Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:55
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Jazz Images | Release Year: 2016
Chet Baker Quartet Vol.1 (Barclay 84009) was the first album recorded by Baker in Europe. Before that 1955 tour, he had never been to the Old Continent. Traveling with him was pianist Dick Twardzik, a highly talented player who had been praised by the likes of fellow pianist Russ Freeman (who encouraged him to record his only session as a leader) and Charlie Parker (who called Twardzik to back him during several Boston engagements). Twardzik would die in Paris at the age of 24 due to a heroin overdose a few days after recording the two sessions included on the present album. Further sessions recorded by Baker in Paris for Barclay and originally included on Chet Baker and His Quintet (Barclay BLP-84042) and on the Blue Star EP-74020 have been added here as a bonus.