CHET BAKER • DEEP IN A DREAM • 180 GRAM
CHET BAKER • DEEP IN A DREAM • 180 GRAM

CHET BAKER • DEEP IN A DREAM • 180 GRAM

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CHET BAKER- DEEP IN A DREAM 

180 GRAM

Deep in a Dream was one of Chet Baker s most poignant ballad performances. The song s title was also used to introduce the trumpeter s life in his best-published biography. This set compiles that song along with 10 more recordings that illustrate the immense talents of Chet, both on his instrument and as a vocalist. This material was cut during Baker s golden period, and covers both his early stages as a member of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and his diverse projects as a leader in the Fifties (with his own quartet or backed by bigger bands or strings). One of the greatest trumpeters and most popular cult-figures in jazz history, Chet Baker (1929-1988) was as famous for his rugged good looks and stormy personal life as he was for his gentle vocals and lyrical introspective trumpet playing. Gaining fame as a member of Gerry Mulligan s heralded piano-less quartet, Baker quickly became the undisputed trumpet king of the 1950s West Coast cool jazz sound. His beautiful tone, delicate and haunting melodic lines and masterful sense of space imbued his music with a warm, nostalgic quality, and earned him a fan base that extended well beyond the boundaries of the traditional jazz enthusiast. A brilliant improviser, Baker s silky lines seemed to glide through the air with effortless grace, spinning webs of dreamy sentimental moods and textures. This sensitivity also translated over to his voice, whose gentle whispered sound seemed to pick up right where his trumpet left off. While Baker s technical mastery was unquestioned, he favored a sparse, minimalist approach embracing each note with such delicate care that he became one of the finest interpreters 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Limited Collector Edition