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Together: The Complete Studio Recordings [Clean]

18 April 1994 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 18 April 1994
  • Release Date: 18 April 1994
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 56:16
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  • ASIN: B006K6PBCK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,834 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Johnson on 10 Nov 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have always been a great fan of both Chet Baker and Paul Desmond as individually fantastic musicians. This album brings them together in what can only be described as remarkable circumstances. Chet was re-inventing himself after a spell in the musical wilderness following his brush with the drugs heavies and Paul was dying of lung cancer. That this recording was made at all is tribute to both men's fight with their personal tragedies. Paul Desmond died shortly after making the final tracks of this recording but to hear him play, who would know. The sidemen include the phenomenal Jim Hall on guitar (The CTI album "Jim Hall Concierto" is basically the same as "Together") Bob James on a (now) dated sounding electric piano, the great Ron Carter on bass and either Steve Gadd or Tony Williams on drums depending on the track. Every track is a masterclass on how to play and improvise jazz. It ain't heavy but it's a beauty.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By W. Bustard on 17 Jan 2006
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I heard the last track - Concerto De Aranjuez - played late one night on Lyric FM (Irish clasical/jazz station) and they helped me trace this album. This track is 20 minutes of bliss, building from "almost nothing" and weaving through the melodies - definitely going to my desert island. Lock the door, unplug the phone, brew some tea/uncork a bottle (according to taste) and get lost in the magic! The other tracks are terrific too, although I like the vocal track least. I hope you enjoy as much as me.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By B. Pimley on 18 Mar 2010
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This CD contains some of the most beautiful jazz sounds ever but the selection is spoilt, I hate to say, by the inclusion of 'How Deep Is The Ocean' with a somewhat shaky vocal by Chet Baker. Don't get me wrong I'm a big fan of Chet's vocalising (e.g. 'Best of CB Sings','Embraceable You') but not on this track I'm afraid, hence 4 stars overall.

This set is compiled from sessions in 1974, '75 & '77 with an excellent group of supporting musicians. The highlights, for me, are undoubtedly track 2 'You Can't Go Home Again' which is evocative of the jazz style featured in parts of the soundtrack of 'Blade Runner' and the fantastic arrangement of the first movement of Rodrigo's 'Concierto De Aranjuez'. This number left me wishing for more collaborative numbers of this quality but time was running out for Paul Desmond and sadly too Chet Baker's days were also numbered and apparently, they were never to record together again.

I hate giving this 4 stars when almost everything is 5 star quality and the two standout tracks are worth buying the Cd for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By paul cann on 23 Dec 2010
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I can't add much to what others have rightly said about this masterpiece, but for me Concerto is not only desert island material but the one you choose finally out of all your desert island selections. 19 minutes and 16 seconds of bliss indeed.
What I especially loved was that it starts with the original Rodrigo, simple guitar, then moves through Miles Davis' adaptation via the trumpet in Sketches of Spain, and then creates its own sublime combination of elegaic sax or trumpet or piano or guitar floating free, but moved restlessly along with an underpinning urgent rhythm from bass and drums. The best.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Pease on 28 May 2005
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The 7 tracks on this CD represent the sum total of the recordings (master takes) Baker and Desmond made together whilst appearing on four Epic/A & M albums. It is, however, possible that alternate takes will surface on other issues. This is a superb disc well woth a place in any collection. Although they were totally different in character and background, it is quite clear that Baker and Desmond liked and respected each other and it is a great pity that they did not record more sessions. To quote from Doug Ramsey's excellant liner notes "they were wonderful together".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alan Pearson on 3 Feb 2012
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I normally listen to Chet Baker when working, relaxing music that doesn't require your attention. When I saw Baker/Desmond Together I ordered this immediately, the CD arrived the next day. There are a number of very nice tracks on this disc, the first track entitled "you can't go home again" appears to be based on the opening bars of Rachmaninov's 2nd, typical mellow Baker trumpet with the usual thoughtful Desmond contribution. This sets the tone for the disc. Other nice renditions are "Getting Sentimental over You", beautiful chorus from Baker followed by "Tangerine". I once read that Chet Baker didn't read music and played entirely by ear, if this is so he was indeed a genius. I've read other reviews of this disc that are less than complimentary about Baker's vocal on "How Deep is the Ocean", I have to agree, he croaks out the lyrics and will disappoint those who buy his music for his wistful singing. There is also a recording of Rodriguez' "Concerto de Aranjuez" arranged by Jim Hall, the longest track on the disc, I wondered what Baker could possibly have to offer on this piece of music. Baker's short solos on this track are another sign that Baker had a certain genius.
Paul Desmond's slow and technically perfect alto make this disc worth buying for this alone, in fact I liked it so much that I also bought his "Feeling Blue" at the same time after listening to some sample tracks.
Worth buying if you like this type of jazz but I would also recommend either of these albums as background music for dinner parties.
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