Mundy and a bygone big band feel, the 10-song set includes potent tributes to Lady Day fare like “Easy Living,” “Mean To Me” and “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” among others.
Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991)

Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 364 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 128)

Burnin' At Backstreet was recorded at the Backstreet Club in New haven Connecticut on February 19, 1980. Baker and Frank appear in a quartet format with bassist Michael Formanek and pianist Drew Salperto. The repertoire is wholly Baker. Baker loved the Miles Davis songbook and his performances of Davis originals were always more rounded and open than Davis.' "Tune Up," the modal "Milestones" and craggy "Four" share the stage with another Baker favorite, Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue 'n Boogie." Baker is in good solo form on these up tempo numbers. His tone is fat and confident, even when presented tartly, like the opening of "Milestones"…
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995] (Repost)

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 219 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Mastersound/Epic Associated (ZK 64769)

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 - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}

Chet Baker - Memories - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) {King Record Japan K32Y-6270}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-88 King Record Japan / Paddle Wheel / Sound-Service Bellaphon Int. | K32Y-6270
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Like a number of live Chet Baker albums released over the last ten years, this one documents a concert that took place shortly before his tragic death (having recently resumed his drug habit, he fell from a hotel room window in 1988). Unlike most of them, though, this one shows him to have still been in complete control of his musical faculties, playing not just beautifully and well, but with energy and even speed despite his deteriorating health. His singing, too, sounds uncannily like that of the quiet young sex symbol he'd been in the 1950s, before age and heroin ravaged his face and emptied his eyes.
Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 36:12 minutes | 1,02 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:12 minutes | 749 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Chet Baker began his comeback after five years of musical inactivity with this excellent CTI date. Highlights include "Autumn Leaves", "Tangerine", and "With a Song in My Heart". Altoist Paul Desmond is a major asset on two songs and the occasional strings give variety to this fine session.