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Tune into The Listening Party this Saturday 10pm for the complete recording of Chet Baker: Chet in Paris Vol 2. Teamed up with two different French rhythm sections from his first trip to France, it is a superb early recording.

The second in a four-CD series that documents his first trip to Europe has the studio sides from two separate sessions in which the trumpeter was teamed with French rhythm sections. The music (all but one are standards) finds Baker in top early form, making this cool-toned bop music well worth hearing.

Classics such as Summertime, Lover Man, Autumn in New York, and Everything Happens to Me, are just a few of the jazz standards featured on this CD, which is almost entirely instrumental. There are only 2 tracks that feature Chet's signature vocals, but his trumpet playing is in top form, light, breezy and cool. You are going to love it!

 

Hear the complete Chet Baker: Chet in Paris Vol 2 on The LIstening Party, Saturday, Feb 17th 10:00pm, with your host Roxane Gagne.