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Chet Baker: Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland

Read "Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Possiamo cominciare da “The Best Thing for You" per osservare come Chet Baker spesso si svincoli dal consueto clichè di strumentista intimo, tormentato e romantico e assuma invece tratti perentori e assertivi. Il suo intervento tra gli accordi del brano di Irving Berlin è di una sicurezza tecnica assoluta, il timbro brunito non esclude un'effervescenza ritmica e una costruzione delle frasi che nello stesso tempo esaltano l'eloquio e i silenzi. Si tratta di un discorso che si potrebbe ...

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Chet Baker: Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland

Read "Blue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let us bring sexy back to jazz. Not that it has been misplaced but, in a world where a teenager with a horn can flawlessly navigate “Giant Steps," what seems to be the missing is the seductive element of jazz. We are undoubtedly reminded of the sensuous experience of the music which has always been reflected in the music of Chet Baker as evidenced by these newly discovered sessions from Holland in 1979. Jazz detective Zev Feldman has unearthed more ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Blue Room: The 1979...

Jazz Detective/Deep Digs/Elemental Music
2023

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