Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Music Muse Day - Jack DeJohnette, Chet Baker Sextet

On this cool, pleasant Sunday Music Muse Day there; nothing to do but take care of routine chores. like grocery shopping at Wegmans, having a light lunch, then settling in with some good afternoon music.  First up is Jack Dejohnette Selected Recording, this ECM release is part of a series of 20 Selected Recordings CDs by artists associatedwith the well known and respected label. All the music on each is selected by the artist from their ECM recordings., as a leader, or sideman.  One CD worth of music is just the tip of the iceberg of the great music Dejohnette, and the other artists,  have recorded for ECM.  Luckily, I already won a lot of it, as he is one of my favorite modern drummers.

Next, is Chet Baker Sextet Chet is Back, a reissue of album recored and released in 1962.  This CD release on  Bluebird - First Edition series includes four tracks by the legendary trumpet player previously unreleased in the U.S.  As the liner notes state: "Chet Baker's tragic story of fame and addiction continues to imbue his recordings with a melancholy mythic quality. These recordings come from one of the  high points of his career, a year spent Italy in 1962."  This include work with Ennio Morricone, legendary film composer.  Well worth a listen.

There  is a touch fall in the air, just enough to compliment the listening of cool jazz with feeling guilty for being indoors.  Enjoy.

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