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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in Europe: 1975-1988 (1993)

Came across this recording in a newsgroup and after some research discovered that it was released only with a companion book in 1993. Both are now out of print (the CD was never released separately). In addition to music, the recording has interview excerpts with Ib Skovograd (1979, 1985 & 1988) as well as Leonard Malone (1988). The CD contained previously unreleased material. Because I don't have a copy of the CD in hand I cannot determine who, other than Baker himself, is performing. If someone wishes to see that info added, please leave a comment.

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player and singer. Baker established a large following, based in part on his "matinee idol beauty, emotionally remote performances, and well publicized drug habit." He died in 1988 after falling from a hotel window in Amsterdam, Netherlands, under suspicious circumstances.

Sources: Wikipedia.

Track List:
  1. Double O
  2. Why Shouldn't You Cry
  3. Interview Ib Skovgaard 1979
  4. Interview Ib Skovgaard 1985
  5. Someday You'll Leave Me
  6. Deep Soul
  7. Shifting Down
  8. Tergversation
  9. Interview Ib Skovgaard 1988
  10. Interview Leonard Malone 1988
  11. I Remember Clifford

Download Links: Part 1, Part 2.
Other recordings (and books) featuring Chet Baker:

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