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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker trumpet and Stan Getz tenor sax. Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
One of the most infamously acrimonious musical unions transpired between two of the leading purveyors of West Coast cool jazz: Chet Baker trumpet and Stan Getz tenor sax. Their paths crossed only a handful of times and West Coast Live captures two of their earliest encounters in Los Angeles at the Haig on June 12, 1953, and the Tiffany Club on August 17, 1953. These recordings have been issued in Europe and Japan ad infinitum in varying degrees of quality, completeness, and often sporting erroneous data. However, enthusiasts should note that West Coast Live is the only release derived from producer/engineer Dick Bock's own master reels. For two men who purportedly would rather not be in the same room at the same time, Baker and Getz are able to create some legitimately brilliant improvisation. For the Haig set, Getz had been brought in to co-lead a quartet with Baker for an incarcerated Gerry Mulligan. Musically the results vacillate. There are moments of sheer inspiration, such as the musical cat and mouse demonstrated on "Strike up the Band" or the straight-ahead driving-bop lines the two bandy on "Yardbird Suite," which includes tasty solos from Carson Smith bass and Larry Bunker drums. There are likewise the brass entanglements that plague "The Way You Look Tonight" as well as the opening of "Winter Wonderland," which suffers from the "too many cooks" syndrome. The second and shorter set is taken from a recording session held during the afternoon -- hence the lack of an audience response after each number -- at the Tiffany Club. Baker's quartet at the time featured Russ Freeman piano and Shelly Manne drums, as well as Carson Smith bass, who reprised his role at the heart of this quintet. All three tracks contain very little in the way of interaction between Baker and Getz, featuring more of the support trio than the two co-leads.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724383563425
  • Catalog Number: 35634
  • Sales rank: 164,627

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Funny Valentine - Stan Getz (2:59)
  2. 2 Strike Up the Band - Stan Getz (5:06)
  3. 3 The Way You Look Tonight - Stan Getz (6:18)
  4. 4 Yardbird Suite - Stan Getz (4:49)
  5. 5 Yesterdays - Stan Getz (4:23)
  6. 6 Winter Wonderland - Stan Getz (4:09)
  7. 7 Come Out Wherever You Are - Stan Getz (5:28)
  8. 8 Move - Stan Getz (4:34)
  9. 9 What's New - Stan Getz (3:41)
  10. 10 Half Nelson - Stan Getz (5:42)
  11. 11 Little Willie Leaps - Stan Getz (3:55)
  12. 12 Soft Shoe - Stan Getz (6:06)
  13. 13 Whispering - Stan Getz (9:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bernie's Tune - Stan Getz (3:39)
  2. 2 All the Thing's You Are - Stan Getz (5:33)
  3. 3 Winter Wonderland - Stan Getz (4:18)
  4. 4 Gone With the Wind - Stan Getz (5:25)
  5. 5 All the Things You Are - Stan Getz (17:42)
  6. 6 Darn That Dream - Stan Getz (12:06)
  7. 7 Crazy Rhythm - Stan Getz (8:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Russ Freeman Piano
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Larry Bunker Drums
Joe Mondragon Bass
Carson Smith Bass
Bobby White Drums
Chet Baker Quartet Track Performer
Bobby Whitlock Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Bob Haggart Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Malcolm Addey Contributor, Mastering
Felix Bernard Composer
Denzil Best Composer
Richard Bock Producer, Engineer
Johnny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Richard H. Coburn Composer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Bernard Miller Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Dick Smith Composer
James Gavin Liner Notes
Doug Ramsey Liner Notes
Patrick Roques Redesign
Roger Wolfe Kahn Composer
Darcy Cloutier-Fernald Art Direction
Malvin Schonberger Composer
Thomas Lanaux Illustrations
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