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Chet BakerAlbert's House ... CD
Beverly Hills/Liberation Hall, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A lost little gem from Chet Baker – recorded with a gentle, homey feel that we really like! The album's not one of the standouts in Chet's catalog, but it's got a personal, almost intimate quality that we find really compelling – almost a broken soul sense of playing, with Chet stumbling a bit amidst relaxed backings by a small combo that includes Barney Kessel on guitar, and Paul Smith on piano and organ. The tunes are nothing fancy, but often quite nice – and the set includes a number of original tunes written by Steve Allen that get past the obvious Baker numbers. Titles include "Albert's House", "Farewell San Francisco", "Time", "How Dare You Sir", "End Of The Line", "Life", and "Sunday In Town". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerAll Blues ... CD
Arco (France), 1979. Used ... $14.99
Recorded in London 4th & 5th of September 1979. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerBlood, Chet, & Tears ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A very unusual set – as Chet Baker plays with larger arrangements from Jerry Styner, which include work from members of the wrecking crew! There's a melancholy feel that really lives up to the image and title of the record – and while most tunes feature just Chet's trumpet in the lead, he also sings on an incredible version of "Come Saturday Morning" – maybe one of the saddest takes on the tune ever, completely heartbreaking! Titles include "Evil Ways", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", "Something", "Spinning Wheel", and "Vehicle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... CD
Jazz Line (Germany), 1979. New Copy 2CDs ... $21.99 24.99
Late work from Chet Baker on the European scene is always something special – and live dates from Hamburg's Onkel Po's club are always pretty darn special too – so you can imagine the greatness that awaits you on this really wonderful album! The tracks are all very long – even longer than most other Chet Baker live albums of the time – and Chet's got that wonderful open phrasing that we love from these years – even more of a way of spacing out the notes than on his early material, given a twist here from a cool group who even bring some slightly funky currents to the rhythms – a lineup that features Phil Markowitz on piano, Jean Louis Rassinfosse on bass, and Charlie Rice on drums – the last of whom is a player who's not afraid to provide a nice snap and crackle when needed! Titles include "There'll Never Be Another You", "Broken Wing", "Black Eyes", "Love For Sale", and "You Can't Go Home Again". CD
Also available Chet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... LP 38.99

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Chet BakerChet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... LP
Jazz Line (Germany), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $38.99 44.99
Late work from Chet Baker on the European scene is always something special – and live dates from Hamburg's Onkel Po's club are always pretty darn special too – so you can imagine the greatness that awaits you on this really wonderful album! The tracks are all very long – even longer than most other Chet Baker live albums of the time – and Chet's got that wonderful open phrasing that we love from these years – even more of a way of spacing out the notes than on his early material, given a twist here from a cool group who even bring some slightly funky currents to the rhythms – a lineup that features Phil Markowitz on piano, Jean Louis Rassinfosse on bass, and Charlie Rice on drums – the last of whom is a player who's not afraid to provide a nice snap and crackle when needed! Titles include "There'll Never Be Another You", "Broken Wing", "Black Eyes", "Love For Sale", and "You Can't Go Home Again". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chet Baker At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall – Hamburg 1979 ... CD 21.99

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Chet BakerChet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD
Riverside, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". CD features 1 bonus track. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Barclay/Sam Records (France), 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
Fantastic French material from Chet Baker – one of his legendary albums recorded for the Barclay label in Paris – and a set that's noteworthy for also featuring work from modern jazz pianist Richard (Dick) Twardzik – who passed away shortly after the sessions! The pairing of Baker and Twardzik is one of the best of Chet's 50s years – and the group here is rounded out by the excellent Jimmy Bond on bass, and Peter Littman on drums. There's a nice bite to the set – a bit more than some of Baker's west coast material from the year or two before – and there's also an undercurrent of some of the soul that would emerge in his solos in coming years. Titles include "Rondette", "Piece Caprice", "Sad Walk", "Mid Forte", "The Girl From Greeland", "Just Duo", and "Pomp" LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a flipback cover, just like a vintage French album!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Sings Again (180 gram pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
The title's a bit misleading – as Chet Baker never really stopped singing, and in fact had found a way to mix his vocals with really nicely stretched-out solos on some of his European recordings from this generation! But the set does feature maybe a bit more vocals upfront than some of Chet's other records from the time – although there's also plenty of trumpet too – on nicely compact tracks performed with a great group that's perfect for the laidback, airy style of this generation of the Baker sound – one that we love more and more as the years go on! The quartet features the great Michel Graillier on piano, Ricardo Del Fra on bass, and John Engels on drums – on titles that include "How Deep Is The Ocean", "I Can't Get Started", "All Of You", "Look For The Silver Lining", "My Funny Valentine", "Alone Together", and "Body & Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1500 – on heavyweight pink vinyl!)

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Chet BakerChet Baker Sings Italian Songs (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mono Jazz (Italy), New Copy ... $32.99 About September 15, 2022
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerChet's Choice ... CD
Criss Cross (Holland), 1985. Used ... $24.99
A slightly unusual format – a trio date, but with no piano – and instead guitar from Philip Catherine, plus both acoustic and electric bass! CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerDeep In A Dream – The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "My Funny Valentine","Aren't You Glad You're You?", "This Time The Dream's On Me", "The Thrill Is Gone", "Blue Room", "Spring Is Here", "The Wind", "Let's Get Lost", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "Summer Sketch", "Halema", and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Chet BakerFour – Chet Baker In Tokyo ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 49.99
A set recorded in Tokyo, but one that has the great Chet Baker working with players from the Dutch and American scenes – all coming together in a quartet session that's maybe one of the strongest records from Chet's later years! The material was recorded live – and Chet's got a surprisingly strong bite on his horn at times – very different than the wispier modes of European sessions from earlier in the decade – perhaps in part because of the superb rhythmic accompaniment he gets from Harold Danko on piano, Hein Van De Geyn on bass, and John Engels on drums! And as with all these late recordings, the shift in Chet's style is wonderful – even at times when he was "lost" to so many, he's still a master of phrasing – coming up with all these new modes of expression that are so different than his classic work – on long tracks that stretch out beautifully. Titles include "Arborway", "Broken Wing", "Four", "I'm A Fool To Want You", and "Seven Steps To Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Japanese pressing – beautiful vinyl, with obi!)

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Chet BakerIntimacy ... LP
Red, 1987. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... About May 1, 2022 (delayed)
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Chet BakerLive In Paris – The Radio France Recordings 1983/1984 ... CD
Anagram, Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99 29.99
Chet Baker in the 80s was a really wonderful thing – hardly the sound of an aging musician stumbling towards the end of his life, as so many others tend to paint this time – and instead, a continually-creative individual who was really finding ways to get around his losses and make some tremendous new sounds in the process! One of the greatest things about Chet during these years was his sense of an unusual style of group – and that's definitely the case here as he works on both recordings with a drum-less trio – the great French pianist Michel Grailler on both sets, and either Dominique LeMerle or Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the latter of whom is a player who appeared on some of the best Baker recordings of the final decade. Tracks are nice and long, filled with unusual changes, and some wonderful phrasing from Baker – very different than the early days, but equally beautiful! Titles include "Arbor Way", "Walkin", "Lament", "Just Friends", "Stella By Starlight", "Easy Living", "But Not For Me", and "Funk In Deep Freeze". CD

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Chet BakerPacific Jazz Years (4CD set) ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
Classic small group material from Chet Baker – 49 tracks, all recorded in the mid 50s for the excellent Pacific Jazz label – with help from Art Pepper on alto, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Russ Freeman and Bobby Timmons on piano! CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through barcode.)

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Chet BakerPeace (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A key album from a fantastic point in the career of trumpeter Chet Baker – his later years, a time when most of the world was ignoring Baker's talents, but Chet was still in a hugely creative mode, and turning out some of his freshest sounds in decades! There's a wonderful quality to the whole record – and vibist David Friedman is a key part of the sound, as he really matches the air inclinations of Chet, as the pair are backed by Buster Williams on bass and Joe Chambers on drums and percussion – a fantastic duo who only make things sound even better. 4 of the album's 6 tracks are Friedman originals – including "For Now", "Shadows", "Syzygies", and "Lament For Thelonious". CD features two bonus tracks – alternate takes of "Peace" and "3 + 1 = 5". CD

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Chet BakerPlays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1959. Used ... $4.99
A record that hides a bit under its title and cover – looking like a songbook session, and without Chet Baker's dreamy face on the front – but one that stands every bit as strongly with Baker's other late 50s sessions for Riverside, and done with an equally nice set of New York elements in the mix! The lineup is nicely unusual for a Chet Baker date – Herbie Mann on flute and tenor, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, and even some piano from Bill Evans – and even though the tunes are all familiar Lerner & Loewe standards, they really come alive in the handling of these top shelf artists. Titles include "Show Me", "I Talk To The Trees", "On The Street Where You Live", "The Heather On The Hill", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "Almost Like Being In Love". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: disc has a small hub crack that has been secured with a hub sticker.)

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Chet BakerYou Can't Go Home Again ... LP
Horizon, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A surprisingly great electric session by Chet Baker from the 70s – and a record that's got a bit more force and power than most of his other sets at the time! The format here is a bit tighter and more focused than Baker's recordings for CTI from the period – with electric piano from Kenny Barron or Richie Beirach on all tracks, plus guitar on 3 of the album's 4 tracks, and a fair bit of other horns to flesh out the overall sound. The approach isn't exactly funky, but it's quite driving at times – and Baker's work on trumpet is more sharply pronounced in the setting – a bit bolder and less sorry for itself, with a majesty that rises above the potentially-cluttered feel of the set to take its own at the top. Titles are all long – and include "Love For Sale", "Un Poco Loco", "You Can't Go Home Again", and "El Morro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has light wear, a promo stamp on the back and a lightly bent corner.)

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Chet Baker & Art PepperRoute ... CD
Capitol/Pacific Jazz, 1956/1957. Used ... $6.99
With Richie Kamuca on tenor, Pete Jolly on piano, Leroy Vinegar on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Chet Baker & Bill EvansComplete Legendary Sessions ... CD
American Jazz Classics (Spain), 1959. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Other notable sidemen include Herbie Mann on flute, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Zoot Sims on alto and tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones on drums. CD

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Chet Baker & Bud Shank/Leith StevensTheme Music From The James Dean Story (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1956. Used ... $29.99
Although the initial release of this music was a cheap attempt to cash in on the tragic fame of the late James Dean, this 1956 session was also one of the nicest big band dates to come out of the Pacific Jazz catalog of the 1950s! Chet Baker and Bud Shank are the featured soloists of the set – and the group's conducted by Johnny Mandel and Bill Holman, both excellent arrangers with a strong feel for soundtrack-oriented material of this sort. Tommy Sands sings vocals on a version of "Let Me Be Loved", which is the only standard on the set – as the rest of the tracks are originals by the great Leith Stevens. The band's filled with other west coasters that you'll recognize – and titles include "The Movie Star", "Jimmy's Theme", "The Search", "Lost Love", and "Rebel At Work". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi, and still sealed!)

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Chet Baker & Lee Konitz with Keith JarrettChet Baker/Lee Konitz/Keith Jarrett Quintet ... LP
Jazz Connoisseur (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A very unusual record – one that features rare European recordings from a quintet that featured Chet Baker on trumpet, Lee Konitz on alto, and a young Keith Jarrett on piano – plus Charlie Haden on bass and Beaver Harris on drums! The set also features one bonus track – a 1965 live track that has Konitz with the trio of pianist Bill Evans. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Chet Baker with Duke JordanSeptember Song – Recorded In Paris 1983 ... LP
Marshmallow (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $49.99
A great Japanese pressing of this Parisian live date – recorded with Chet on trumpet and vocals, Duke Jordan on piano, and Jesper Lundgaard on bass! No drums at all – and titles include instrumental takes on "Barbados", "September Song", and "Solar" – and Chet singing on "My Funny Valentine", "But Beautiful", and "I Remember You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Stan Getz & Chet BakerLine For Lyons ... LP
Sonet/Gazell, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Features Chet Baker on trumpet and some vocals – with Stan Getz on tenor, Jim McNeely on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include "Just Friends", "Airegin", "Line For Lyons", "Milestones", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(US Storyville pressing.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerBest Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1952/1953/1957. Used ... $1.99
Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax and Chet Baker on trumpet joined by Bobby Whitlock, Carson Smith and Henry Grimes on bass, and Chico Hamilton, Larry Bunker, and Dave Bailey on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerCarnegie Hall Concert ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $3.99
A surprisingly wonderful 70s meeting between Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker – recorded live, with sweet electric touches from CTI – in a style that shouldn't work so well, but which really comes off great! The approach is simple – Mulligan and Baker solo in a manner that's a bit like their 50s work, but which also unfolds more than usual with backing from a group that includes Bob James on electric piano, Ron Carter on bass, John Scofield on guitar, and Harvey Mason on drums. Tracks are long, with lots of space – hanging in a beautiful balance between electric and acoustic sounds. Titles include "Line For Lyons", "Song For An Unfinished Woman", "Song For Strayhorn", "It's Sandy At The Beach", "Bernie's Tune", and "K 4 Pacific". Both volumes on one CD! CD
(CBS pressing.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerMulligan/Baker ... LP
Prestige, 1950s/Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
2LP set released in the 70's featuring work from both of these West Coast giants. The first half focuses on recordings of Gerry Mulligan working with a strong early group – Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Carson Smith on bass – on 4 tracks recorded in San Francisco, and 4 others recorded slightly later in LA. The tunes are short, piano-less, and have that fluid 50s Mulligan groove – and titles include "Turnstile", "Limelight", "Carioca", "Bark For Barksdale", and "Line For Lyons". Also included are recordings that feature Gerry's own group – an ensemble that features Nick Travis on trumpet, Allen Eager on tenor, and George Wallington on piano – on all original Mulligan titles that include "Ide's Side", "Bweebida Bobbida", "Kaper", "Funhouse", and "Mulligan's Too". The second half of this set contains material recorded for Prestige by Chet Baker in 1964. Baker plays fluegelhorn, and he's backed by a fairly soulful combo that includes George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The set grooves in a way that few other Chet Baker albums do, which is something you might expect from a record that has tracks with titles like "Go Go", "Bevan Beeps", and "Rearin' Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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Archie Shepp & Chet BakerIn Memory Of – First & Last Meeting In Frankfurt & Paris 1988 ... CD
L+R Records/Bellaphon (Germany), 1988. Used ... $11.99
Quite an unusual pairing – recorded here shortly before Chet Baker's too-early death! The group is great all-around – more like a Shepp combo from the time – and features Horace Parlan on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Clifford Jarvis on drums. CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Piero Umiliani with Chet BakerSmog – Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale ... LP
RCA/Rearward (Italy), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An early jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – made even better by some key work from Chet Baker on trumpet and Helen Merrill on vocals! The set was done at a time when both artists were spending some time in Italy – shaping the scene with their presence, and really standing out on a handful of rare recordings like this one – quite different than their American material of a few years before! Baker is especially striking – with lead solos that have a great sense of compression, and a depth of soul that really move beyond the Pacific Jazz recordings. And Merrill is wonderful, too – with that special flavor she only ever seemed to open up when she went overseas – and got to move into more unusual settings. But the real star is Umiliani throughout – balancing modern impulses with late night jazz in a way that really points the way towards his later scores in the 60s – but which is already nearly perfect here! Titles include "Smog" (done in instrumental and vocal versions by Baker and Merrill), plus "Dawn", "Tensione", "Tops", "California In The Summer", "Hollywood Tonight", "Bowling", and "Twilight At Los Angeles". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, with obi and bonus CD!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & Crew ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer work from the late 50s 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK Vogue pressing in a flip back cover. Vinyl plays with some pops and surface noise. Cover has masking tape holding the spine, some surface wear, and discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker & His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Barclay/Sam Records (France), 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that's got Chet Baker Quintet on the cover, but which features the American trumpeter in a range of different settings – all brought together as his final album for the Barclay label in Paris! The set does feature a quintet on some tracks – with tenor work from either Bobby Jaspar or Jean-Louis Chautemps, depending on the tunes – both players who would really awaken new sonic sensibilities that Baker would explore with other tenorist in coming years – such as the great Phil Urso! There's also some quartet passages, and octet work that shows a wonderful ear for the overall sound of the group – and other players on the set include Benny Vasseur on trombone on the octet tracks, and a range of different pianists, including Rayond Fol, Rene Utreger, and Francy Boland. Titles include "Vline", "Exitus", "Chet", "Cheeketah", "Dinah", "Tasty Pudding", and "Anticipated Blues" – much more unsual material than some of Baker's other overseas sessions of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – done with a beautiful flipback cover, like the original!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerCool Baker Vol 2 ... LP
Pacific Jazz/King (Japan), 1953. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Japanese issue of this early material from trumpet genius Chet Baker – featuring his quartet with Russ Freeman on piano, Carson Smith on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums! The set features titles that include "Moon Love", "Bea's Flat", "Band Aid", "Happy Little Sunbeam", and "Carson City Stage" – and a few alternate takes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing, with obi – still sealed!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerLive In Rosenheim – Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last-ever Chet Baker recording with a quartet – and a set that shows just how completely magical the legendary trumpeter was even up to the end! Chet at this time is completely different than Chet in the 50s or 60s – as he'd really found a way to make all these amazing new sounds on his horn, partly as a way of getting around some of his physical limitations, but also as a way of opening up some of those mid 60s ideas that he barely explored on record at the time. He's working here with a very important musical partner from the last decade – getting great help on guitar and flute from Nicola Stilo – plus Marc Abrams on bass and Luca Flores on piano – on titles that include "Portrait In Black & White", "Funk In Deep Freeze", "Arborway", "In A Sentimental Way", and "If I Should Lose You". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerLonely Star – The Prestige Sessions (Smokin With/Groovin With) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic material by Chet Baker – a series of selections recorded for Prestige Records after his return from Europe – done with a lot more bite than his 50s material! The group here is very hip – George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – a quartet of very cool youngsters from Detroit – and Chet also blows fluegelhorn,w hich makes for a different vibe too. This album features the material from the albums Smokin With The Chet Baker Quintet and Groovin With The Chet Baker Quintet. CD
(1996 Fantasy pressing.)

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✨✧ Chet BakerMemories In Tokyo ... LP
Paddle Wheel/King (Japan), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late work from Chet Baker, but great work too – and sounds that have Baker returning to an incredibly strong sense of force in the final year of his life! We love some of Chet's records from earlier in the decade, but many of those are a bit laidback – kind of a beautiful exploration of space and lanquidity. But here, Baker's got a hell of a fire – blowing crisp notes that are given a wonderful drive from a quartet that features Harold Danko on piano, Hein Van De Geyn on bass, and John Engels on drums! Chet sings a bit, but the real showcase is his trumpet work – superb, and maybe still at the top of the range of trumpeters working at the time on the planet – on titles that include "Portrait In Black & White", "Stella By Starlight", "For Minors Only", and "My Funny Valentine" – plus a nice reading of the Elvis Costello tune "Almost Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – limited edition, with obi!)

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Philip CatherineThere'll Never Be Another You ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Chet Baker did so many wonderful things in his later years, which are often sadly overlooked except for those in the know – and one of the best was to start working with guitar more often, instead of piano – using the gentleness of the instrument to really change his style and the different way he shaped his notes! That approach is heard to perfection here – as Baker blows alongside guitarist Philip Catherine – a partner on other late sessions, but performing here without any other instrumentation at all – just his guitar and Chet's trumpet, on these beautiful long tracks that stretch out with a sublime sound throughout! Chet sings a bit, but his trumpet "voice" dominates, and is completely mesmerizing – on titles that include "Beatrice", "Leaving", "My Foolish Heart", and "There'll Never Be Another You". CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker Quartet Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Barclay/Sam Records (France), 1956. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sweet little quartet session from the mid 50s – one of Chet Baker's legendary albums recorded in Paris at the time, with a quality that's nicely different from some of his work in the US! Part of that quality is the group – an unusual lineup that includes Gerard Gustin on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass, and Bert Dahlander on drums – but Baker is also changing things up a bit from the Pacific Jazz years too, and working with a more sophisticated understanding of sound and tone that would develop even more strongly in the later half of the 50s! As usual with Chet, the tunes are standards, but completely transformed by his handling – titles that include "I'll Remember April", "Tenderly", "Lover Man", "Summertime", and "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing – done in a beautiful flipback cover, like the original!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet On Poetry ... LP
Novus/Mono Jazz (Italy), 1988. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Completely evocative late life work from Chet Baker – one of the last albums he ever recorded, and a set that shows just how much Baker kept evolving in the later years of his career! Given some of the personal troubles that plagued Chet over the decades, there's sometimes a thought out there that he was a weaker version of himself at this time – but that's definitely not the case, as Baker really shifted his sound and style to accommodate some of his challenges, at a level that maybe made the music even more powerful than some of his music from years before! Some of the best moments here feature contributions from key musical partner of the 80s Nicola Stilo, who uses flute, guitar, and piano in these light ways while Chet's soloing with this strong, fluid vibe that's a real surprise – gentle, but extremely powerful. A few cuts bring in a bit of keyboards, and Chet sings a bit – but his best "singing" here is through his trumpet, which is still a hell of a voice in jazz. Titles include "Chet's Blues", "Waiting For Chet", "The Party Is Over", "With Sadness", "Deep Arabesques", and "Like The Precedent" – plus a lovely reading of the Elvis Costello tune "Almost Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Chet BakerTouch Of Your Lips ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Great later work from Chet Baker – one of the key sides in marking out his new, more open approach to the trumpet – with long tracks overall. The setting here is spare – with backing by Doug Raney on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – and Chet's mostly blowing on trumpet, but also gets in some sad vocals on two tunes – "But Not For Me" and "The Touch Of Your Lips". Other tracks include "I Waited For You", "Blue Room", and "Star Eyes". CD

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✨✧ Chet Baker & Paul BleyDiane ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really compelling mix of talents – just the piano of Paul Bley alongside the trumpet of Chet Baker! Chet sings on one track, but most of the set is instrumental. CD

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✨✧ Chet BakerChet Baker In New York (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Riverside/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Quite a great session for Chet Baker – one that has him recording in New York, with a hip lineup that includes some incredibly soulful players! The tunes on the set feature Chet in either quartet or quintet formation – working with Johnny Griffin on tenor, Al Haig on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Tracks are longish, and the sound is much more in the mode of Riverside at the time, than the sound of Chet's earlier Pacific Jazz records – and Chet holds his own nicely in this company, giving a hint of the style to come in a few more years. Titles include "Fair Weather", "Hotel 49", "When Lights Are Low", "Solar", and "Blue Thoughts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, and cut from original analog masters by Kevin Gray!)
Also available Chet Baker In New York (20 bit remaster) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerIt Could Happen To You – Chet Baker Sings (180 gram stereo pressing) ... LP
Riverside/Craft, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Chet Baker's most classic albums of the 50s – a record that features both vocals and strong trumpet solos – all from a time when Baker was one of the hottest things going in jazz! The album's different from records from previous years, in that it moves Baker from LA to New York – where he works with a great quartet that features Kenny Drew on piano, George Morrow or Sam Jones on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Danny Richmond on drums – all players who have a slightly different approach than some of Baker's compatriots on Pacific Jazz sessions, which also seems to bring out a bit more bite in Chet too. Tracks are still shortish, with those breathy Baker vocals we love so much, balanced with really well-crafted trumpet solos – and titles include "It Could Happen To You", "Do It The Hard Way", "Old Devil Moon", "Dancing On The Ceiling", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice pressing – heavy cover and vinyl – and cut from analog masters done by Kevin Gray!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerLive In Paris – The Radio France Recordings 1983/1984 (180 gram 3LP pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Anagram, Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Chet Baker in the 80s was a really wonderful thing – hardly the sound of an aging musician stumbling towards the end of his life, as so many others tend to paint this time – and instead, a continually-creative individual who was really finding ways to get around his losses and make some tremendous new sounds in the process! One of the greatest things about Chet during these years was his sense of an unusual style of group – and that's definitely the case here as he works on both recordings with a drum-less trio – the great French pianist Michel Grailler on both sets, and either Dominique LeMerle or Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the latter of whom is a player who appeared on some of the best Baker recordings of the final decade. Tracks are nice and long, filled with unusual changes, and some wonderful phrasing from Baker – very different than the early days, but equally beautiful! Titles include "Arbor Way", "Walkin", "Lament", "Just Friends", "Stella By Starlight", "Easy Living", "But Not For Me", and "Funk In Deep Freeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – on heavyweight vinyl!)
Also available Live In Paris – The Radio France Recordings 1983/1984 ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Chet BakerLast Great Concert – My Favourite Songs ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the last albums that Chet Baker recorded – and a set that changes things up a bit from the smaller combo setting of most of his final decade! The set features some small group work, but also brings in larger orchestrations on a number of tracks – balancing the fragility of Baker's sound at the time, which we love – with some deeper tonal colors in the background. One track features a smaller group that includes Walter Norris on piano and John Schroeder on guitar – both of whom solo with Chet on some of the larger format works as well – one of which also features a nice alto appearance from Herb Geller. Titles include "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Django", "Well You Needn't", "All Blues", "Summertime", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and "My Funny Valentine". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Chet BakerStraight From The Heart – The Last Great Concert Vol 2 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Material from the last concert Chet Baker ever recorded – a surprisingly tight session that has the trumpeter blowing solos in front of the NDR Big Band. The setting is relatively relaxed – not a blasting big band session, but one that colors in the space between Baker's notes with gentle shades of sound – really respecting his role as a soloist, and providing just the right amount of gentle accompaniment to flesh out the sound of the set. Chet sings on 2 numbers – "My Funny Valentine" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well" – and other tracks include "Sippin At Bells", "Conception", "Look For The Silver Lining", and "Tenderly". Herb Geller also solos on 2 numbers too! CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Lars GullinLars Gullin Vol 1 – With Chet Baker – 1955/1956 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The first entry in this wonderful series that documents the early genius of baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin – a player on the Swedish scene of the postwar years, but one who also got plenty of attention on our shores – thanks to key issues of his records by Emarcy/Mercury in the 50s! Lars has a wonderful tone on his instrument – and is one of a handful of players in his generation who were taking the instrument away from larger ensembles, and using it as a setting for sublime solo work in small groups – a quality that puts Gullin right alongside American greats of the time on the instrument, like Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, or Serge Chaloff! Lars is probably more like the latter two here – swinging with some nice bop inclinations – on tracks recorded with a number of different combos, including four that have trumpeter Chet Baker joining in with Gullin. Titles include "Cool Blues", "Lars Meets Jeff", "Igloo", "Danny's Dream", "All Of Me", "Ma", "Perntz", "Lover Man", "Brash", "Fedja", and "I'll Remember April". CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan – The Original Quartet With Chet Baker ... CD
Pacific Jazz, Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A massive 2CD set that collects together 42 early recordings by the legendary Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker – the complete work of that group for Pacific Jazz, apart from their pairing with Lee Konitz! The set is really overflowing with work, and includes both 10" and 12" LP takes of some tunes, plus a few other alternates, and all of the original material that was spread out over a number of hard-to-track down 10" LPs. Both Mulligan and Baker recorded together a number of times after this, in a "reunion" style that hearkened back to the fame of these sides – but the originals are still the best, and feature a magical pairing of two gentle jazz talents in a setting that's mostly piano-less – but which also features some occasional work from Jimmy Rowles, plus a bit of ivory from Gerry as well. Titles include "She Didn't Say Yes She Didn't Say No", "Bernie's Tune", "Soft Shoe", "Walkin Shoes", "Motel", "Cherry", "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Swinghouse", "Five Brothers", "Tea For Two", and "Funhouse". CD
(Out of print.)

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John ProulxBaker's Dozen – Remembering Chet Baker ... CD
Maxjazz, 2009. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(The digipack has pen mark through the barcode and very light wear on the corners.)

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✨✧ Baker Hansen & John Pal InderbergLive I Oslo – Baker Hansen Speler Chet Baker Sin Musikk Pa Norsk ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's a young Chet Baker on the cover of the record, and the set's a really beautiful experiment based on the music that Chet recorded back in the 50s – a reworking of some of the songs he sung and made his own, turned into versions with lyrics in Norwegian, and instrumentation that nicely changes things up! Don't worry, there's still a trumpeter in the group – Thomas Husmo Litleskare does a great job in that role – but John Pal Inderberg brings in some excellent baritone, crafting these warm solos that are a surprisingly great match for the Baker-spirited trumpet – in a group that also featuers Kjetil Jerve on piano, Stian Andreas Egeland Andersen on bass, and Tore Flatjord on drums. Vocals are by Sigurd Rotvik Tunsetveit – and despite all the strange language in place, you'll find plenty to love here if you're as in love with the classic Chet Baker spirit as much as us! Titles include new versions of "Let's Get Lost", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "You Don't Know What Love Is", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Everything Happens To Me". CD
 
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Miles DavisAt Last – Miles Davis & The Lighthouse All Stars ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Quite an unusual moment in west coast jazz history – one tremendous night at the legendary Lighthouse nightclub, that featured performances by both Chet Baker and Miles Davis! Chet and Miles didn't play in the same group, but both graced the same bandstand on the same night – working through a shifting lineup of personnel in what was a "showdown" of sorts – especially since Chet had just beat Miles out in the 1953 Downbeat poll! Most of this issue is actually Miles playing with the Lighthouse group, which includes Bob Cooper, Howard Rumsey, Bud Shank and Max Roach who also gets a moment to shine on his solo "Drum Conversation" – and other titles include "At Last", "Infinity Promenade", "Round Midnight" and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxOne For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The amazing Lizzy Mercier Descloux adds one more global feather to her cap with this sweet little album – a set recorded in Rio, with help from a host of Brazilian musicians – and some special guest work from legendary trumpeter Chet Baker too! The record warms up the sound a bit from some of Lizzy's earlier records – still quite creative in both the songwriting and overall approach, but almost given a warmer spin alongside instrumentation that includes accordion from Sivuca, cavaquinho from Alceu Maia, acoustic guitar from Neco, and percussion from Djalma Correa! Other instrumentation still includes some of the keyboards and rhythm lines you'd know from Lizzy's other Ze Record releases – and titles include "Simply Beautiful", "Fog Horn Blues", "My Funny Valentine", "One For The Soul", "A World Is A Wah", and "Scala Saga Samba". CD features the bonus tracks "Bravado" and "Let's Get It On". CD
Also available One For The Soul (with download – including bonus tracks) ... LP 11.99

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxOne For The Soul (with download – including bonus tracks) ... LP
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99 23.98
The amazing Lizzy Mercier Descloux adds one more global feather to her cap with this sweet little album – a set recorded in Rio, with help from a host of Brazilian musicians – and some special guest work from legendary trumpeter Chet Baker too! The record warms up the sound a bit from some of Lizzy's earlier records – still quite creative in both the songwriting and overall approach, but almost given a warmer spin alongside instrumentation that includes accordion from Sivuca, cavaquinho from Alceu Maia, acoustic guitar from Neco, and percussion from Djalma Correa! Other instrumentation still includes some of the keyboards and rhythm lines you'd know from Lizzy's other Ze Record releases – and titles include "Simply Beautiful", "Fog Horn Blues", "My Funny Valentine", "One For The Soul", "A World Is A Wah", and "Scala Saga Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download of full album and bonus tracks too!)
Also available One For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Stan GetzNewport Jazz Festival 1964 ... CD
Solitude (Spain), 1964. Used ... $14.99
Fantastic Stan Getz material from the 60s – a beautiful live set recorded right around the same time as Stan's Getz-A-Go-Go album – and, like that one, also features great vibes from Gary Burton and a bit of guest vocals from Astrud Gilberto! The main focus is on Stan's core sound with the group – those tremendously open lines that he started to blow in the post-bossa years – from this really under-recorded time in his career, with a sound that most folks didn't hear fully until his classic Sweet Rain album a few years later. In addition to Burton, the core group also features Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – and on a few of the final tracks, Chet Baker plays some guest flugelhorn. Astrud sings on "Girl From Ipanema" and "Eu E Voce" – and other titles include "Stan's Blues", "Sweet Rain", "Nix Pix Flix", "Waltz For A Lovely Wife", "Tonight I Shall Sleep", "Singing Song", and "I Waited For You". CD adds two bonus tracks from 1970 recorded in Sweden and featuring Bobo Stenson on piano. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... CD
CTI, 1975. Used ... $6.99
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD version features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Rock Skippin", and the track "Unfinished Business". CD
(Out of print, digipack has light edgewear.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganKonitz Meets Mulligan ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Used ... $6.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". CD
(1988 pressing.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganKonitz Meets Mulligan ... LP
World Pacific, 1953/1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP
World Pacific, 1953. Good ... $7.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with some crackles and tics. Cover has some wear and aging, aged clear tape holding the top seam, some tape remnants at the spine, and heavy wear and splitting in the bottom seam.)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP 31.99

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Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Pacific/Blue Note, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A set that's noteworthy not just for the presence of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, and for the leadership of baritonist Gerry Mulligan – but a record that also features the great Chet Baker on trumpet, working here as part of a trio of musicians who were really helping transform the sound of jazz in the early 50s! And maybe most noteworthy in the set is the lack of any piano at all – a strategy of Mulligan's at the time, but used in a way that also echoes some of Lee's sublime quartet sessions of the mid 50s too – and a nice setting for Chet, as he has plenty of space to open up and craft those magical notes of his youth! The rest of the group features Larry Bunker on drums, and either Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon on bass – and material was recorded partly live, and partly in the studio – with titles that include "Broadway", "Sextet", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Lover Man", "I'll Remember April", and "All The Things You Are". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Blue Note Tone Poet series!)
Also available Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet ... LP 7.99

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Lawrence Marable Quartet feat James ClayTenorman ... CD
Jazz West/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99
The only album to ever feature drummer Lawrence Marable as the leader of a group – and a cooking little hardbop set that showed the world that LA wasn't just a source for cool jazz in the 50s! The record is quite different than anything you'd hear from Chet Baker or Shorty Rogers – much more a Blue Note or Prestige-styled session, thanks in large part to the bold work of James Clay on tenor – who's noted here in the title, but is also an undeniable force in the music, and part of a wave of Texas talent that was really helping to transform the Cali sound in the 50s. Other players include the great Sonny Clark on piano – making a strong pre-Blue Note appearance – and the equally great Jimmy Bond on bass. Titles include "Airtight", "Easy Living", "Minor Meeting", "Marbles", and "Three Fingers North". CD

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Jay Migliori & Dick TwardzikJazz Workshop Quintet – Harvard WHRB Session ... CD
Fresh Sound (Spain), 1954. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
A rare live set from the Boston scene of the postwar years – a record that's not just noteworthy for the work of the great Dick Twardzik on piano, a player most folks know from his recordings with Chet Baker before he passed away in 1955 – but also some great vibes from Johnny Rae, an excellent musician who only made a handful of records in the 50s himself! And of course, there's also the mighty Jay Migliori – a tenorist who blows with the kind of sharp, modern tone that marks him as a key part of his city's scene – a voice on his instrument that's every bit as personal and revolutionary as the changes that Charlie Mariano was bringing to the alto, or Serge Chaloff to the baritone! The material here is from a well-recorded, never-issued radio broadcast for a Harvard station in 1954, and it's as essential as any studio session might have been by the group – which also includes Jack Carter on bass and Bob Atcheson on drums. Titles include "Fatty", "Round Midnight", "Get Happy", "Ryan's Love", "Chanticleer", and "Willow Weep For Me". CD

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Quartet (Fantasy) (10 inch LP) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99 28.99
A rare early Fantasy LP, one that features Gerry Mulligan working with a strong early group – Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Carson Smith on bass – on 4 tracks recorded in San Francisco, and 4 others recorded slightly later in LA. The tunes are short, piano-less, and have that fluid 50s Mulligan groove – and titles include "Turnstile", "Limelight", "Carioca", "Bark For Barksdale", and "Line For Lyons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some oxidation, and plays with light surface crackles at poiints. Cover has split top and bottom seams, which have been lightly taped – but looks good overall.)

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Tentet & Quartet ... CD
GNP/Crescendo, 1953. Used ... $6.99
Includes 14 tracks and features Chet Baker and Pete Candoli on trumptet, Bud Shank on alto, Chico Hamilton on drums, and others. CD

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Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 5) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/EMI (Japan), 1953. Used ... $12.99 28.99
A seminal session from Gerry Mulligan – one of his 50s quartet recordings with Chet Baker, in a group that also includes Carson Smith on bass and Larry Bunker on drums. The pianoless quartet grooves nicely in a twin-horn frontline – gliding effortlessly through tunes that include "I May Be Wrong", "Jeru", "Swinghouse", "Darn That Dream", and "Love Me Or Leave Me". Japanese version features lots of bonus tracks – 20 titles in all! CD

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Gerry Mulligan/Red Norvo/Stan HasselgardWalking Shoes – Capitol Jazz Classics Vol 4 ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Early 70s Capitol collection – includes a 50s cooker from Gerry Mulligan – working here with a real birth of the cool-styled group that includes Chet Baker and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Bud Shank on alto, John Graas on French horn, Bob Enevoldsen on trombone, and Chico Hamilton on drums – a really wonderful group that has a swing that's might lighter than you might guess from its size! The set is nicely arranged throughout – an early example of Gerry's powers in this respect – with plenty of thought in each tune, yet never so much so that the proceedings get too academic. Titles include "Rocker", "Walking Shoes", "Simbah", "Ontet", "Westwood Walk", "A Ballad", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Flash". Also includes late 40s EPs by Stan Hasselgard & His All Star Six, and the Red Norvo Septet! LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story (10CD boxset) ... CD
Black Label, 1940s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... $38.99
With Chet Baker, Billy Bauer, Walter Bishop, Red Callender, Miles Davis, Teddy Kotick, Bud Powell, Red Rodney, Sid Catlett, Sonny Criss, Kenny Dorham, Allen Eager, Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Wardell Gray, Al Haig, Joe Harris, Roy Haynes, Milt Jackson, Barney Kessel, John Lewis, Dodo Marmarosa, Howard Mcghee, Al Mckibbon, Jay Mcshann, Fats Navarro, Roy Porter, Tommy Potter, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Curly Russell, Slam Stewart, Lucky Thompson, and Lennie Tristano. CD
(Out of print, outer box has some edgewear, nothing major.)

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Art PepperArtistry Of Pepper ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Near Mint- ... $33.99 39.99
Classic Art Pepper material, recorded in one of his comeback periods, and featuring the famous Richard Claxton photo of Art Holding his horn next to a tree. There's several different lineups featured, with a coupl of quintet and quartet sides, and a few with larger horn section, and the sidemen are the cream of the West coast jazz crop, including Bud Shank, Chet Baker, Curtis Counce, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Stan Levey and Lawrence Marable. 9 numbers in all, with rousing takes on standards like "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "A Foggy Day" and Pepper originals "Diana Flow", "Zenobia", and "Old Croix". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Japanese King pressing – K23P-6710(M).)

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Bud ShankCalifornia Dreamin' ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
The alto of Bud Shank gets some fuller backings from the great Bob Florence – all in a mode that's as groovy as you might expect from the title – and which also features a bit of guest work from Chet Baker as well! The sound's nice and buoyant – swinging, but never too over the top in a big band way – leaving Bud some great space to blow with a bit of strength, even if the tracks are relatively short – packing in plenty in a small space, and using his alto sax with a deftness, and sense of feeling we really love! Titles include "Imprevu", "Husbands & Wives", "Woman", "Gotta Go", and "In Times Like These". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has minimal wear.)

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Bud ShankMagical Mystery ... LP
World Pacific, 1967. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Bud Shank's second Beatles-titled album of the 60s – and a set that's even groovier than the first! The record features a wonderful jazz-based approach to "second chapter" Beatles – with arranger Bob Florence providing superb arrangements for post-Rubber Soul tunes, which are mixed in with some other hip 60s pop numbers too! Bud plays alto sax and flute – still in the lead on the solos – but also couched wonderfully in work from players who include Chet Baker and Gary Barone on flugelhorns, Herb Ellis and Dennis Budimir on guitars, and Victor Feldman on percussion. Titles include "I Am The Walrus", "Paper Cup", "Windy", "I Wanna Be Free", "Hello Goodbye", "Flying", and "Blue Jay Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Jack SheldonJack Sheldon – The Quartet & Quintet ... CD
Jazz West/Universal (Japan), 1954/1955. New Copy ... $13.99
Key early work from trumpeter Jack Sheldon – a set that captures his talents at their most basic and most stripped-down – very much in the spirit of the best LA jazz coming out on the Pacific Jazz label at the time! If the cover makes the set look a bit like a Chet Baker album, that's because there's a bit of the Baker approach here – one that's simple and focused, with a strongly melodic style that comes through beautifully on Sheldon's shimmering horn. But there's also a bit more of an edge, too – thanks to bold piano work from Walter Norris, and the addition of Zoot Sims on a number of tracks – and unlike Baker (or Sheldon on later records), there's no vocals here at all – just a strong instrumental groove. Titles include "Beach-Wise", "Groovus Mentus", "Dozo", "Jack Departs", and "Palermo Walk". CD

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Jack SheldonJack Sheldon – The Quartet & Quintet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fresh Sound/Jazz West (Spain), 1954/1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Key early work from trumpeter Jack Sheldon – a set that captures his talents at their most basic and most stripped-down – very much in the spirit of the best LA jazz coming out on the Pacific Jazz label at the time! If the cover makes the set look a bit like a Chet Baker album, that's because there's a bit of the Baker approach here – one that's simple and focused, with a strongly melodic style that comes through beautifully on Sheldon's shimmering horn. But there's also a bit more of an edge, too – thanks to bold piano work from Walter Norris, and the addition of Zoot Sims on a number of tracks – and unlike Baker (or Sheldon on later records), there's no vocals here at all – just a strong instrumental groove. Titles include "Beach-Wise", "Groovus Mentus", "Dozo", "Jack Departs", and "Palermo Walk" – plus three bonus tracks! CD

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Sonny StittPow! ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $14.99 19.99
Pow is right – as Stitt grooves with a tight combo that features Benny Green on trombone, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The album's one of a few sides produced in the mid 60s by Richard Carpenter, a jazz manager/impresario who cut Chet Baker on some sides with the same group, licensed them to Prestige briefly, then pulled the material. Carpenter had also licensed this Stitt session to Roulette, but it's much more fitting of Prestige – as the tracks are longer and more open-ended, with a tighter hardbop approach than some of Stitt's Roulette/Roost work. Titles include "Love On The Rocks", "Nuff Guff", "Scramble", "Up & Over", and "Pride & Passion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a Stereo sticker, bent corner at the top right with some seam splitting, split bottom seam with a light stain, and a small sticker in back.)

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Barney WilenFrench Ballads ... CD
IDA (France), 1987. Used ... $11.99
Pure magic from saxophonist Barney Wilen – captured here at a point when his powers were really back in full force, and when he seemed to be at his most soulful when handling a gentle, easygoing sort of tune! The ballads in the title are definitely out in full force – served up in a mixture of famous French melodies, past and present – so that older postwar melodies are mixed with more contemporary moments from Michel Legrand – with a lyrical vibe that's really emphasized by the superb work on piano for the set by Michel Grallier! The rest of the group is great, too – and players include Sangoma Everett on drums, and Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the last of whom you might know from some fantastic albums with Chet Baker in later years. Wilen blows tenor and a bit of soprano – and titles include "L'Ame Des Poets", "Une Ete 42", "My Way", "Once Upon A Time", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", "Syracuse", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDiscover Jazz – Trumpet/Great Female Singers/Piano/Divas/Big Bands (5CD box set) ... CD
Crimson, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 5 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Jo Stafford, Duke Ellington, Errol Garner, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, and more. CD
(Small index sticker on slipcover spine.)

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VariousShame – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Sony, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Features music by Blondie, Tom Tom Club, Chic, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Glenn Gould, Howlin' Wolf, Carey Mulligan, and original music by Harry Escott. CD

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✨✧ VariousWest Coast Jazz Box – An Anthology Of California Jazz (4CD set) ... CD
Contemporary, 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Sonny Criss, Wardell Gray, Shorty Rogers & his Giants, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Chet Baker Quartet, Miles Davis, Cal Tjader, Lennie Niehaus Quintet, Art Tatum Trio, Buddy Collette Quintet, Red Norvo, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Amy Sextet, Art Pepper, and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes original box and 72 page booklet!)

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✨✧ Kenny DorhamThis Is The Moment – Kenny Dorham Sings & Plays ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An unusual little session for Kenny Dorham – one in which he sings as well as plays trumpet – perhaps taking a page out of Chet Baker's book, but with a completely different approach! The group features Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Charlie Persip on drums – who is replaced by GT Hogan on a couple of numbers. The set's all standards, and Kenny's style is nicely raspy – not the best technically, but with some surprisingly gentle feeling that's a nice complement to his work on trumpet. Includes "Autumn Leaves", "Since I Fell For You", "From This Moment On", "This Is The Moment", "Angel Eyes", and "Golden Earrings". CD
(Out of print. Still sealed!)

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✨✧ Jim HallConcierto ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jim Hall's most compelling albums from the 70s – a mix of lightly swinging tunes and more complicated numbers, recorded with some of his best partners from earlier years! Chet Baker is on trumpet, Paul Desmond is on alto sax – and the rest of the group includes Ron Carter bass, Roland Hanna piano, and Steve Gadd on drums. Hall's style is as airy and free-floating as ever – and the spacious arrangements on the album by Don Sebesky only support his work even more. The centerpiece of the album is the 19 minute long "Concierto De Aranjuez", and other tracks include "The Answer Is Yes", "Two's Blues", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Includes the CTI inner sleeve. Cover has small spots of gloss separation at the edges and is bent a bit at the bottom right corner.)
Also available Concierto ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan QuartetOn The Road – Live In California ... CD
Giant Steps (UK), Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great assortment of rare live material from Gerry Mulligan's groundbreaking piano-less years – tracks recorded between 1952 and 1954, in groups with either Chet Baker or Jon Eardley on trumpet! Tracks include 5 from a 1952 date at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, 15 more from The Haig in LA in 1953 (including a few with Lee Konitz on alto) – plus even more obscure dates at Stockton High School in 1954 and Hoover High School in San Diego from the same year! Chico Hamilton plays drums on all the high school dates, and the sound is surprisingly good – with the right sort of crispness to make Gerry's unique approach come through perfectly! 2CD set features a whopping 35 tracks that include "Line For Lyons", "Carioca", "Utter Chaos", "Bark For Barksdale", "Lover Man", "Bernie's Tune", "Funhouse", "Ida's Side", "Five Brothers", "Get Happy", "Poinciana", "Blues For Tiny", "Limelite", "Nights At The Turntable", "Ontet", "Soft Shoe", and "Piano Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan Quartet/Chubby Jackson Big BandGerry Mulligan Quartet/Chubby Jackson Big Band ... CD
Fantasy/OJC, 1950/1952/1953. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Chet Baker on trumpet, Carson Smith on bass, and Chico Hamilton on drums. Chubby Jackson Big Band with Chubby Jackson on bass, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Howard McGhee, Al Porcino and Don Ferrara on trumpets, JJ Johnson and Kai Winding on trombones, Zoot Sims and Georgie Auld on tenor saxes, Charlie Kennedy on alto sax, Tony Aless on piano, and Don Lamond on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art PepperSeven Classic Albums (Surf Ride/Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section/Mucho Calor/Art Pepper + 11/Playboys/Gettin' Together/Smack Up)(4CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features work with Chet Baker, Red Garland, Hampton Hawes, Jack Costanza, and others! CD

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✨✧ Jack SheldonJack Sheldon & His All Stars ... CD
GNP, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great work from trumpeter Jack Sheldon – a bigger band record that doesn't suppress his horn, and which instead really gives him a tight energy that he doesn't always have on other records! Sheldon's playing here with a pretty nice group of players – including Billy Root, who plays some wonderfully fluid baritone sax solos on a number of cuts, as well as better known west coasters like Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Conte Candoli, Harold Land, and Herb Geller. Tracks are short, and the album's really wonderful overall – truly one of the best of Sheldon's few albums as a leader. Titles include "I'm Also A Person", "Arrividerci", "Brown Cow", "JS", "Aplomb", and "Anyhow". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousCTI Records – The Cool Revolution (4CD set) ... CD
CTI, 1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A well-titled little set – as the collection is as cool as the sound of CTI Records back in the 70s! The unique package features an LP-sized cover – just like one of the CTI gatefold albums from back in the day – which contains 4 different CDs, each with a slightly different take on the sound of the legendary label! CD 1 is titled Straight Up – and features amazing 70s jazz from Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, George Benson, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard, and others. CD 2 is titled Deep Grooves/Big Hits – and features some killer numbers by Esther Phillips, Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Deodato, Joe Farrell, and Hank Crawford. Next is CD 3, The Brazilian Connection – a beautiful demonstration of Creed Taylor's love of sounds from Rio and beyond – filled with great work from Airto, Paul Desmond, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, and Deodato. Last up is Cool & Classic – the 4th CD, with CTI-remade work by older players such as Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Kenny Burrell, and Jim Hall – all a perfect fit for the label's new sound of the 70s! The package also features an LP-sized booklet – filled with notes and rare images! CD
(Out of print. Includes book!)

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✨✧ VariousSonny Lester Presents Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon Vol 4 – The Trumpets ... CD
LRC, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "At The Sound Of The Trumpet" by Maynard Ferguson, "Milestones" by Chet Baker, "More On The Same" by Donald Byrd, and "Oop-Pop-A-Dah" by Dizzy Gillespie. CD
(Original LRC pressing – still sealed!)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown/Max Roach QuintetLast Quintet Concert/Plus Newport ... CD
RLR (Spain), 1955/1956. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
The last full performance ever from the legendary Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet – recorded live at the Continental Restaurant in Richmond, VA – just one week before Brownie's untimely early death! The recording quality of the performance is a bit less than some of the pair's more famous work – but there's also a looseness here that more than redeems the tape quality of the set – especially on the extended numbers that really let us hear the group open up and jam! The quintet's heard in 3 very long numbers – "I Get A Kick Out Of You" (25 minutes), "Just One Of Those Things" (21 minutes), and "Good Bait" (16 minutes) – all titles that really get at the spirit of the combo working together in a live setting. And these are followed up by shorter tunes that include "One For My Baby", "What's New", "These Foolish Things", and "Someone To Watch Over Me" – played by a lineup that includes Sonny Rollins, Richie Powell, and George Morrow. The CD also features bonus tracks from the 1955 Newport Jazz Festival – 4 that feature the group with Harold Land on tenor sax, plus one more that's a jam session with Clifford Brown in a group that includes Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, and Dave Brubeck. Titles include "A Ghost Of A Chance", "Daahoud", "Tea For Two", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Jaqui". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee Konitz & Gerry MulliganLee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (10-inch) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1953. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A classic meeting – the icy alto of Lee Konitz, with the mellifluous sound of the Gerry Mulligan quartet that included Chet Baker, Larry Bunker, and Carson Smith. The material was recorded in 1953 at The Haig in LA – and tracks include "Broadway", "These Foolish Things", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Too Marvelous For Words", "Five Brothers","My Old Flame", and "I Can't Get Started". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, thin stains at the top seam, a name in pen in front, and in pen and marker in back.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganFreeway ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early 50s recordings by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, and appropriately named after the title track "Freeway" considering the group's influence on the west coast scene at the time. The set was recorded for Pacific Jazz in 1952 and much later issued by Blue Note, and it's collected from a number of sessions – most of which in a quintet setting – with players that include Chet Baker on trumpet, Red Mitchell on bass, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. Tracks include "Get Happy", "She Didn't Say Yes", Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Frenisi", "Soft Shoe", and "Walkin' Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bud ShankBrazil! Brazil! Brazil! ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
As if the screaming title didn't tell you enough, the album features Shank's Brazilian sides – apparently culled from his Pacific Jazz recordings from the 50s and 60s, featuring players that range from Laurindo Almeida to Chet Baker to Joe Pass, Clare Fischer, and Joao Donato. Bud's always at his best in these moments – and heck, some say he even invented the format! Titles include "If I Should Lose You", "Carioca Hills", "Summer Samba", "Elizete", "Nocturno", "Sausalito", "Otem A Note", and "Samba Do Aviao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Cover is lightly bent at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Barney WilenFrench Ballads (with bonus tracks) ... CD
IDA/Elemental, 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Pure magic from saxophonist Barney Wilen – captured here at a point when his powers were really back in full force, and when he seemed to be at his most soulful when handling a gentle, easygoing sort of tune! The ballads in the title are definitely out in full force – served up in a mixture of famous French melodies, past and present – so that older postwar melodies are mixed with more contemporary moments from Michel Legrand – with a lyrical vibe that's really emphasized by the superb work on piano for the set by Michel Grallier! The rest of the group is great, too – and players include Sangoma Everett on drums, and Riccardo Del Fra on bass – the last of whom you might know from some fantastic albums with Chet Baker in later years. Wilen blows tenor and a bit of soprano – and titles include "L'Ame Des Poets", "Une Ete 42", "My Way", "Once Upon A Time", "Sous Le Ciel De Paris", "Syracuse", and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life". CD features new mastering, and four bonus tracks – alternate takes of tunes on the album! CD

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✨✧ Riccardo Del FraSip Of Your Touch ... LP
IDA (France), 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album from bassist Riccardo Del Fra – the French player who made some amazing records with Chet Baker in the 80s, and worked with Barney Wilen too! The album's dedicated to Chet, but has a vibe that's all Riccardo's own – as the tunes features mostly duets with a variety of wonderful artists – Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Dave Liebman on soprano sax, Michel Grallier and Enrico Pieranunzi on piano, and Rachel Gould on vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear on the spine, but this is a great copy overall.)

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✨✧ Gerry Mulligan QuartetGerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz – PJLP 1) (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacific Jazz/EMI (Japan), 1953. Used ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever album on Pacific Jazz – and a real doozy too! The record's something of a blueprint for west coast jazz of the 50s – and features Mulligan in a pianoless quartet with Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Bob Whitlock on bass – running through tunes that have a fluidly grooving approach and a masterful sense of economy, one that's emphasized even more on the shortness of the 10" LP – a nice change from some of those overstuffed Mulligan CDs that sometimes get us a bit lost in the 20-plus tracklist! Titles include classics "Freeway", "Walkin Shoes", "Bernie's Tune", "Nights At The Turntable", and "Soft Shoe". But forget what we said – as this Japanese CD features lots of bonus material – 19 tracks in all! CD
(Includes insert.)
 
 
 



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