A beautifully fluid live set from Chet Baker
– recorded in France around the same time as his French studio album Broken Wing – but done in a style that features some especially long takes, and a really relaxed groove! Baker
's working here with a quartet that includes Phil Markowitz on piano, Scott Lee on bass, and Jeff Brillinger on drums – in a setting that's got the airiness of some of his studio sessions from later years, but in a way that's also a reflection of Baker
's relaxed mood on the date. 2 tracks feature Chet vocalizing – but in a looser, freer way than usual – and titles include a great version of Wayne Shorter's "Beautiful Black Eyes", Michel Legrand's "Once Upon A Summertime", and the tunes "Oh You Crazy Moon", "Love For Sale", and "There Will Never Be Another You". Plus, the CD features a version of "Mister B" from another live date – recorded in 1975 in Nice.
(Out of print.)