Craft Recordings has introduced that 4 of legendary jazz artist Chet Baker’s albums can be reissued on vinyl obtainable March 5. The reissued albums comprise Baker’s catalog of releases below famend jazz label Riverside between 1958 and 1959. They embody (Chet Baker Sings) It Might Occur to You, Chet Baker in New York, Chet and Chet Baker Performs the Better of Lerner and Loewe.
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, every album was minimize from its authentic analog grasp tapes for the reissue. They observe the five-LP deluxe vinyl field set, The Legendary Riverside Albums launched in 2019. The gathering featured Baker’s aforementioned studio albums for Riverside along with a bonus disc of outtakes and alternates from the identical recording period.
Remembered as a trumpeter and singer, Baker had develop into well-known for his trademark West Coast “cool jazz” type developed in Los Angeles. When he introduced his type to Riverside’s New York location, he was ready to go toe to toe with the East Coast’s largest gamers in jazz.
He earned his standing as a outstanding determine in jazz partially due to his partnerships with artists corresponding to Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and pianist Russ Freeman.
(Chet Baker Sings) It Might Occur to You marked Baker’s Riverside debut and is the one album from that interval of his profession not produced by Orrin Keepnews, the label’s co-founder. It was quickly adopted by Chet Baker Sings.
Chet Baker Sings featured contributions from drummer Philly Joe Jones, Johnny Griffin, pianist Al Haig, and bassist Paul Chambers. One of many album’s standout tracks, “Photo voltaic” was written by Miles Davis.
Chet was an instrumental challenge that includes Invoice Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, flutist Herbie Mann and Pepper Adams. On his last Riverside launch, Chet Baker Performs the Better of Lerner and Loewe, Baker recorded renditions of tracks by legendary Broadway lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. It spanned supplies from My Honest Woman, Gigi, Brigadoon, and Paint Your Wagon.
Although Baker’s Riverside period preceded much more troubling occasions for the artist, these recordings discover the artist in glorious type, joined by a few of New York’s best musicians, proving his brilliance as an impressed authentic, and as one of many nice jazz musicians of the twentieth century.
Pre-order the 4 Chet Baker Riverside-era 180-gram reissues here.