Chet Baker Cool Cat 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)
Chet Baker Cool Cat 180g LP (Clear Vinyl) Chet Baker Cool Cat 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)
Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Chet Baker Cool Cat 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)

Chet Baker

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TWMLP71C
UPC:
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North American Version 180g Clear Vinyl LP Limited To 500 Copies!
Rare Dutch Studio Recordings From 1986, Released In 1989!
First Ever Vinyl Reissue!

Chet Baker (1929 - 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, actor and vocalist that needs little introduction. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s but his well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety (he was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late '70s and '80s). Chet's career included collaborations with greats such as Elvis Costello, Charlie Parker and Van Morrison. Mr. Baker was the subject of many books and documentaries throughout the decades and he was even portrayed by Ethan Hawke in the 2015 film Born To Be Blue.

Chet began his musical career singing in a church choir and his mother said that he had begun to memorize tunes on the radio before he was even given his first instrument. Peers called Baker a natural musician to whom playing came effortlessly. In the early 1950s, he was chosen by Charlie Parker for a series of West Coast engagements...shortly after this, his song "My Funny Valentine" became a hit and would be associated with Baker for the rest of his career. Mr. Baker (with his quartet) was a regular performer at famous Los Angeles jazz clubs such as The Haig.

Chet Baker's quartet released popular albums between 1953 and 1956 and he won reader's polls at Metronome and Down Beat magazine, beating trumpeters Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. In 1956, Pacific Jazz Records released Chet Baker Sings, an album that seriously increased his visibility. During most of the 1960s (before heading to Europe more frequently) Chet recorded music that could be classified as 'West Coast jazz'.

From 1978 until his death in 1988, Chet Baker lived and played almost exclusively in Europe, returning to the U.S. once a year for a few performances. This was Baker's most prolific era as a recording artist.

On Cool Cat, you'll find Dutch recordings (recorded in 1986 and released in 1989). This rare gem of an album is comprised out of tracks written by some of the top jazz composers of all time (including Thelonious Monk) and played meticulously by Baker and his all-star line-up consisting out of Jon Burr (Yo-Yo Ma), Ben Riley (Sonny Rollins, Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk) and many others.

Be prepared for six sublime tunes that bring out the more intimate and touching aspects of the Chet Baker sound, a fantastic session where the master plays his themes with an almost religious surrender. On Cool Cat the listener is treated to a mix of both instrumentals and mid-sung tunes with very moving vocals. The trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach and perfectly placed notes in combination with his superb rhythm section provide the listener with unmistakable evidence that Baker still had considerable powers as a musician late in his career. Despite a seemingly chaotic and nomadic life, there is an unmistakable serenity emerging from the trumpeter's sound throughout the album...a deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

Originally recorded in 1986 and released in 1989 on Timeless Records, the legendary Dutch jazz label run by Ria and Wim Wigt (who were patrons and friends of Chet till his sudden passing in 1988), Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of Chet Baker's classic Cool Cat album. The jacket also features exclusive pics shot in Amsterdam in 1986 by legendary Dutch photographer Joost Leijen (known for his work with artists such as Art Blakey and Pharoah Sanders).

This North American vinyl version is limited to 500 copies on Clear Vinyl and also comes with an obi strip.

Features

  • Limited Edition - 500 Copies
  • North American Version Pressed On Clear Vinyl
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Rare Dutch studio recordings from 1986, originally released in 1989
  • First ever vinyl reissue
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Canada

Musicians

Chet Baker vocals, trumpet
Harold Danko piano
Jon Burr bass
Ben Riley drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Swift Shiftingk
  2. 'Round Midnight
  3. Caravelle

Side Two:

  1. For All We Know
  2. Blue Moon
  3. My Foolish Heart
Description

North American Version 180g Clear Vinyl LP Limited To 500 Copies!
Rare Dutch Studio Recordings From 1986, Released In 1989!
First Ever Vinyl Reissue!

Chet Baker (1929 - 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, actor and vocalist that needs little introduction. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s but his well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety (he was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late '70s and '80s). Chet's career included collaborations with greats such as Elvis Costello, Charlie Parker and Van Morrison. Mr. Baker was the subject of many books and documentaries throughout the decades and he was even portrayed by Ethan Hawke in the 2015 film Born To Be Blue.

Chet began his musical career singing in a church choir and his mother said that he had begun to memorize tunes on the radio before he was even given his first instrument. Peers called Baker a natural musician to whom playing came effortlessly. In the early 1950s, he was chosen by Charlie Parker for a series of West Coast engagements...shortly after this, his song "My Funny Valentine" became a hit and would be associated with Baker for the rest of his career. Mr. Baker (with his quartet) was a regular performer at famous Los Angeles jazz clubs such as The Haig.

Chet Baker's quartet released popular albums between 1953 and 1956 and he won reader's polls at Metronome and Down Beat magazine, beating trumpeters Miles Davis and Clifford Brown. In 1956, Pacific Jazz Records released Chet Baker Sings, an album that seriously increased his visibility. During most of the 1960s (before heading to Europe more frequently) Chet recorded music that could be classified as 'West Coast jazz'.

From 1978 until his death in 1988, Chet Baker lived and played almost exclusively in Europe, returning to the U.S. once a year for a few performances. This was Baker's most prolific era as a recording artist.

On Cool Cat, you'll find Dutch recordings (recorded in 1986 and released in 1989). This rare gem of an album is comprised out of tracks written by some of the top jazz composers of all time (including Thelonious Monk) and played meticulously by Baker and his all-star line-up consisting out of Jon Burr (Yo-Yo Ma), Ben Riley (Sonny Rollins, Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk) and many others.

Be prepared for six sublime tunes that bring out the more intimate and touching aspects of the Chet Baker sound, a fantastic session where the master plays his themes with an almost religious surrender. On Cool Cat the listener is treated to a mix of both instrumentals and mid-sung tunes with very moving vocals. The trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach and perfectly placed notes in combination with his superb rhythm section provide the listener with unmistakable evidence that Baker still had considerable powers as a musician late in his career. Despite a seemingly chaotic and nomadic life, there is an unmistakable serenity emerging from the trumpeter's sound throughout the album...a deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet's best from the period.

Originally recorded in 1986 and released in 1989 on Timeless Records, the legendary Dutch jazz label run by Ria and Wim Wigt (who were patrons and friends of Chet till his sudden passing in 1988), Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of Chet Baker's classic Cool Cat album. The jacket also features exclusive pics shot in Amsterdam in 1986 by legendary Dutch photographer Joost Leijen (known for his work with artists such as Art Blakey and Pharoah Sanders).

This North American vinyl version is limited to 500 copies on Clear Vinyl and also comes with an obi strip.

Features

  • Limited Edition - 500 Copies
  • North American Version Pressed On Clear Vinyl
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Rare Dutch studio recordings from 1986, originally released in 1989
  • First ever vinyl reissue
  • Obi strip
  • Made in Canada

Musicians

Chet Baker vocals, trumpet
Harold Danko piano
Jon Burr bass
Ben Riley drums

Selections

Side One:

  1. Swift Shiftingk
  2. 'Round Midnight
  3. Caravelle

Side Two:

  1. For All We Know
  2. Blue Moon
  3. My Foolish Heart
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Chet Baker
Title
Cool Cat
Composer
Additional Artists
Harold Danko, Jon Burr, Ben Riley
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-27-2021
Release Date
07-27-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Expected On 02-11-2022
Format
Vinyl
EXPECT_ON
2022-02-11 00:00:00.000
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