EDITOR’S CHOICE: CHET BAKER
NOVEMBER 30 AT 21:00 CET
Modern jazz radically changed the course of jazz history, introducing new techniques and a wholly new perception of the music. While the most dramatic changes occurred on the East Coast of the United States, the west side of the country experienced a very subtle aftermath of those events. West Coast jazz – more often referred to as Cool jazz – was perhaps the very first mutation of modern jazz, and one of its most famous exponents was none other than trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. On November 30 at 21:00 CET, Stingray DJAZZ presents the Chet Baker Quintet in performance in Belgium, 1964.
CHET BAKER QUINTET: LIVE IN '64
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 21:00 CET
Chet Baker Quintet: Live in '64 features a great concert by the foremost interpreter of West Coast jazz in the early and mid-'50s. Chet Baker had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and great singing. However, his career was marred by drug addiction. This show is a haunting 1964 performance in a Belgian TV studio with a quartet including long-time sidemen and saxophonist Jacques Pelzer and French pianist René Urtreger. Songs include the Miles Davis classic “So What”, and a very rare rendition of jazz standard “Time After Time” featuring Chet’s cool vocal style.