Chet Baker Quartet – Vol.2 – CD

Chet Baker Quartet - Vol.2 - CD

Chet Baker Quartet – Vol.2 – CD

In 1955 Chet Baker undertook his first European tour,which resulted in various wonderful recordings – among them those included on the present album. However, itwould also have serious consequences for Chet. According to Jack Chambers’ book Bouncing with Bartok: “Chet’s three young sidemen boarded the Ile de France in New York Harbour and arrived about a week later. It was the first time any of them had travelled outside North America. Twardzik was 24, Bond was 22, Littman only 20—and Baker, for all his honours, was just 25 and, at that moment in his life, looked younger. This European tour was the first for all four musicians and would be the last for three of them. Only Baker would ever return.” Twardzik would die a few days after the trip started from a heroin overdose. The pianist’s death would haunt Baker for the rest of his life, and would have a lot to do with the trumpeter’s own drug dependence. The sessions on this album were the first recorded by Baker after Twardzik’s death.

TRACKLIST:

01. THERE IS A SMALL HOTEL 3:50
02. I’LL REMEMBER APRIL 5:54
03. THESE FOOLISH THINGS 4:44
04. AUTUMN IN NEW YORK 7:09
05. SUMMERTIME 4:18
06. YOU GO TO MY HEAD 5:57
07. TENDERLY 6:42
08. LOVER MAN 4:52

CHET BAKER trumpet
GÉRARD GUSTIN piano
JIMMY BOND bass
NILS-BERTIL DAHLANDER drums

Pathé-Magellan Studio, Paris, France, October 24, 1955.Originally issued on Barclay 84017