Thursday, October 13, 2016

Russ Freeman & Chet Baker - Quartet

Quartet: Russ Freeman & Chet Baker brings together tracks that pianist Russ Freeman recorded with trumpeter Chet Baker during their time as bandmates in the 1950s. Freeman was a regularly gigging, bop-oriented player in Los Angeles when he joined forces with rising jazz star Baker in 1953. Baker, who had just parted ways with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan after making a splash with their legendary pianoless quartet, was looking for a musical director to help chart his own course. Freeman supplied Baker with a swinging, rhythmically kinetic if still laid-back harmonic bed over which to further his signature approach to jazz improvisation. While much of the group's output stuck to standards, part of what sets their partnership apart is the use of Freeman's own original compositions, many of which are included here. Melodic and hummable, yet built around surprising and inventive harmonic devices, Freeman's songs helped to both frame Baker's already potent lyricism and push him to an even more distinctive position on the jazz scene.
Matt Collar

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/quartet-russ-freeman-chet-baker-mw0000096861

Russ Freeman
Chet Baker
Quartet

1 Love Nest (Hirsch, Harbach)  4:19
2 Fan Tan (Freeman)  5:42
3 Summer Sketch (Freeman)  4:39
4 An Afternoon at Home (Freeman)  5:13
5 Say When (Freeman)  5:03
6 Lush Life (Strayhorn)  4:57
7 Amblin' (Freeman)  7:14
8 Hugo Hurwhey (Freeman)  4:25

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Personnel
Chet Baker - tp
Russ Freeman - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Shelly Manne - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles ; November 6, 1956

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musician3 said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

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Thank you very much!
Pedro

Fred Archtop said...

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Anonymous said...

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deGallo said...

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Mikel Hal said...

Moltes Gracies

AmyBRAINS said...

ONE OF THE BEST CB'S WORK!!
A REAL GREAT GIFT TO ME.
THANKS A LOT, MELANCHTHON.