Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Song Of A Baker


You may remember last week, how we noted the signature Alessi sound has a chime of the Chet about it, so for anyone who hasn't heard the muted toot of his trumpet or the lullaby-lilt of his politely stoned vocal tone here's your chance to check in with Chet Baker. The James Dean of the jazz-scene.

Chet Baker - The More I See You



There's an almost heavy-overload of Chet albums too choose from - but this, this or It Could Happen To You ..are all good hopping on points for Baker-beginners

15 comments:

bleecher said...

good call mr mondo ... ive always been a big fan of quite frankly the sexyest man in jazz (even i would..)

i got a copy of the best of (which is basically his 1958 atlantic stuodio sessions, and never looked back.

nothing quite like him .. although its said sir cliff is a big fan ..and actually when you think about it it shows .. whos all going on a summer holiday then?

DJ Col said...

Yes nothing new in Chet except to say that my mum thinks he's dreamy!

Planet Mondo said...

Cheers jazz-fans Chet is the kiddy isn't he, he's also made a couple of cracking funky covers which I may post at some point

The 'Best of' is fab, but if you haven't got it, grab this as soon as you can - a selection of downtempo outakes just Chet tooting and a crooning backed only by a guitarist - intimate and incredible

lil said...

Love it PM…

Keith said...

I love Chet Baker. I've been a fan of his since I was a kid. I had an uncle who got me hooked on him. He was always playing Chet's music in his home.

Planet Mondo said...

Lil - Worth having a peep at his Let's Get Lost biopic, filmed towards the end of his life when he's worn and weathered from years of drug abuse but still has that voice and star quality

What a cool uncle - top work Keith

Gabbi said...

I love Chet Baker, such a gorgeous and talented man. I know it's a bit obvious, but him singing 'My Funny Valentine' never gets old for me.

Thank you for sharing your music with us always... you have stupendous taste!♥

Planet Mondo said...

You're right Gabbi I don't usually like Valentine but Chet really brings something special to it

Piley said...

sounds like you are hitting this vibe bang on cue... isn't it the Leigh folk and Mondo Titfer festival this weekend??!

P

Planet Mondo said...

The straw hat has been dusted off P and will be getting airing from now until Saturday's kick off

Gilligan said...

Chet was the man... A shame he got that white line fever.

Planet Mondo said...

True Gilligan but he wore his weathering well

Love your Retrospace blog by the way..

drew said...

Love this Mondo.

He was such a cool cat.

ally. said...

saw him at ronies years ago ravaged and moody as hell and marvelous - people cried into their booze great big beery tears
x

Planet Mondo said...

The coolest of jazz cats Drew

You've actually seen Chet live (and almost had a photo taken with The Jackons too)- truly incredible Ally

I saw Astrud Gilberto at the Jazz Cafe