Chet Baker Quartet Standards

Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (1998)  

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)  

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 - 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 - Chet Baker & Strings (1954)  

Posted by kaparik at April 13, 2011
Chet Baker - Chet Baker & Strings (1954)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker & Strings (1954)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVERS | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 202 Mb
Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz | Columbia/Legacy 65562 2 [1998]

Much like Paul Desmond, trumpeter Chet Baker led two musical lives early in his career. One was to play foil to Gerry Mulligan's cool-headed, contrapuntal baritone saxophone, in the process lending some much-needed warmth to the celebrated pianoless quartet in which Baker first came to prominence in 1952. But the real Chet Baker, the far-from-abstract romantic and popular musician, emerged full-blown on this with-strings session in 1954. Baker doesn't sing on this date, not with his voice anyway. His burnished, mid-register trumpet gracefully leads the way through picture-perfect autumnal settings provided by young arrangers Marty Paich, Johnny Mandel and Shorty Rogers.
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Walking Shoes (2001)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Walking Shoes (2001)
EAC: ape (image) + cue + log | RAR, 3 %, 315,13 MB
mp3 320 kbps | RAR, 3 %, 161,96 MB | Full scans | RAR, 3 %, 20,10 MB
Label: The International Music Company AG | Cat №: 205740-203 | (Uploaded + RapidGator + DepositFiles + GigaPeta)

Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.
Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading baritone saxophonists in jazz history – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a notable arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan's pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the more important cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments.

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)…

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 8, 2016
VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)

VA - Chet Baker Live In London (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:01:51 | 286 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Ubuntu Music

A stunning unreleased Chet Baker session from 1983 recorded with a great UK trio. Remastered and released with permisison from the Chet Baker Estate.
For six evenings, from 28th March to 2nd April 1983, the John Horler Trio rhythm section supported the legendary trumpet player Chet Baker at The Canteen in London. For those who were fortunate enough to be there, these were magical shows. The rhythm section was tight and Chet was at the top of his game. The best of the six hours of music is presented here on.