Join us in celebrating chets artistic legacy by purchasing official chet baker estate prince of cool apparel and merchandise. Against all odds chet baker made a gradual comeback in the 1970s. The rym rough guide to everything has been designed to cut out all this timeconsuming research you simply find your chosen artist, in the alphabetical list, to discover the top five songs and recommended album, as voted for by rym members. Born to be blue starring ethan hawke is a reimagining of jazz trumpeter chet bakers life in the 60s.
As both of these films are showing simultaneously in sydney miles ahead on. Sep 30, 2015 but as good as candy is, this moment is all about the bear. Vinyl records, cds, and more for sale at discogs marketplace. Both authors agree on the importance of bakers drummerless trios of the mid1980s, with guitarist philip catherine on chet choice criss cross, 1985 and pianist michel graillier on candy sonet, 1985, and bakers final performance with the ndrbig band and radio. Espresso taken under citrus trees whilst playing at writing novels in the cobbled amalfi afternoons. Join facebook to connect with candy baker and others you may know. Aug 17, 2019 albums chet baker sings, chet, chet is back. It was sweet, like candy and condescendingly advises him to come back. But his profession was marred by medication addiction. Although baker recorded far too much during his final 15 years, his nomadic lifestyle never kicking drugs and essentially wandering all over europe was unstable and his occasional vocals always an acquired taste were generally poor, his trumpet playing actually improved as. Some say that love is sweet as a rose, some say its honey and the bee, well sit right down and let me tell you what my love is to me. Written and directed by canadian filmmaker robert budreau, the drama is.
Buy music released on the chet baker estate label click here. Reissue of the rare mono version of chet bakers classic 1958 album on riverside records. Ethan hawke as chet baker in born to be blue, a film directed by robert budreau. Cut from the analog master, pressed on 180gram vinyl at rti and housed in a tipon jacket. The title is derived from the song lets get lost by jimmy mchugh and frank loesser from the 1943 film happy go. Howard baker looking on his right, entertainer chet atkins, at the microphone, say a few words aboard the candidates baker special campaign train after it pulled into. The film is about american jazz musician chet baker, portrayed by hawke. A blog supreme bakers legacy may be debated, but his artistry shouldnt be. Chet baker little girl blue by musikgetsthebestofme. Chets almost entirely sustained by his relationship with his black girlfriend. We have grown over the years and now offer great lines of audio accessories, collectibles, electronics, toys and much more. Skor is swedish for shoes, and the candy bars wrapping features a crown that is identical to that found in the swedish national emblem. Baker rises from his theatric stupor, complaining about authenticity. When chet stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with his costar, the enigmatic jane carmen ejogo.
Recorded in a studio in munich in april 1980 for the german intercord label, it never received wide distribution, nor was it ever reissued, neither on vinyl nor on cd, and it remains unknown to any but the most dedicated of chet baker fans, who go to some. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals chet baker sings, it could happen to you. Russ freeman chet baker, chet baker introduces johnny pace, chet. Increasingly, drug addiction hampered his output and performances, especially in the 1960s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing. His break came quickly, when, in the spring of 1952, he was chosen at an audition to play a series of west coast dates. Bakers parents were musically inclined, and in later years were supportive of his career as a musician. The first recording featuring baker is a performance of out of nowhere that comes from a tape of a jam session made on march 24, 1952, and was released on the fresh sound records lp live at the trade winds.
You also enjoy a very fine bass player and appreciate jazz piano artist michel graillier who is very underrated and seldom seen on film. The film s reenactment has chet being attacked by drug dealers, to whom he owes money, as he and jane leave a bowling alley together. Visit the official chet baker estate, llc and chet baker foundation 501 c 3 websites here. The rym rough guide to everything workinprogress rate.
Stan getz, chet baker stan meets chet full album by massimo casulini. Chet baker chet baker sings lyrics and tracklist genius. See more ideas about richard avedon, richard avedon photography and photography. Ralph mooney the greatest steel guitar player ever by chet flippo 3242011. Chets severe injuries all but completely destroy is ability to play the trumpet, and lead to filming on the movie. Chet baker was a primary exponent of the west coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid50s. Born to be blue needed to capture the sound of baker rebuilding his embouchure and reestablishing his tone. The candy coloured houses clambering up the sparkling coast. Ill admit i had trouble seeing ethan hawke as chet baker physically. Highlights of the seven trio tracks are a fine version of miles daviss haunting composition nardis, bud powells tempis fugit and a near10 minute version of love for. Claiming baker told him he was being followed the night before his death, especially since it echoes bruce webers statement, is more convincing robert budreau, the director of born to be blue, also made the deaths of chet baker, a short film about bakers final moments.
Aug 07, 2019 chet bakers vocals are about as soulful as ive ever heard, but up against sam cooke, they seem a bit shallow. Dec 17, 2015 cocktail martino is a project by nerio papik poggi, dedicated to bruno martino, one of the most important and influential italian author and performer of the last century. See more ideas about gossip girl chuck, marilyn monroe smoking and gossip girl outfits. As a lifelong fan of both miles davis and chet baker, when i found. Shooting has begun in ontario on chet baker biopic born to be blue with ethan hawke as the legendary jazz trumpeter. Baker rose to prominence six few years before the release of chet when he joined the gerry mulligan quarter, and found almost instant fame on a recording of my funny valentine, where he played a. Chet baker west coast jazz artist, musical artist, deceased person, film music contributor, literature subject, film actor, person, composer, award winner, lyricist. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. Chet baker was a main exponent from the western coast college of great jazz in the first and mid50s. At kendall square cinema and amc boston loews common.
Thirty great minutes of chet baker playing and being interviewed by bassist red mitchellpassed on recently. Cam and sammy both gush over the uniqueness and chillaf excellence of this band. Peekyous people search has 428 people named candy baker and you can find info, photos, links, family members and more. Chet baker quartet also known as rondette 1955 chet baker quartet also known as summertime 1955 chet baker and his quintet with bobby jaspar also known as alone together 1956 chet in paris, vol. Realistically, any human can find some piece of music of one kind or another that either brings them joy or takes them somewhere else. Kicking things off is massive attack and its 2010 fulllength heligoland. By ali naderzad october 26, 2010 colors, rocknroll, chet baker and electricloud suits and skinny ties. The long night of chet baker, spent nearly four years on stormy weather, talking with several chorines who worked with horne at the. He was the sound behind waylon jennings, buck owens and merle haggard r.
There are long passages in the film soundtracks from. Born to be blue journal of american history oxford academic. Mar, 2009 its almost like a love extreme is a project. The film was shot during a few weeks in the first half of 1987, prior to highlights such as the japanese concert.
In 1968, baker was the victim of a brutal beating from which he lost of most of his teeth. Everly brothers mother, 99, recalls bearden, cas walker. The news articles, tweets, and blog posts do not represent imdbs opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Chet baker quartet music, videos, stats, and photos. He became famous with the gerry mulligan quartet in 1952.
This presents performances of a legendary jazz trumpeter chet baker joined by michel graillier and red mitchell on piano and jeanlouis rassinfosse on bass. Chet meaning and origin of the name chet nameaning. We have to be grateful to iconic fashion photographer bruce weber, for giving us this perfect film about the timeless jazz singer and trumpeter, chet baker. He is considered an exponent of cool jazz, and is often associated with romantic ballads, although he also recorded some funky swinging records for example picture of heath. Chet baker 19291988 once said, i dont know whether im a trumpet player who. Long unavailable video of chet baker playing a relaxed session in the sone record library lidingo, sweden, with the highly compatible. Oct 05, 2012 this album is long over due to be posted on youtube although the album was cut almost 4 decades ago this listener believes that it still holds the craftsmanship and overflowing talent that was put. Chet baker sextet chet baker sextet releases discogs. Jul 06, 2009 gavin, who is also the author of deep in a dream. A 1985 video recording features legendary jazz trumpeter chet baker joined by michel graillier and red mitchell on piano and jeanlouis rassinfosse on bass. Born to be blue is a 2015 internationally coproduced drama film directed, produced and written by robert budreau. Like a trumpeter, he previously a generally restrained, romantic playing design and he captivated interest beyond jazz for his photogenic appears and performing.
Bakers oncerecognizable sound was completely destroyed from the attack. As a lifelong fan of both miles davis and chet baker, when i found out that there was. Budreau has ignited his tale with a brilliant film withina film gambit, only the film in questiona mid60s biopic wherein baker plays himself. Chet baker sings is the debut vocal album by jazz musician chet baker, released in 1954 by pacific jazz records. The scooters and tans, the rattan bags and sandals. In the mood the mariachi brass featuring chet baker world pacific, 1966 barclayemarcy.
December 23, 1929 may, 1988 was an american jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist. Some say that love is sweet as a rose some say its honey and the bee well sit right down and let me tell you what my love is to me candy. He looks good and it is obvious that he is full of natural energy. Mar 25, 2016 bakers glamour never completely faded. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals chet baker sings, it. It was recorded in a lounge at the sonet studio at lidingo. As seen in bruce webers 1988 documentary, lets get lost, baker, ravaged by his addiction, appeared wrapped in a narcotic haze. Chet baker was a jazz trumpeter and vocalist, born in oklahoma in 1929. A late career surge, aided by elvis costello and bruce webers 1989 documentary film lets get lost, put the illfated chet baker back on the musical map for new generations. Born to be blue, portrait of a trumpeter as a heroin addict.
I was reminded of an episode of absolutely fabulous, in which edina. At various fleeting moments, he sings a little like julian casablancas, joe pernice, leonard cohen, jarvis cocker, rivers cuomo, chet baker, mark. As ethan hawke plays chet baker in born to be blue, he talks about perfection versus charisma and the perils of early success joe queenan wed. Lets get lost is a 1988 american documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter chet baker written and directed by bruce weber. On the eve of a new biopic starring ethan hawke, heres an. Jazz trumpeters miles davis and chet baker dueling. Therefore, the director hired the jazz musician david braid to compose new cues and. Candy chet baker album candy is a 1985 album by jazz trumpeter chet baker, released by swedish company sonet records. Performed by veteran film animal bart the bear, who is a credited actor in the film, bart is a joy to watch and while the film is a comedy, one cant help but marvel at the real majesty of the animal and feel respect at this incredible beast.
Both authors agree on the importance of baker s drummerless trios of the mid1980s, with guitarist philip catherine on chet choice criss cross, 1985 and pianist michel graillier on candy sonet, 1985, and baker s final performance with the ndrbig band and radio orchestra hannover, the last great concert enja, 1988. In the film, hawke stars in the role of chet baker in a remarkably creative reimagining of the singertrumpeters struggle to overcome his demons and stage a comeback in the late 60s. Although baker recorded far too much during his final 15 years, his nomadic lifestyle never kicking drugs and essentially wandering all over europe was unstable and his occasional vocals. It was shown in the special presentations section of the 2015 toronto international film festival. The title is derived from the song lets get lost by jimmy mchugh and frank loesser from the 1943 film happy go lucky, which baker recorded for pacific records. Fans of baker know his history with drugs, but i get the feeling in this session, he is completely clean and the music that is delivered is a reward. Jul 11, 2019 the completely ignored podcast returns for a fourth season with a focus on 10 albums of the 2000s. Trumpeter chet baker192988 recorded this excellent album for sonet in stockholm, sweden on june 30, 1985 with pianist michel graillier and bassist jean louis rassinfosse. Jazz chronicles jcs102 harry babasin, sonny criss, chet baker, charlie parker, al haig, laurance marable inglewood jam 61652 jazz showcase 5007 charlie parker, chet baker, sonny criss on the coast fresh sound sp fsr407, fsrcd 359 charlie parker, chet baker bird and chet. A lmost to the end of his life, despite the ravages of heroin addiction, chet baker could play like an angel.
Not really an interview but a sit down and rap with red mitchell. Chets almost entirely sustained by his relationship with his black. Production is shelved when chets past comes back to haunt him and it appears he may never play music again but jane challenges him to mount a musical comeback against all the odds. In 2001, the album received the grammy hall of fame award. Lena horne biography tells of a star shaped by rejection. I applaud chet for taking the cool jazz sound to a different level at this point. That explanation of his heroin addiction, voiced by the jazz trumpeter and singer chet baker ethan hawke in robert budreaus moody biographical fantasia, born to be blue, says it all. His solo in my funny valentine is a classic of the west coast jazz in the fifties. Chets playing is hitting on a cylinders in this session. He had his hair slicked back and had the slouch down but as the young chet baker, he just didnt have the je ne sais pas the deceptively waiflike. This presents performances of a legendary jazz trumpeter chet baker joined by michel graillier and red. Baker to go back to the beach and says his music is sweet, like candy. Recorded only a week or so after chets choice, and with some of the same tracks, but its an entirely different, yet equally successful album. Hawke says, i always imagine if you laid down in your room and put on a.786 93 1285 401 1418 729 346 631 690 11 1005 1522 951 173 891 953 1527 1537 1531 548 878 950 322 388 1086 40 1484 1001 778 246 519 969 1394 1370 403 1518 257 314 182 162 1271 1269 429 364 1167 609 1324 688 1106