Chet Baker

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Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, and vocalist.

Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one". His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame; Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and '80s.

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Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 A Night at the Shalimar Chet Baker 1
1987 Chet Baker in Tokyo Chet Baker 3
1988 Chet in Paris Chet Baker 4
1988 My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert Chet Baker 5 2
1990 The Last Great Concert: My Favorite Songs, Vol. I & II Chet Baker 1
1991 Out of Nowhere Chet Baker 1
1992 Live at Gaetano's Chet Baker 1
1992 Unusual Chet: Naima, Volume 1 Chet Baker 1
1996 Love For Sale: Live at Ronnie Scott's Chet Baker 1
1997 My Funny Valentine Chet Baker & Stan Getz 1
1999 The Stockholm Concerts Stan Getz & Chet Baker 1
1999 The Gold Collection: Classic Performances Chet Baker 2
1999 Boston 1954 Chet Baker 1
2000 Jazz in Paris: Broken Wing Chet Baker 1
2000 In Paris Chet Baker 1
2001 Cool Spring Chet Baker 1
2003 Complete Performances With the Lighthouse All-Stars Chet Baker & Miles Davis 1
2004 Complete Jam Sessions Charlie Parker & Chet Baker 1
2004 Live at the Haig 1953 Stan Getz & Chet Baker 1
2007 Chet Baker & Crew: Complete Recordings at the Forum Theatre (disc 1) Chet Baker 1
Live at Nicks Chet Baker 1
Live In Sweden With Åke Johanssons Trio Chet Baker 1
West Coast Live Stan Getz & Chet Baker 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Tender Variations - Original Soundtrack aus dem Film "Der Windhund" Chet Baker, Billy Cobham. Ron Carter, Larry Coryell, Hubert Laws, Hubert Rostaing 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 I Get Chet Chet Baker 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Irresistible You Chet Baker 1
2011 100 Masterpieces Chet Baker 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 A Taste of Tequila The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker 1
1977 You Can't Go Home Again Chet Baker 1
1994 The Incredible Chet Baker Plays and Sings Recorded in 1977 Chet Baker 1
1996 Lonely Star Chet Baker 1
1997 Songs For Lovers Chet Baker 1
As Times Goes By Chet Baker 1
Autumn in New York Chet Baker 1
Blues For A Reason Chet Baker 1
Burnin' At Backstreet Chet Baker 1
But not For Me Chet Baker 1
Chet Baker In Europe Chet Baker 1
Chet for Lovers Chet Baker 1
Chet For Lovers Chet Baker 1
Chet in Paris Chet Baker 1
Compact Jazz Chet Baker 1
Cool Cat Chet Baker 1
Deep in a Dream - The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection Chet Baker 1
Lets Get Lost Chet Baker 1
Line for Lyons Stan Getz & Chet Baker 1
Lullaby Of The Leaves Chet Baker 1
My Funny Valentine (PLATCD 677) Chet Baker 1
Witch Doctor Chet Baker & Lighthouse All Stars 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Mr. Cool: The Great West Coast Recordings of Chet Baker Chet Baker 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Live at Chateauvallon Chet Baker 3
1981 'Round Midnight: Live at Salt Peanuts Club Chet Baker 1
1981 My Funny Valentine: Live at Salt Peanuts Club Chet Baker 1
1992 Inglewood Jam Charlie Parker & Chet Baker 1
1996 The Legacy, Volume 2: I Remember You Chet Baker 2
Chet Baker in Paris, Volume 2 Chet Baker 1

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