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Posted January 19, 2011
This is a fantastic selection of recordings from the Sesjun Radio Shows, originally recorded in the Netherlands. The album includes plenty of fresh renditions of memerable standards from the American Songbook as well as some of Chet's own work. The recordings are all live (a major plus in my book), but still retain excellent sound quality and voicing. Baker's signature "cool jazz" feel is present throughout, making for a sublime and relaxing sound.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 23, 2010
Lost and Found
This 2 CD set pulls together 15 unreleased tracks from five different live performances by Chet Baker on Dutch radio between 1976 and 1985. There is a nice variety of moods presented here, thanks to the mix of musicians and instruments featured in each set. For example, the first set features trumpet and vocals by Baker, backed by flute, piano, and bass, while another set has him backed with vibraphone, bass, and drums. Central to it all is Baker, who is in top form throughout, executing his performance with his unique calm and cool, West Coast style. The sound quality is excellent, sure to please any fan of live jazz.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The disc is the first in a series of live performances on the Tros Sesjun radio program that ran from 1973 to 2004 in the Netherlands. Future releases will include Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Clark Terry, and others. Looking forward to hearing more!