Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards

Jazz in Paris - Chet Baker Quartet plays standards (2001)  Music

Posted by Ibiza at Aug. 28, 2007
Jazz in Paris - Chet Baker Quartet plays standards  (2001)

Jazz in Paris - Chet Baker Quartet plays standards
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Universal Music France 2001
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {Mosaic MD3-122}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1953-56) {3CD Set Mosaic MD3-122 rel 1989}
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© 1953-56, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-122
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

This essential four-LP box set features trumpeter Chet Baker leading his own group during the 1953-1956 period (shortly after the breakup of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet) with pianist Russ Freeman, either Bob Whitlock, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon, Jimmy Bond, or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Bobby White, Larry Bunker, Shelly Manne, Bob Neel, Peter Littman, or Lawrence Marable on drums. Baker is heard at his coolest (mostly before he became influenced by Miles Davis); some of the later selections also feature his first recorded vocals. Because the Mosaic box sets are limited editions, they should be acquired as soon as possible.
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 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 Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 14, 2012
Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)

Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)
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Audio CD (1998) | Label: Pacific Jazz | Catalog# CDP-7243-4-93164-2-3 | 71:36 min.

Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1998) is a perfect studio companion to the Mosaic Records set Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker With Russ Freeman (1988). As was the custom for jazz platters of the time, both Baker and Freeman are joined by a different combo on each date. The luminaries include Bobby Whitlock (bass), Joe Mondragon (bass), Bobby White (bass), Larry Bunker (drums) and Shelly Manne (drums) from sessions held circa July and October of 1953.

Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 4, 2011
Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)

Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)
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Genre: Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Label: SteepleChase Productions ApS Catalog Number: SCCD 31221

If proof is ever needed that there are too many Chet Baker albums around, this album can serve as evidence. Baker is caught on an off day; his playing during the first chorus of the opening "Long Ago And Far Away" is so flawed that one wonders why the musicians did not stop and try a second version.

Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Nov. 10, 2009
Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)

Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)
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Genre: Jazz/West Coast Jazz/Cool

Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1998) is a perfect studio companion to the Mosaic Records set Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker With Russ Freeman (1988). As was the custom for jazz platters of the time, both Baker and Freeman are joined by a different combo on each date. The luminaries include Bobby Whitlock (bass), Joe Mondragon (bass), Bobby White (bass), Larry Bunker (drums) and Shelly Manne (drums) from sessions held circa July and October of 1953. The 25 selections here provide copious evidence of Baker's uncanny artistry as he develops a dark, yet lyrical, interpretive approach. Immediately evident is the thoughtful synergy between Baker and the comparatively understated Freeman, whose comps help link the respective solos. In several notable instances, such as the nonchalant "Isn't It Romantic" or the limber syncopation of "Maid in Mexico," Freeman establishes the melody, rather than simply being relegated to the rhythm section. Additional diverse examples can be heard ranging from a sublime reading of "Imagination" to the upbeat and agile "All the Things You Are" — which commences in progress. These tunes would seed Baker's back catalog of material, becoming staples during his 30-plus-year repertoire. One facet to Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman that will be of considerable interest to collectors and hardcore enthusiasts are both the 10" EP and the 12" LP takes of "Long Ago and Far Away," "No Ties," "The Thrill Is Gone," "Moon Love" and the 78 rpm and long-player version(s) of "Winter Wonderland."While these renderings have been previously issued, this CD marks the first time that they are presented on a single volume. Among other stellar (if not definitive) inclusions are Freeman's "Russ Job," "Bea's Flat" and the sole Baker vocal on "I Fall in Love Too Easily."
Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}

Chet Baker - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of The Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1954) {3CD Mosaic MD3-113 rel 1986}
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© 1954, 1986 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records | MD3-113
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Piano

The independent jazz reissue label Mosaic Records garnered a rightful reputation as industry leaders and enthusiast favorites with deluxe and strictly limited-edition packages such as this one. The contents of this four-LP/three-CD collection are derived from two performances during the summer of 1954 and feature the Chet Baker Quartet: Baker (trumpet/"boom bam" percussion), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass), and Bob Neel (drums). The two performances – recorded July 21 at Santa Cruz's Civic Auditorium and August 10 at The Tiffany Club in Los Angeles, respectively – are presented chronologically.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988) {Fresh Sound} (REPOST)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988)
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In the summer of 1955, Chet Baker decided to go on a concert tour of Europe for a few weeks. He ended up staying there for more than six months, and his work and experiences during that time, which was mostly spent in Paris, should be crucial for his career and his life.