Chet Baker Sextet - Chet is Back! - 1962 Audiophile Jazz 180 Grm 2LP
Chet Baker Sextet - Chet is Back!
Label: ORG Music/RCA ORGM-1076
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, 180 gram, Gatefold
Originally Released: 1962
Style: Cool Jazz
A1 Well, You Needn't
A2 These Foolish Things
B2 Star Eyes
C1 Over The Rainbow
C2 Pent Up House
D1 Ballata In Forma Di Blues
D2 Blues In The Closet
Pressed By Pallas
Remastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Manufactured By Sony Music Entertainment
Bass Benoit Quersin
Drums Daniel Humair
Guitar René Thomas
Piano Amedeo Tommasi
Remastered By Bernie Grundman
Tenor Saxophone, Flute Bobby Jaspar
Trumpet Chet Baker
50th Anniversary Reissue.
Remastered by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Pallas in Gerrmany on 180g Vinyl.
Chet Baker - one of the most tragic figures of jazz who lived on the fast lane and ruined himself with drugs and alcohol - was constantly on the road from one European jazz club to another. Local rhythm groups were not always top notch so it was only logical to pick the very best from several countries for a film-music production in Italy. And it was equally logical that RCA's Italian subsidiary brought the musicians into the studio in January 1962.With one exception, the eight titles on this Record are all so-called standards.
The two winds demand total concentration from the rhythm section while maintaining relaxed and laid-back harmonic patterns. And this is something the Italian Tommasi, the Belgian Thomas, the Frenchman Quersin and the Swiss Humair carry off with an air of nonchalance.
The album features compositions by other jazz musicians like Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't", Charlie Parker's "Barbados" and Sonny Rollins' "Pent Up House". The album also includes an original composition by Amedeo Tommasi entitled "Ballata in forma di blues". Ballads are featured as well, including the classic Academy Award-winning "Over the Rainbow".