Chet Baker


  
  
  • Having teamed up on two prior Pacific Jazz recordings, trumpeter Chet Baker & alto saxophonist Art Pepper continued their fruitful collaboration with the supremely swinging 1956 album Picture of Heath (which was originally released as Playboys until Hugh Hefner objected) The sextet for the session was brimming with top talent...
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    American trumpeter Chet Baker was a major innovator in cool jazz, leading him to be nicknamed “the prince of cool” He earned much attention and praise through the Fifties, particularly for albums featuring his vocals This included his 1954 album Chet Baker Sings and its follow-up Chet Baker Sings Again in 1985 The latter he...
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    Limited edition 180-gram French reissue Remastered from the original master tapes Pressed by Optimal in Germany; artwork using the original photos In the tradition of labels wholly devoted to vinyl re-pressing, Sam Records puts out a product of top-notch musical and visual quality Sam Records uses only master tapes and...
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    Limited edition 180-gram vinyl Remastered from the original master tapes Pressed at Optimal in Germany Faithfully recreated original artwork/photos In answer to an offer from Nicole Barclay, Chet Baker arrived in Paris early in September 1955 On the 22nd — or maybe the 23rd — he signed a contract to make seven records (The...
  • Chet Baker was one of the most important representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement His heroin addiction is well documented with his exploits and misadventures wrapped in legendary anecdotes, but thankfully his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent Chet Baker has one of the most recognisable...
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    Chet Baker recorded "Chet Is Back!" (RCA Victor PML-10307) on January 5, 1962, just three weeks after having been released from his drug-related imprisonment in Italy He was accompanied on the LP by a number of highly talented European players, among them two Belgian stars: tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Bobby Jaspar, and...
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    Chet Baker (1929 – 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, actor and vocalist that needs little introduction Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s but his well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety (he was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late ‘70s and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Few musicians have embodied the romantic, and ultimately tragic, jazz figure as totally as Chesney "Chet" Baker Unschooled yet eloquent in his music, the Baker mystique has only reinforced one of the most haunting trumpet styles and ingenuous singing approaches Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You is his classic 1958 vocal...

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