The Early Years

The Early Years

by Chet Baker


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The Early Years

The four discs in this Proper box chart the development of Chet Baker with a slew of West Coast players in his earliest days (between 1952-1954) live at the Lighthouse with Jimmy Giuffre, Russ Freeman, and others -- as produced by Les Koenig -- and in the studio, including both pianoless quartets, one with Gerry Mulligan and one with Stan Getz. In addition, there are some other live dates with his own band, including a CD full of vocal performances. Given the variance in the sound quality, this set is recommended for hardcore Baker fans only.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2005
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520020848
catalogNumber: 84
Rank: 234309

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Bob Brookmeyer   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Cooper   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Criss   Alto Saxophone
Russ Freeman   Piano
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre   Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Haig   Piano
Chico Hamilton   Drums
Shelly Manne   Drums
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Pell   Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Howard Rumsey   Bass
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Harry Babasin   Bass,Cello
Claude Williamson   Piano
Felix Slatkin   Strings
Larry Bunker   Drums
Donn Trenner   Piano
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Jacques Gasselin   Strings
George Kast   Strings
Louis Kievman   Strings
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Larance Marable   Drums
Jack Montrose   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Neel   Drums
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Paul Robyn   Strings
Paul Shure   Strings
Carson Smith   Bass
Eudice Shapiro   Strings
Chet Baker Ensemble   Track Performer
Chet Baker Quartet   Track Performer
Victor Gottlieb   Strings
Bobby Whitlock   Bass
Chet Baker Sextet   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Maurice Ravel   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Bob Cooper   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Russ Freeman   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger,Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Arranger,Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Stanley Adams   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
DePaul   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Derek Grossmith   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Bernard Miller   Composer
Jack Montrose   Arranger,Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Herbert Reynolds   Composer
Carson Smith   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Arthur Johnston   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Mabel Wayne   Composer
Andrea Legg DeRose   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer   Composer
Robert Graham   Composer
Shafter   Composer

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