Chet Baker Quartet – Chet Baker in Paris, Vol 1 – Barclay – 1955 (Sam Records)
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This session, recorded at Studio Pathe-Magellan October 11, 1955 in Paris, is the first of three recordings for the Barclay label between 1955 and 1956. Chet, with Richard "Dick" Twardzik on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass and Peter Littmann on drums, performs the beautiful compositions of Robert L. "Bob" Zieff. A masterpiece!!!
Reissue using the original photos from Jean-Pierre Leloir, remastered from the original master tapes. Limited edition 750 copies — 180-gram vinyl pressed by Optimal in Germany.
Founded in 2011 by Fred Thomas, Sam Records presents this first reissue. Sam Records' repressings pay tribute to the people — the musicians, producers, labels, photographers, graphic artists and sound engineers — who created the original recordings that have become enduring legends of 1950s and '60s jazz.
"Significant (was the work of) Fred Thomas, head of the French label Sam Records. His 'replica reissues' reproduced very rare LPs issues on European labels in the 1950s, down to the sleeves themselves, and the musical choices were inspired, resurrecting recordings from important musicians, some of them lesser known." — The Audio Beat, 2013 Awards
Presented a "Recordings of the Year" award for 2013 by The Audio Beat at the 2014 International CES/The Home Entertainment Show in Las Vegas
- Limited edition French reissue
- Remastered from original master tapes
- 180-gram LP pressed at Optimal in Germany
- With insert, gatefold picture of Chet Baker