Trombonist Vic Dickenson also shine on this memorable performance. Down Beat 5-Star rated album plus 4 bonus tracks from the same sessions, but not included on the original LP. Down Beat 5-Star rated album 'Quartet'. The complete orignal LP, plus 2 alternate takes from the same sessions.
Also added the solo piano versions of all of the songs which Art recorded for Norman Granz between Contains 8 previously unissued tracks. The complete studio recordings made by Chet in Milan, Italy in Jazz cornetist Warren Vache and trombonist John Allred team up again for a joyous musical journey of 13 handpicked tunes.
Thirteen splendid performances by three masters of their art led by the man George T. Avid presents four classic Lena Horne albums plus, including original LP liner notes. This '18 Classic Blues Songs from the 's' CD contains some of the best, and hardest to find, pre-war blues songs ever recorded.
In addition, these tracks were remastered from the finest known copies of each of the original 78 rpm records. Many years went by before people began asking the right questions about West Coast Jazz, its specificity, its aspects and its legitimacy.
His Orchestra was popular across the nation and the show was a great success. Featured singers are Tommy Mercer. New York drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker assembles a trio of veteran performers for a recording fully immersed in the jazz tradition while always looking forward.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents the recorded premiere of an important and remarkable new suite for large jazz ensemble created by the legendary saxophonist and composer, Jimmy Heath. Adding to her already transcendent collection of solo piano recordings for Origin Records, Jessica Williams furthers her legacy with Touch, recorded live at the Triple Door concert hall in Seattle.
In her detailed and expansive liner notes, Ms. Extended versions of songs never cut in a quartet setting, or recorded by Gene Harris.
This recording is also the first and only release of his European quartet. Shining Shadows is an album of original solo guitar instrumentals.
The music that was popular from the turn of the century to the 's offers the guitar player some fascinating sounds to arrange. This album is a collection of pop standards, novelty instrumentals, serious jazz compositions and rags.
Pianist Colin Stranahan has a long list of awards to his credit including the prestigious Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and has played with many great jazz musicians including Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson and Ravi Coltrane, to name a few. Dexter Gordon always played with a melancholy smile in his sound. The joy he felt in playing his tenor saxophone was apparent, as was his huge tone and playful conception.
The most common reaction after hearing Lee Morgan's Tom Cat is 'why on earth didn't Blue Note release this at the time! Joyce's new CD has an atmosphere of candlelight, sophistication, and quiet romance.
For this recording Joyce picked four jazz musicians who know the meaning of 'less is more' - pianist and arranger Jon Weber, bassist Chip Jackson, cornetist Warren Vache and guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Hammond B3 player Jon Hammond recorded live in November, Jon has played professionally, since the age of twelve and is now a world renowned Hammond B3 player, Beginning as a solo accordionist, he alter played the B3 in a number of important San Francisco bands.
After developing a new embouchure resulting from dentures, Baker returned to the straight-ahead jazz that began his career. He moved to New York City and began performing and recording again, including with guitarist Jim Hall. Later in the s, Baker returned to Europe, where he was assisted by his friend Diane Vavra, who took care of his personal needs and helped him during his recording and performance dates.
From until his death in , Baker lived and played almost exclusively in Europe, returning to the U. This was Baker's most prolific era as a recording artist. In , British singer Elvis Costello , a longtime fan of Baker, hired the trumpeter to play a solo on his song " Shipbuilding " for the album Punch the Clock.
The song exposed Baker's music to a new audience. King in his concert sets, and recorded the song for Let's Get Lost. Augmenting the music, Baker spoke one-on-one with friend and colleague Costello about his childhood, career, and struggle with drugs.
Baker recorded the live album Chet Baker in Tokyo with his quartet featuring pianist Harold Danko , bassist Hein Van de Geyn and drummer John Engels less than a year before his death, and it was released posthumously. Silent Nights , a recording of Christmas music, was recorded with Christopher Mason in New Orleans in and released in The performance took place in a Belgian TV studio, and the set was recorded in Norway.
Early on May 13, , Baker was found dead on the street below his room in Hotel Prins Hendrik, Amsterdam , with serious wounds to his head, apparently having fallen from the second story window. There was no evidence of a struggle, and the death was ruled an accident. An Academy Award-nominated documentary about Baker, Let's Get Lost , portrays him as a cultural icon of the s, but juxtaposes this with his later image as a drug addict.
The film, directed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber , was shot in black-and-white and includes a series of interviews with friends, family including his three children by third wife Carol Baker , musical associates and female friends, interspersed with footage from Baker's earlier life, and interviews with Baker in his last years. The film was shot during the first half of , prior to career highlights such as the Japanese concert, released on Chet Baker in Tokyo.
It is a reimagining of Baker's career in the late s, when he is famous for both his music and his addiction, and he takes part in a movie about his life to boost his career. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.
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On "For Minors Only," Enrico Rava sits in on a second trumpet and the two play lovely if languid lines around one another. In many ways, this is a disc for fans of Italian jazz more than Baker fans because so many of these players who are now the pillars of the scene were just beginning their tenures during these years.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, – May 13, ) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist. He is known for major innovations within the cool jazz subgenre leading him to be nicknamed the "prince of cool".. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You).