Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now flip flip flip Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Chet In Paris
Format: MP3 Download|Change

on 10 October 2014
From the opening notes of the first piece (Alone Together), I was hooked. Never a great fan of jazz, this is a wonderful example of Baker's music. Recorded in the 1950s when Baker moved to Paris it is as relevant today as it was then. The tracks, only previously available on five deleted LPs, are brought together here for your delectation. The whole album lasts about an hour. Played softly wonderful seduction music!
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 1 May 2017
Arrived on time and was as described.

I am happy with the purchase.

Brian Pack
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 21 October 2015
Very good quality
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 4 November 2016
ecletic taste
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 28 February 2010
Recorded in the mid 1950s in Paris this shows Chet at his best. This single cd apparently compiles tracks from 4 discs covering these sessions. It's mainly quartets with piano, bass and drums support and I think he's at his best with these small groups. His trumpet playing was really on top form at this period and although his voice is as good as it ever was I'm not a fan of his singing and I'm glad he doesn't sing much on this recording!
6 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 24 July 2000
I was put on to this record by Hans Peters, a Detroit audiophile who recommended it highly. I was not misled. This CD exemplifies the cool West Coast scene but in a European context. There are shades of Curthis Counce's trumpet player Jack Sheldon as the tracks bring back those memories of the Barclay Sessions. One of the best periods of Baker's recording career, highly recommended.
15 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 24 October 2013
This is music which exudes 'cool', definitely up there with Chet's best. Every note played is the right note- his improvisation is flawless on this record. Always one of the few players to value melody over intricacy and this is made magical by the tone in these sessions- classic Chet. So smooth but with so much feeling, nobody quite like him.
3 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse
on 2 July 2016
a minimalist effort from Chet but as Miles used to say "the notes you don't play are more important than the ones you do". This is a classic recording and a must- have;nothing more needs to be said.
|0Comment|Report abuse

Customers also viewed these items

In Paris

Need customer service? Click here