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ARTICLE: CHOICE CUTS

Chet Baker I'll Remember April, Zoot Sims Over the Rainbow, and Lorez Alexandria This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Read "Chet Baker I'll Remember April, Zoot Sims Over the Rainbow, and Lorez Alexandria This Could Be the Start of Something Big" reviewed by Mark Barnett

Choice Cuts is an offshoot of Getting Into Jazz. Your butcher notwithstanding, we're defining a “Choice Cut" as an outstanding track from an otherwise unremarkable CD (or vinyl record); a track so good it justifies adding the disc to your collection. Here are a trio to start with... Chet Baker, “I'll Remember April" (From ...

ARTICLE: GETTING INTO JAZZ

Chet Baker Sings

Read "Chet Baker Sings" reviewed by Mark Barnett

Getting Started If you're new to jazz, go to our Getting Into Jazz primer for some hints on how to listen. CD capsule Trumpeter Chet Baker's singing still provokes debate. Some love it, others wish he'd saved his singing for the shower. Here's a chance to make up your own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chet Baker - Bill Evans: The Complete Legendary Sessions

Read "The Complete Legendary Sessions" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Certo che il titolo è molto invitante: Chet Baker & Bill Evans - The Complete Legendary Sessions. Fa pensare a una collaborazione paritaria fra due giganti del jazz, entrambi dotati di una singolare combinazione di swing e lirismo, raffinati e tormentati. La realtà è diversa e questa raccolta riunisce sì le uniche tre sedute d'incisione che ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chet Baker: Career 1952-1988

Read "Career 1952-1988" reviewed by David Rickert

This Chet Baker collection begins and ends, appropriately enough, with two different versions of “My Funny Valentine. One is from the pioneering Gerry Mulligan Quartet at the early part of Baker's career; the other comes from a live performance two weeks before his untimely death. The critics hated his version of the song, as did many ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chet Baker: Songs For Lovers

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The title sums it up quite well-- Songs For Lovers focuses on young Chet Baker at his most lyrical and romantic. Spanning 1953-1957, this collection takes us back to the Miles Davis-influenced trumpeter's youth and his years with Pacific Jazz--a label for which he often excelled. On “Come Rain or Come Shine," “That Old Feeling" and ...


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