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Once Upon a Summertime

Chet BakerAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Shifting Down 7:29Album Only
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listen  4. The Song Is You 9:14Album Only
listen  5. Once Upon A Summertime11:21Album Only

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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 (July 1, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ojc
  • ASIN: B000000YMJ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Artists House, a classy if short-lived label, released this attractive Chet Baker LP, a quintet date with tenor-saxophonist Gregory Herbert, pianist Harold Danko, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Mel Lewis. The challenging material ("The Song Is You" is the only one of the five songs that is a standard) inspires the musicians to play creative solos. It is particularly interesting to hear Baker interpret the Wayne Shorter tune "ESP." This set has been reissued on CD in the OJC series.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Chet March 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
These recordings, made February 20, 1977, harken back to the vintage Chet Baker. They amply demostrate that, despite his many problems, Baker was still capable of producing that cool, liquid sound.
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5.0 out of 5 stars chet chet chet July 14, 2014
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Chet what can you say awesome. great, terrific. Died to young left us with great music and he was cool about it. .This one's for fans only.
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