His last solo was recorded with singer Art Garfunkel in March of , on the song "Mr. Shuck and Jive. Desmond died on May 30, at the age of 52, on Memorial Day.
Pianist Marian McPartland said, in response to the news, "It's just like Paul to slip away quietly when everyone's out of town, not to bother anybody. Desmond's music reflected the sensitivity, wit, and originality that endeared him to his circle of companions.
Noon Edition. Most selections feature the plaintive, soft-focus trumpet that Baker initiated, his jazz phrasing precise, the individual solos short gems of brass creativity. That lyrical, laid-back trumpet sound was completely unique and personal to him. There is a lot more of that smooth, polished trumpet sound on Chet , the second LP in this collection, and here he has the support of some sturdy East Coast heavies like Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans and Philly Joe on three pieces.
Baker was undoubtedly influenced by Miles Davis, witnessed here by his abandonment of the bridge on When Lights Are Low, just as Miles had done, but the two were never the same regarding sound. Baker was warm and relaxed with a cutting edge on build ups whereas Miles was lyrical but always with a feeling of barely controlled tension in his tone. Even so, Chet In New York demonstrates, if nothing else, that the very best of the East and West Coast musicians were not so very different at all when playing together in ideal conditions.
Chet Baker playing Lerner And Lowe compositions is certainly a winner if for no other reason than he and his producer avoided the temptation to make it another My Fair Lady exercise. There are four selections from that blockbuster musical but also some tasty readings of music from Brigadoon , Gigi and Paint Your Wagon.
Bill Evans is back on piano on four tunes and a young teenage drummer named Clifford Jarvis swings lightly, mainly with brushes, but cuts loose occasionally. This was his debut album.
It could be said to be East meeting West and finding they are compatible. Great stuff! No shame here. Reply Notify me 3 Helpful.
I listen to a wide range of all-analog reissues from a variety of labels and have to say that the vinyl quality of the two dozen Waxtime reissues I own surpasses all but the Pallas pressings from Speakers Corner in terms of being dead quiet, flat, well-centered and clean.
As to the provenance of the recordings, I cannot comment unlike some who fail to provide real, credible, documented evidence other than gossip for their sourcing claims. But I can attest that I and several of my friends we all have 5-figure rigs and cartridges find our jazz Waxtime reissues to sound warm, satisfying and musically rewarding Waxtime certainly produces far better results than many of the Blue Note vinyl reissues of several years ago.
And remember: very few reissues are all-analog throughout the mastering chain. I wish Waxtime would come clean about their sourcing, but the vinyl itself is impeccable Can anyone say that about QRP lately? The joy he felt in playing his tenor saxophone was apparent, as was his huge tone and playful conception. The most common reaction after hearing Lee Morgan's Tom Cat is 'why on earth didn't Blue Note release this at the time!
Joyce's new CD has an atmosphere of candlelight, sophistication, and quiet romance. For this recording Joyce picked four jazz musicians who know the meaning of 'less is more' - pianist and arranger Jon Weber, bassist Chip Jackson, cornetist Warren Vache and guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Hammond B3 player Jon Hammond recorded live in November, Jon has played professionally, since the age of twelve and is now a world renowned Hammond B3 player, Beginning as a solo accordionist, he alter played the B3 in a number of important San Francisco bands.
The 'Classic Blues Artwork from the 's' Calendar with free CD has broad appeal to anyone interested in Blues music or history. Every piece is part of a life journey and is written with her heart and from her soul. Since its Broadway opening in , The Desert Song continues to delight audiences - not only through countless stage productions but also through the movies and television. Possibly the most technically talented of all the girl singers of the Golden Age of Popular Music.
For some three decades Jo Stafford provided something of a soundtrack to the lives of the young and not so young worldwide. She used the opera training she received as read more A Chris King project. As sides taken directly from 78s. Made up of the brightest, most creative New York jazz musicians, the level of musicianship in Liebman's band is so high that it easily breaks the boundaries of the traditional big band. This quartet recording finds Wally and his extraordinary drumming surrounded by long time musical associates; Dann Zinn on sax, Jeff Massanari on guitar and Jason Muscat on bass.
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Back to home page. Listed in category:. Zoot Sims All Stars Early Stan Stan Getz Quartets Gerry Mulligan. Victor Schertzinger.Jul 22, · • The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker – 3CD, Mosaic • The Birth of the Cool, Vol.2 – Capitol • Gerry Mulligan in Paris, Vols – 2 separate CDs, BMG.