Stan Meets Chet
Stan Getz & Chet Baker
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||I'll Remember April||Stan Getz & Chet Baker||12:24||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Ballad Medley: Autumn In New York / Embraceable You / What's New?||Stan Getz & Chet Baker||14:34||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Jordu||Stan Getz & Chet Baker||8:31||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Half-Breed Apache||Stan Getz & Chet Baker||14:49||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and trumpeter Chet Baker never particularly liked each other and, even though they had musically compatible styles, they only worked together briefly in three periods. Their mutual hostility can be felt in subtle ways on this session which has been reissued on CD. Getz ignores Baker's attempt to state the melody of "I'll Remember April" and he plays it himself several bars after. The two horns do not meet at all on the ballad medley and, since Baker sits out on "Jordu," they only play together on two of the four performances. Getz battles a squeaky reed on "I'll Remember April" and Baker seems a bit subpar in general although he really digs in on "Half-Breed Apache" (a very fast "Cherokee"). So overall this CD (which also includes pianist Jodie Christian, bassist Victor Sproles, and drummer Marshall Thompson), even with some good moments, does not live up to its potential.
This might be the best jazz album of the 1950's
The sum of these two playing together is so amazing much better than when playing alone a mind blower.
Worth a listen
To simply put it: amazing.
Born: December 23, 1929 in Yale, OK
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s
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