Salute Chet Baker

Salute Chet Baker

by Phil Urso
     
 

This tribute album is notable for several reasons. It marks the return of tenor saxophonist Phil Urso after a 16-year absence from the recording studio. Urso, who appeared on several of Chet Baker's best recordings during the '50s and '60s, salutes the late trumpeter with interpretations of songs often associated with him. Finally, this exciting release marks the…  See more details below

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This tribute album is notable for several reasons. It marks the return of tenor saxophonist Phil Urso after a 16-year absence from the recording studio. Urso, who appeared on several of Chet Baker's best recordings during the '50s and '60s, salutes the late trumpeter with interpretations of songs often associated with him. Finally, this exciting release marks the debut of the Jazzed Media label. Although Urso had not recorded for a long stretch, it doesn't mean that he was not active as a player. Having just celebrated his 77th birthday prior to the sessions, he still packs a punch on his instrument, and blends very well with trumpeter Carl Saunders, though it was their first time playing together. Urso's lovely ballad "Halema," which was named after Baker's wife at the time of its initial recording, features great interplay between the two leaders. His snappy "Way to Go" swings mightily, and deserves upbeat lyrics to go along with it. The hard boppish "Jumpin' Off a Clef," the rhythmic "For Minors Only," "Baby Breeze," and the catchy "Mister B" (originally recorded under the title "Ristem B"), will all be familiar ground to those who already own the earlier versions recorded by Urso under Baker's leadership. Pianist Keith Waters, bassist Colin Gieg, and drummer Paul Romaine provide a solid foundation for the two horns, and also shine during their respective solos on this very rewarding CD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/2004
Label:
Jazzed Media
UPC:
0783707763422
catalogNumber:
1001
Rank:
147833

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Urso   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
Colin Gieg   Bass
Keith Waters   Piano
Paul Romaine   Drums

Technical Credits

Jeff Jenkins   Engineer
Hal Galper   Composer
Haig   Composer
Jimmy Heath   Composer
Hank Mobley   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Phil Urso   Composer
Miff Mole   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Don Markham   Artwork
Bob Russell   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Scott Griess   Engineer
Graham Carter   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Carpenter   Composer

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