In Europe - A Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries

Chet Baker

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Format: LP

Cat No: 772344

Release Date:  11 August 2023

Label:  Waxtime

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8435723700494

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    limited edition 180g vinyl one-off high-definition audiophile pressing, with deluxe inner sleeve - the complete album + bonus track -.

    In 1955, Chet Baker prepared the first European tour of his newly formed quartet.

    The tour began in Holland in September 1955 and continued with stops in Germany, Switzerland, and France. In Paris, pianist Dick Twardzik died from a heroin overdose in his hotel room on October 21, 1955. He was only 24-years old, and his early death was a tragedy for the jazz world. Chet was marked for life by this tragedy and from that point on his own addiction would haunt him forever.

    This album compiles material from three studio sessions made during that European tour. Side A presents music recorded right after Twardzik's death, and Side B has tunes from the only two studio sessions recorded by Baker with Twardzik.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. The Girl From Greenland
      • 2. Sad Walk
      • 3. Pomp
      • 4. Mid-Forte
      • 5. Piece Caprice
      • 6. Rondette

      Side 2

      • 1. There's A Small Hotel
      • 2. Autumn In New York
      • 3. Tenderly
      • 4. You Go To My Head
      • 5. Summertime