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Chet BakerLost Holland Concert – Featuring Dick Twardzik ... CD
RLR (Spain), 1955. Used ... $12.99
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 9/24/55; plus "Walkin", "Indian Summer", and "All The Things You Are" from another live date from Mainz on 9/21/55. 10 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from the late 50's by Chet! Although Baker's trumpet playing in the early part of the decade became known as one of the trademark "cool" sounds of the west coast, he started to move towards a sound that was a lot more hardbop at the end of the decade – as you'll hear on this tasty album. The session's got a great (and unlikely) batch of players accompanying Chet – like firey young soul jazz pianist Bobby Timmons, modal grooving bassist Jimmy Bond, and cool tenorist Phil Urso. The set's a great one, and pushes Chet's sound way past the usual stereotypes. Titles include "Medium Rock", "Lucius Lu", "Revelation", and "To Mickey's Memory". Plus, this excellent reissue CD also adds a number of bonus tracks recorded by the same group, but not issued with the original album. Added titles include "Chippyin", "Line For Lyons (vocal version!)", and "Jumpin Off A Clef". CD
(Out of print.)

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