Fireworks In Firenze; a landmark release from Chet Bakers infamous European Tour. Featuring the Chet Baker Quintet's Complete January 24, 1956 Conservatorio Cherubini Concert for the first time ever on CD.
This phenomenal double-CD includes the first ever digital recording of Chet Bakers legendary performance at the Conservatorio Cherubini in Firenze, Italy on the afternoon and evening of January 24, 1956. Although Baker performed material during these two sets that wasnt recorded, our edition contains all eight of the tracks that were recorded live from these excellent concerts and originally released on two rare albums by the Replica label.
In addition to the outstanding music above this release also contains 10 bonus tracks that pertain to the same period of time as Bakers Conservatorio Cherubini Concert. These performances are extremely important both for the exquisite quality of the music and great historical significance. They feature Chet Baker with such important musicians as Caterina Valente, the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra, Al Cohn, Bob Brookmeyer and Gerry Mulligan. Over 138 Minutes of Music.
01. Chekeetah (17:52)
02. You Don't Know What Love Is (5:42)
03. Stella by Starlight (12:52)
04. Exitus (10:29)
05. Ray's Idea (17:34)
06. This is Always (6:21)
01. Night in Tunisia (13:19)
02. Cool Blues (9:01)
03. Baker 56 (2:12)
04. Bockhanal (2:59)
05. I'll Remember April (2:49)
06. Everytime We SSay Goodbye (3:11)
07. Newport Jazz Festival Intro (0:57)
08. Walkin' (7:11)
09. You Don't Know What Love is (Newport version) (5:22)
10. Five Brothers (7:15)
11. Tiny's Blues (6:32)
12. Night in Tunisia (3:27)
13. You Don't Know What Love is (Carnegie hall version) (2:56)
Personnel and dates:
CD 1 & CD 2, Tracks #1-2: Chet Baker (tp), Francy Boland (p), Jean-Louis Chautemps (ts), Eddie de Haas (b) and Charles Saudrais (d). Recorded at Conservatorio Cherubini, Firenze, Italy, on January 24, 1956.
CD 2, tracks #3-4: Chet Baker with the Kurt Edelhagen Orchestra. Recorded in Baden-Baden, Germany, March-April 1956.
CD 2, tracks #5-6: Chet Baker (tp) and Caterina Valente (vcl, g). Recorded in Baden-Baden, Germany, on March 26, 1956.
CD 2, tracks #8-11: Chet Baker (tp, vcl), Bob Brookmeyer (vtb), Al Cohn (ts), Gerry Mulligan (bar), Russ Freeman (p), Bob Carter (b) and Peter Littman (d). Newport Jazz Festival, July 16, 1955.
CD 2, tracks #12-13: Chet Baker (tp, vcl), Russ Freeman (p), carson Smith (b), Bob Neel (d) and Bill Loughborough (perc). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, NYC, on May 12, 1955.