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Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Chet Baker - The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (1964) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Label: Roulette Jazz/EMI | # 7243 5 81829 2 7 | Time: 00:43:25
West Coast Jazz, Cool, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz

The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 was the first album trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker recorded upon returning to the United States in 1964. Jazz had undergone a radical development post-1963 with artists such as John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter beginning to focus on complex harmonic explorations over pretty melody. Having spent the prior three years in Europe, falling deeper into heroin addiction, Baker found himself a pleasant, if somewhat forgotten, anachronism of the previous decade. Consequently, the icon of '50s cool attempted to reinvigorate his career and showcase his musical growth by enlisting the sensitive piano chops of Hal Galper and old collaborator tenor saxophonist Phil Urso. The new sideman, combined with a heavy dose of Tadd Dameron's compositions, gave Baker a more muscular edge that rubbed nicely with his trademark lyricism updating his sound for the hard bop '60s – a decade that would end, however, with Baker losing his teeth and falling into obscurity.

VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

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VA - Then... Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set

VA - Then… Chill Jazz (2010) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 761 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 559 Mb
Label: AP Music Ltd. | # AUPCD 125 | Time: 04:04:20 | Scans ~ 36 Mb
Cool, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

4CD Box Set. 72 tracks featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Claude Thornhill, Nat King Cole, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Julie London, Art Pepper and many, many more…

Chet Baker - But Not For Me (1994) Reissue 2003

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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.

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

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V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)

V.A. - Americans In Paris: The City Of Love And All That Jazz [Recorded 1952-1959, 10CD Box Set] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 3,49 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,48 GB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Bop, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Intense Media (233569)

This 10 CD set offers an exciting overview of some of the most important recordings made by American jazz stars in Paris in the Fifties. They are milestones of Modern Jazz, Bebop and Hard Bop recorded by some of the most important players of the time, including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Lionel Hampton, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Lou Williams, Lester Young and Donald Byrd. Treated like second class citizens at home, many American jazz stars not only got more recognition and respect in the French capital, but found much better playing conditions as well. From concert-halls like "L'Olympia" to the clubs of the "Latin Quarter" they were appreciated and celebrated, and their music met with a glowing enthusiasm.

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983) [Re-Up]

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Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983) [Re-Up]

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Trumpet Jazz

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine [Recorded 1987-1988] (2007)

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Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine [Recorded 1987-1988] (2007)

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine [Recorded 1987-1988] (2007)
DVD5 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (4:3), 29.97 fps | Audio: AC3, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 448 Kbps | 1,78 GB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Salt Peanuts

One of the main players of the West Coast school of jazz, Chet Baker (1929-1988) shined both as a trumpeter and as a singer. He displayed both a forceful tone on fast tunes and a gentle and soft sound on ballads, which gained him fame even outside of jazz circles. Despite his multiple personal problems due to drug abuse, Baker was active and highly creative until the very last years of his life, which he spent living in Europe. This DVD contains performances taken from two concerts, one in Stuttgart, the other in Tokyo, where he displays his subtle magic in some of the tunes that made him famous, like "I'm Fool To Want You" and the perennial "My Funny Valentine".

V.A. - Jazz On Broadway: The Greatest Musicals (1956-1963) [10CD Box Set] (2019)

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V.A. - Jazz On Broadway: The Greatest Musicals (1956-1963) [10CD Box Set] (2019)

V.A. - Jazz On Broadway: The Greatest Musicals (1956-1963) [10CD Box Set] (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 3,76 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,61 GB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Hard Bop, Bop, Soul Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: The Intense Media (600542)

18 original albums in one box with some of the greatest names in Jazz incl. Miles Davis, Chet Baker, and Oscar Peterson. The greatest Broadway musicals of all time - from "Porgy & Bess" to "West Side Story" - in fantastic Jazz arrangements. Also featuring hidden gems like "Do-Re-Mi" by June Christy and Bob Cooper or Blossom Dearie "Sings Comden & Green".

V.A. - Jazz 4 All Seasons (1993)

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V.A. - Jazz 4 All Seasons (1993)

V.A. - Jazz 4 All Seasons (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 305 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Par Records (PAR-2024)

This compilation unites great artists like Ronnie Laws, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson and Chet Baker.

Chet Baker - 3 Essential Albums (1958-1977) [3CD Box Set] (2017)

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Chet Baker - 3 Essential Albums (1958-1977) [3CD Box Set] (2017)

Chet Baker - 3 Essential Albums (1958-1977) [3CD Box Set] (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 907 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 368 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music/Verve (0600753764824)

This three-album collection explores the jazz icon's broad range of interests: "Stan Meets Chet" (1958) is a wholly instrumental collaboration with Stan Getz; "Baby Breeze" (1965) features Chet's vocals and flugelhorn backed by a large ensemble; and "You Can't Go Home Again" (1977) is a fusion classic featuring Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Paul Desmond and some unforgettable performances by drummer Tony Williams.

Chet Baker - Plays and Sings the Great Ballads (1992) (Re-up)

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Chet Baker - Plays and Sings the Great Ballads (1992) (Re-up)

Chet Baker - Plays and Sings the Great Ballads (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 143 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CEMA (S21-57586)

His movie star good looks, his brilliant natural gift for the trumpet and his seductive vocals turned Chet Baker very quickly into a jazz cult icon in the '50s. The 10 tracks here featuring his vocals as well as trumpet date from that period. His soloing is clear toned and spacey, with long lyrical lines that twist the melodies. His almost conversational tenor vocals are disarmingly simple and stick closely to the bare bones of the melody with just the subtlest variation. All the tracks here are classics and include his trademark "My Funny Valentine," the lovely "I Fall in Love Too Easily," a quietly swinging "My Buddy" and a haunted "You Don't Know What Love Is."

Chet Baker - Misty (1989) (Re-up)

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Chet Baker - Misty (1989) (Re-up)

Chet Baker - Misty (1989)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: I.R.D. Records (TMD 003-2)

In January 1985, Chet performed a gig in Dallas, Texas with Fred Raulston's talented band featuring Martha Burke on vocals. The band also met the next day in the studio to record Would You Believe? The live date was issued on three LP's/CD's: My Foolish Heart, Misty, and Time After Time. Misty offers some great moments as well as some forgettable ones. He mumbles through When I Fall in Love and stumbles through Mr. B. However in a swinging take on Misty (featuring a lively vocal by Burks) he starts slow, but is blowing loud and high by the end. I Love My Wife is credited as a Baker composition, and is a sweet little tune, even though Ralston and Darling get most of the solos.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991) (Re-up)

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker Ensemble and Sextet [Recorded 1953-1956] (1991) (Re-up)

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: Cool Jazz, Bop | 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 Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991) (Re-up)

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Chet Baker Quartet - Burnin' At Backstreet [Recorded 1980] (1991) (Re-up)

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: Cool Jazz, Bop | 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 - Chet In Paris (2020)

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Chet Baker - Chet In Paris (2020)

Chet Baker - Chet In Paris (2020)
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 03:34:52 | 955 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: UMG Recordings, Inc. | Tracks: 43 | Rls.date: 2020

Such a beautiful poignant album. Chet shows his wonderful trumpet playing and only sings on one song. Slow songs, late night or early morning peaceful jazz!

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101] Re-up

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Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101] Re-up

Chet Baker - In New York (1958)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | DCC, GZS-1101 | ~ 312 or 122 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 46 Mb
Jazz, Hard Bop

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 Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums)…