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“Jim Richardson, Martin Hummel and Claudio Passavanti are to be congratulated for bringing this richly rewarding music to the world. These performances still sound fresh and exciting more than thirty years on and are a welcome addition to Baker’s voluminous recorded legacy.”
UK Vibe goes crazy for the release!
In the country where Chet died, JazzFlits applauds the ‘Live in London’ releases.
“It’s of historical interest, and the performances are really good.”
As an archival document signalling a career nearing its tragic end, this double CD, along with its predecessor, is an important testament to an underrated but hugely talented musician.
“There’s a real sense of creative abundance. A welcome re-discovery, even in today’s crowded reissue market. “
The ghost of Chet Baker was in the room when pianist John Horler's trio from the 1980's re-formed for a last time to launch Chet Baker Live in London Volume II.
Trumpeter Chet Baker was a significant presence in jazz during the 1950s and 1960s and today he remains one of the music's 'legends'. He was seen as an American 'idol' because of his looks and romantic recordings and during those two decades he played and recorded with other top American jazz musicians, but in the end, it was Europe that claimed him.
Jazz in Europe features the second release, and the album launch show.