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Chet Baker: Chet

Read "Chet" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In the early 1950s, the rural Oklahoman Chet Baker established prominent connections in the jazz world; gigs with Charlie Parker and Stan Getz led to his first recordings. The trappings of both musicians' circles were dusted with heroin and Baker's career breaks coincided with his introduction to the disease that would stifle his musical development and ...

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John Abercrombie / John Menegon / Chet and Jim Doxas: Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2010

Read "John Abercrombie / John Menegon / Chet and Jim Doxas: Ottawa, Canada, September 18, 2010" reviewed by John Kelman

John Abercrombie / Chet Doxas / John Menegon / Jim DoxasCafé ParadisoOttawa, CanadaSeptember 18, 2010 Amongst the elite of mid-to-senior-generation jazz guitarists including Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Bill Frisell and Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie stands alone. Every one of these six-stringers has a definitive voice, and considerable improvisational skill; equally, however, ...

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Chet Baker: Chet

Read "Chet" reviewed by Matt Leskovic

With his striking good looks, withdrawn stage presence, and reserved improvisational approach, trumpeter Chet Baker embodied everything that was “cool about jazz in the 1950s. He was peerless when it came to playing ballads, using simplistic phrasing and a tone that was at once unassuming, fragile, stirring, and sexy. His experience as a singer ...

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Chet Baker: Chet

Read "Chet" reviewed by Samuel Chell

A popular 1959 release by Chet Baker, this Riverside Keepnews Collection issue captures the gifted but troubled trumpeter at his best. It might even qualify as Baker's most satisfying and representative recording. Although Baker's reputation as a singer has steadily risen, those who tend to dismiss his androgynous vocals as secondary to his trumpet ...


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