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Chet Baker

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. was raised in a musical household in Oklahoma (his father was a guitar player), and coming of age in Southern California during the bebop era of jazz, Baker found success as a trumpet player in 1951 when he was chosen by Charlie Parker to play with him for a series of West Coast engagements. In 1952, Baker joined the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, which was an instant phenomenon. Baker became famous on the strength of his solo on their recording of "My Funny Valentine" a piece he was later said to "own". The Quartet, however, lasted less than a year because of Mulligan's arrest on drug charges. In 1954, Baker won the Downbeat Jazz Poll, beating Miles Davis among others

Chet

Label: Craft Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: It Could Happen To You: Side A: Do It The Hard Way; I’m Old Fashioned; You’re Driving Me Crazy; It Could Happen To You; My Heart Stood Still; Side B: The More I See You; Everything Happens To Me; Dancing On The Ceiling; How Long Has This Been Going On?; Old Devil Moon.

In New York: Side A: Fair Weather; Polka Dots And Moonbeams; Hotel 49; Side B: Solar; Blue Thoughts; When Lights Are Low.

Chet: Side A: Alone Together; How High The Moon; It Never Entered My Mind; ’Tis Autumn; Side B: If You Could See Me Now; September Song; You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To; Time On My Hands; You And The Night And The Music.

Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe: Side A: I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face; I Could Have Danced All Night; The Heather On The Hill; On The Street Where You Live; Side B: Almost Like Being In Love; Thank Heaven For Little Girls; I Talk To The Trees; Show Me.

Outtakes & Alternates: Side A: While My Lady Sleeps (Take 10); You Make Me Feel So Young (Take 5); The More I See You (Take 8, Alternate); Everything Happens To Me (Take 2, Alternate); Side B: Soft Winds; Early Morning Mood.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Mark Masters Ensemble: Night Talk: The Alec Wilder Songbook

Read "Night Talk: The Alec Wilder Songbook" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Alec Wilder was born in 1907 and died in 1980, and might well have been described as an eccentric renaissance man. He composed opera, musicals, film music, popular songs, and chamber music, along with publishing in 1975 one of the most read books on popular music: American Popular Song: the Great Innovators 1900-1950. The ...

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Salvador Sobral Quartet al Crossroads Reloaded Festival 2020

Read "Salvador Sobral Quartet al Crossroads Reloaded Festival 2020" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

Salvador Sobral Quartet Cortile del Palazzo dei Principi Crossroads Reloaded 2020 Correggio 1.8.2020 Il cortile rinascimentale del Palazzo dei Principi di Correggio diventa lo scenario del primo concerto in Italia del cantautore lusitano Salvador Sobral, accompagnato sul palco dal pianista Max Agnas, dal contrabbassista André Rosinha e dal batterista ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective - Live Somewhere

Read "Boom Collective - Live Somewhere" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Italian saxophonist Gaetano Partipilo has been playing and studying music since he was eight. After conservatory studies, Partipilo was engaged to perform by the likes of Mark Murphy, Enrico Rava and Tony Scott. Having spent several months in New York City, Partipilo returned to Italy where he formed the Urban Society project, with whom he recorded ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Arturo O'Farrill, Senri Oe, Chet Baker and More

Read "Arturo O'Farrill, Senri Oe, Chet Baker and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

As the world continues to change, we start with a song from Arturo O'Farrill off his new CD Four Questions to keep the conversation on Black Lives Matter moving forward. We also focus on new music and conversations from jazz artists during the COVID-19 pandemic world of no live jazz with Senri Oe, Lara Driscoll, Aubrey ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

How Sweet it Is

Read "How Sweet it Is" reviewed by H William Stine

Sweet. It's a word you don't hear much, especially now. Home Sweet Home? After four months of sheltering in place, what's so sweet about being home? Sweet Dreams? It's been months since I had one. Sweet Spot? I know what it used to mean, but now it means keeping six feet away from people. Sweet Nothings? ...

Places in Space, in Time

Read "Places in Space, in Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Abraham Inc. Together We Stand Table Pounding Music 2019 “Ever since I formed Klezmer Madness! in the mid 1990's I've been exploring the possibilities of adding funk, jazz, and lately hip-hop influences to klezmer," explains David Krakauer, an expert clarinet voice in jazz, klezmer and classical ...

Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Read "Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums" reviewed by Chris May

Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun's Atlantic Records differs in one key respect from Prestige, Riverside, Impulse!, Strata-East and Flying Dutchman, the most prominent labels covered so far in this Building A Jazz Library series. Those labels' discographies consist almost exclusively of jazz. Atlantic had parallel interests in soul and rhythm-and-blues and, later, rock. This had consequences, as ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Meet Andy Bey

Read "Meet Andy Bey" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in February 2000. Listening for the first time to Andy Bey is like stepping into a quiet, still lake. Your foot first parts a surface that's smooth and tranquil, but you can't really tell from that surface how deeply your foot must ...


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