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 - 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 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"…

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.
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 - Italian Movies (1958-1964) {3CD Set Moochin' About MOOCHIN03 rel 2013}

Chet Baker - Italian Movies (1958-1964) {3CD Set Moochin' About MOOCHIN03 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 660 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 305 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958-64, 2013 Moochin' About | MOOCHIN03
Jazz / Cool / Stage & Screen / Continental Jazz / Original Score / Trumpet

Before delving into the music on this collection, it's important to offer a note of caution to Chet Baker fans: Italian Movies is not a really a compilation of the trumpeter's work, so much as a series of film scores by the great composer Piero Umiliani between 1958 and 1964 on which he is featured either as a soloist or as part of the orchestra. It might better have been marketed to Umiliani fans, but it's tough to fault label Moochin' About for a little creative license when repackaging a previous issue of this music that appeared on Liuto Records – that one was co-billed to the pair. Other than on disc three – where Baker doesn't get to solo until track nine in the score for 1962's Smog, yet is still featured for 20 minutes – there is plenty of him to go around as he works amid his Italian contemporaries.