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Chet Baker: Ensemble & Sextet


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Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with ... Read more in Amazon's Chet Baker Store

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  • Audio CD (November 16, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fresh Sounds Spain
  • ASIN: B000050SKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,335 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bomojaz on February 28, 2005
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In my opinion, this just might be Chet Baker's finest CD, a compilation of two Pacific Jazz LPs (# 9 and 15), recorded in 1953 and 1954. The earlier session features Chet with Jack Montrose (tenor sax) Herb Geller (alto sax) and Bob Gordon (baritone sax), and every tune on the session is a knockout. Especially wonderful are "Bockhanal" (in 2 takes) and "Headline"; both swing like crazy. The later session has Montrose again with Bill Holman (tenor sax) Bob Brookmeyer (trombone) and Bud Shank (baritone sax). Here the standout tracks are "The half dozens," "Stella by starlight," and "Dot's groovy." You can play this CD over and over again and never get tired of it. That's exactly what I've been doing for years. A real gem.
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