Fone Records - SACD 194 - Hybrid SACD Stereo
Pure Analogue Recording - Plays on All CD Players
Let me start by saying I love these LPs; a tribute to jazz trumpeter & flugelhorn player Chet Baker. Enrico Rava leads this quintet of musicians for this recording of nine selections from people like Rodgers & Hart’s George Gershwin, Sonny Rollins, and others. Rava is joined by Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Enzo Pietropaoli, and Roberto Gatto. I found the selection, a collection of standards and less familiar tunes, to be much to my liking. The interpretation of these songs was very involving and moving. The performances are exceptional and so is the recording. We don’t get that many pure analogue recordings these days and even fewer with really great music, so this 2-LP set is truly a treat. I don’t know why they cut so few, but they are still available as I write this. My Recommendation is to hurry and get this one before it’s gone. - Dagogo
Chet Baker Tribute On Hybrid SACD!
After a highly successful tour, this album came out in 1999, from the project known as "Tribute to Chet Baker" by the quintet of Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu, with Stefano Bollani (piano), Enzo Pietropaoli (bass), Roberto Gatto (drums). Now available on SACD.
In 1998, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of Chet Baker, Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu, conceived the project of a series of concerts dedicated to Chet Baker. The tribute to the great trumpet player, with whom three members of the tribute group played (Rava, Pietropaoli and Gatto) is immediately understood not just in the sense of tribute, but in the sense of revival: in the style of the leaders, both so close to the poetics of Baker, in the choice of songs (not just those made famous by Baker, but also those he loved, although he played them rarely), in short, in the recreation of an atmosphere, crystallized in those golden 1950s, the years of troubled youth of Baker, to which most of the songs can be traced back.
A clarification: The tracks of the leaders are engraved on two different channels (Rava the left, Fresu the right); Moreover, both have done a song "alone", in a sort of personal homage: Enrico Rava "Retrato em branco e preto" (Antonio Carlos Jobim) and Paolo Fresu "You Can't Go Home Again" (Don Sebesky).
"This record is a tribute to Chet as an artist who unfolded his story and opened himself with the sound of his trumpet and voice. Together with Enrico we did not necessarily want to excluvely play material from his vast repertoire as an interpreter, but we selected what we ike most. Chet taught me that it is not important 'what it is' you play but 'how' you play it." - Paolo Fresu
• Super Audio CD -• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most CD Players!
Enrico Rava, trumpet, flugelhorn (left channel)
Paolo Fresu, trumpet, flugelhorn (right channel)
Stefano Bollani, piano
Enzo Pietropaoli, double bass
Roberto Gatto, drums
2. My Funny Valentine
4. Retrato Em Branco E Preto
6. You Can’t Go Home Again
7. Line For Lyons
8. Strike Up The Band
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