31 August, 2010

Stan Getz & Chet Baker - Stan Meets Chet (1958) (eac-log-cover)

Stan Getz & Chet Baker - Stan Meets Chet (1958)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 345MB
Verve | rar +5% recovery
AMG:
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.

Tracks:
-1 - I'll Remember April DePaul, Johnston, Raye 12:24
-2 - Autumn in New York/Embraceable You/What's New? Duke 14:34
-3 - Jordu Jordan 8:31
-4 - Half-Breed Apache 14:49

Personnel:
Stan Getz (tenor saxophone)
Chet Baker (trumpet)
Jodie Christian (piano)
Victor Sproles (bass)
Marshall Thompson (drums)
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2 comments:

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