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Chet Baker – Deep In A Dream – The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection (Comp. 2002)

Chet Baker – Deep In A Dream – The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection (Comp. 2002)
Pacific Jazz | Comp. 2002 | Jazz | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 390Mb+2Mb

This CD, issued in 2002 in conjunction with the publication of James Gavin's biography, "Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker," is an excellent collection of Baker recordings during his peak years. Included in the 19 tunes by trumpeter-vocalist Baker between 1952 and 1965 are three real gems, 1953 a capella vocals of "Blue Room" and "Spring Is Here" that have not been issued until now and a cut of "Petite Fleur" that only appeared on an out-of-print Bud Shank LP in 1965. Whether you want to take your first step into the land of Chet Baker or add to an already large collection of this artist, this CD is for you.
Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) (Remastered 2010)

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) (Remastered 2010)
Jazz | XLD rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 200 Mb
Label ~ Masterworks Jazz

Chet Baker entered my life before I was a teenager, when someone in my family brought the classic "Chet Baker and Strings" into our home – presumably by accident – and left it sitting around for a few weeks. Since no one at home listened to LPs (except my Dad's Opera sets), any albums (from Gilbert and Sullivan to Tchaikovsky to Sigmind Romberg) not played within a short time after their arrival in the home simply moved upstairs became mine. Hence, Chet Baker was my first introduction to Jazz. Diluted by the string arrangements, to be sure, but Jazz it was (including, e.g., the late great Zoot Sims)! ~ Amazon

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

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 28, 2016
Chet Baker - In New York (1958) [DCC, GZS-1101]

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)…

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 18, 2016
Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)

Chet Baker - This Is Jazz (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 152 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 70 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Columbia / Legacy / X-cellent / Sony Music (Rus) #CK 064779 0 / 064779 0
Cool Jazz, Modal, Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz

This Is Jazz, Vol. 2 isn't an ideal overview of Chet Baker's seminal Columbia recordings, but it isn't bad, either. Many of the featured 16 songs are among Baker's very best, giving novices a good idea of the sound, style, and depth of his music, even if it doesn't provide an ideal context. Nevertheless, This Is Jazz doesn't intend to provide context, which will undoubtedly frustrate collectors and jazz purists…
Chet Baker - Live In Rosenheim - Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection}

Chet Baker - Live In Rosenheim - Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet (1988) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 269 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6344
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. ‘Live in Rosenheim’ was issued posthumously, and is billed as ‘Chet Baker’s last recording as a quartet’. It has been suggested that Chet’s performance is tired and lackluster, but he sounds on fairly good form. ncludes "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Portrait In Black And White" and "In A Sentimental Mood".
Chet Baker - Philip Catherine Duo - There'll Never Be Another You (1987)

Chet Baker - Philip Catherine Duo - There'll Never Be Another You (1987)
Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58 min | 134 MB
Label: Timeless Records | Rel: 1987

There may never be another Chet Baker, but on this particular night in Zagreb, poor Baker was not playing his best: His chops are weak, and his voice is strained and shallow. Still, these four duos, with longtime collaborator, guitarist Philip Catherine, have their rewards, such as the lengthy, substantial, and melodic solos by the guitarist. There is also the opportunity to hear Baker's piano playing at length. On piano, Chet Baker was even sparser than on trumpet, perhaps due to his weaker technique on the former. As with the trumpet, though, his choice of notes was always immaculate, and Baker fans will want this disc for the novelty of his piano playing. As far as his trumpet playing goes, there are much better examples of these tunes elsewhere, particularly of "My Foolish Heart" and "There'll Never Be Another You."
Chet Baker - Chet (1959) [Analogue Productions' Remaster 2002] PS3 ISO+FLAC / RE-UP

Chet Baker - Chet (1959) [Analogue Productions' Remaster 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,53 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 997 MB

Few figures in jazz history have been able to extract as much feeling from a ballad as Chet Baker. Despite his lack of formal training, he was capable of burrowing deep inside the most sophisticated popular songs and tapping a vein of pure emotion. When surrounded by great musicians in an unusual ensemble, as he is on this album, Baker's poetic instincts were at their keenest. The distinctive septet of jazz giants contains a front line of trumpet, flute, and baritone sax playing Herbie Mann's delicate arrangements over a rhythm section that is empathy personified. Baker never recorded with a more talented or sensitive group, as the music evokes a mood captured so seductively in the cover photo.

Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Nov. 10, 2009
Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)

Chet Baker - The Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1988)
Label: Pacific Jazz | MP3 cbr 320 kbps | Time: 01:11 | Size: 163.9 Mo
Genre: Jazz/West Coast Jazz/Cool

Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (1998) is a perfect studio companion to the Mosaic Records set Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of Chet Baker With Russ Freeman (1988). As was the custom for jazz platters of the time, both Baker and Freeman are joined by a different combo on each date. The luminaries include Bobby Whitlock (bass), Joe Mondragon (bass), Bobby White (bass), Larry Bunker (drums) and Shelly Manne (drums) from sessions held circa July and October of 1953. The 25 selections here provide copious evidence of Baker's uncanny artistry as he develops a dark, yet lyrical, interpretive approach. Immediately evident is the thoughtful synergy between Baker and the comparatively understated Freeman, whose comps help link the respective solos. In several notable instances, such as the nonchalant "Isn't It Romantic" or the limber syncopation of "Maid in Mexico," Freeman establishes the melody, rather than simply being relegated to the rhythm section. Additional diverse examples can be heard ranging from a sublime reading of "Imagination" to the upbeat and agile "All the Things You Are" — which commences in progress. These tunes would seed Baker's back catalog of material, becoming staples during his 30-plus-year repertoire. One facet to Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman that will be of considerable interest to collectors and hardcore enthusiasts are both the 10" EP and the 12" LP takes of "Long Ago and Far Away," "No Ties," "The Thrill Is Gone," "Moon Love" and the 78 rpm and long-player version(s) of "Winter Wonderland."While these renderings have been previously issued, this CD marks the first time that they are presented on a single volume. Among other stellar (if not definitive) inclusions are Freeman's "Russ Job," "Bea's Flat" and the sole Baker vocal on "I Fall in Love Too Easily."
Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (1954 & 1956 (Blue Note-Pacific SBM Remastered)

Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (1954 & 1956 (Blue Note-Pacific SBM Remastered)
1954 & 1956 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 220Mb+10Mb

Recorded with pianist Russ Freeman's ensembles in 1954 and 1956, this is the archetypal Baker release, and the first one to get if you're testing the waters. Of all Chet Baker recordings, this is the original from the mid-50s, and it remains the best. No quirky phrasings, just pure Chet. Don't confuse it with 'Chet Baker Sings and Plays,' a later recording with similar arrangements which seems much less fresh than the original, slower, chet's voice a bit strained and not as sincere, if that's the right word. His trumpet lags in many instances; and the piano work I found to be lacking. If you want to start a Chet collection, first get the original, CHET BAKER SINGS.
Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker - Everything Happens To Me (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection}

Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker - Everything Happens To Me (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 258 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 198 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6318
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Piano / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. For some, the most important part about this recording will be the two tracks ("Ray's Ideas" and "Everything Happens to Me") on which Chet Baker blows trumpet and sings. While Baker is not in top form, he is a fine complement to the group sound. Lightsey's trio (with bassist David Eubanks and drummer Eddie Gladden) picks an interesting collection of pieces for the remainder of the program, with his well-known Wayne Shorter emphasis.