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Chet in Chicago
     

Chet in Chicago

by Chet Baker
 
For much of the last two decades of his life, Chet Baker seemed to go in the studios so often that one never knew what to expect. The results were a crapshoot, depending on whether or not Baker was suffering the effects of his drug addiction at the time. Fortunately, his friendship with Chicago-based pianist Bradley Young in the early 1980s gave the younger man an

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For much of the last two decades of his life, Chet Baker seemed to go in the studios so often that one never knew what to expect. The results were a crapshoot, depending on whether or not Baker was suffering the effects of his drug addiction at the time. Fortunately, his friendship with Chicago-based pianist Bradley Young in the early 1980s gave the younger man an opportunity to sit in with the trumpeter. As a result, Young impulsively suggested a record date during a return engagement in 1986, which Baker accepted, though everything had to come together quickly within two days, including finding a studio and assembling a band. Oddly enough, everything works, from the fine rhythm section (bassist Larry Gray and drummer Rusty Jones) to the performance of the standards and jazz tunes that had long been a part of Baker's repertoire. Baker is in good form on his horn and seems stimulated by the local rhythm section, particularly in the brisk treatment of "Old Devil Moon," the dreamy "We'll Be Together Again," and the burning rendition of "Solar." Baker adds his trademarked fragile vocals to yet another take of "My Funny Valentine," while tenor saxophonist Ed Peterson is a valuable guest on several tracks, including a breezy "Ornithology." In spite of the many Chet Baker CDs to choose from that were made in the '80s, this disc is one of his better efforts in that era.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
Label:
Enja
UPC:
0063757952428
catalogNumber:
9524

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Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Larry Gray   Bass
Rusty Jones   Drums
Bradley Young   Piano
Ed Peterson   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Petersen   Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Carroll Baker   Liner Notes
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Matthias Winckelmann   Producer,Audio Production
Bradley Young   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Carl Fischer   Composer
Roger Wolfe Kahn   Composer
Frankie Lane   Composer

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