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Chet Baker

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Manton, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I was introduced to this by someone a long time ago, forgot about it, then somehow remembered it. Awesome.
     
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    'The Best of Chet Baker Sings' is very good for rainy nights
     
  3. Manton

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    I think Parker was Chet Baker in a previous life.
     
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    [ATTACHMENT=1729]Chet.jpg (30k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    Love the music - not so crazy about the singing. The sets Mosaic put out are very nice.....
     
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    Not my favorite voice but it is very sincere. And when he was good he was great.
     
  6. Manton

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    I remember when I first heard it. I was like, Is this some kind of gag? Hipster irony avant la lettre? No one can really think this is good; is it like it's so bad it's good?

    Now, much of my fondness for the music stems from fond memories of the person who introduced it to me and the situation at the time, which was rather ... um ... well I'll leave it there.

    However, I now actually think it is good music. His rendition of Funny Valentine is gold.
     
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    Awwww. :inlove:

    To be honest I don't listen to Baker. When it comes to jazz there's so much stuff that I enjoy a lot more.
     
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    Chet Baker by Dave Hickey from his Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy. On his popularity and how he confounded the critics.

     
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    His brief solo on "Time after time" from that album is one of my favorites. In the space of 16 bars he develops a germinal idea, builds to a climax, and provides a perfect transition back into the vocals. The concision of Bix, the silence of Davis, and the melodicism of Lester Young. Lots to like there.

    If you can get a hold of it, I highly recommend his album The Best Thing for You. (Also, available as part of a double album, although the other half is not worth the price of admission.) Features: Kenny Barron, Paul Desmond, Ron Carter, and others. Great playing and singing, although much later in his career.
     

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