Early Chet - Lost Tapes (2018)

Goodman, Kiessling, Dennis, Porter, Cahn, Montrose, De Paul, Rodgers, van Heusen

Chet Baker

Rolf Hans Muller

As trumpeter, in the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Chet Baker had first played his way into the hearts of fans in 1952 with lyrical ballads and a soothing tone. He gained fame seemingly overnight and in 1954 was voted best trumpeter by readers of the leading US Jazz magazines, - ahead of Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. The gentle poet of the trumpet - that was his image. So it came as something of a surprise for European audiences to hear the Chet Baker they discovered at his live concerts: a trumpeter with a decisive attacca style and lively bobby lines, accompanied by a pianist who combined innovative harmonies with bizarre rhythms and a drummer who propelled the band with a hard, driving beat.

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Chet Baker

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter 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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Early Chet - Lost Tapes (2018)

Goodman, Kiessling, Dennis, Porter, Cahn, Montrose, De Paul, Rodgers, van Heusen

Chet Baker

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Early Chet: Chet Baker German Recordings 1955-1959 compiles tracks jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded while on tour in the mid- and late '50s. These tracks were made at the height of Baker's popularity and showcase him in fine form throughout. Featured here are several (rare for Baker) big-band numbers, as well as two superb duets with Italian vocalist/guitarist Caterina Valente, "I'll Remember April" and "Everytime We Say Goodbye.

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Early Chet - Lost Tapes (2018)

Goodman, Kiessling, Dennis, Porter, Cahn, Montrose, De Paul, Rodgers, van Heusen

Chet Baker

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In the constant evolution of its proprietary mastering process, 2xHD has progressed to a new phase called 2xHD FUSION, inte- grating the finest analog, with state-of-the-art digital technology.

The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original 1⁄4” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Nick Doshi tube head preamplifier. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best trans- ports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2xHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.

The resulting signal is then transferred into high resolution formats by recording it in DSD 11.2 MHz using a Merging Technologies’ Horus A to D converter. All analog and digital cables that are used are state of the art. The 2xHD FUSION mastering system is pow- ered by a super capacitor power supply, using a new technology that lowers the digital noise found in the lowest level of the spec- trum. A vacuum tube NAGRA HDdac (DSD) is used as a reference digital playback converter in order to A and B with the original analog master tape, permitting the fusion of the warmth of analog with the refinement of digital.

2xHD was created by producer/studio owner Andre? Perry and audiophile sound engineer Rene? Laflamme.

Producer: Joachim Ernst Berendt
Recording location: Studio Recordings SWF Baden Baden 1956, 1959
Recording Software: Gerhard Lenher

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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It Never Entered My Mind
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Autumn in New York
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I'll Remember April
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Everytime We Say Goodbye
Porter
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I Should Care
Cahn
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Lover: Love me Tonight: Isn't It Romantic
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Everything Happens To Me
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Baker 56
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Lullaby in Rhythm
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