In Paris

Chet Baker

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Format: 2LP

Cat No: 101009

Format Details:

Release Date:  29 March 2024

Label:  New Continent

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  8436569191934

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    2-LP gatefold limited edition - 180g virgin vinyl. This 2LP set presents all the music originally issued from Chet Baker's studio sessions made for the Barclay label during his first European tour in 1955 and 1956. The first sessions feature renowned pianist Dick Twardzik, who would die in Paris soon after the recordings were made. Chet continued touring Europe nevertheless, and before returning home to the US, taped a few more sessions for Barclay, among them the two quartet dates also presented here.

    The first session features Chet's American quartet with pianist Dick Twardzik, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Peter Littman. Jimmy Bond remains for the second session, and then it's Europeans Gerard Gustin and Raymond Fol on pianos, Benoit Quersin on bass, and Jean-Louis Viale on drums.

    While the Baker- Twardzik sessions were more adventurous and consisted of tunes by composer Bob Zieff, and one by the pianist himself, the other dates featured well-known jazz standards. Baker at this time had already made vocal recordings, but these Barclay dates featured him only on trumpet.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Rondette
      • 2. Mid-Forte
      • 3. Sad Walk
      • 4. Re-Search
      • 5. Just Duo
      • 6. Piece Caprice

      Side 2

      • 1. Pomp
      • 2. The Girl From Greenland
      • 3. Brash
      • 4. Summertime
      • 5. You Go To My Head

      Disc 2

      Side 1

      • 1. Tenderly
      • 2. Lover Man
      • 3. There's A Small Hotel
      • 4. Autumn In New York
      • 5. These Foolish Things

      Side 2

      • 1. I'll Remember April
      • 2. Alone Together
      • 3. Exitus
      • 4. Once In A While