At Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall 1979 (Remastered) Chet Baker
- 1Love for Sale18:07
- 2You Can't Go Home Again13:26
- 3There'll Never Be Another You16:30
- 4Black Eyes27:51
- 5Broken Wing23:44
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Chet Baker war eine Ikone des Cool Jazz. Der viel zu früh verstorbene Trompeter, dessen klarer Ton eines seiner Markenzeichen war, gastierte mit seinem Quartett, bestehend aus Phil Markowitz am Piano, Jean Louis Rassinfosse am Bass und Charlie Rice an den Drums, im April 1979 in Hamburg‘s Onkel Pö.
Klassiker wie zum Beispiel die Songs Love For Sale oder There'll Never Be Another You, bei dem Baker‘s herausragender Scat Gesang zu hören ist, bilden das Konzertprogramm. Chet Baker ist hier, das zeigt diese Aufnahme deutlich, auf dem Höhepunkt seines Schaffens.
"Der äußerlich von seinem Drogenkonsum gezeichnete Trompeter spielte, ausgehend von einer 18-minütigen Improvisation über Cole Porters ›Love For Sale‹, ein sehr konzentriertes Set, in dem er seinen bekannten coolen Stil fabelhaft zur Schau stellte." (Good Times)
"... hier wird anspruchsvoller, ambitionierter, facettenreicher und zeitloser Jazz geboten." (Jazzpodium)
"... großartige musikhistorische Dokumente, die Lust auf weitere Mitschnitte aus dem Onkel Pö machen." (Jazzthing)
Chet Baker, Trompete, Gesang
Phil Markowitz, Klavier
Jean Louis Rassinfosse, Bass
Charlie Rice, Schlagzeug
Trumpeter and singer Chet Baker encountered jazz when playing with Army bands where he quickly developed his distinctive style. A short stint with Charlie Parker (1952) was followed by a long association with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. The pianoless quartet performed and recorded with great success - immediate fame came to Chet Baker and his cool, subdued style. His lyricism became typically associated with West Coast jazz and found many followers around the world. Baker led his own groups after leaving Mulligan for many years in both the US and Europe. His career became somewhat erratic in the sixties when he lived and worked mostly in Europe.
In the seventies he began his comeback and his very unique talent as a vocalist and instrumentalist soon put him back on the major concert stages. Excellent albums were done during the last ten years of his life which were maybe less perfect than his early West Coast work in the technical sense but showed a depth of feeling and intensity rarely heard. Luckily his last concert was recorded: it is one of the finest of his career (The Last Concert ENJ-6074 22). Chet Baker was very involved with the production of the concert, choose the music well in advance which was arranged for an ensemble consisting of a regular bigband, a symphony orchestra and a jazz quintet. He was very happy that he could finally record and perform under the best of circumstances. That night's version of My Funny Valentine,a song he had performed uncountable times before will stand out for all times as an absolute masterpiece of vocal jazz.
Dec. 23, 1929 (Yale, Oklahoma) - May 13, 1988 (Amsterdam).
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