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The complete recordings of Chet Baker and Art Pepper playing together, compiled for the first time on a single pack. Featuring Richie Kamuca and Carl Perkins.
Reunited here for the first time on a single pack, the collaborations between Chet Baker and Art Pepper were originally issued in such a disparate manner that it’s sometimes difficult to think of these recordings as a coherent body of work. Their first session, for example, was originally broken up and released on a variety of compilation albums. Their most famous album, "Playboys" was also released as "Picture of Heath" with a totally different cover but identical liner notes! The sessions for these albums, as well as a number of big band efforts, are all included here.
CD 1, tracks #1-11: Chet Baker-Art Pepper Sextet "The Route" (1956) Chet Baker (tp), Art Pepper (as), Richie Kamuca (ts), Pete Jolly (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) & Stan Levey (d). Recorded at the Forum Theater, Los Angeles, July 26, 1956 without an audience, for better acoustics.
Tracks: 1. Tynan Tyme, 2. The Route, 3. Sonny Boy, 4. Minor Yours, 5. Little Girl, 6. Ol’ Croix, 7. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, 8. The Great Lie, 9. Sweet Lorraine, 10. If I Should Lose You, 11. Younger Than Springtime
CD 1, tracks #12-15: "Chet Baker Big Band" (1954)
Chet Baker, Norman Faye, Conte Candoli (tp), Frank Rosolino (tb), Art Pepper, Bud Shank (as), Phil Urso, Bill Perkins (ts), Bobby Timmons (p), Jimmy Bond (b), Lawrence Marable (d) & Jimmy Heath (arr.). Recorded in Los Angeles, October 26, 1956.
Tracks: 12. Tenderly, 13. A Foggy Day, 14. Darn That Dream, 15. Mythe.
Total Time CD 1: 68: 50 mins.
CD 2: tracks #1-7: Chet Baker-Art Pepper Sextet "Playboys" (1954)
Chet Baker (tp), Art Pepper (as, arr.), Phil Urso (ts), Carl Perkins (p), Curtis Counce (b) & Lawrence Marable (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, October 31, 1956.
Tracks: 1. For Minors Only, 2. Minor Yours, 3. Resonant Emotions, 4. Tynan Theme, 5. Picture of Heath, 6. For Miles and Miles, 7. C.T.A. CD 2, tracks #8-12: Jack Sheldon Big Band "Jack’s Groove"(1961)
Jack Sheldon, Chet Baker (tp), Stu Williamson (v-tb), Herb Geller, Art Pepper (as), Harold Land (ts), Paul Moer (p), Buddy Clark (b) & Mel Lewis (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, August 1957.
Tracks: 8. Anyhow, 9. Julie Is Her Name, 10. Aplomb, 11. Sunset Eyes, 12. J.S.
Total Time CD 2: 58: 00 mins.