The Complete Chet Baker Discography

Below, we display all of Chet’s albums, collaborating artists, and songs sorted by year. Please click on a year to expand all of the related information. Since the whole discography is very long and bulky, this is the only way to make it presentable.

1952 - Age 23

Harry Babasin Octet

Chet Baker (tp) Sonny Criss (as) Wardell Gray, Dave Pell (ts) Jerry Mandell (p) Harry Babasin (cello) Bob Whitlock (b) Lawrence Marable (d)

“Trade Winds Club”, Inglewood, CA, March 24, 1952

Out of NowhereJam Session 103

Various Artists – The West Coast Jam Sessions (Jam Session 103)

Harry Babasin Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (as) Al Haig (p -1,2,4) Russ Freeman (p -3) Harry Babasin (b) Lawrence Marable (d -1/3) unknown (d -4)

“Trade Winds Club”, Inglewood, CA, June 16, 1952

1.The SquirrelJazz Showcase LP 5007; Jazz Chronicles JCS 102
2.Liza
3.Indiana / Donna Lee
4.Irresistible You (They Didn’t Believe Me)

Harry Babasin – On the Coast (Jazz Showcase LP 5007)
Charlie Parker/Sonny Criss/Chet Baker – Inglewood Jam 6-16-’52 (Jazz Chronicles JCS 102)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Jimmie Rowles (p) Joe Mondragon (b)

Phil Turetsky’s House, Los Angeles, CA, July 9, 1952

Haig and Haig (aka Dinah)Mosaic MR5-102
She Didn’t Say Yes, She Didn’t Say NoPacific Jazz PJ 8; Blue Note LT 1101

The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
The Genius of Gerry Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 8, ST 20140)
Gerry Mulligan – Freeway (Blue Note LT 1101)

Al Haig Octet

Chet Baker (tp) Ted Ottison (tp -5,6) Sonny Criss (as -1,2,6) Jack Montrose (ts -1/3,6) Les Thompson (hca -7) Al Haig (p) Dave Bryant (b) Larry Bunker (d)

“Trade Winds Club”, Inglewood, CA, August 4, 1952

1.There Will Never Be Another YouXanadu 206
2.How High the Moon
3.Benie’s Tune
4.My Old Flame
5.I’ll Remember April
6.Sweet Georgia Brown
7.Avalon

Al Haig Live in Hollywood (Xanadu 206)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Bob Whitlock (b) Chico Hamilton (d)

Phil Turetsky’s House, Los Angeles, CA, August 16, 1952

206Bernie’s TunePacific Jazz 601, 313, EP 4-13, PJLP 1, PJ 8, HFS 1; Blue Note LT 1101
MulleniumPacific Jazz 45-706
Utter Chaos, #1Pacific Jazz PJLP 1, PJ 1207
209Lullaby of the LeavesPacific Jazz 601, EP 4-13, PJLP 1, PJ 1207; Blue Note LT 1101

The Genius of Gerry Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 8, ST 20140)
Various Artists – Assorted Flavors of Pacific Jazz (Pacific Jazz HFS 1)
Gerry Mulligan – Freeway (Blue Note LT 1101)
Gerry Mulligan – The Original Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1207, WP 1207)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 1)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 601, 313, EP 4-13, 45-706)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Chico Hamilton (d)

probably “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, September 2, 1952

9258Line for LyonsFantasy 522, EP 4028, LP 3-6, LP 3220; Prestige PR 24016; Fantasy OJCCD 711-2
9261Carioca
9266My Funny ValentineFantasy 525, EP 4028, LP 3-6, LP 3220; Prestige PR 24016; Fantasy OJCCD 711-2
9271Bark for Barksdale
Utter Chaos, #2Fantasy LP 3-6, LP 3220

Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond (Fantasy LP 3220, LP 8082, OJC 273)
Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond – Mulligan Desmond (America (F) 30 AM 6070)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker (Prestige PR 24016)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker/Chubby Jackson Big Band featuring Gerry Mulligan(Fantasy OJCCD 711-2)
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Fantasy LP 3-6)
Gerry Mulligan – Line for Lyons c/w Carioca (Fantasy 522)
Gerry Mulligan – My Funny Valentine c/w Bark for Barksdale (Fantasy 525)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Fantasy EP 4028)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Bob Whitlock (b) Chico Hamilton (d)

Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA, October 15 & 16, 1952

218Nights at the TurntablePacific Jazz 602, 45-706, EP 4-13, PJLP 1, PJ 1207; Blue Note LT 1101
219FrenesiPacific Jazz 602, EP 4-13, PJLP 1, PJ 1207; Blue Note LT 1101
220Aren’t You Glad You’re YouPacific Jazz 607, EP 4-1, PJLP 1, PJ 1207; Blue Note LT 1101
221Walkin’ ShoesPacific Jazz 606, EP 4-1, PJLP 1, PJ 75; Blue Note LT 1101
222Soft Shoe
223FreewayPacific Jazz 607, EP 4-1, PJLP 1, PJ 75; Blue Note LT 1101

Gerry Mulligan – The Original Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1207, WP 1207)
Gerry Mulligan – Freeway (Blue Note LT 1101)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 1)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 602, 45-706, EP 4-13, 607, EP 4-1, 606)

1953 - Age 24

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Chico Hamilton (d)

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, January 3, 1953

1315LimelightFantasy 529, EP 4008, LP 3-6, LP 3220; Prestige PR 24016; Fantasy OJCCD 711-2
1316The Lady Is a TrampFantasy 528, EP 4008, LP 3-6, LP 3220; Prestige PR 24016; Fantasy OJCCD 711-2
1326Turnstile
1327Moonlight in VermontFantasy 529, EP 4008, LP 3-6, LP 3220; Prestige PR 24016; Fantasy OJCCD 711-2
Utter ChaosFantasy LP 3-6

Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond (Fantasy LP 3220, LP 8082, OJC 273)
Gerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond – Mulligan Desmond (America (F) 30 AM 6070)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker (Prestige PR 24016)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker/Chubby Jackson Big Band featuring Gerry Mulligan(Fantasy OJCCD 711-2)
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Fantasy LP 3-6)
Gerry Mulligan – Limelight c/w Moonlight in Vermont (Fantasy 529)
Gerry Mulligan – The Lady Is a Tramp c/w Turnstile (Fantasy 528)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Fantasy EP 4008)

Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Joe Mondragon (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 1953

235I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with MePacific Jazz 608, EP 4-3, PJLP 2, PJM 406, PJ 8; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
These Foolish ThingsPacific Jazz EP 4-11, PJLP 10, PJM 406; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
Too Marvelous for Words
238Lady Be GoodPacific Jazz 609, EP 4-3, PJLP 2, PJM 406; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
Lady Be Good (alt. take)Pacific Jazz JWC 500, CDP 7 46847-2

Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJM 406; World Pacific WPM 406, WP 1273)
Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan – Konitz Meets Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 38, ST 20142)
The Genius of Gerry Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 8, ST 20140)
Chet Baker Quartet (Jazztone J 1253)
Gerry Mulligan/Lee Konitz – Revelation (Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast (Pacific Jazz JWC 500)
Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan – Konitz Meets Mulligan (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46847-2, (J) CP32 5369)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 2)
Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 10)
Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 608, EP 4-3, EP 4-11, 609)

Gerry Mulligan Tentette

Chet Baker, Pete Candoli (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (vtb) John Graas (frh) Ray Seigal (tu) Bud Shank (as) Don Davidson (bars) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Joe Mondragon (b) Chico Hamilton (d)

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 29, 1953

10084A BalladCapitol T 691
11114Westwood Walk
11117Walkin’ Shoes
11118Rocker

Gerry Mulligan/Shorty Rogers – Modern Sounds (Capitol T 691)

Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Los Angeles, CA, January 30, 1953

236Lover ManPacific Jazz 609, 644, EP 4-3, PJLP 2, PJM 406; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
237SextetPacific Jazz 608, EP 4-3, PJLP 2, PJM 406; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2

Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJM 406; World Pacific WPM 406, WP 1273)
Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan – Konitz Meets Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 38, ST 20142)
Chet Baker Quartet (Jazztone J 1253)
Gerry Mulligan/Lee Konitz – Revelation (Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 2)
Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 609, 644, EP 4-3, 608)

Gerry Mulligan Tentette

Chet Baker, Pete Candoli (tp) Bob Enevoldsen (vtb) John Graas (frh) Ray Seigal (tu) Bud Shank (as) Don Davidson (bars) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Joe Mondragon (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 1953

11121Takin’ a Chance on LoveCapitol T 691
11122Flash
11127Simbah
11128Ontet

Gerry Mulligan/Shorty Rogers – Modern Sounds (Capitol T 691)

Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

“The Haig”, Hollywood, CA, February 1, 1953

BroadwayPacific Jazz EP 4-11, PJLP 10, PJM 406; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
Almost Like Being in LovePacific Jazz 644, EP 4-11, PJLP 10, PJM 406; Jazztone J 1253; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
I’ll Remember AprilPacific Jazz PJM 406; Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2
All the Things You Are
Bernie’s TunePacific Jazz CDP 7 46847-2; Mosaic MR5-102

Lee Konitz Plays with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJM 406; World Pacific WPM 406, WP 1273)
Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan – Konitz Meets Mulligan (Pacific Jazz PJ 38, ST 20142)
Chet Baker Quartet (Jazztone J 1253)
Gerry Mulligan/Lee Konitz – Revelation (Blue Note BN-LA 532-H2)
The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Lee Konitz/Gerry Mulligan – Konitz Meets Mulligan (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46847-2, (J) CP32 5369)
Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 10)
Lee Konitz with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-11, 644)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 1953

239CherryPacific Jazz 611, EP 4-2, PJLP 2, PJ 1207
240Carson City StagePacific Jazz 611, EP 4-2, PJLP 2, PJ 75, PJ 100
241Makin’ WhoopeePacific Jazz 604, EP 4-2, PJLP 2, PJ 1207
242MotelPacific Jazz 604, EP 4-2, PJLP 2

Gerry Mulligan – The Original Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1207, WP 1207)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)
Various Artists – On Mike!: A Decade of Pacific Jazz (Pacific Jazz PJ 100)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 2)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 611, EP 4-2, 604)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

same personnel

Los Angeles, CA, March 27, 1953

I Can’t Get StartedPacific Jazz PJLP 10
My Old FlamePacific Jazz PJLP 10, JWC 503
Festive MinorMosaic MR5-102

Various Artists – Ballads for Backgrounds (Pacific Jazz JWC 503)
The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 10)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

same personnel

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, April 27, 1953

Love Me or Leave MePacific Jazz PJLP 5
Love Me or Leave Me (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-102
JeruPacific Jazz PJLP 5, PJ 1207
Swing House
Utter Chaos, #2Pacific Jazz PJLP 5

The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Gerry Mulligan – The Original Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1207, WP 1207)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 5)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

same personnel

Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 1953

I May Be WrongPacific Jazz PJLP 5, PJ 1207
I May Be Wrong (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-102
I’m Beginning to See the LightPacific Jazz PJLP 5, PJ 1207
I’m Beginning to See the Light (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-102
The Nearness of YouPacific Jazz PJLP 5, PJ 1207
Tea for Two

Gerry Mulligan – The Original Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1207, WP 1207)
The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 5)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

same personnel

Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 1953

Varsity DragGene Norman Presents GNP 56
Speak Low
Half Nelson
Lady Bird
Love Me or Leave Me
Swing House

Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker (Gene Norman Presents GNP 56)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d -1/7) Chico Hamilton (d -8/11)

“The Haig”, Hollywood, CA, May 20, 1953

1. 608Five BrothersPacific Jazz PJLP 10
2.Darn That Dream (alt. take)Pacific Jazz JWC 500
3.Darn That Dream (unedited ver.)Mosaic MR5-102
4. 609Darn That DreamPacific Jazz PJLP 5
5.Ide’s SideMosaic MR5-102
6.Haig and Haig (aka Fun House)
7.My Funny Valentine (unedited ver.)
8.Aren’t You Glad You’re You
9.Get Happy
10.Poinciana
11.Godchild

Various Artists – Jazz West Coast (Pacific Jazz JWC 500)
The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Lee Konitz and the Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 10)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 5)

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

“The Haig”, Hollywood, CA, June 12, 1953

My Funny ValentinePacific Jazz B2 35634
Strike Up the Band
The Way You Look Tonight
Yardbird Suite
Yesterdays
Winter WonderlandPacific Jazz B2 35634; Philology (It) W 40-2
Come Out Wherever You ArePacific Jazz B2 35634
Move
What’s New?
Half NelsonPacific Jazz B2 35634; Philology (It) W 40-2
Little Willie Leaps
Soft ShoePacific Jazz B2 35634
Whispering
Bernie’s Tune
All the Things You Are
Winter Wonderland (take 2)
Gone with the Wind

Chet Baker and Stan Getz – West Coast Live (Pacific Jazz B2 35634)
Stan Getz – Sweetie Pie (Philology (It) W 40-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Red Mitchell (b) Bobby White (d)

Los Angeles, CA, July 24, 1953

224Isn’t It RomanticPacific Jazz EP 4-4, PJLP 3, JWC 504, (J) K18P 9259

Various Artists – Rodgers and Hart Gems (Pacific Jazz JWC 504)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 1 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259)
Chet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 3)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-4)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Bob Whitlock (b) Bobby White (d)

Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 1953

225The Lamp Is Low (Pavane for a Dead Princess)Pacific Jazz 605, EP 4-14, PJLP 3; World Pacific WP 1249; Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259
226This Time the Dream’s on MePacific Jazz EP 4-4, PJLP 3, (J) K18P 9259
227Maid in MexicoPacific Jazz 605, EP 4-14, PJLP 3, (J) K18P 9259

Chet Baker – Pretty/Groovy (World Pacific WP 1249)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 1 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259)
Chet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 3)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 605, EP 4-14, EP 4-4)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Los Angeles, CA, July 29 & 30, 1953

266ImaginationPacific Jazz 610, EP 4-14, PJLP 3, PJ 1206, (J) K18P 9259
267Russ Job
Batter UpPacific Jazz EP 4-4, PJLP 3; World Pacific WP 1249; Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259
Easy to Love
Long Ago and Far AwayPacific Jazz EP 4-9, PJLP 6, (J) K18P 9259
Long Ago and Far Away (alt. take)World Pacific WP 1249; Pacific Jazz PJ 75, (J) K18P 9259
Carson City StageWorld Pacific WP 1249; Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260

The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz PJ 1206, WP 1206)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 1 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259)
Chet Baker – Pretty/Groovy (World Pacific WP 1249)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 2 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260)
Chet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 3)
Chet Baker Quartet featuring Russ Freeman (Pacific Jazz PJLP 6)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 610, EP 4-14, EP 4-4, EP 4-9)

Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Howard Rumsey (b) Max Roach (d)

“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, September 13, 1953

At LastContemporary C 7645
Winter WonderlandContemporary C 7649
What’s New?unissued

Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars – At Last! (Contemporary C 7645; Fantasy OJC 480, OJCCD 480-2)
Chet Baker and the Lighthouse All-Stars – Witch Doctor (Contemporary C 7649; Fantasy OJC 609, OJCCD 609-2)

Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars

Chet Baker, Rolf Ericson (tp) Bud Shank (as, bars) Jimmy Giuffre (ts -1,2,5,6) Bob Cooper (ts -3,4) Russ Freeman (p -1,2,5,6) Claude Williamson (p -3,4) Howard Rumsey (b) Max Roach (d -1,2,5,6) Shelly Manne (d -3,4)

“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, September 13, 1953

1.LoadedContemporary C 7649
2.I’ll Remember April
3.Pirouette
4.Witch DoctorContemporary C 7649, CCD 14077-2
5.Out of Somewhereunissued
6.Maid in Mexico

Chet Baker and the Lighthouse All-Stars – Witch Doctor (Contemporary C 7649; Fantasy OJC 609, OJCCD 609-2)
Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars – Mexican Passport (Contemporary CCD 14077-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Larry Bunker (d)

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 3, 1953

No TiesPacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259
No Ties (alt. take)Pacific Jazz PJ 1206
Band AidPacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260
Playboy PB 1529/30
Bea’s FlatPacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260
All the Things You Are
Moon Love
Moon Love (alt. take)Pacific Jazz PJ 1206
291Happy Little SunbeamPacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260
Happy Little Sunbeam (alt. take)
The Thrill Is Gone
The Thrill Is Gone (alt. take)

Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 1 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9259)
The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz PJ 1206, WP 1206)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 2 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260)
The Playboy Jazz Allstars (Playboy PB 1529/30)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 27, 1953

306I Fall in Love Too EasilyMosaic MR4-122
307Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland (alt. take)Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260
310The Thrill Is Gone

The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (Mosaic MR4-122, MD3-122)
Chet Baker – Cool Baker, Vol. 2 (Pacific Jazz (J) K18P 9260)

Chet Baker Quartet with Charlie Parker

Chet Baker (tp) Charlie Parker (as) Jimmie Rowles (p) Carson Smith (b) Shelly Manne (d)

“University of Oregon”, OR, November 5, 1953

OrnithologyStash STCD 10
Barbados
Cool Blues

Charlie Parker – The Bird You Never Heard (Stash STCD 10)

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Herb Geller (as, ts) Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bars) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 14, 1953

333HeadlinePacific Jazz PJLP 9, CDP 7 97160-2
334Bockhanal
Bockhanal (alt. take)Pacific Jazz JWC 500, CDP 7 97160-2
335ErgoPacific Jazz PJLP 9, CDP 7 97160-2
336A Dandy Line
A Dandy Line (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2

Various Artists – Jazz West Coast (Pacific Jazz JWC 500)
Chet Baker – Grey December (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2)
The Chet Baker Ensemble (Pacific Jazz PJLP 9)

Chet Baker Septet

same personnel

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 22, 1953

337Pro de FunctusPacific Jazz PJLP 9, CDP 7 97160-2
338Little Old Lady
Little Old Lady (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2
339Moonlight Becomes YouPacific Jazz PJLP 9, CDP 7 97160-2
Moonlight Becomes You (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2
340GoodbyePacific Jazz PJLP 9, CDP 7 97160-2
Goodbye (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2

Chet Baker – Grey December (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2)
The Chet Baker Ensemble (Pacific Jazz PJLP 9)

Chet Baker Quintet with Strings

Chet Baker (tp) Zoot Sims (ts -1/4) Samuel Cytron, Jacques Gasselin, Victor Gottlieb, George Kast, Lou Kievman, Paul Robyn, Eudice Shapiro, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin (strings) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Los Angeles, CA, December 30, 1953

1. PHC010708I Married an AngelColumbia CL 549
2. PHC010709Love Walked In
3. PHC010710A Little Duet
4. –A Little Duet (alt. take)Columbia/Legacy CK 46174
5. PHC010711You Better Go NowColumbia CL 549
6. –You Better Go Now (alt. take)Columbia/Legacy CK 46174

Chet Baker and Strings (Columbia CL 549)
Chet Baker and Strings (Columbia/Legacy CK 46174)

Chet Baker Quintet with Strings

same personnel

Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 1953

PHC010731Why Shouldn’t I?Columbia CL 549
PHC010732Trickdidlier
PHC010733I’m Through with Love
PHC010734You Don’t Know What Love Is
You Don’t Know What Love Is (alt. take)Columbia/Legacy CK 46174

Chet Baker and Strings (Columbia CL 549)
Chet Baker and Strings (Columbia/Legacy CK 46174)

1954 - Age 25

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 15, 1954

358But Not for MePacific Jazz PJLP 11, PJ 1222
359Time After Time
360I Get Along Without You Very Well
361There Will Never Be Another You
362Look for the Silver Lining
363My Funny Valentine
364I Fall in Love Too Easily
365The Thrill Is Gone

Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz PJ 1222, WP 1222)
Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz PJLP 11)

Chet Baker Quartet plus

same personnel

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 15, 1954

358But Not for MeWorld Pacific WP 1826
359Time After Time
360I Get Along Without You Very Well
361There Will Never Be Another You
362Look for the Silver Lining
363My Funny Valentine
364I Fall in Love Too Easily
365The Thrill Is Gone

Chet Baker Sings (World Pacific WP 1826, ST 1826)

Chet Baker Quintet with Strings

Chet Baker (tp) Bud Shank (as, fl) Samuel Cytron, Jacques Gasselin, Victor Gottlieb, George Kast, Lou Kievman, Paul Robyn, Eudice Shapiro, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin (strings) Russ Freeman (p) Joe Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 1954

PHC010779What a Difference a Day MadeColumbia CL 549
PHC010780The Wind
PHC010781Love
PHC010782I Love You

Chet Baker and Strings (Columbia CL 549)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

“University of Michigan”, Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954

Line for LyonsPacific Jazz PJ 1203
Lover Man
My Funny Valentine
Maid in Mexico
Stella by Starlight
My Old Flame
Headline
Russ Job

Chet Baker – Jazz at Ann Arbor (Pacific Jazz PJ 1203, WP 1203)

Chet Baker Quartet

same personnel

Santa Cruz, CA, July 21, 1954

Billie’s BounceMosaic MR4-113
Stella by Starlight
Line for Lyons
Carson City Stage
All the Things You Are

The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (Mosaic MR4-113, MD3-113)

Chet Baker Quartet

same personnel

“Tiffany Club”, Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954

Russ Job (edited ver.)Pacific Jazz PJ 1206
Russ Job (unedited ver.)Mosaic MR4-113
No Ties (inc.)
Out of Nowhere
Deep Purple
My Little Suede Shoes
Lady Bird
Line for Lyons
Lullaby of the Leaves
My Old Flame
The Wind
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (edited ver.)Pacific Jazz PJ 75
Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (unedited ver.)Mosaic MR4-113
Everything Happens to Me
A Dandy Line
Frenesi
Moonlight in Vermont
Carson City Stage

The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz PJ 1206, WP 1206)
The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman (Mosaic MR4-113, MD3-113)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Tiffany Club without audience, Los Angeles, CA, August 17, 1954

All the Things You ArePacific Jazz B2 35634

Chet Baker and Stan Getz – West Coast Live (Pacific Jazz B2 35634)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Bud Shank (bars) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 1954

1652Dot’s GroovyPacific Jazz PJLP 15
1653Tommy Hawk
1654The Half Dozens

Chet Baker Sextet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 15)

Chet Baker Sextet

same personnel

Los Angeles, CA, September 15, 1954

1664Little Man, You Had a Busy DayPacific Jazz PJLP 15
1665Stella by Starlight
1666I’m Glad There Is You
Half and Halfunissued

Chet Baker Sextet (Pacific Jazz PJLP 15)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Al Haig (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

‘Tonight Show’, NYC, December, 1954

Makin’ WhoopeePhilology (It) 214W 13
Motel

Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

1955 - Age 26

Chet Baker Quintet with strings

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Bud Shank (fl) Ray Kramer, Ed Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin (vlc) Corky Hale (harp) Russ Freeman (p) Red Mitchell (b) Bob Neal (d) Frank Campo, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich (arr)

Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 28, 1955

This Is AlwaysPacific Jazz EP 4-30, PJ 1202, CDP 7 97160-2
Someone to Watch Over Me
Grey DecemberPacific Jazz EP 4-33, PJ 1202, HFS 1, CDP 7 97160-2
1720I Wish I KnewPacific Jazz EP 4-33, PJ 1202, CDP 7 97160-2

Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings (Pacific Jazz PJ 1202, WP 1202)
Various Artists – Assorted Flavors of Pacific Jazz (Pacific Jazz HFS 1)
Chet Baker – Grey December (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 97160-2)
Chet Baker Quintet with strings (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-30, EP 4-33)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1955

1730DaybreakPacific Jazz EP 4-30, PJ 1202
1731Just Friends
1732I Remember YouPacific Jazz EP 4-33, PJ 1202
1733Let’s Get LostPacific Jazz EP 4-30
Pacific Jazz EP 4-33, PJ 1202
1734Long Ago and Far AwayPacific Jazz PJ 1202
You Don’t Know What Love Is

Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings (Pacific Jazz PJ 1202, WP 1202)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-30, EP 4-33)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman or Harvey Leonard (p) unknown (b) unknown (d)

‘Tonight Show’, NYC, March, 1955

Stella by StarlightPhilology (It) 214W 13

Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

‘Tonight Show’, “Carnagie Hall”, NYC, May 12, 1955

A Night in TunisiaChazzer 2005; Philology (It) W 51
You Don’t Know What Love Is

Gerry Mulligan/Shorty Rogers/Chet Baker – Mulligan, Rogers, Baker (Chazzer 2005)
Chet Baker Quartet Plus – The Newport Years, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) W 51, W 51-2)

Chet Baker Quartet Plus

Chet Baker (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb -4) Al Cohn (ts -4) Gerry Mulligan (bars -3,4) Russ Freeman (p) Bob Carter (b) Peter Littman (d)

‘Newport Jazz Festival’, Newport, RI, July 16, 1955

1.Walkin’Philology (It) W 51
2.You Don’t Know What Love Is
3.Five Brothers
4.Tiny’s Blues

Chet Baker Quartet Plus – The Newport Years, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) W 51, W 51-2)

Chet Baker with the Dave Brubeck Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Paul Desmond (as) Dave Brubeck (p) Norman Bates (b) Joe Dodge (d)

‘Newport Jazz Festival’, Newport, RI, July 16, 1955

Tea for TwoPhilology (It) W 51

Chet Baker Quartet Plus – The Newport Years, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) W 51, W 51-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith (b) Bob Neal (d)

“Birdland”, NYC, August 7, 1955

I’ll Remember AprilChazzer 2005; Philology (It) 214W 13
Just Friends

Gerry Mulligan/Shorty Rogers/Chet Baker – Mulligan, Rogers, Baker (Chazzer 2005)
Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker, Rolf Schneebiegl (tp) Dick Twardzik (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Mainz, West Germany, September 21, 1955

Walkin’Philology (It) W 42
Indian Summer
All the Things You Are

Chet Baker in Europe 1955 (Philology (It) W 42)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Dick Twardzik (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Paris, France, October 9, 1955

1 Announcement 2:50
2 Exitus 7:17
3 Announcement 0:31
4 Tommyhawk 7:08
5 Imagination 4:02
6 Chet Baker Presents Dick Twardzik’s Solo Feature 0:13
7 Yellow Tango 8:47
8 Someone to Watch Over Me 5:29
9 C.T.A. 9:26
10 My Funny Valentine 6:01
11 Announcement: Campi Introduces Hans Koller and Willi Sanner 0:36
12 Cool Blues 9:58
13 I’ll Remember April 15:09
14 Exitus (Closing Words by Chet Baker) 1:02
Köln Concert Featuring Dick Twardzik

Köln Concert Featuring Dick Twardzik(Empire Music Group 88618)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Dick Twardzik (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Paris, France, October 11, 1955

RondetteBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Pacific Jazz EP 4-47, PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Mid-ForteBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Sad Walk
Re-SearchBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Just Duo

Chet Baker – Rondette (Barclay (F) BLP 84009)
Chet Baker in Europe (Pacific Jazz PJ 1218, WP 1218)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 1 (Polydor (J) J48 20275/76)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-47)

Chet Baker Quartet

same personnel

Paris, France, October 14, 1955

Piece CapriceBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Pomp
The Girl from GreenlandBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218, PJ 37; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
BrashBarclay (F) BLP 84009; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76

Chet Baker – Rondette (Barclay (F) BLP 84009)
Chet Baker in Europe (Pacific Jazz PJ 1218, WP 1218)
Richard Twardzik – The Last Set (Pacific Jazz PJ 37)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 1 (Polydor (J) J48 20275/76)

Lars Gullin Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Lars Gullin (bars) Dick Twardzik (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d) Catherine Valente (vo -1)

Stuttgart, West Germany, October 15, 1955

1.Cool BluesDragon (Swd) DRLP 36
2.Brash
3.Lover Man
4.I’ll Remember April

The Great Lars Gullin ’55/’56 (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 36)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerard Gustin (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Nils-Bertil Dahlander (d)

Paris, France, October 24, 1955

29244-3I’ll Remember AprilBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29245-2There’s a Small HotelBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29246-2These Foolish ThingsBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29247-1Lover Man
29248-8Autumn in New YorkBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29249-2SummertimeBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Pacific Jazz EP 4-47, PJ 1218, JWC 501; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29250-2You Go to My HeadBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Pacific Jazz PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
29251-1TenderlyBarclay (F) BLP 84017; Pacific Jazz EP 4-47, PJ 1218; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76

Chet Baker – Summertime (Barclay (F) BLP 84017)
Chet Baker in Europe (Pacific Jazz PJ 1218, WP 1218)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 2 (Pacific Jazz JWC 501)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 1 (Polydor (J) J48 20275/76)
Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-47)

Chet Baker Octet

Chet Baker (tp) Benny Vasseur (tb) Jean Aldegon (as) Armand Migiani (ts) William Boucaya (bars) Rene Urtreger (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Nils-Bertil Dahlander (d)

Paris, France, October 25, 1955

29252ChetBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Chet (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
29253DinahBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Dinah (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
29254V-Line (1st ver.)Barclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
In Memory of DickPolydor (J) J48 20275/76
In Memory of Dick (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78

Chet Baker – Alone Together (Barclay (F) BLP 84042)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 1 (Polydor (J) J48 20275/76)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 2 (Polydor (J) J48 20277/78)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Raymond Fol (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d)

Paris, France, November 28, 1955

29510Alone TogetherBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Alone Together (alt. take 1)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Alone Together (alt. take 2)
29511Exitus (theme)Barclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
Exitus (theme) (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
29512One in a WhileBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20275/76
All the Things You ArePolydor (J) J48 20275/76
All the Things You Are (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Everything Happens to MePolydor (J) J48 20275/76

Chet Baker – Alone Together (Barclay (F) BLP 84042)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 1 (Polydor (J) J48 20275/76)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 2 (Polydor (J) J48 20277/78)

Claus Ogerman Octet

Chet Baker, Werner Rehm (tp) Dick Simon (tb) Gustl Mayer (cl) Rolf Schneebiegl (vib) Claus Ogerman (p) unknown (b) unknown (d)

Baden-Baden, West Germany, December 6, 1955

Sweet Georgia BrownPhilology (It) 214W 13

Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Jean-Louis Chautemps (ts) Ralph Schecroun (p) Eddie de Haas (b) Charles Saudrais (d)

“Odd Fellow Palaeet”, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 11, 1955

C.T.A.Philology (It) W 42
Cheryl
Darn That Dream
Chekeetah
Four / Exitus (theme)

Chet Baker in Europe 1955 (Philology (It) W 42)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Bobby Jaspar (ts) Rene Urtreger (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d)

Paris, France, December 26, 1955

29746ChekeetahBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Chekeetah (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
29747How About You?Barclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
How About You? (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Exitus (theme)
Exitus (theme) (alt. take)
Dear Old Stockholm

Chet Baker – Alone Together (Barclay (F) BLP 84042)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 2 (Polydor (J) J48 20277/78)

1956 - Age 27

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Jean-Louis Chautemps (ts) Francy Boland (p) Eddie de Haas (b) Charles Saudrais (d)

“Conservatorio Cherubini”, Florence, Italy, January 24, 1956

ChekeetahReplica RP 1; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5246
You Don’t Know What Love IsReplica RP 1; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5240
Stella by Starlight
Exitus (theme)Replica RP 1
Ray’s IdeaReplica RP 2; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5240
This Is Always
A Night in TunisiaReplica RP 2; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5246
Cool BluesReplica RP 2; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5240

Chet Baker – Exitus: Live in Europe, Vol. 1 (Replica RP 1)
Chet Baker Live in Europe, Vol. 2 (Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5246)
Chet Baker Live in Europe, Vol. 1 (Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5240)
Chet Baker – Cool Blues: Live in Europe, Vol. 2 (Replica RP 2)

Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

Paris, France, February 10, 1956

Speak LowPolydor (J) J48 20277/78
30376Anticipated BluesBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Anticipated Blues (alt. take)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
30378Tasty PuddingBarclay (F) BLP 84042; Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Tasty Pudding (alt. take 1)Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
Tasty Pudding (alt. take 2)
Tasty Pudding (alt. take 3)
Tasty Pudding (alt. take 4)
Cheryl
30377Once in a WhileBarclay unknown

Chet Baker – Alone Together (Barclay (F) BLP 84042)
Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 2 (Polydor (J) J48 20277/78)

Chet Baker Octet

Chet Baker (tp) Benny Vasseur (tb) Teddy Ameline (as) Armand Migiani (ts) William Boucaya (bars) Francy Boland (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Pierre Lemarchand (d)

Paris, France, March 15, 1956

29254RV-Line (2nd ver.)Barclay (F) BEP 74020; Polydor (J) J48 20277/78
30733Mythe
30734Not Too Slow
30735In a Little Provincial Town

Chet Baker – Chet in Paris, Vol. 2 (Polydor (J) J48 20277/78)
Chet Baker Octet (no details) (Barclay (F) BEP 74020)

Chet Baker Band

Chet Baker (tp) Catherine Valente (vo, g) a.o.

Baden-Baden, West Germany, March 26, 1956

I’ll Remember AprilPhilology (It) W 51
Everytime We Say Goodbye

Chet Baker Quartet Plus – The Newport Years, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) W 51, W 51-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Russ Freeman (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 23, 1956

That Old FeelingPacific Jazz PJ 1222; World Pacific WP 1826
It’s Always You
I’ve Never Been in Love Before

Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz PJ 1222, WP 1222)
Chet Baker Sings (World Pacific WP 1826, ST 1826)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 24, 1956

Chippyin’World Pacific JWC 508
Jumpin’ Off a Clef
Extra MildJazztone J 1253

Various Artists – The Hard Swing (World Pacific JWC 508)
Chet Baker Quartet (Jazztone J 1253)

Chet Baker – Art Pepper Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Art Pepper (as -1/6) Richie Kamuca (ts) Pete Jolly (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Stan Levey (d)

Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 1956

1.Tynan TimePacific Jazz PJ-LA 896-H, CDP 7 92931-2
2.The RouteWorld Pacific JWC 509; Crown CLP 5317; Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931-2
3.The Route (ed.)World Pacific ST 513
4.Sonny BoyPlayboy PB 1958; Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931-2
5.Minor YoursPacific Jazz PJ-LA 896-H, CDP 7 92931-2
6.Little GirlPacific Jazz EP 4-48; World Pacific JWC 507; Pacific Jazz PJ-LA 896-H; Jazztone J 1274; Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931-2
7.Sweet LorrainePacific Jazz CDP 7 92931-2

Art Pepper Plays Shorty Rogers and Others (Pacific Jazz PJ-LA 896-H)
Various Artists – The Blues, Vol. 2: Have Blues, Will Travel (World Pacific JWC 509)
Chet Baker Quintette (Crown CLP 5317)
Various Artists – The Blues in Stereo (World Pacific ST 513, ST 1021)
Playboy Jazz Allstars Album, Vol. 2 (Playboy PB 1958)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 3 (World Pacific JWC 507)
Various Artists – West Coast Jazz, Vol. III (Jazztone J 1274)
Chet Baker/Art Pepper – The Route (Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92931-2)
Chet Baker – Art Pepper Sextet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-48)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Russ Freeman (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Lawrence Marable (d)

Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1956

My IdealPacific Jazz PJ 1222; World Pacific WP 1826
Like Someone in Love
My Buddy

Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz PJ 1222, WP 1222)
Chet Baker Sings (World Pacific WP 1826, ST 1826)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts -1/8,11,13/16) Bobby Timmons (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d) Bill Loughbrough (timp -8)

Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 1956

1.Helena (edited ver.)Pacific Jazz PJ 1224
2.Helena (unedited ver.)Crown CLP 5317
3.Medium RockPacific Jazz PJ 1224
4.Revelation
5.Slightly Above Moderate
6.Something for Liza
7.Worryin’ the Life Out of Me
8.To Mickey’s Memory
9.Lucius LouCrown CLP 5317
10.Pacific Jazz PJ 1224
11.TabuPacific Jazz PJ 75
12.I Can’t Get StartedWorld Pacific JWC 505
13.DownWorld Pacific JWC 510
14.Music to Dance ByCrown CLP 5317
15.Pawnee Junction
16.Night on Bop MountainJazztone J 1253

Chet Baker and Crew (Pacific Jazz PJ 1224, WP 1224, ST 1224, ST 1004)
Chet Baker Quintette (Crown CLP 5317)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)
Various Artists – Solo Flight (World Pacific JWC 505)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 4 (World Pacific JWC 510, ST 510, ST 1009)
Chet Baker Quartet (Jazztone J 1253)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

‘Tonight Show’, NYC, September 5, 1956

ImaginationPhilology (It) 214W 13
Jumpin’ on a Cliff

Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

Chet Baker Big Band

Chet Baker (tp) Bob Burgess (tb) Fred Waters (as) Phil Urso (as, ts, bars) Bob Graf (ts) Bill Hood (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Jimmy Bond (b) Peter Littman (d)

Los Angeles, CA, October 18, 1956

ChetPacific Jazz PJ 1229
Dinah
Mythe
Not Too Slow
Phil’s Blues
V-Line

Chet Baker Big Band (Pacific Jazz PJ 1229, WP 1229)

Chet Baker Big Band

Chet Baker (tp) Bob Burgess (tb) Fred Waters (as) Phil Urso (as, ts, bars) Bob Graf (ts) Bill Hood (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Jimmy Bond (b) James McKean (d)

Los Angeles, CA, October 19, 1956

Worryin’ the Life Out of MePacific Jazz PJ 1229

Chet Baker Big Band (Pacific Jazz PJ 1229, WP 1229)

Chet Baker Big Band

Chet Baker, Conte Candoli, Norman Faye (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as) Bill Perkins, Phil Urso (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) James Bond (b) Lawrence Marable (d)

Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 1956

TenderlyPacific Jazz PJ 1229
A Foggy Day
Darn That Dream
Music to Dance ToWorld Pacific JWC 510

Chet Baker Big Band (Pacific Jazz PJ 1229, WP 1229)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 4 (World Pacific JWC 510, ST 510, ST 1009)

Chet Baker – Art Pepper Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Art Pepper (as) Phil Urso (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Curtis Counce (b) Lawrence Marable (d)

Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 1956

Picture of HeathPacific Jazz PJ 1234
For Miles and Miles
C.T.A.Pacific Jazz PJ 1234, PJ 60
For Minors OnlyPacific Jazz PJ 1234
Minor Yours
Resonant Emotions
Tynan Time

Chet Baker/Art Pepper – Playboys (Pacific Jazz PJ 1234, WP 1234)
Chet Baker/Art Pepper/Phil Urso – Picture of Heath (Pacific Jazz PJ 18)
Art Pepper – The Artistry of Pepper (Pacific Jazz PJ 60)

Russ Freeman – Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Russ Freeman (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d)

Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 1956

Love NestPacific Jazz 639, PJ 1232; World Pacific JWC 507; Pacific Jazz PJ 75; Jazztone J 1274
Lush LifePacific Jazz 639, PJ 1232
An Afternoon at HomePacific Jazz PJ 1232
Fan Tan
Summer Sketch
Say When
Amblin’
Hugo Hurwhey

Russ Freeman and Chet Baker Quartet (Pacific Jazz PJ 1232, WP 1232)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 3 (World Pacific JWC 507)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Timeless (Pacific Jazz PJ 75, ST 20146)
Various Artists – West Coast Jazz, Vol. III (Jazztone J 1274)
Russ Freeman – Chet Baker Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz 639)

Chet Baker – Bud Shank Orchestra

Chet Baker (tp) Don Fagerquist, Ray Linn (tp -1/5,8,9) Milt Bernhart (tb -1/5,7/9) Charlie Mariano, Richie Steward (as -1/5,8,9) Bud Shank (as, fl) Bill Holman, Richie Kamuca (ts -1/5,8,9) Pepper Adams (bars -1/5,8,9) Claude Williamson (p -1/6,8,9) Monty Budwig (b -1/6,8,9) Mel Lewis (d) Mike Pacheco (bgo -1/5,8,9) Leith Stevens (comp -1/5,8,9)

Los Angeles, CA, November 8, 1956

1.Fairmont IndianaWorld Pacific P 2005
2.Jimmy’s Theme
3.Let Me Be LovedPacific Jazz (J) TOCJ 5315
4.The Search the Movie StarWorld Pacific P 2005
5.People
6.Lost Love
7.Rebel at Work
8.Success and Then What
9.Hollywood

Chet Baker/Bud Shank – Theme Music from “The James Dean Story” (World Pacific P 2005; Pacific Jazz (J) TOCJ 5315)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Francy Boland (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Lawrence Marable (d)

‘Tonight TV Show’, Los Angeles, CA, late 1956

IntroPhilology (It) 214W 13
Extra Mild
C.T.A.

Clifford Brown/Chet Baker – Trumpet Geniuses of Fifties: Black and White Series, Vol. 1 (Philology (It) 214W 13)

1957 - Age 28

Jack Sheldon and his Exciting All Star Big Band

Chet Baker, Jack Sheldon (tp) Stu Williamson (vtb) Herb Geller, Art Pepper (as) Harold Land (ts) Paul Moer (p) Buddy Clark (b) Mel Lewis (d)

Los Angeles, CA, August, 1957

AnyhowGene Norman Presents GNP 60; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 624
Julie Is Her Name
Aplomb
Sunset Eyes
J.S.

Jack Sheldon – Jack’s Groove (Gene Norman Presents GNP 60)
Jack Sheldon – Jack’s Groove (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 624)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Henry Grimes (b) Dave Bailey (d)

NYC, December 3, 11 & 17, 1957

Festive MinorMosaic MR5-102
OrnithologyPacific Jazz PJ 1241, EP 4-49, DJ 2, ST 90061
Reunion
When Your Lover Has GonePacific Jazz PJ 1241, EP 4-49, ST 90061
Trav’lin’ LightPacific Jazz PJ 1241, EP 4-68, ST 90061
Trav’lin’ Light (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46857-2
My Heart Belongs to DaddyPacific Jazz PJ 1241, EP 4-68, ST 90061
Stardust
Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Jersey BouncePacific Jazz PJ 1241, EP 4-68, 45-650, DJ 2, ST 90061; World Pacific JWC 510
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to YouPlayboy PB 1959; Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46857-2
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (alt. take)Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46857-2
People Will Say We’re in LovePlayboy PB 1958; Pacific Jazz CDP 7 46857-2
The Song Is YouPacific Jazz CDP 7 46857-2
I Got Rhythm
All the Things You Are
All the Things You Are (ed.)Mosaic MR5-102

The Complete Pacific Jazz and Capitol Recordings of the Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette with Chet Baker (Mosaic MR5-102, MD3-102)
Gerry Mulligan – Reunion with Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz PJ 1241, WP 1241, ST 1241, ST 1007, PJ 47, ST 47, CDP 7 46857-2)
Various Artists – A Taste of the Best from World Pacific (Pacific Jazz DJ 2)
Gerry Mulligan – Reunion with Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz ST 90061)
Various Artists – Jazz West Coast, Vol. 4 (World Pacific JWC 510, ST 510, ST 1009)
Playboy Jazz Allstars Album, Vol. 3 (Playboy PB 1959)
Playboy Jazz Allstars Album, Vol. 2 (Playboy PB 1958)
Gerry Mulligan Quartet (no details) (Pacific Jazz EP 4-49, EP 4-68, 45-650)

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Jim Buffington (frh) Bob Trock (basn) Gene Allen (bcl) Dave Wheat (g) Seymour Barber (cello) Russ Saunders (b)

NYC, December 9, 1957

A Minor BenignPacific Jazz unknown
Ponder
Twenties LatePlayboy PB 1959
XPacific Jazz unknown

Playboy Jazz Allstars Album, Vol. 3 (Playboy PB 1959)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Dave Wheat (g) Russ Saunders (b)

NYC, December 9, 1957

The Night We Called It a DayPacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 31676-2-3
Little Girl Blue
Embraceable You
They All Laughed
There’s a Lull in My Life
What It There to Say
While My Lady Sleeps
Forgetful
How Long Has This Been Going On
Come Rain or Shine
On Green Dolphin Street
Little Girl Blue
Trav’lin LightWorld Pacific WP 1249; Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 31676-2-3

Chet Baker – Pretty/Groovy (World Pacific WP 1249)
Chet Baker – Embraceable You (Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 31676-2-3)

1958 - Age 29

Annie Ross with Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Gerry Mulligan (bars) Henry Grimes (b) Dave Bailey (d) Annie Ross (vo)

Los Angeles, CA, February 11, 1958

This Time the Dream’s on MeWorld Pacific WP 1253
Let There Be Love
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
How About You?
I Guess I’ll Have to Change My PlansPacific Jazz B21K 46852
This Is Always (alt. take)

Annie Ross Sings a Song with Mulligan! (World Pacific WP 1253, ST 1253, ST 1020; Pacific Jazz B21K 46852)

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Jodie Christian (p) Victor Sproles (b) Marshall Thompson (d)

Robert Jordan & Associates Recorders, Chicago, IL, February 16, 1958

21955-1Medley: Autumn in New York / Embraceable You / What’s New?Verve MGV 8263
21956-1I’ll Remember April
21957-1Half-Breed Apache

Stan Getz/Chet Baker – Stan Meets Chet (Verve MGV 8263)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Kenny Drew (p) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)

NYC, August, 1958

The More I See YouRiverside RLP 12-278
Old Devil Moon
You Make Me Feel So Young (take 5)Fantasy OJCCD 303-2

Chet Baker Sings – It Could Happen to You (Riverside RLP 12-278, RLP 1120; Fantasy OJC 303, OJCCD 303-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Kenny Drew (p) Sam Jones (b) Dannie Richmond (d)

NYC, August, 1958

You’re Driving Me CrazyRiverside RLP 12-278
It Could Happen to You
How Long Has This Been Going On?

Chet Baker Sings – It Could Happen to You (Riverside RLP 12-278, RLP 1120; Fantasy OJC 303, OJCCD 303-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Kenny Drew (p -1/5) George Morrow (b -1/5) Philly Joe Jones (d -1/5)

NYC, August, 1958

1.Do It the Hard WayRiverside RLP 12-278
2.I’m Old Fashioned
3.My Heart Stood Still
4.Everything Happens to Me
5.Dancing on the Ceiling
6.While My Lady Sleeps (take 10)Fantasy OJCCD 303-2

Chet Baker Sings – It Could Happen to You (Riverside RLP 12-278, RLP 1120; Fantasy OJC 303, OJCCD 303-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Johnny Griffin (ts -1,3,5) Al Haig (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)

NYC, September, 1958

1.Fair WeatherRiverside RLP 12-281
2.Polka Dots and Moonbeams
3.Hotel 49
4.Solar
5.Blue Thoughts
6.When Lights Are Low
7.Soft WindsRiverside RLP 12-294; Fantasy OJCCD 207-2

Chet Baker in New York (Riverside RLP 12-281, RLP 1119; Fantasy OJC 207, OJCCD 207-2)
Chet Baker – Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Jazzland JLP 88)
Various Artists – New Blue Horns (Riverside RLP 12-294, RLP 1134; Fantasy OJC 256, OJCCD 256-2)

Johnny Pace with Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl) Joe Berle or Bill Evans (p) Vinnie Burke or Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Johnny Pace (vo)

NYC, December 23, 1958

All or Nothing at AllRiverside RLP 12-292
Crazy, She Calls Me
It Might as Well Be Spring

Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace (Riverside RLP 12-292, RLP 1130; Fantasy OJC 433, OJCCD 433-2)

Johnny Pace with Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl) Joe Berle or Bill Evans (p) Vinnie Burke or Paul Chambers (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Johnny Pace (vo)

NYC, December 29, 1958

The Way You Look TonightRiverside RLP 12-292
When the Sun Comes Out
What Is There to Say?
Everything I’ve Got Belongs to You

Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace (Riverside RLP 12-292, RLP 1130; Fantasy OJC 433, OJCCD 433-2)

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl -1) Pepper Adams (bars -1/4,6) Bill Evans (p -1/4,6) Kenny Burrell (g) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d)

NYC, December 30, 1958

1.Alone TogetherRiverside RLP 12-299
2.How High the Moon
3.It Never Entered My Mind
4.If You Could See Me Now
5.September Song
6.You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

Chet Baker – Chet (Riverside RLP 12-299, RLP 1135; Fantasy OJC 087, OJCCD 087-2)

Johnny Pace with Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl) Joe Berle or Bill Evans (p) Vinnie Burke or Paul Chambers (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Johnny Pace (vo)

NYC, December 30, 1958

This Is AlwaysRiverside RLP 12-292
We Could Make Such Beautiful Music
Yesterdays

Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace (Riverside RLP 12-292, RLP 1130; Fantasy OJC 433, OJCCD 433-2)

Chet Baker with Piero Umiliani Octet [Urilatorialla Sbarra]

Chet Baker (tp) Marcello Boschi (as) Livio Cervellieri (ts) Gino Marinacci (bars) Franco Chiari (vib) Piero Umiliani (p) Enzo Grillini (g) Berto Pisano (b) Ralf Ferraro (d)

Rome, Italy, 1958

Improvissando in BluesLiuto (It) LRS 0063 1
Motorizzaaione
Furtivmente

Chet Baker – Italian Movies: Music by Piero Umiliani (Liuto (It) LRS 0063 1)

1959 - Age 30

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl -1,3,4) Pepper Adams (bars -1,3,4) Bill Evans (p) Kenny Burrell (g -1,3,4) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)

NYC, January 19, 1959

1.‘Tis AutumnRiverside RLP 12-299
2.Time on My Hands
3.You and the Night and the Music
4.Early Morning Mood (Early Morning Blues)Riverside RLP 12-294; Fantasy OJCCD 087-2

Chet Baker – Chet (Riverside RLP 12-299, RLP 1135; Fantasy OJC 087, OJCCD 087-2)
Various Artists – New Blue Horns (Riverside RLP 12-294, RLP 1134; Fantasy OJC 256, OJCCD 256-2)

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl, ts) Zoot Sims (ts, as) Pepper Adams (bars) Bill Evans (p) Earl May (b) Clifford Jarvis (d)

NYC, July 21, 1959

I Could Have Danced All NightRiverside RLP 12-307
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
I Talk to the Trees
Show Me

Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (Riverside RLP 12-307, RLP 1152; Fantasy OJC 137, OJCCD 137-2)

Chet Baker Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl, ts) Zoot Sims (ts, as) Pepper Adams (bars) Bob Corwin (p) Earl May (b) Clifford Jarvis (d)

NYC, July 22, 1959

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her FaceRiverside RLP 12-307
The Heather on the Hill
On the Street Where You Live
Almost Like Being in Love

Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (Riverside RLP 12-307, RLP 1152; Fantasy OJC 137, OJCCD 137-2)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Glauco Masetti (as) Gianni Basso (ts) Renato Sellani (p) Franco Cerri (b) Gene Voctory (d)

Milan, Italy, September 25, 1959

Lady BirdJazzland JLP 18

Chet Baker in Milan (Jazzland JLP 18; Fantasy OJC 370, OJCCD 370-2)

Chet Baker Sextet

same personnel

Milan, Italy, September 26, 1959

Cheryl BluesJazzland JLP 18
Tune Up
Line for Lyons

Chet Baker in Milan (Jazzland JLP 18; Fantasy OJC 370, OJCCD 370-2)

Chet Baker Octet with Strings

Chet Baker (tp) Mario Pezzotta (tb) Glauco Masetti (as) Gianni Basso (ts) Fausto Papetti (bars) Giulio Libano (p, cel) Franco Cerri (b) Gene Voctory (d) Len Mercer (arr, cond) unidentified strings

Milan, Italy, September 28, 1959

The Song Is YouJazzland JLP 21
Angel Eyes
When I Fall in Love
Deep in a Dream

Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (Jazzland JLP 21; Fantasy OJC 492, OJCCD 492-2; Jazzland (J) VICJ 235588)

Chet Baker Octet with Strings

same personnel

Milan, Italy, September 29, 1959

I Should CareJazzland JLP 21
Goodbye
Autumn in New York
My Funny ValentineJazzland (J) VICJ 235588

Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (Jazzland JLP 21; Fantasy OJC 492, OJCCD 492-2; Jazzland (J) VICJ 235588)

Chet Baker Octet with Strings

same personnel

Milan, Italy, October 5, 1959

ForgetfulJazzland JLP 21
Violets for Your Furs
Street of Dreams

Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings (Jazzland JLP 21; Fantasy OJC 492, OJCCD 492-2; Jazzland (J) VICJ 235588)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Glauco Masetti (as -1,2) Gianni Basso (ts -1,2) Renato Sellani (p) Franco Cerri (b) Gene Voctory (d)

Milan, Italy, October 6, 1959

1.Pent Up HouseJazzland JLP 18
2.Look for the Silver Lining
3.Indian Summer
4.My Old Flame

Chet Baker in Milan (Jazzland JLP 18; Fantasy OJC 370, OJCCD 370-2)

1960 - 1963 (Age 31 - 34)

Chet Baker with the Orchestra Radio Baden-Baden

Chet Baker (tp) The Orchestra Radio Baden-Baden

Paris, France, October 12, 1960

Autumn in New YorkEsoldun (F) FC 123
Marilyn

Chet Baker Live in Paris 1960-63, Live in Nice 1975 (Esoldun (F) FC 123)

Chet Baker with Piero Umiliani Nonet

Chet Baker, Nino Culasso (tp) Mario Midana (tb) Bill Gilmore (vtb) Livio Cervellieri (as) Ivan Vandor (ts) Gino Marinacci (bars) Robert Pregadio (p) Berto Pisano (b) Jimmy Pratt (d) Piero Umiliani (arr, cond)

Rome, Italy, circa 1960

Movimenti Con SwingRCA Camden CM30 104
Tipi Sospetti
Motel
Jazz Bar

Piero Umiliani – Intrigo a Los Angeles (RCA Camden CM30 104)

1961 – Age 32

Chet Baker with Piero Umiliani Octet [Big Deal on Madonna Street]

Chet Baker, Nino Rosso (tp) Bill Gilmore (tb) Marcello Boschi (as) Livio Cervellieri (ts) Gino Marinacci (bars) Piero Umiliani (p) Berto Pisano (b) Jimmy Pratt (d)

Rome, Italy, 1961

Relaxin’ with ChetLiuto (It) LRS 0063 1
I Soliti Ignoti
Tension
Alone in a Crowd
Tema D’amore

Chet Baker – Italian Movies: Music by Piero Umiliani (Liuto (It) LRS 0063 1)

1962 – Age 33

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Bobby Jaspar (ts, fl) Amadeo Tomasi (p) Rene Thomas (g) Benoit Quersin (b) Daniel Humair (d)

Rome, Italy, January 5, 1962

1963Well, You Needn’tRCA (It) LPM 10307
1964Ballata in Forma di Blues
1965Pent Up House
1966Over the Rainbow
1967Barbados
1968Star Eyes
1969Blues in the Closet
1970These Foolish Things

Chet Baker – Chet Is Back (RCA (It) LPM 10307)

Chet Baker with Piero Umiliani Orchestra [Smog]

Chet Baker, Nino Culasso, Beppe Curraro, Baldo Panfili, Nino Rosso (tp) Enzo Forte, Ennio Gabbi, Mario Minada (tb) Bill Gilmore (vtb) Marcello Boschi, Baldo Maestri (as) Marcello Cianfanelli, Ivan Vandor (ts) Gino Marinacci (bars) Franco Chiari (vib) Piero Umiliani (p, arr) Enzo Grillini (g) Beppe Carta (b) Roberto Zappulla (d) unidentified strings (-2,3)

Rome, Italy, May, 1962

1.Thinking BluesLiuto (It) LRS 0063 1
2.Smog
3.Twilight in Los Angeles

Chet Baker – Italian Movies: Music by Piero Umiliani (Liuto (It) LRS 0063 1)

1963 – Age 34

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Georges Arvanitas (p) Guy Pedersen (b) Daniel Humair (d)

Paris, France, June 9, 1963

Porgy and BessEsoldun (F) FC 123
Milestones

Chet Baker Live in Paris 1960-63, Live in Nice 1975 (Esoldun (F) FC 123)

1964 - Age 35

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (flh) Phil Urso (ts, cl) Hal Galper (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Charlie Rice (d)

NYC, June, 1964

SoultraneColpix CP 476
Walkin’
Tadd’s Delight
Whatever Possessed Me
Retsim B
Gnid
Ann, Wonderful One
Mating Call
Margarine
Flight to Jordan

Chet Baker – The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964-1965 (Colpix CP 476, SCP 476)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (flh) Frank Srozier (as, fl) Phil Urso (ts -1,3,5, ts, arr -2,4) Hal Galper (p, arr -1,3,5, p -2,4) Michael Fleming (b) Charlie Rice (d)

NYC, November 14, 1964

1. 34084-8Pamela’s PassionLimelight LM 82003
2. 34085-5Baby BreezeLimelight L 3053, LM 82003
3. 34086-2This Is the ThingLimelight LM 82003
4. 34087-9Comin’ Down
5. 34088-6One with One

Chet Baker – Baby Breeze (Limelight LM 82003, LS 86003; Verve 314 538 328-2)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze + 3 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze c/w The Touch of Your Lips (Limelight L 3053)

Chet Baker Trio

Bobby Scott (p, arr -2) Kenny Burrell (g -1,3) Chet Baker (vo)

NYC, November 14, 1964

1. 34089-5You’re Mine, YouLimelight LM 82003
2. 34092-4A Taste of HoneyEmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039
3. 34090-9Sweet Sue, Just You

Chet Baker – Baby Breeze (Limelight LM 82003, LS 86003; Verve 314 538 328-2)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze + 3 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039)

Chet Baker Quartet

Bob James (p) Michael Fleming (b) Charlie Rice (d) Chet Baker (vo -1, flh -2/5)

NYC, November 20, 1964

1. 34106-9The Touch of Your LipsLimelight L 3053, LM 82003
2. 34108-1I Wish You LoveVerve 314 538 328-2
3. 34108-2/11Limelight LM 82003
4. 34107-5Think BeautifulVerve 314 538 328-2
5. 34107-9Limelight LM 82002; EmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039

Chet Baker – Baby Breeze (Limelight LM 82003, LS 86003; Verve 314 538 328-2)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze + 3 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039)
Various Artists – I/We Had a Ball (Limelight LM 82002, LS 86002)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze c/w The Touch of Your Lips (Limelight L 3053)

Chet Baker Trio

Bobby Scott (p, arr) Kenny Burrell (g) Chet Baker (vo)

NYC, November 20, 1964

34091-8Everything Depends on YouLimelight LM 82003
34093-2Born to Be Blue

Chet Baker – Baby Breeze (Limelight LM 82003, LS 86003; Verve 314 538 328-2)
Chet Baker – Baby Breeze + 3 (EmArcy (J) 195J 10084, (J) EJD 3039)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Glauco Masetti (as, fl) Rene Thmas (g) Franco Cerri (b) Gianni Cazzola (d)

Rome, Italy, 1964

My Funny ValentineWest Wind (G) WW 2033
Stella by Starlight
Stella by Starlight (alt. take)West Wind (G) WW 2023
Short BridgeWest Wind (G) WW 2033
Serpent’s Tooth
Serpent’s Tooth (alt. take)West Wind (G) WW 2023
Theme for FreddieWest Wind (G) WW 2033
Theme for Freddie (alt. take)West Wind (G) WW 2023
When Will the Blues Leave?West Wind (G) WW 2033
In Your Own Sweet Way

Chet Baker – Stella by Starlight (West Wind (G) WW 2033)
Various Artists – Trumpets Anthology (West Wind (G) WW 2023)

1965 - Age 36

Chet Baker Tentet

Chet Baker (flh) Leon Cohen, Henry Freeman, Wilford Holcombe, Seldon Powell, Alan Ross (reeds) Hank Jones (p) Everett Barksdale (g) Richard Davis (b) Connie Kay (d)

NYC, May or June, 1965

36271Easy LivingLimelight LM 82019
36272These Foolish Things
36273When Your Lover Has Gone
36274There Is No Greater Love
36275That Ol’ Devil Moon
36276You’re My Thrill
36277Travelin’ Light
36278Don’t Explain
36279Crazy, She Calls Me
36280Mean to Me

Chet Baker – Baker’s Holiday (Limelight LM 82019, LS 86019)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (flh) George Coleman (ts) Kirk Lightsey (p) Herman Wright (b) Roy Brooks (d)

NYC, August 23, 25 & 29, 1965

Grade “A” GravyPrestige PR 7449, PRCD 24172-2
Serenity
Fine and Dandy
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Rearin’ BackPrestige 45-409, PR 7449, PRCD 24172-2
So Easy

Smokin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet (Prestige PR 7449)
Chet Baker – Lonely Star (Prestige PRCD 24172-2)
Chet Baker – Rearin’ Back c/w So Easy (Prestige 45-409)

Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

NYC, August 23, 25 & 29, 1965

Madison AvenuePrestige PR 7460, PRCD 24172-2
Lonely Star
Wee, Too
Tan Gaugin
CherokeePrestige PR 7460, PRCD 24173-2
Bevan Beeps

Groovin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet (Prestige PR 7460)
Chet Baker – Lonely Star (Prestige PRCD 24172-2)
Chet Baker – Stairway to the Stars (Prestige PRCD 24173-2)

Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

NYC, August 23, 25 & 29, 1965

Comin’ OnPrestige PR 7478, PRCD 24173-2
Stairway to the Stars
No Fair Lady
When You’re Gone
Choose Now
Chabootie
Carpsie’s Groove

Comin’ on with the Chet Baker Quintet (Prestige PR 7478)
Chet Baker – Stairway to the Stars (Prestige PRCD 24173-2)

Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

NYC, August 23, 25 & 29, 1965

HurryPrestige PR 7496, PRCD 24174-2
I Waited for YouPrestige PR 7496, PRCD 24173-2
The 490
Cut PlugPrestige PR 7496, PRCD 24174-2
Boudoir
Etude in Three
Sleeping Susan

Cool Burnin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet (Prestige PR 7496)
Chet Baker – On a Misty Night (Prestige PRCD 24174-2)
Chet Baker – Stairway to the Stars (Prestige PRCD 24173-2)

Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

NYC, August 23, 25 & 29, 1965

Go-GoPrestige PR 7512, PRCD 24174-2
Lament for the Living
Pot Luck
Bud’s Blues
Romas
On a Misty Night

Boppin’ with the Chet Baker Quintet (Prestige PR 7512)
Chet Baker – On a Misty Night (Prestige PRCD 24174-2)

Joe Pass with Bob Florence Orchestra

Chet Baker (flh) Joe Pass (g) Frank Capp (d) Bob Florence (arr, cond) unidentified vocal group and orchestra

Los Angeles, CA, probably late 1965

A Sign of the TimesWorld Pacific WP 1844
The Phoenix Love Theme
Nowhere Man
Dindi
A Summer Song
Moment to Moment
It Was a Very Good Year
Are You There? (With Another Girl)
What Now, My Love?
Softly, As I Leave You
Sweet September

Joe Pass – A Sign of the Times (World Pacific WP 1844, WPS 21844)

The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker

Chet Baker (flh) Jack Nitsche (arr, cond) The Mariachi Brass

Los Angeles, CA, December, 1965

Flowers on the WallWorld Pacific WP 1839
Tequila
Mexico
Cuando Caliente en Sol
Hot Toddy
24 Hours to Tulsa
Speedy Gonzales
Come a Little Bit Closer
La Bamba
El Paso

The Mariachi Brass – A Taste of Tequila (World Pacific WP 1839, WPS 21839)

1966 - Age 37

The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker

Chet Baker (flh) The Mariachi Brass

Los Angeles, CA, April, 1966

Happiness IsWorld Pacific WP 1842
Sure Gonna Miss Her
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
The Phoenix Love Theme
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’
On the Street Where You Live
Armen’s Theme
Spanish Harlem
Chiquita Banana
When the Day Is All Done (Foyo)
You Baby
It’s Too Late

The Mariachi Brass – Hats Off!!! (World Pacific WP 1842, WPS 21842)

Chet Baker with the Carmel Strings

Chet Baker (flh) The Carmel Strings

Los Angeles, CA, June, 1966

Early AutumnWorld Pacific WP 1847
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Forget Him
The Christmas Song
Quietly, There
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Stranger on the Shore
You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
The More I See You
No More Blues
Message to Michael
You’re My Soul and Inspiration

Chet Baker – Quietly, There (World Pacific WP 1847, WPS 21847)

The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker

Chet Baker (flh) The Mariachi Brass

Los Angeles, CA, June, 1966

Dancing in the StreetWorld Pacific WP 1852
Ring of Fire
Yesterday’s Gone
Danke Schoen
The Blue Dove
Red Rubber Ball
When You’re Smiling
Enamorado
Agua Caliente
Wheels
But Not Today
Green Grass

The Mariachi Brass – Double Shot (World Pacific WP 1852, WPS 21852)

Chet Baker – Phil Urso Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Dave McKay (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Harry Kevis Jr. (d)

Pueblo, CO, summer 1966

All BluesCCB 1225; Fruit Tree (It) FTR 12-1
Airegin
‘Round About Midnight
Green Dolphin Street
Lucius Lu
The Shadow of Your Smile
Mr. B
When I Fall in Love
Milestones
Lucius Lu (alt. take)
Forgetful
Look for the Silver Lining

Chet Baker Live at Pueblo Colorado (CCB 1225)
Chet Baker – ‘Round Midnight (Fruit Tree (It) FTR 12-1)

Bud Shank Band

Chet Baker (flh) Bud Shank (as, fl) a.o.

Los Angeles, CA, August, 1966

California Dreamin’World Pacific WP 1845
Imprevu
Listen People
What the World Needs Now Is Love
In Times Like These
Norwegian Wood
Woman
Monday, MondayWorld Pacific WP 1845, 77842
DaydreamWorld Pacific WP 1845
Gotta Go
The End of the World
Husbands and Wives

Bud Shank – California Dreamin’ (World Pacific WP 1845, WPS 21845)
Bud Shank Band (no details) (World Pacific 77842)

Bud Shank with Bob Florence Orchestra

Chet Baker (flh) Bud Shank (as, fl) Bob Florence (arr, cond) a.o.

Los Angeles, CA, September 28, 1966

Is Paris Burning?World Pacific 77859, 77857
A Man and a WomanWorld Pacific WP 1858, 77857

Chet Baker – Into My Life (World Pacific WP 1858, WPS 21858)
Bud Shank with Bob Florence Orchestra (no details) (World Pacific 77859, 77857)

Bud Shank Band

Chet Baker (flh) Bud Shank (as) Joao Donato, Clare Fischer (p) Laurindo Almeida, Joe Pass (g) unidentified strings, a.o.

Los Angeles, CA, September, 1966

Summer SambaWorld Pacific WP 1855

Bud Shank – Brazil! Brazil! Brazil! (World Pacific WP 1855, WPS 21855)

Bud Shank with Bob Florence Orchestra

Chet Baker (flh) Bud Shank (as, fl) Bob Florence (arr, cond) a.o.

Los Angeles, CA, October, 1966

MichelleWorld Pacific WP 1840, MM 426
Petite FleurWorld Pacific WP 1840
Girl
As Tears Go By
You Didn’t Have to Be So NiceWorld Pacific WP 1840, MM 426
The Umbrellas of CherbourgWorld Pacific WP 1840
Sounds of Silence
Turn, Turn, Turn
Yesterday
Blue on Blue

Bud Shank – Michelle (World Pacific WP 1840, WPS 21840)
Bud Shank with Bob Florence Orchestra (no details) (World Pacific MM 426)

Chet Baker with the Carmel Strings

Chet Baker (flh) Harry Betts (arr, cond) The Carmel Strings

Los Angeles, CA, October, 1966

A Man and a WomanWorld Pacific WP 1858
Guantanamera
I’ve Got Love to Keep Me Warm
Ballad of a Sad Young Men
Here, There and Everywhere
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Serenata
More and More Amor
All
If He Walked Into My Life
Trains Boats Plains
Got to Get You Into My Life

Chet Baker – Into My Life (World Pacific WP 1858, WPS 21858)

The Mariachi Brass featuring Chet Baker

Chet Baker (flh) The Mariachi Brass

Los Angeles, CA, late 1966

Sunrise SerenadeWorld Pacific WP 1859
At Last
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Serenade in Blue
In the Mood
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Little Brown Jug
Tuxedo Junction
A String of Pearls
Moonlight Serenade
Pennsylvania 65000
The Dating Game

The Mariachi Brass – In the Mood (World Pacific WP 1859, WPS 21859)

1967 - 1974 (Age 38 - 45)

Bud Shank Octet

Chet Baker, Gary Barone (flh) Bud Shank (as, fl) Dennis Budimir, Herb Ellis (g) Robert West (b) John Guerin (d) Victor Feldman (per)

Los Angeles, CA, November 3 & 8, 1967

Blue Jay WayWorld Pacific WP 1873
I Am the Walrus
The Fool on the Hill
Flying
Hello Goodbye
Your Mother Should Know
Paper Cup
Windy
Never My Love
I Wanna Be Free
I Say a Little Prayer

Bud Shank – Magical Mystery (World Pacific WP 1873, WPS 21873)

1968 – Age 39

Nothing!

1969 – Age 40

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Paul Smith (p, org) Barney Kessel (g) Jim Hughart (b) Frank Capp (d)

Los Angeles, CA, 1969

Albert’s HouseBeverly Hills BH 1134
Farewell San Francisco
Time
I Should Have Told You So
How Dare You Sir
End of the Line
Pretty People
Sunday in Town
A Man Who Use to Be
Never Had This Feeling Before
Life
Nice Little Girls

Chet Baker – Albert’s House (Beverly Hills BH 1134)

1970 – Age 41

Chet Baker with Jerry Styner Orchestra

Tony Terran, Ray Triscari (tp) Chet Baker (tp, vo) Miles Anderson, Dick Hyde, Ollie Mitchell (tb) George Roberts (btb) Plas Johnson (ts) Buddy Collette (reeds) Larry Knechtel (key) Al Casey, Mike Deasy, Joe Pass, Tommy Tedesco (g) Joe Osborne, Ray Pohlman (el-b) Hal Blaine (d) Gary Coleman (per) Jerry Styner (arr, cond) The Sid Sharp Strings

Sunwest Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, July 6, 1970

70L1454Easy Come, Easy GoVerve V6 8798
70L1455Sugar, Sugar
70L1456Something
70L1457Spinning Wheel
70L1458Vehicle
70L1459The Letter
70L1460And When I Die
70L1461Come Saturday Morning
70L1462Evil Ways
70L1463You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Chet Baker – Blood, Chet and Tears (Verve V6 8798)

1971 – 1973 (Age 42 – 44)

Nothing!

1974 – Age 45

Lee Konitz – Chet Baker – Keith Jarrett Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Keith Jarrett (p) Charlie Haden (b) Beaver Harris (d)

NYC, April 14, 1974

Donna LeeJazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 113
Lover Man
There Will Never Be Another You
Like Someone in Love

Lee Konitz – Chet Baker – Keith Jarrett Quintet (Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 113)

Lee Konitz – Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Michael Moore (b) Beaver Harris (d)

“Ornette’s Club”, Woodstock, NYC, April, 1974

AireginIndia Navigation IN 1052
Au Privave
Body and Soul
Willow Weep for Me
Walkin’

Chet Baker/Lee Konitz – In Concert (India Navigation IN 1052)

Chet Baker Nonet with Don Sebesky Orchestra

Chet Baker (tp) George Marge (afl, ob, d’amore) Hubert Laws (fl, afl) Romeo Penque (cl, fl) Paul Desmond (as -1,4) Lewis Eley, Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Herbert Sorkin (vln -2,6) Warren Lash, Jesse Levy (vlc -2,6) David Friedman (vib) Bob James (el-p) Ron Carter (b) Steve Gadd (d -1/4,8) Jack DeJohnette (d -5/7) Don Sebesky (arr, cond)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 17, October 31, November 1, 1974

1.Autumn LeavesCTI 6050 S1
2.She Was Too Good to Me
3.Funk in Deep Freeze
4.Tangerine
5.With a Song in My Heart
6.What’ll I Do
7.It’s You or No One
8.My Future Just PassedCTI/Associated ZK 40804

Chet Baker – She Was Too Good to Me (CTI 6050 S1; CTI/Associated ZK 40804)

Gerry Mulligan – Chet Baker Octet

Chet Baker (tp -1/4, tp, vo -5) Ed Byrne (tb -5) Gerry Mulligan (bars -1/4) Dave Samuels (vib -1,3,4, per -2) Bob James (el-p -1, p -2/5) John Scofield (g -1,3,4) Ron Carter (b) Harvey Mason (d)

“Carnegie Hall”, NYC, November 24, 1974

1.Line for LyonsCTI 6054 S1
2.My Funny Valentine
3.It’s Sandy at the BeachCTI 6055 S1
4.Bernie’s Tune
5.There Will Never Be Another You

Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Carnegie Hall Concert, Vol. 1 (CTI 6054 S1)
Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker – Carnegie Hall Concert, Vol. 2 (CTI 6055 S1)

1975 - 1976 (Age 46 - 47)

Jim Hall Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Roland Hanna (p, el-p) Jim Hall (g) Ron Carter (b) Steve Gadd (d) Don Sebesky (arr)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 16, 1975

Two’s BluesCTI 6060 S1
The Answer Is Yes (alt. take)CTI/Associated ZK 40807; CTI/Legacy ZK 65132

Jim Hall – Concierto (CTI 6060 S1, 8012; CTI/Associated ZK 40807; CTI/Legacy ZK 65132)

Jim Hall Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Paul Desmond (as -1,2,4) Roland Hanna (p, el-p) Jim Hall (g) Ron Carter (b) Steve Gadd (d) Don Sebesky (arr)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 23, 1975

1.You’d Be So Nice to Come Home ToCTI 6060 S1
2.You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (alt. take)CTI/Legacy ZK 65132
3.The Answer Is YesCTI 6060 S1
4.Concierto de Aranjuez

Jim Hall – Concierto (CTI 6060 S1, 8012; CTI/Associated ZK 40807; CTI/Legacy ZK 65132)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Kenny Drew (p) Larry Ridley (b) David Lee (d)

‘Festival di Pescara’, Pescara, Italy, July 14, 1975

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2
MilestonesPhilology (It) W 100/101

Various Artists – It Happened in Pescara 1969-1989 (Philology (It) W 100/101)
Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Larry Ridley (b) Ray Mosca (d)

Nice, France, July 20, 1975

WitchcraftEsoldun (F) FC 123
Stella by Starlight

Chet Baker Live in Paris 1960-63, Live in Nice 1975 (Esoldun (F) FC 123)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Bob Mover (as) Kenny Drew (p -4) Larry Ridley (b) David Lee (d)

Nice, France, July 24, 1975

1.Dear Old StockholmEsoldun (F) FC 123
2.Mr. B
3.I Waited for You
4.There Will Never Be Another You

Chet Baker Live in Paris 1960-63, Live in Nice 1975 (Esoldun (F) FC 123)

1976 – Age 47

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Jacques Pelzer (fl) Harold Danko (p) Isla Eckinger (b)

Rome, Italy, 1976

Tidal BreezeMoon (It) MCD 026-2
If You Could See Me Now
Look for the Silver Lining
Deep in a Dream of You
Chet’s Theme

Chet Baker – Deep in a Dream of You (Moon (It) MCD 026-2)

1977 - Age 48

Chet Baker with Strings

Chet Baker (tp) Hubert Laws (fl -2, bfl, picc -4) John Campo (basn -4) Paul Desmond (as -3) Michael Brecker (ts -1,2,4) Don Sebesky (el-p -2,3) Kenny Barron (el-p -3) Richie Beirach (el-p, clav -1,2,4) John Scofield (g -1,2,4) Ron Carter (b) Alphonso Johnson (el-b -1,2,4) Tony Williams (d) Ralph MacDonald (per -1,4) unidentified strings (-1,2,4)

NYC, February 16, 21 & 22, May 13, 1977

1.Love for SaleHorizon 25
2.Un Poco Loco
3.You Can’t Go Home Again
4.El Moro

Chet Baker – You Can’t Go Home Again (Horizon 25; A&M/Horizon SP 726)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Gregory Herbert (ts) Harold Danko (p) Ron Carter (b) Mel Lewis (d)

NYC, February 20, 1977

Tidal BreezeArtists House AH 11
Shifting Down
ESP
The Song Is You
Once Upon a Summertime (La Valse des Lilas)

Chet Baker – Once Upon a Summertime (Artists House AH 11, AH 9411; Galaxy GXY 5150; Fantasy OJC 405, OJCCD 405-2)

Chet Baker Octet

Chet Baker (tp) Hubert Laws (fl) Michael Brecker (ts) Richie Beirach (el-p) John Scofield (g, ac-g) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) Arto Tuncboyaci (per, voice)

NYC, February, May, 1977

El MorroA&M CD 0832

Chet Baker – The Best Thing for You (A&M CD 0832)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp -1/4, vo -5) Paul Desmond (as -1/4) Kenny Barron (el-p -1/4) Gene Bertoncini (ac-g -5) Ron Carter (b -1/4) Tony Williams (d -1/4)

NYC, February, May, 1977

1.The Best Thing for YouA&M CD 0832
2.I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / You’ve Changed
3.Oh, You Crazy Moon
4.How Deep Is the Ocean?
5.If You Could See Me Now

Chet Baker – The Best Thing for You (A&M CD 0832)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Jacques Pelzer (as, fl) Gianni Basso (ts) Bruce Thomas (p) Lucio Terzano (b) Giancarlo Pillot (d) Ruth Young (vo)

Milan, Italy, March, 1977

Autumn LeavesCarosello (It) CLN 25075
Sad Walk
Highblown
Laura
Love Vibrations
Whatever Possessed Me
I Waited for You

The Incredible Chet Baker Play and Sings (Carosello (It) CLN 25075)

Astrud Gilberto

Chet Baker (tp) James Buffington, John Trevor Clark, Earl Daniels (frh) Jay Beckenstein, Eddie Daniels, George Marge, David Tofani (reeds) Frank Owens (p) Jay Berliner, Gene Bertoncini (g) Ron Carter (b) Ronnie Zito (d) Rubens Bassini (per) Astrud Gilberto (vo) Joey Dee, Mary Eiland, Maureen McElheron (back vo) Don Sebesky (arr)

NYC, 1977

Far AwayImage IM 305

Astrud Gilberto – That Girl from Ipanema (Image IM 305)

1978 - Age 49

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Markowitz (p) Scott Lee (b) Jeff Brillinger (d)

“Centre Culturel”, Chateauvallon, France, November 10, 1978

Oh, You Crazy Moon (House of Jade)Esoldun (F) FC 128
Love for Sale
Beautiful Black Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
Once Upon a Summertime

Chet Baker Live in Chateauvallon 1978 (Esoldun (F) FC 128)

Chet Baker Quartet

same personnel

“Nick’s Jazz Cafe”, Laren, Holland, November 30, 1978

The Best Thing for You Is MeCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1027
Broken Wing
This Is Always
Beautiful Black Eyes
I Remember YouCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1027 CD
Love for Sale

Chet Baker Live at Nick’s (Criss Cross Jazz (H) 1027, 1027 CD)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Markowitz (p) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b) Jeff Brillinger (d)

Paris, France, December 28, 1978

Broken WingSonopresse (F) 2S 068 16685
Oh, You Crazy Moon
Black Eyes
Black Eyes (alt. take)West Wind (G) WW 2059
Blue GillesSonopresse (F) 2S 068 16685
How Deep Is the Ocean?
How Deep Is the Ocean? (alt. take)West Wind (G) WW 2059

Chet Baker – Broken Wing (Sonopresse (F) 2S 068 16685)
Chet Baker – In Paris, Vol. 2 (West Wind (G) WW 2059)

Chet Baker Quartet

same personnel

“Le Chateau”, Herouville, France, December 29, 1978

Two a DayAll Life (F) AL 007
Blue Room
If I Should Lose You
This Is Always
The Best Thing for You Is Me

Chet Baker – Two a Day (All Life (F) AL 007)

1979 - Age 50

Chet Baker – Wolfgang Lackerschmid Duo

Chet Baker (tp) Wolfgang Lackerschmid (vib)

Stuttgart, West Germany, January 8 & 9, 1979

Blue BossaSandra (G) SMP 2102
Five Years Ago
Why Shouldn’t You Cry
Dessert
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Waltz for Susan

Chet Baker/Wolfgang Lackerschmid – Ballads of Two (Sandra (G) SMP 2102)

Chet Baker Sextet with Strings

Chet Baker (tp) Hubert Laws (fl) Hubert Rostaing (cl) Rene Benedetti, Herve Berrien, Jean-Charles Capon, Hubert Varron (vln) Will Lockwood, Francois Rabbath (vlc) Maurice Vander (harp) Larry Coryell (g) Ron Carter (b) Billy Cobham (d)

Paris, France, March 8 & 9, 1979

Flic ou VoyouDecca 6 23969 AO
Tendresse Clarinette
La Premier Meutre
Tendresse Basse et Guitarre
Punctuation Trompette
Variation sur la Theme Suspense
Variation sur la Theme Tendresse
Variation Sue la Theme Voyou
Tout Nu
Filatures
Final Voyou

Chet Baker – Flic ou Voyou (Decca 6 23969 AO)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Doug Raney (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b)

Copenhagen, Denmark, June 21, 1979

I Waited for YouSteepleChase (D) SCS 1122
But Not for Me
Autumn in New York
Autumn in New York (alt. take)SteepleChase (D) SCCD 31122
Blue RoomSteepleChase (D) SCS 1122
The Touch of Your Lips
Star Eyes

Chet Baker – The Touch of Your Lips (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1122, SCCD 31122)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Henry Florens (p) Jean-Paul Florens (g) Jim Richardson (b) Tony Mann (d)

London, England, September 4 & 5, 1979

Blues for IngeBingow (E) BGW 3104
What’s New?
Old Date
Darn That Dream
My Funny Valentine (take 2)
Secret Love
‘Round About Midnight (take 2)

Chet Baker – Rendez-Vous (Bingow (E) BGW 3104)

Rachel Gould with Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Henry Florens (p) Jean-Paul Florens (g) Jim Richardson (b) Tony Mann (d) Rachel Gould (vo)

London, England, September 5, 1979

My Funny ValentineBingow (E) BGW 3103
All Blues
Baubles, Bangles and BeadsBingow (E) BGW 3103; Celluloid (It) 6780
Straight, No ChaserBingow (E) BGW 3103
‘Round About Midnight
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Phil’s Bossa

Rachel Gould/Chet Baker – All Blues (Bingow (E) BGW 3103)
Chet Baker ’79 (Celluloid (It) 6780)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Duke Jordan (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Norman Fearrington (d)

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2, 1979

No ProblemSteepleChase (D) SCS 1131
Sultry Eve
Glad I Met Pat
Kiss of Spain
The Fuzz
My Queen Is Home to Stay

Chet Baker – No Problem (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1131, SCCD 31131)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Doug Raney (g) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b)

“Montmartre Jazzhus”, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 4, 1979

For Minors OnlySteepleChase (D) SCS 1142
Daybreak
Broken Wing
Down
You Can’t Go HomeSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31142
How Deep Is the Ocean?SteepleChase (D) SCS 1168
House of Jade
Love for Sale
This Is Always
Way to Go OutSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31168
Sad WalkSteepleChase (D) SCS 1180
Someday My Prince Will Come
I’m Old Fashioned
In Your Own Sweet Way
GnidSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31180
Love Vibrations

Chet Baker Trio Live in Montmartre, Vol. 1 – Daybreak (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1142, SCCD 31142)
Chet Baker Trio Live in Montmartre, Vol. 2 – This Is Always (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1168, SCCD 31168)
Chet Baker – Someday My Prince Will Come (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1180, SCCD 31180)

Chet Baker – Wolfgang Lackerschmid Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Wolfgang Lackerschmid (vib) Larry Coryell (g) Buster Williams (b) Tony Williams (d)

Stuttgart, West Germany, November, 1979

Mr. BikoSandra (G) SMP 2110
Balzwalzt
The Latin One
Rue Gregoire du Tour
Here’s That Rainy Day
Toku Do

Chet Baker – Wolfgang Lackerschmid (Sandra (G) SMP 2110)

Chet Baker – Enrico Pieranunzi Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Maurizio Giammarco (ts) Enrico Pieranunzi (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b) Roberto Gatto (d)

Rome, Italy, December 4, 1979, January 4, 1980

Soft JourneyEdizione Pan (It) NPG 805
Animali Diurni
My Funny Valentine
My Funny Valentine (alt. take)Philology (It) W 30-2
Night BirdEdizione Pan (It) NPG 805
Brown Cat Dance
Fairly Flowers

Chet Baker/Enrico Pieranunzi – Soft Journey (Edizione Pan (It) NPG 805)
Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

1980 - Age 51

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Drew Salperto (p) Mike Formanek (b) Art Frank (d)

“Backstreet Club”, New Haven, CT, February 19, 1980

Tune UpFresh Sound (Sp) FSR 128
Milestones
Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Stella by Starlight
Four
Just Friends

Chet Baker – Burnin’ at Backstreet (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 128)

Chet Baker – Steve Houben Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Steve Houben (as) Dennis Luxion (p) Bill Frisell (g) Kermit Driscoll (b) Bruno Castellucci (d)

Brussels, Belgium, February, 1980

This Is AlwaysPhilippe Defalle (B) PD 8001
Sweet Martine
Beatrice
Deep in a Dream
Once I Loved

Chet Baker – Steve Houben (Philippe Defalle (B) PD 8001)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Dennis Luxion (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b)

“Subway Club”, Koln, West Germany, March 22, 1980

Intro by Chet BakerCircle (G) RK 22380/26
No Ties
In Your Own Sweet Way
That Ol’ Devil Moon
Doodlin’Circle (G) RK 22380/27
Just Friends
An Afternoon at HomeCircle (G) RK 22380/35
Down

Chet Baker – In Your Own Sweet Way (Circle (G) RK 22380/26)
Chet Baker – Just Friends (Circle (G) RK 22380/27)
Chet Baker Live in the Subway Club – Down (Circle (G) RK 22380/35)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl, afl) Dennis Luxion (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b)

Munchen, West Germany, April, 1980

Gershwin Goes to RioIntercord (G) INT 160 154
Leaving
You’ve Flipped Out
Tempus Fugit
Blues pour C.R.
Prayer for the Newborn
When I Fall in Love

Chet Baker – Leaving (Intercord (G) INT 160 154)

Ron Carter Septet

Chet Baker (tp) Kenny Barron (p) Aloisio Aguiar, Amaury Tristao (g -1,5) Ron Carter (b) Edison Machado (d -1,5) Jack DeJohnette (d -2/4) Nana Vasconcelos (per -1,5)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19 & 20, 1980

1.Ah, RioMilestone M 9099
2.Nearly
3.Tailfeathers
4.Yours Truly
5.Third Plane

Ron Carter – Patrao (Milestone M 9099; Fantasy OJCCD 778-2)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Karl Ratzer (g) Ricardo Del Fra (b) Al Levitt (d)

“Le Drecher”, Paris, France, June 25, 1980

Dee’s DilemmaCircle (G) RK 25680/22
Night Bird
Tempus Fugit
There Will Never Be Another YouCircle (G) RK 25680/23
Leaving
Tune Up

Chet Baker – Night Bird (Circle (G) RK 25680/22)
Chet Baker – Tune Up (Circle (G) RK 25680/23)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Karl Ratzer (g) Ricardo Del Fra (b)

“Le Drecher”, Paris, France, June 27, 1980

Lovely Black EyesCircle (G) RK 27680/32
The Touch of Your Lips
Conception
No TiesWest Wind (G) WW 2037

Chet Baker/Karl Ratzer – Conception (Circle (G) RK 27680/32)
Chet Baker in Paris – Tune Up (West Wind (G) WW 2037)

Chet Baker with Novos Tempos Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Richard Galiano (accor) Rique Pantoja Leite (p) Michel Peratout (b) Jose Boto (d)

Paris, France, July 21-23, 1980

SalsambaMusica (F) MUS 3033
Inaia
Seila
Balsa
Juhinho
Balao

Chet Baker – Salsamba (Musica (F) MUS 3033)

1981 - Age 52

Chet Baker Quartet/Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Bud Shank (as) Hal Galper (p) Ron Carter (b) Ben Riley (d)

“Fat Tuesday’s”, NYC, April 28, 1981

Ray’s IdeaFresh Sound (Sp) FSR 131
In Your Own Sweet Way
There Will Never Be Another You

Chet Baker Quartet Live at Fat Tuesday’s (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 131)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Phil Markowitz (p) Ron Carter (b) Ben Riley (d)

“Fat Tuesday’s”, NYC, April 28, 1981

You Can’t Go Home AgainFresh Sound (Sp) FSR 131

Chet Baker Quartet Live at Fat Tuesday’s (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 131)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Jon Eardley (flh) Bob Mover (ss, as) Dennis Luxion (p) Rocky Knauer (b) Burkhart Ruckert (d)

“Salt Peanuts Club”, Koln, West Germany, May 21 & 23, 1981

Resonant EmotionsCircle (G) RK 23581/24
Ray’s Idea
My Funny Valentine
If I Should Lose You
Prayer for the NewbornCircle (G) RK 23581/25
My Ideal
Lady Bird

Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine (Circle (G) RK 23581/24)
Chet Baker – Round Midnight (Circle (G) RK 23581/25)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Jon Eardley (flh) Bob Mover (ss, as) Dennis Luxion (p) Rocky Knauer (b)

“Salt Peanuts Club”, Koln, West Germany, May 25, 1981

‘Round About MidnightCircle (G) RK 23581/25
Beatrice
Belle MeadeCircle (G) RK 23581/28
I Remember You
Night Bird
Tempis Fugit

Chet Baker – Round Midnight (Circle (G) RK 23581/25)
Chet Baker – I Remember You (Circle (G) RK 23581/28)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Rene Urtreger (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Aldo Romano (d)

“Theatre de la Ville”, Paris France, November 3, 1981

For Minors OnlyCarlyne Music (F) CAR 015
Chasin’ the Bird
But Not for Me
Down
My Funny Valentine
Just Friends

Chet Baker in Paris 1981 (Carlyne Music (F) CAR 015)

Michel Graillier

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p)

Paris, France, November 13, 1981

Dream DropsOwl (F) OWL 026

Michel Graillier – Dream Drops (Owl (F) OWL 026)

1982 - Age 53

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) David Friedman (vib, mar) Buster Williams (b) Joe Chambers (d)

Munchen, West Germany, February 23, 1982

SyzygiesEnja (G) ENJ 4016
Peace
Lament for Thelonious
The Song Is for You
Shadows
For Now
Syzygies (alt. take) (3 + 1 = 5)Enja (J) ENJ 1021

Chet Baker – Peace (Enja (G) ENJ 4016; Enja (J) ENJ 1021)

Chet Baker – Hubert Laws Septet

Chet Baker (tp, flh) Hubert Laws (fl) Jorge Dalto (key) Jack Wilkins (g) Gary King (el-b) Steve Gadd (d) Sammy Figueroa (per) Don Sebesky (arr)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March, April, 1982

All BluesCTI 9007

Chet Baker/Jim Hall/Hubert Laws – Studio Trieste (CTI 9007)

Chet Baker – Jim Hall – Hubert Laws Septet

Chet Baker (tp, flh) Hubert Laws (fl) Kenny Barron (p, el-p, syn) Jim Hall (g) George Mraz (b) Steve Gadd (d) Sammy Figueroa (per) Don Sebesky (arr)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March, April, 1982

DjangoCTI 9007
Swan Lake

Chet Baker/Jim Hall/Hubert Laws – Studio Trieste (CTI 9007)

Roland Hanna Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Roland Hanna (p) Larry Coryell (g) Rufus Reid (b) Jimmy Madison (d) Don Sebesky (arr)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June, July, 1982

SkylarkCTI 9008

Roland Hanna – Gershwin Carmichael Cats (CTI 9008)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Frank Adams (as) Frank Brown (g) Ted Adams (b -1,2,6) Ron Adams (el-b -3/5,7,8) Wade Robinson (d)

“Nine of Cups”, Tulsa, OK, December 24, 1982

1.Fine and DandyMilestone M 9191
2.There Will Never Be Another You
3.Oh, Lady Be Good
4.Au Privave
5.All the Things You Are
6.Out of Nowhere
7.There Is No Greater Love
8.The Theme

Chet Baker – Out of Nowhere (Milestone M 9191, MCD 9191-2)

1983 - Age 54

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Gil Goldstein (p) George Mraz (b) Victor Lewis (d)

“Montmartre Club”, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 15, 1983

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2

Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Stan Getz (ts) Jim McNeely (p) George Mraz (b) Victor Lewis (d)

Stockholm, Sweden, February 18, 1983

My Funny ValentineSonet (Swd) SNTF 899
Stella by Starlight
Airegin
Milestone
Just Friends
Dear Old Stockholm
Line for Lyons

Stan Getz/Chet Baker – Line for Lyons (Sonet (Swd) SNTF 899)

Stan Getz – Chet Baker Quintet

same personnel

Baerum, Norway, February 19, 1983

Intro AnnouncementConcord Jazz CCD 4807-2
I’m Old Fashioned
Just Friends
Star Eyes
My Ideal
But Not for Me
Dizzy Atmosphere
Stablemates
ConceptionConcord Jazz CCD 4858-2
I’ll Remember
It’s You or No One
Airegin
Line for Lyons

Stan Getz – Quintessence, Vol. 1 (Concord Jazz CCD 4807-2)
Stan Getz – Quintessence, Vol. 2 (Concord Jazz CCD 4858-2)

Michel Graillier – Chet Baker Duo

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p)

Angouleme, France, March 5, 1983

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2

Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Kirk Lightsey Trio with Chet Baker

Chet Baker (tp) Kirk Lightsey (p) David Eubanks (b) Eddie Gladden (d)

Monster, Holland, March 14, 1983

Everything Happens to MeTimeless (H) SJP 176
Ray’s Idea

Kirk Lightsey – Everything Happens to Me (Timeless (H) SJP 176, CDSJP 176)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p) Philip Catherine (g -8) Ricardo Del Fra (b)

Monster, Holland, May 25, 1983

1.Dolphin DanceTimeless (H) SJP 192
2.Ellen and David
3.Strollin’
4.In Your Own Sweet Way
5.Mr. B
6.Beatrice
7.White BluesTimeless (H) CDSJP 192
8.Father X-mas

Chet Baker – Mr. B (Timeless (H) SJP 192, CDSJP 192)

Elvis Costello

Chet Baker (tp) Steve Nieve (p, org) Elvis Costello (g, vo) Bruce Thomas (el-b) Pete Thomas (d) David Bedford (arr)

London, England, summer 1983

ShipbuildingColumbia/Legacy CK 38897

Elvis Costello – Punch the Clock (Columbia/Legacy CK 38897)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Per Husby (p) Bjorn Kjellemyr (b) Espen Rud (d)

“Club 7 & Hot House”, Oslo, Norway, August 15, 1983

GnidCadence Jazz CJR 1019
Night Bird

Chet Baker – The Improviser (Cadence Jazz CJR 1019)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Per Husby (p) Terje Venaas (b) Ole Jacob Hansen (d)

“Club 7 & Hot House”, Oslo, Norway, August 30, 1983

MargarineCadence Jazz CJR 1019
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Beatrice

Chet Baker – The Improviser (Cadence Jazz CJR 1019)

Chet Baker with Ake Johansson Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Ake Johansson (p) Kjell Jansson (b) Goran Levin (d)

“Nefertiti”, Goteborg, Sweden, September 29, 1983

LamentDragon (Swd) DRLP 56
My Ideal
Beatrice
Ellen David
You Can’t Go Home Again
Ray’s IdeaDragon (Swd) DRCD 178
Milestones
But Not for Me

Chet Baker Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson Trio (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 56)
Chet Baker Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson Trio (Dragon (Swd) DRCD 178)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Philip Catherine (g) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b)

“Igloo”, Brussels, Belgium, September, 1983

Crystals BellsLDH (B) 1009
Strollin’
Lament
Leaving
Cherokee
Estate

Chet Baker, Philip Catherine, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (LDH (B) 1009)

Chet Baker Sextet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Diane Vavra (ss) Michel Graillier (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b) Leo Mitchel (d)

Milan, Italy, October, 1983

EstateJII 5; Red (It) 123 206
Francamente
Dream Drops
Lament
Pioggia Sul Deserto
Finestra Sul Mare

Chet Baker – Al Capolinea (JII 5)
Chet Baker at Capolinea (Red (It) 123 206)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Duke Jordan (p) Jesper Lundgaard (b)

“New Morning Club”, Paris, France, November 24, 1983

September Song (take 1)Marshmallow MMLP 105, (J) CECC 00216
September Song (take 2)
My Funny Valentine
I Remember You
But Beautiful
Solar

Chet Baker – September Song (Marshmallow MMLP 105)
Chet Baker – September Song (Marshmallow (J) CECC 00216)

Chet Baker Trio

same personnel

“Jazz Club Kawe”, Lauwe, Belgium, November 25, 1983

BarbadosMarshmallow MMLP 105, (J) CECC 00216

Chet Baker – September Song (Marshmallow MMLP 105)
Chet Baker – September Song (Marshmallow (J) CECC 00216)

Chet Baker Trio

same personnel

“George’s Jazz Cafe”, Arnhem, Holland, November 28, 1983

Walkin’Marshmallow (J) CECC 00206
Solar
Star Eyes

Chet Baker – Star Eyes (Marshmallow (J) CECC 00206)

1984 - Age 55

Chet Baker Quartet with Orchestra

Chet Baker (tp) Maurice Vander (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) John Guerin (d) Vladimdr Cosma (cond) unidentified orchestra

Paris, France, middle September, 1984

Le JumeauCarrere (F) 66 184
Matthias-Matthieu
Blue Dome
Two Much
Le Jumeau Singular
La Folle Journee
Pardon, Mon Affaire

Chet Baker – Le Jumeau (Carrere (F) 66 184)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Pierre Gossez (cl, bcl, as -1,3/5,7,8,10) Maurice Vander (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) John Guerin (d) Paul Minck (vo -1) Jean-Jacques Justafre (vo -4,5,7,8)

Paris, France, middle September, 1984

1.12 + 12Carrere (F) CA 800 96 251
2.Promenade Sentimentale (Sentimental Walk)
3.Hobbylog
4.B.B. Blues
5.B.B. Blues (alt. take)DRG Records
6.Two MuchCarrere (F) CA 800 96 251
7.Douceurs Ternaires
8.Douceurs Ternaires (alt. take)DRG Records
9.Yves et DanielleCarrere (F) CA 800 96 251
10.Pintade a Jeun
11.Pardon, Mon AffaireDRG Records

Chet Baker Plays Vladimir Cosma (Carrere (F) CA 800 96 251)
Chet Baker – A Setimental Walk in Paris (DRG Records)

Chet Baker – Warne Marsh Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Warne Marsh (ts) Hod O’Brien (p) Cecil McBee (b) Eddie Gladden (d)

Monster, Holland, September 30, October 1, 1984

Well SpokenCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1010
We Know It’s Love
We Know It’s Love (alt. take)Criss Cross Jazz (H) 1010 CD
Looking Good TonightCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1010
Looking Good Tonight (alt. take)Criss Cross Jazz (H) 1010 CD
Blues for a ReasonCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1010
If You Could See Me Now
Imagination

Chet Baker/Warne Marsh – Blues for a Reason (Criss Cross Jazz (H) 1010, 1010 CD)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Sal Nistico (ts) Lorne Lofsky (g) Chris Connors (b) Art Frank (d)

“Renaissance II”, Buffalo, NY, November 11, 1984

Stella by StarlightCCB CD 1223; Fruit Tree (It) FT 811-1
I Remember You
Night Bird
I’m Old Fashioned
Margarine

Chet Baker – I Remember You (Fruit Tree (It) FT 811-1)
Chet Baker Live at Buffalo (CCB CD 1223)

Jean-Jacques Goldman

Chet Baker (tp) J.Y.D. D’Angelo (p) R. Romanelli (syn, accor) G. Delacroix (b) C. Deschamps (d)

Brazil, 1984 or 1985

Parler D’mavieEpic (F) CDE PC 26678

Jean-Jacques Goldman – Non Homologue (Epic (F) CDE PC 26678)

Rique Pantoja Quintet with Chet Baker

Chet Baker (tp) Rique Pantoja (key) Michele Ascolese (g -5) Sizao Machado (b -1,2) Marco Fratini (b -5) Bob Wyatt (d -1/4) Roberto Gatto (d -5) Silvano Michelino (per -1/4) Stefane Rossini (per -5)

Rome, Italy or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1984 or 1985 or 1987

1.CinemaWEA Discosltda (Br) 670 0028
2.Saci
3.So Hard to Know
4.Te Cantei
5.Arborway

Rique Pantoja and Chet Baker (WEA Discosltda (Br) 670 0028)

1985 - Age 56

Fred Raulston Quartet featuring Martha Burks and Chet Baker

Chet Baker (tp) Fred Raulston (vib) Floyd Darling (p) Kirby Stuart (b) Paul Guerrero (d) Martha Burks (vo)

Dallas, TX, January 13, 1985

Taking a Chance on LoveJazz Mark 103
April in Paris
Georgia on My Mind
I Get a Kick Out of You
Would You Believe
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Bye Bye Blackbird

Fred Raulston – Would You Believe (Jazz Mark 103)

Fred Raulston Quartet featuring Martha Burks and Chet Baker

same personnel

Dallas, TX, January 13 & 14, 1985

Girl TalkI.R.D. TDM 002-2
My Foolish Heart
The Lady Is a Tramp
Solar
My Funny Valentine
But Not for Me
When I Fall in LoveI.R.D. TDM 003-2
There Will Never Be Another You
Misty
Mr. B
I Love My Wife
Time After Time
Like Someone in LoveI.R.D. TDM 004-2
Time After Time
The Lady Is a Tramp
Almost Like Being in Love
My Foolish Heart
Chet Swings

Chet Baker – My Foolish Heart (I.R.D. TDM 002-2)
Chet Baker – Misty (I.R.D. TDM 003-2)
Chet Baker – Time After Time (I.R.D. TDM 004-2)

Chet Baker – Paul Bley Duo

Chet Baker (tp) Paul Bley (p)

Copenhagen, Denmark, February 28, 1985

If I Should Lose YouSteepleChase (D) SCS 1207
You Go to My Head
How Deep Is the Ocean?
Pent-Up House
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Diane
Skidadidlin’
Little Girl BlueSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31207

Chet Baker – Diane (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1207, SCCD 31207)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Philip Catherine (g) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b)

Bologna, Italy, April, 1985

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2

Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Philip Catherine (g) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b -1/6,9,10) Hein Van De Geijn (b -7,8)

Monster, Holland, June 6 & 25, 1985

1.If I Should Lose YouCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1016
2.Sad Walk
3.How Deep Is the Ocean?
4.Doodlin’
5.Conception
6.Love for Sale
7.Adriano
8.My Foolish HeartCriss Cross Jazz (H) 1016 CD
9.Blues in the Closet
10.Stella by Starlight

Chet Baker – Chet’s Choice (Criss Cross Jazz (H) 1016, 1016 CD)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Philip Catherine (g) Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b)

‘7th Jazz Festival’, Munster, West Germany, June 21, 1985

Strollin’Enja (G) ENJ 5005
Love for Sale
Leaving
But Not for Me
Sad WalkEnja (G) ENJ 5005 11

Chet Baker – Strollin’ (Enja (G) ENJ 5005)
Chet Baker – Strollin’ (Enja (G) ENJ 5005 11)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b)

Stockholm, Sweden, June 30, 1985

Love for SaleSonet (Swd) SNTF 946
Nardis
Candy
Bye Bye Blackbird
Tempus Fugit
Sad Walk
Red’s Blues

Chet Baker – Candy (Sonet (Swd) SNTF 946)

Herbie Hancock – Dexter Gordon Band

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Herbie Hancock (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Billy Higgins (d)

Paris, France, July 1-12, 1985

Fair WeatherColumbia SC 40464

Herbie Hancock – Round Midnight (Columbia SC 40464)

Chet Baker with Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Chet Baker (tp) Mike Melillo (p, cond) Massimo Moriconi (b) Giampaolo Ascolese (d) Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana

Port Recanati, Italy, July 8, 1985

LauraSoul Note (It) SN 1134
This Thing by Starlight
Yesterdays
My Foolish Heart
Dancing in the Dark

Chet Baker/Mike Melillo – Symphonically (Soul Note (It) SN 1134)

Chet Baker with Lizzy Mercier Descloux Orchestra

Chet Baker (tp) Moacyr Marques Da Silva (bcl) Leonardo Gandelman (sax) Sivuca (accor) Michel Cron (vln) Vincent Bouvot (key) Doudeth “Neco” DeAzvedo (ac-g) Vitor Biglione, Harry Bruce, Jorge Degas, Jamil Jones, Dos Santos, Zeppa (b) Paulo Braga, Billy Perry (d) Djalma Correa, Alceu Maia, Paulo “Chacal” Perira, Marcelo Salazar (per) Slim Batteux, Lorenza Johnson, Adam Kidron, Jose Luiz Mazziotti (back vo) Lizzy Mercier Descloux (cond)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July-August, 1985

Fog Horn BluesPolydor (F) 827 910-2
My Funny Valentine
Garden of Alas
Off Off Pleasure
Love Streams

Chet Baker – Lizzy Mercier Descloux, One 4 the Soul (Polydor (F) 827 910-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Edy Olivieri (p) Ilario DeMarinis (b) Vincenzo Mazzonne (d)

Locorotondo, Italy, September, 1985

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2

Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b) John Engels (d)

Monster, Holland, October 2 & 8, 1985

All of YouTimeless (H) SJP 238
Body and Soul
Look for the Silver Lining
I Can’t Get Started
My Funny Valentine
Alone Together
Someone to Watch Over Me
How Deep Is the Ocean?
Everything Happens to MeTimeless (H) CDSJP 238

Chet Baker Sings Again (Timeless (H) SJP 238, CDSJP 238)

Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p) Massimo Moriconi (b)

“Moonlight Club”, Mancerta, Italy, November 24, 1985

Polka Dots and MoonbeamsPhilology (It) 214W 10/11
Philology (It) 214W 10/11-2
Night BirdPhilology (It) 214W 10/11
Estate
Dee’s Dilemma
How Deep Is the Ocean?
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
ArborwayPhilology (It) 214W 10/11-2
Broken Wing
Funk in Deep Freeze

Chet Baker Live from the Moonlight (Philology (It) 214W 10/11, 214W 10/11-2)

Joe LoCascio Quintet with Chet Baker

Chet Baker (tp) Joe LoCascio (p, syn) Tom Mclaren (b, el-b) George Weimmer (d, per) Alonzo Alonzo (per) Terri Meason (vo)

Houston, TX, 1985

Old and Lost RiversPausa PR 7200
Sleepless
Falling Up
For Amanda
Bayou Song
Nicholas
Nuclear Phrasing

Joe LoCascio – Sleepless (Pausa PR 7200)

1986 - Age 57

Chet Baker with Christopher Mason Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Christopher Mason (as) Mike Pellara (p) Jim Singleton (b) Johnny Vidacovich (d)

New Orleans, LA, January 7, 1986

Silent Night, Pt. 1GSR 1986
The First Noel
We Three Kings
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
Amazing Grace
Come All Ye Faithful
Joy to the World
Amen
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Silent Night, Pt. 2

Chet Baker/Christopher Mason – Silent Night (GSR 1986)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Butch Lacy (p) Jesper Lundgaard (b) Jukkis Uotila (d)

Copenhagen, Denmark, February 23, 1986

Long Ago and Far AwaySteepleChase (D) SCS 1221
Here’s That Rainy Day
Two in the Dew
When Sunny Gets Blue
Isn’t It Romantic
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
I Should CareSteepleChase (D) SCCD 31221
Out of Nowhere

Chet Baker – When Sunny Gets Blue (SteepleChase (D) SCS 1221, SCCD 31221)

Van Morrison with Chet Baker Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Michel Graillier (p) Ricardo Del Fra (b) Van Morrison (vo -9)

“Ronnie Scott’s Club”, London, England, November 24, 1986

1.But Not for MeApollon/Jazz Road (J) BY32 5010
2.Arborway
3.If I Should Lose You
4.My Ideal
5.Night Bird
6.Love for Sale
7.Shifting Down
8.You Can’t Go Home Again
9.Send in the Clowns

Chet Baker Live at Ronnie Scott’s London (Apollon/Jazz Road (J) BY32 5010)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Harold Danko (p) Jon Burr (b) Ben Riley (d)

Monster, Holland, December 17-19, 1986

You and the Night and the MusicTimeless (H) SJP 251/52
As Time Goes By
My Melancholy Baby
I’m a Fool to Want You
When She Smiles
Sea Breeze
You Been Here All Along
Angel Eyes
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
‘Round About Midnight
Swing ShiftingTimeless (H) SJP 262; Polydor (J) J33J 20153
‘Round About Midnight
CaravelleTimeless (H) SJP 262
For All We KnowTimeless (H) SJP 262; Polydor (J) J33J 20153
Blue Moon
My Foolish Heart
When She SmilesPolydor (J) J33J 20153
My Melancholy Baby
Sea Breeze

Chet Baker – As Time Goes By (Timeless (H) SJP 251/52, CDSJP 251/52)
Chet Baker – Cool Cat (Timeless (H) SJP 262, CDSJP 262)
Chet Baker – Singin’ in the Midnight (Polydor (J) J33J 20153)

1987 - Age 58

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Frank Strazzeri (p) Nicola Stilo (g -12) John Leftwich (b) Ralph Penland (d -1/5)

Hollywood, CA & Paris, France, January-May, 1987

1.Moon and SandRCA Novus 3054-2-N
2.You’re My Thrill
3.For Heaven’s Sake
4.Everytime We Say Goodbye
5.I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
6.Imagination
7.Daydream
8.Blame It on My Youth
9.My One and Only Love
10.Everything Happens to Me
11.Almost Blue
12.Zingaro

Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost (RCA Novus 3054-2-N)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Luca Flores, Mike Melillo (p) Furio DiCastri (b)

“Shalimar Club”, Senigallia, Italy, May 22, 1987

My Funny ValentinePhilology (It) W 30-2

Chet Baker – Seven Faces of Valentine (Philology (It) W 30-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Nicola Stilo (fl) Mike Melillo (p -1/3) Luca Flores (p -4/6) Furio DiCastri (b)

“Shalimar Club”, Senigallia, Italy, May 23, 1987

1.Mr. BPhilology (It) W 59-2
2.Arborway
3.Just Friends
4.Night Bird
5.Conception
6.I Remember You

Chet Baker – A Night at the Shalimar (Philology (It) W 59-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Harold Danko (p) Hein Van De Geijn (b) John Engels (d)

“Hitomi Kinen Kodo”, Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 1987

Stella by Starlight / Introducing the MembersPaddle Wheel (J) K32Y 6270
For Minors Only
Almost Blue
Portrait in Black and White
My Funny Valentine
FourPaddle Wheel (J) K32Y 6281
Arborway
I’m a Fool to Want You
Seven Steps to Heaven
For All We Know
Broken Wing

Chet Baker in Tokyo – Memories (Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y 6270)
Chet Baker in Tokyo – Four (Paddle Wheel (J) K32Y 6281)

Chet Baker Quintet

Chet Baker, Tom Harrell (tp) Hal Galper (p) Steve Gilmore (b) Bill Goodwin (d)

Modena, Italy, July 20, 1987

Mr. BPhilology (It) W 52-2

Chet Baker – Naima: Unusual Chet (Philology (It) W 52-2)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Kirk Lightsey (p) Rocky Knauer (b) John Engels (d)

“Clnema Margherita”, Tarcento, Italy, August 10, 1987

NaimaPhilology (It) W 52-2

Chet Baker – Naima: Unusual Chet (Philology (It) W 52-2)

Charlie Haden Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Enrico Pieranunzi (p) Charlie Haden (b) Billy Higgins (d)

Rome, Italy, November 11 & 12, 1987

VisaSoul Note (It) SN 1172
Silence
Echi
My Funny Valentine
‘Round About Midnight
Conception

Charlie Haden/Chet Baker/Enrico Pieranunzi/Billy Higgins – Silence (Soul Note (It) SN 1172, 121172-2)

Chet Baker with the Space Jazz Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Enrico Pieranunzi (p) Massimo Moriconi (b) John Arnold (d)

“Corto Maltese”, Ostia, Italy, November, 1987

Seven Steps to HeavenPhilology (It) W 52-2

Chet Baker – Naima: Unusual Chet (Philology (It) W 52-2)

1988 - Age 59

Jan Erik Vold

Chet Baker (tp) Egil Kapsted (p) Philip Catherine (g) Terje Venaas (b) Jan Erik Vold (vo)

Paris, France, February 17 & 18, 1988

Et Nytt MeteHot Club (F) HCRCD 50
In Memory Of
Den Svimle Sivingen
Der Bjorketreet Stod
En Trane Letter
Balladen Om Smarblid
I Gar Ja
Jag Ser
At Fuglene Ikke Synger
Elg
Wigman
Fuglen Fra Kapingamarangi
6 Hekt
Koan for en Kulturbyrakrat
Furukonglesang
Ingefaerblomstenes
Duft
Han Brant Fordi Han Brant
Uten Ord Fire Island

Jan Erik Vold/Chet Baker – Blamann! Blamann! (Hot Club (F) HCRCD 50)

Chet Baker – Enrico Pieranunzi Duo

Chet Baker (tp) Enrico Pieranunzi (p)

Recanati, Italy, February 28 & 29, 1988

Funk in the Deep FreezePhilology (It) W 20-2
Autumn in New York
Come Rain or Come Shine
Just Friends
Night Bird
Dee’s Dilemma
Four

Chet Baker/Enrico Pieranunzi – Funk in the Deep Freeze (Philology (It) W 20-2)

Chet Baker – Enrico Pieranunzi Duo

same personnel

Recanati, Italy, February 29, 1988

My Old Flame (take 3)Philology (It) 214W 20
The Thrill Is Gone (take 2)
Here’s That Rainy Day (take 3)
If You Could See Me Now (take 2)
All the Way (take 2)
But Beautiful
Darn That Dream (take 5)

Chet Baker/Enrico Pieranunzi – The Heart of the Ballad (Philology (It) 214W 20)

Chet Baker with the Space Jazz Trio

Chet Baker (tp) Enrico Pieranunzi (p) Enzo Pletropaoli (b) Fabrizio Sferra (d)

Recanati, Italy, March 1 & 2, 1988

Come Rain or Come Shine (take 2)Philology (It) 214W 21
Blue in Green (take 2)
House of Jade
That Ol’ Devil Moon (take 2)
Little Girl Blue (take 2)
Just One of Those Things (take 7)

Chet Baker – Little Girl Blue (Philology (It) 214W 21)

Archie Shepp Quartet with Chet Baker

Chet Baker (tp, vo) Archie Shepp (ts, vo) Horace Parlan (p) Herman Wright (b) Clifford Jarvis (d)

’21st German Jazzfestival’, “Kongresshalle”, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, March 13, 1988

Dedication to Bessie Smith’s BluesL+R (G) LR 45006
My Foolish Heart
ConfirmationL+R (G) CDLR 45006

Archie Shepp/Chet Baker – In Memory of First and Last Meeting in Frankfurt and Paris 1988 (L+R (G) LR 45006, CDLR 45006)

Archie Shepp Quartet with Chet Baker

same personnel

live in Paris, France, March 14, 1988

When Lights Are LowL+R (G) CDLR 45006
How Deep Is the Ocean?L+R (G) LR 45006
That Ol’ Devil Moon
My IdealL+R (G) CDLR 45006

Archie Shepp/Chet Baker – In Memory of First and Last Meeting in Frankfurt and Paris 1988 (L+R (G) LR 45006, CDLR 45006)

Chet Baker Quartet

Chet Baker (tp, p) Nicola Stilo (fl, g) Luca Flores (p) Marc Abrams (b)

Rosenheim, West Germany, April 17, 1988

Funk in the Deep FreezeTimeless (H) SJP 233
I’m a Fool to Want You
Portrait in Black and White
In a Sentimental Mood
If I Should Lose You
ArborwayTimeless (H) CDSJP 233

Chet Baker Last Quartet – Farewell (Timeless (H) SJP 233, CDSJP 233)

Chet Baker with Hannover Radio Orchestra

Chet Baker (tp) Walter Norris (p) John Schroder (g -1,2) Hannnover Radio Orchestra

“Funkhaus”, Hanover, West Germany, April 28, 1988

1.My Funny ValentineEnja (G) ENJ 5097-2, R2 79600
2.Summertime
3.I Fall in Love Too Easily
4.I Get Along Without You Very WellEnja (G) ENJ 6020-2, R2 79624
5.There’s a Small Hotel
6.Tenderly

Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) ENJ 5097-2)
Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) R2 79600)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) ENJ 6020-2)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) R2 79624)

Chet Baker with the NDR Big Band

Chet Baker (tp) Herb Geller (as -2,4,5) The NDR Big Band

“Funkhaus”, Hanover, West Germany, April 28, 1988

1.All BluesEnja (G) ENJ 5097-2, R2 79600
2.Well, You Needn’t
3.Django
4.Look for the Silver LiningEnja (G) ENJ 6020-2, R2 79624
5.Sippin’ at Bells

Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) ENJ 5097-2)
Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) R2 79600)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) ENJ 6020-2)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) R2 79624)

Chet Baker with Walter Norris Quartet

Chet Baker (tp) Walter Norris (p) John Schroder (g -1,2) Lucas Lindholm (b) Aage Tanggaard (d -1,2)

“Funkhaus”, Hanover, West Germany, April 28, 1988

1.In Your Own Sweet WayEnja (G) ENJ 5097-2, R2 79600
2.ConceptionEnja (G) ENJ 6020-2, R2 79624
3.My Funny Valentine

Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) ENJ 5097-2)
Chet Baker – My Favorite Songs: The Last Great Concert (Enja (G) R2 79600)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) ENJ 6020-2)
Chet Baker – Straight from the Heart: The Last Great Concert, Vol. 2 (Enja (G) R2 79624)

Chet Baker Biography

Chet Baker Biography

Written by James Gavin, Deep in a Dream follows Chet Baker from his beginnings in the 1950s all the way to his death in 1988 in Amsterdam.

Learn how a dashing young man from Oklahoma became one of the central icons of Jazz practically overnight. Though hundreds of interviews and previously unknown source material, this book manages to paint a sensational journey that no fan can miss.

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