A previously-unissued concert from Chet Baker
's legendary 1955 tour of Europe – recorded with the famous quartet that included Dick Twardzik on piano! The album gives a really great sense of Chet's presence on the bandstand, and of the way the interplay between the group unfolded – something that you don't always hear on the better known studio sessions from the same stretch. Most tunes feature an introduction by Baker
, which then rolls into a slowly-building, often-extended track that allows for plenty of solo space. Recording quality is relatively strong, without any real distortion at all – and titles include "Tommyhawk", "Indian Summer", "Imagination", "CTA", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". Added to these tracks are 5 more by the same group – also recorded in 1955, with performances that include "Happy Sunbeam" and "Moonlight In Vermont" from a previously unreleased live date in Zurich on 9/
55; plus "Walkin", "Indian Summer", and "All The Things You Are" from another live date from Mainz on 9/
55. 10 tracks in all.
(Out of print.)