At The Forum Theatre · Complete Recordings (2-CD) Digipack
  • Loughbrough, Baker, Urso, Timmons & Littman
    Loughbrough, Baker, Urso, Timmons & Littman
  • Chet Baker
    Chet Baker

Chet Baker

At The Forum Theatre · Complete Recordings (2-CD) Digipack

Fresh Sound Records

Chet Baker (tp, vcl), Phil Urso (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Peter Littman (d)

Reference: FSRCD 457

Bar code: 8427328604574


This is not just another Chet Baker album. These two CDs contain, for the first time in one set, all the recordings he made with his quintetthe crewunder Dick Bocks direction at the Los Angeles Forum Theatre in July 1956. On these sessions Chet plays throughout with even greater warmth, virility and maturity of conception than on previous recordings, but with the lyricism that was his forte intact. Ursos earthy, strongly swinging tenor, out of the brothers school, also raises the ante. In the rhythm section Bobby Timmons, who adds a powerful solo voice on piano, is buoyantly funky, while Jimmy Bond and Peter Littman complete a grooving, effectively driving unit behind the soloists.

CD 1
01. Tabu (Margarita Lecuona) 5:39
02. Halema (Phil Urso) 3:52
03. To Mickey's Memory (Harvey Leonard) 5:14
04. Down (Miles Davis) 6:12
05. I Can't Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 3:07
06. Revelation (Gerry Mulligan) 3:58
07. Lucius Lou (Phil Urso) 5:35
08. Worryin' The Life Out Of Me (Mole-Signorelli-Russell) 2:59
09. Something For Liza (Al Cohn) 4:05
10. Medium Rock (Bob Zieff) 5:30
11. Pawnee Junction (Bill Loughbrough) 4:01

CD 2
01. Extra Mild (Phil Urso) 5:17
02. Chippyin' (Harvey Leonard) 3:20
03. It's Only A Paper Moon (Arlen-Rose-Yarburg) 4:45
04. Music To Dance By (Al Cohn) 4:35
05. Autumn In New York (Vernon Duke) 2:08
06. A Night On Bop Mountain (Kai Winding) 4:18
07. Slightly Above Moderate (Bob Zieff) 6:59
08. Jumpin' Off A Clef (Al Haig) 4:56
09. Line For Lyons (Gerry Mulligan) 2:58
10. Mickey's Memory (Harvey Leonard) 5:24 Alternate take

Album details

Chet Baker (trumpet, vocals on CD 2 #9), Phil Urso (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano), Jimmy Bond (bass), Peter Littman (drums), Bill Loughbrough (chromatic tympani added on CD 1 #3 & 11; CD 2 #6 & 10).
Recorded at Forum Theatre, Los Angeles, July 24, 25 & 31, 1956

Engineered by Dick Bock, Phil Turetsky & Gerry McDonald
Photographs by the courtesy of William Claxton (digipack and booklet, pages 6 and 11) and Ray Avery (inside booklet)
Book-let liner notes: Jordi Pujol

Original recordings produced by Dick Bock
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
© 2007 by Fresh Sound Records

Hi Fi · Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.
Dedicated to the memories of Dick Bock, Harry Babasin, Roy Harte and William Claxton

15,95 €  (tax incl.)

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