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Chet Baker

Chet Baker attends a Dutch festival (1975)

August 7, 1975 - Chet Baker (tp,vo) performs with Bob Mover (as), Harold Danko (p), Dave Shapiro (b), Beaver Harris (ds) and Jacques Pelzer (ss, fl) at "Internationaal Jazzfestival Laren" in Laren, The Netherlands<img…

This week In Jazz Legends 15

Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Bergeron, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Doc Severinsen, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Wayne Shorter. They…

This week In Jazz Legends 07

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Lester Bowie, Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Marcus Miller, Gil Evans Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Karriem Riggins, Spyro Gyra. They are the "Jazz Legends"…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Digest Tracklist : Lush Life (1983) . Yours And Mine (1990) . Blood Count (1989) . Dream’S (1986) . w/ Chet Baker…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison…

This week In Jazz Legends 02

Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Mal Waldron, Woody Shaw , Pharoah Sanders, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Andy Sheppard, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack…

This week In Jazz Legends 34

Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans , Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Sttit, Anita O'Day, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Freddie Hubbard, Weather Report, Duke Ellington. They are the "Jazz…

Playing Miles

'So What', 'Blue In Green', 'Freddie Freeloader', 'All Blues' etc. Miles Davis who passed away today 28 years ago, has left many compositions for the ages. Some of them have been covered by famous and not so famous artists.Sting, Marcus…

Singing (or Playing) With Van Morrison

Van Morrison, whose birthday is today - Happy Birthday BTW - has duetted with a myriad of singers or musicians of all genres. We have selected ten individuals and three bands : Chet Baker, Cliff Richard, Bob Dylan , Ray Charles, Tom Jones,…

Paolo Fresu – Achent’annos! Paolo

This day (February 10, 1961), in Berchidda, Sardinia (Italy), is born Paolo Fresu,an Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player.Wikipedia : This day (February 10, 1961), in Berchidda, Sardinia (Italy), is born Paolo Fresu,an Italian trumpet and…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires…

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal…

Couples Only

From 'Russell And Eliot' to 'Nicholas And Alexandra' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Famous Couples'. It has Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, John Hurt, Dieter Reith, Miles Davis and many…

Jazzin’Around Giant Steps

Starting and ending with John Coltrane's composition 'Giant Steps', we have mixed 18 'Jazz with some Soul and a slice of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'John Coltrane'. It has Stan Getz, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, The Mar-Keys and…

Jazzin’Around Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Starting and ending with Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach's composition 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', we have mixed 18 'Jazzy' tunes around the theme of 'Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach'. It has Andy Kirk And His Orchestra, Amalia Rodrigues ,…

Jazzin’Around The Shape of Jazz to Come

Starting and ending with Ornette Coleman's composition 'Lonely Woman', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Ornette Coleman'. It has Chet Baker, Lyambiko, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Rodgers and many more.

Weather Report

From 'Grey December' to 'Frosty The Snowman' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Others' tunes around the theme of 'Ice, Cold & Snow'. It has Stacey Kent, Ray Charles, George Shearing, Billy May, Chet Baker and many more.

A New Year, Baby et al

From 'You're The First The Last My Everything' to 'So What's New' , we have mixed 17 'Jazz, Latin and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Anything New And First'. It has Lionel Hampton, Omara Portuondo, Ethel Waters, Herb Alpert & The…

New-Year (Sentimental) Resolutions

From 'I Will Follow Him' to 'I'm Gonna Leave You By Yourself' , we have mixed 20 'Good Old Jazz and Blues' tunes around the theme of 'What My Heart Is Going To Do'. It has Nat King Cole, T-Bone Walker, Nancy Wilson, Robert Cray and many…

On the Airs

From 'Ventos Do Norte' to 'Air Waves' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Air)'. "On the Airs" has Djavan , Phil Woods, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and many more.

On A Clear Day (You Can See Burton Lane)

From 'How About You' to 'On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)' , in "On A Clear Day (You Can See Burton Lane)" we have mixed 12 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Burton Lane'. It has Shirley Bassey, Oscar Peterson and Stephane…

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

Fifty Six Years of Blue (Kind Of)

From 'So What' to 'The Dining Rooms & Flamenco Sketches' , we have mixed 16 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Miles'Masterpiece'. It has Nicola Conte, Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, Chet Baker and many more.

…Now They are Four

From 'Trouble Maker' to 'Serenata', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Quartets'. It has Edmond Hall's Celeste Quartet, John LaSalle Quartet, Oscar Peterson & Stephane Grappelli Quartet , John Cameron Quartet and many…

Come Fly With Sammy (Cahn)

From 'Its Been A Long Long Time' to 'The Things We Did Last Summer', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Sammy Cahn'. It has Mario Lanza, Four Aces, Poncho Sanchez, Bing Crosby and many more.

Count Strayhorn

From 'Satin Doll' to 'Day Dream', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Billy Strayhorn'. It has Ella Fitzgerald, David Sanborn, Archie Shepp, Jimmy Smith and many more.