- Audio CD (December 29, 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: American Jazz Classics
- ASIN: B002XVZ1O4
- Average Customer Review: 60 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,528 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Chet Baker Bill Evans - The Complete Legendary Sessions
Audio CD | Import
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2009 release containing all existing recordings of Chet Baker and Bill Evans playing together on a single edition for the first time ever! Featuring musical assistance from Zoot Sims, Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. 15 tracks. American Jazz Classics.
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However, if the above titles are not included in your jazz collection, this CD is highly recommended.
The sessions dates are identified as Dec. 1958, plus January and July 1959. Both featured artists are in top musical form. Their interpretations of these jazz standards are exceptional.
The backing musicians are truly the gold standard of jazz recording artists. All these individuals are legendary jazz icons with very successful solo careers. The ensemble includes Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay and Philly Joe Jones. All these artists turn in stellar performances. However, I have to single out Pepper Adams on baritone sax who really shines on these selections. The production values and mix are spot on, courtesy of Orrin Keepnews. The entire project maintains a leisurely tempo and a rich melodic and moody interpretation of these classic compositions.
Listeners are blessed that these sessions, the only recorded work between Baker and Evans, are available on one CD with a crystal clear sound to enjoy.
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tenderness of their music.