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Onemind Presents Onemind

Chet Baker - Chet Baker in New York [Reissue]

Craft Recordings

  • £25.99 ( )

Format: 1LP
Catalogue No.: 07219767
Barcode: 0888072197671
Release Date: 5th February 2021
Genre: Jazz

Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple on Chet Baker in New York. The project would be Baker's first -- in a four album deal -- with the Big Apple-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). The results are uniformly brilliant as Baker's cool-toned solos fly and bop with authority around the equally impressive supporting soloists. Conversely, the same cohesive unity continues on the introspective numbers that are more akin to Baker's California cool. Undoubtedly one of the charms of this collection is the distinct choice of material. Running the gamut from the relaxed and soothing "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and equally serene "Blue Thoughts" at one end of the spectrum to the percolating and driving intensity of "Hotel 49" on the other.

Side 1
1. Fair Weather
2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams
3. Hotel 49

Side 2
1. Solar
2. Blue Thoughts
3. When Lights Are Low

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