Chet Baker Silent Nights

Chet Baker - Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album (1988)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Dec. 7, 2009
Chet Baker - Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album (1988)

Chet Baker - Silent Nights: A Christmas Jazz Album (1988)
Label: Voiceprint | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | Time: 36:04 | 82 Mo
Genre: Jazz, Vocal/Jazz, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz

A great Christmas recording!.

Jazzy enough and with enough lesser-played selections to be refreshing at Christmas but not so far out on the jazz scale as to be unrecognizable. The material is handled with subtlety and even a certain reverence. One of my Christmas favourites!
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 142 MB | Covers - 175 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound (FSR-CD 175)

A compilation of two Pacific Jazz LPs (# 9 and 15), recorded in 1953 and 1954. The earlier session features Chet with Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Herb Geller (alto sax) and Bob Gordon (baritone sax), and every tune on the session is a knockout. Especially wonderful are "Bockhanal" (in 2 takes) and "Headline"; both swing like crazy. The later session has Montrose again with Bill Holman (tenor sax) Bob Brookmeyer (trombone) and Bud Shank (baritone sax). Here the standout tracks are "The half dozens," "Stella by starlight," and "Dot's groovy."

Chet Baker - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 10, 2018
Chet Baker - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker And Crev (2018)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 672 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 259 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 19 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Jazz Images #38055

Chet Baker & Crew : The Forum Theatre Recordings. Sometimes known as the Prince of Cool and the James Dean of jazz, Chet Baker was one of the most popular and controversial jazz musicians. He was the primary exponent of West Coast school of cool jazz (that was in early and mid-1950s). As a trumpeter, he had an intimate and romantic style of playing music, and attracted a lot of attention beyond jazz, mainly because of his movie star looks. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one." His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame. Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and '80s.
Chet Baker-Gerry Mulligan - Original Quartet (2018) {Remastered}

Chet Baker-Gerry Mulligan - Original Quartet (2018) {Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 809 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 387 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Jazz Images #38054

This release presents the complete master takes by Gerry Mulligan's original 1952-53 piano-less quartet with Chet Baker. These legendary recordings -producer Dick Bock originally started his label specifically to record the popular Gerry Mulligan Quartet- would prove enormously influential and set the groundwork for many other groups. However, Mulligan and Baker's paths would separate afterward and they would not record more than a couple of albums together. All of their recordings together from that period are on this 2-CD set.
Chet Baker - Four - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) { {King Record Japan K32Y-6281, Early Press}

Chet Baker - Four - Chet Baker In Tokyo (1987) { {King Record Japan K32Y-6281, Early Press}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 339 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 138 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987, 1989 King Record Japan / Paddle Wheel | K32Y-6281
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 - For Lovers (2018) {3CD Box Set}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 25, 2018
Chet Baker - For Lovers (2018) {3CD Box Set}

Chet Baker - For Lovers (2018) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,18 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 545 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Jazz Images #38053

Sometimes known as the Prince of Cool and the James Dean of jazz, Chet Baker was one of the most popular and controversial jazz musicians. He was the primary exponent of West Coast school of cool jazz (that was in early and mid-1950s). As a trumpeter, he had an intimate and romantic style of playing music, and attracted a lot of attention beyond jazz, mainly because of his movie star looks. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one." His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame. Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and '80s.
Chet Baker Quartet - Plays Standards (1956) [Reissue 2001] (Repost)

Chet Baker Quartet - Plays Standards (1956) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 130 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (014 378-2)

This album is somewhat unique in that it was recorded just a few days after his pianist Dick Twardzik died of a heroin overdose while in Paris. According to Chet, this event lead to him "seeing what heroin was all about" and it became an instant and lifelong companion for him. Because Twardzik was not able to play, they had to come up with some basic "standards" that Chet normally didn't play that often, so that there new sit-in pianist could keep up. In this case, you here some really wonderful versions of songs that Chet rarely ever played, like Summertime, Tenderly, Autumn in New York, etc, which are all marvelous.

Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 6, 2018
Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Chet Baker - Broken Wing (1978) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 043-2)

Chet Baker recorded many albums in Europe during his final decade. This LP matches his trumpet with pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Jean-Francois Jenny Clark and drummer Jeff Brillinger for a date in Paris. Chet sings on "Oh You Crazy Moon" and stretches out on trumpet during a fresh repertoire that includes "Broken Wing," Wayne Shorter's "Black Eyes," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and Baker's own "Blue Gilles." Even with his chaotic lifestyle, most of Chet Baker's recordings are worth acquiring and Broken Wing is better than average.
Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Picture Of Heath (1956) {Pacific Jazz 724349410626 rel 1998}

Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Picture Of Heath (1956) {Pacific Jazz 724349410626 rel 1998}
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© 1956, 1998 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | 7243 4 94106 2 6 | 20-bit SBM
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

The seven sides that make up the all-star outing Picture of Heath (1961) might be familiar to fans of co-leads Chet Baker (trumpet) or Art Pepper (alto saxophone), as Playboys (1956). Perhaps owing to trademark-related issues with the men's magazine of the same name, Picture of Heath became the moniker placed on the 1961 Pacific Jazz vinyl re-release, as well as the 1989 compact disc. Regardless of the designation on the label, the contents gather selections recorded on October 31, 1956 – the third encounter between Baker and Pepper.
Chet Baker & Art Pepper - The Route (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931 2 rel 1989}

Chet Baker & Art Pepper - The Route (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931 2 rel 1989}
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© 1956, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7 92931 2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

This 1989 CD issue compiles all known sides cut during a July 26, 1956, session led by Chet Baker (trumpet) and Art Pepper (alto sax). Keen-eyed enthusiasts will note that this particular date occurred during a remarkable week – July 23 through July 31 – of sessions held at the behest of Pacific Jazz label owner and session producer Dick Bock at the Forum Theater in Los Angeles. The recordings made during this week not only inform The Route, but three other long-players as well: Lets Get Lost (The Best of Chet Baker Sings), Chet Baker and Crew, and Chet Baker Quintet at the Forum Theatre.