Chet Baker Quartet Standards

Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 14, 2012
Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)

Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)
Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | 363 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1998) | Label: Pacific Jazz | Catalog# CDP-7243-4-93164-2-3 | 71:36 min.

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.

Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 4, 2011
Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)

Chet Baker Quartet - When Sunny Gets Blue (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC: IMAGE+CUE+LOG | 314.9 MB (RAR 5% Rec.) | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 133 MB (RAR 3% Rec.) | Time: 00:57:21 | Covers
Genre: Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Label: SteepleChase Productions ApS Catalog Number: SCCD 31221

If proof is ever needed that there are too many Chet Baker albums around, this album can serve as evidence. Baker is caught on an off day; his playing during the first chorus of the opening "Long Ago And Far Away" is so flawed that one wonders why the musicians did not stop and try a second version.

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."
Jazz in Paris - Chet Baker Quartet plays standards  (2001)

Jazz in Paris - Chet Baker Quartet plays standards
Jazz | mp3 320 Kbps | 99 MB
Universal Music France 2001
Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988) {Fresh Sound} (REPOST)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956 The Barclay years (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (600dpi, jpg) | 838 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 457 mb
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records / FSR-CD 001

In the summer of 1955, Chet Baker decided to go on a concert tour of Europe for a few weeks. He ended up staying there for more than six months, and his work and experiences during that time, which was mostly spent in Paris, should be crucial for his career and his life.

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)

Chet Baker and Dick Twardzik Quartet - Chet and Dick (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB | 01:08:55
Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Jazz Images | Release Year: 2016

Chet Baker Quartet Vol.1 (Barclay 84009) was the first album recorded by Baker in Europe. Before that 1955 tour, he had never been to the Old Continent. Traveling with him was pianist Dick Twardzik, a highly talented player who had been praised by the likes of fellow pianist Russ Freeman (who encouraged him to record his only session as a leader) and Charlie Parker (who called Twardzik to back him during several Boston engagements). Twardzik would die in Paris at the age of 24 due to a heroin overdose a few days after recording the two sessions included on the present album. Further sessions recorded by Baker in Paris for Barclay and originally included on Chet Baker and His Quintet (Barclay BLP-84042) and on the Blue Star EP-74020 have been added here as a bonus.
Chet Baker - Lost Tapes Early Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959 (2014)

Chet Baker - Lost Tapes Early Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959 (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:09 min | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Jazzhaus Records

The gentle poet of the trumpet that was his image. So it came as something of a surprise for European audiences to hear the Chet Baker they discovered at his live concerts: a trumpeter with a decisive attacca style and lively boppy lines, accompanied by a pianist who combined innovative harmonies with bizarre rhythms and a drummer who propelled the band with a hard, driving beat. No one was prepared for this Chet Baker Quartet, featuring pianist Dick Twardzik, bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Peter Littman.

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 6, 2016
Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)

Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Timeless/Bellaphon | # CDSJP 192 | Time: 00:52:01

The quality of Chet Baker's product was so varied during the last decade or more of his life that recording sessions varied markedly. For this "remixed version" of Mr. B Baker sounds a tad tired, though his chops are in fine form. The studio recording captures the trumpeter with highly sympathetic and self-effacing pianist Michel Grallier and bassist Ricardo Del Fra, both of whom engage in the leader's brand of sensitivity. There are no vocals by the trumpeter, but plenty of improvising. The interesting tune selection features a few songs played often by Baker (such as Wayne Shorter's "Dolphin Dance" and Horace Silver's "Strollin'"), but several that are not associated with him at all (Grallier's "White Blues" and his gorgeous "Father X-mas," to name a couple). There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout, exacerbated by the lazy, sometimes sluggish, tempos. A deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.
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".

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 19, 2016
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Reunion With Chet Baker (1957)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, Mainstream Jazz | Label: EMI-Manhattan | # CDP 7 46857 2 | Time: 01:08:10

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker. Mulligan and Baker had very few reunions after 1953 but this particular CD from 1957 is an exception. Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special. With expert backup by bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Dave Bailey, these 13 selections (plus two new alternate takes) should please fans of both Mulligan and Baker.