Together: Complete Studio Recordings Import
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The remaining two tracks, " You'd be So Nice To Come Home To " and " Concierto De Aranjuez " are taken from guitarist Jim Hall's 1975 solo album titled " Concierto ".
The primary advantage of this CD is collecting all the known joint studio recordings of jazz giants Chet Baker and Paul Desmond with assist from an all star team of supporting players. The recording dates range between April 1975 and Feb. 1977. This time period finds Chet Baker in his second creative peak. He'd recently returned to the music scene after a prolonged sabbatical due to an altercation which required major dental surgery and prevented him from practicing his art. He literally had to relearn breathing and lip technique to, again, master his instrument. These recordings demonstrate a renewed confidence in his creative abilities.
Unfortunately for Paul Desmond, these recordings represent some of his final studio work prior to his untimely demise. How Deep Is The Ocean? "and "You Can't Go Home Again ", recorded in Feb. 1977 were finished one week prior to his death.
Two tracks, "Tangerine ` and "Autumn leaves" originate from the July 1974 session produced by the legendary jazz icon, Creed Taylor. The material was arranged by the multi talented Don Sebesky. In fact, Don is responsible for all seven brilliant arrangements contained on this CD. The 1974 session also includes the contributions of Bob James, Ron Carter and Steve Gadd.Read more ›
I have no idea why this CD is not available on Itunes or Amazon downloads - but no matter. Buy the CD, rip it in glorious .wav - and enjoy for a lifetime. Brilliant.
This CD is a massage for the soul. Three fingers of Talisker, four wheat thins with a small dab of blue Stilton, and one of my Siamest cats in my lap, purring.
Am I happy with this effort of music masters mostly gone?
I am more glad than ever that I saw them perform (albeit) in different venues and at different times, when I was a
young man, learning what was really important. And,...what was not.
Buy this and listen. Repeat as needed.
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i don't know where chet baker has been hiding but together w/paul desmond is superPublished 1 month ago by donaldmize
Paul Desmond of Take Five fame, gives one last great alto sax performance that is nicely complemented by Chet's cool west coast style of trumpet playing.Published 1 month ago by David Arlen
It's hard for me to understand how any listener can give this disc less than the full five stars. You've got the final sessions of alto sax master Desmond, who died shortly after... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William E. Adams
I have two words to describe this recording of Chet Baker and Paul Desmond; Wonderful, Wonderful! And especially since this is the Complete Studio Recordings of them, I do have... Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. Williams
I can't add anything that hasn't already been said about this album.I played it as soon as it arrived and it immediately became one of my favorites.Published 16 months ago by RUSTY METAL