Chet Baker records ‘Jazz at Ann Arbor’ live at the University of Michigan (1954)

Chet Baker‘s ‘Jazz at Ann Arbor’ is a live album recorded at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 9, 1954 and released in 1955 by Pacific Jazz.


Chet Baker records ‘Jazz at Ann Arbor’ live at the University of Michigan (1954)

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Chet Baker – Jazz at Ann Arbor

Track Listing : 1.Line For Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) – 06:45 . 2.Lover Man (James Sherman, Ram Ramirez, Jimmy Davis) – 05:45 . 3.My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:55 . 4.Maid In Mexico (Russ Freeman) – 04:48 . 5.Stella By Starlight (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 04:17 . 6.My Old Flame (Arthur Johnson, Sam Coslow) – 05:55 . 7.Headline (Jack Montrose) – 03:55 . 8.Russ Job (Russ Freeman) – 05:55

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Musicians : Chet Baker – Trumpet . Russ Freeman – Piano . Carson Smith – Bass . Bob Neal – Drums

Production : Produced By Richard Bock . Russ Freeman

Arrangements : Russ Freeman

Package : William Claxton asterisques RVM – Cover Design, Photography . Ollie Mclaughlin – Liner Notes

Recorded On May 9, 1954 At University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Released In 1955 By Pacific Jazz.

(Source Chet Baker – Jazz at Ann Arbor | Chet Baker @ Wikipedia)


Jazz Research
In an interview with Russ Freeman he recalled that someone in the audience requested “In The Mood” and Chet’s response was also preserved in the recording, “We don’t play “In The Mood.” […]

Almost immediately after establishing the melodic theme, Baker dives into his trademark solos. The fluidity throughout the seemingly off-the-cuff excursions presents confirmation of both his unquestionable timing and understated subtle authority. […]

Chet Baker‘s ‘Jazz at Ann Arbor’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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