Chet Baker Big Band

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker trumpet and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper alto sax, Bud Shank alto sax, Phil Urso tenor sax, and Bobby Timmons piano. The critical argument proposing that Baker's style is more akin to bop -- and the residual post-bop -- than the West Coast cool that he is often connected with gets tremendous validation throughout not only the four big-band tracks, but also ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker trumpet and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper alto sax, Bud Shank alto sax, Phil Urso tenor sax, and Bobby Timmons piano. The critical argument proposing that Baker's style is more akin to bop -- and the residual post-bop -- than the West Coast cool that he is often connected with gets tremendous validation throughout not only the four big-band tracks, but also the remainder of the album. The band bops with tremendous verve behind Baker's unmistakable leads. Jimmy Heath's ultrahip arrangements -- especially of "Tenderly" and "A Foggy Day" -- allow the soloists to improvise fluidly from within the context of the larger unit. The Pierre Michelot composition "Mythe" is notable for some outstanding soloing from Baker and Timmons. It is a shame that poor master tape editing -- a motif that haunts many Dick Bock productions -- mars the overall aesthetic. Of the nonet sides, the band really jumps and responds best to the original compositions such as Phil Urso's "Phil's Blues" and "V-Line." The horn blend on these recordings is likewise striking.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724357997522
  • Catalog Number: 79975
  • Sales rank: 202,073

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Foggy Day (3:29)
  2. 2 Mythe (4:26)
  3. 3 Worryin' the Life Out of Me (5:21)
  4. 4 Chet (4:11)
  5. 5 Not Too Slow (3:51)
  6. 6 Phil's Blues (4:37)
  7. 7 Darn That Dream (3:30)
  8. 8 Dinah (4:39)
  9. 9 V-Line (3:24)
  10. 10 Tenderly (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Russ Freeman Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Art Pepper Alto Saxophone
Bill Perkins Tenor Saxophone
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Timmons Piano
Phil Urso Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Graf Tenor Saxophone
James E. Bond Bass
Bob Burgess Trombone
Norman Faye Trumpet
Bill Hood Baritone Saxophone, Baritone
Peter Littman Drums
Larance Marable Drums
James McLean Drums
Norman Raye Trumpet
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Carson Smith Bass
Fred Waters Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Bond Bass
Phil Uno Tenor Saxophone
James McKean Drums
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Jimmy Heath Arranger
Bill Holman Arranger
Pierre Michelot Arranger, Composer
Phil Urso Arranger
Malcolm Addey Engineer
Richard Bock Producer
Michael Cuscuna Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Ron McMaster Mastering, Remastering
Jack Montrose Arranger
James Van Heusen Composer
Dick Bock Producer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Todd Selbert Liner Notes
John Altoon Artwork, Cover Design
Christian Chevallier Arranger
Russ Wilson Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
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