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Chet Baker Quintet - Blues For A Reason

Chet Baker

Chet Baker Quintet - Blues For A Reason


180g virgin vinyl limited edition, gatefold sleeve with updated liner notes - the complete album + bonus track.

'Blues For a Reason'(1984) was legendary trumpeter Chet Baker's only recorded collaboration with saxophonist Warne Marsh. Includes an alternate take of 'Looking Good tonight ' appearing for the first time ever on vinyl.

"Blues for a Reason stands out from much of the work of the period." - The Penguin Guide to Jazz

"It's strange to think that two of the greatest stars of "cool jazz," Chet Baker and Warne Mash, would never record together, given that they were nearly the same age, and that they both rose to fame in Los Angeles around the same period. However, that would have been the case if Gerry Teekens, founder of the Criss Cross label, had never had the bright idea of bringing them together in 1984. Surprisingly, they would end up cutting their only collaborative album, Blues for a Reason, in Monster, The Netherlands!" - **** AllMusic

Chet Baker: trumpet
Warne Marsh: tenor saxophone
Hod O'Brien: piano
Cecil McBee: bass
Eddie Gladden: drums

** Recorded at Studio 44, Monster, The Netherlands, on September 30, 1984.

** Produced by Gerry Teekens

** Recording Engineer: Max Bolleman

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