Chet Baker & Paul Bley “Diane” (G1207)

New Release – 180 gram pure vinyl – Audiofile Edition Shipping March 10 2017 G1207 Chet Baker & Paul Bley “Diane” A SteepleChase recording that has become a classic, not only due to the strong music created by two of modern music’s most original talents, but also for bringing pianist Paul Bley back to playing standard material. “The intimate conversation between two of jazz’s most enigmatic characters is played primarily on Baker’s home turf … Baker, bless him, can crack your heart with a single note … Baker is alive and well … and still deliciously blue.” (Joe Vanderford – Spectator Magazine) “This is introspective, and deserves undivided attention to … Continue reading

Chet Baker – When Sunny Gets Blue (SCCD 31221)

SCCD 31221 When Sunny Gets Blue / Chet Baker Quartet The last recording Chet Baker made for SteepleChase before his tragic and untimely death. “… A rather melancholic session, but one of the better ones from the period. Lacy is a much underrated piano player. He gives Chet a great deal of room…Lundgaard and Uotila are both thoroughly professional and contribute to a fine, unpredictable set .” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) 1. Long ago and far away (Jerome Kern)2. Here's that rainy day (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. Two in the dew (Butch Lacy)4. I should care (Jimmy Van Heusen)5. Out of nowhere (Green/Heyman)6. When Sunny gets blue (M. Fisher)7. Isn't … Continue reading

Chet Baker – Someday My Prince Will Come (SCCD 31180)

SCCD 31180 Someday My Prince Will Come / Chet Baker Trio “… from the famous scene of club Montmartre another captivating trio album is produced …” (Compacts) 1. Gnid (Tadd Dameron)2. Love Vibrations (Horace Silver)3. Sad walk (Bob Zieff)4. Someday my prince will come (Churchill/Morey)5. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern)6. In your own sweet way (Dave Brubeck) UPC/EAN: 716043118021 … Continue reading

Chet Baker, Paul Bley – Diane (SCCD 31207)

SCCD 31207 Diane / Chet Baker & Paul Bley A SteepleChase recording that has become a classic, not only due to the strong music created by two of modern music's most original talents, but also for bringing pianist Paul Bley back to playing standard material. 1. If I should lose you (Robin/Rainger)2. You go to my head (Coots/Gillespie)3. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)4. Pent-up house (Sonny Rollins)5. Everytime we say goodbye (Cole Porter)6. Diane (Rapee)7. Skidadidlin' (Chet Baker)8. Little girl blue (Richard Rodgers) UPC/EAN: 716043120727 … Continue reading

Chet Baker – This Is Always (SCCD 31168)

SCCD 31168 This Is Always / Chet Baker Trio This is the second release from the night at Montmartre Jazzhus (earlier release is “Daybreak” SCCD 31142) by the best Chet Baker Trio of this period. “… he sounds masterful, and is ably accompanied by Raney’s soft-bop guitar and NHØP’s towering bass …” (The Penguin Guide to Jazz – new edition) 1. How deep is the ocean (Irving Berlin)2. House of jade (Wayne Shorter)3. Love for sale (Cole Porter)4. This is always (Jimmy Van Heusen)5. Way to go out (Phil Urso) UPC/EAN: 716043116829 … Continue reading

Chet Baker – Daybreak (SCCD 31142)

SCCD 31142 Daybreak / Chet Baker Trio The success of the earlier release by this trio (SCCD 31122 “The Touch Of Your Lips”) brought the group together again this time for “live” recording at club Montmartre packed with Baker fans. Radio Free Jazz wrote, “ His present playing is extraordinary, the best of his career, and he has never found a more empathetic context than this trio with guitarist Raney and bassist Pedersen… The interplay among these three superb musicians yields a quality of collective improvisation comparable to that of Bill Evans’ greatest trio ….” 1. For minor's only (Jimmy Heath)2. Daybreak (Hoagy Carmichael)3. You can't go home (Don Sebesky)4. … Continue reading

Chet Baker – The Touch Of Your Lips (SCCD 31122)

SCCD 31122 The Touch Of Your Lips / Chet Baker Trio When this recording came out as LP on the market in 1979 after a lengthy pause, Jazz Time’s reviewer started his article by saying “ Whoof! The killer is back ….” And indeed this cool killer was back on the scene to stay, though for a while until his tragic death in Holland, and made a number of wonderful recordings for SteepleChase. The first of the four releases with the same “drumless” group is a studio recording (three others are live from Montmartre) and “ this subtle woodhued record shows that Baker at his best can still knock you … Continue reading

Chet Baker, Duke Jordan – No Problem (SCCD 31131)

SCCD 31131 No Problem / Chet Baker Quartet featuring Duke Jordan “… outstanding among [Chet’s] later recordings….This is a record to give a listener fresh heart…one feels there cannot be much wrong with jazz while it is producing records like this .” (Max Harrison, International Jazz Journal) 1. No problem (Duke Jordan)2. Sultry eve (Duke Jordan)3. Glad I met Pat (Duke Jordan)4. Kiss of Spain (Duke Jordan)5. The fuzz (Duke Jordan)6. My queen is home to stay (Duke Jordan)7. Jealous Blues (Duke Jordan) UPC/EAN: 716043113125 … Continue reading