This video of Chet Baker playing a relaxed session in the Sonet Record library in Lidingo, Sweden, with the highly compatible support of French pianist Michel Graillier and Belgian bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, is now released on DVD.

It features not only Chet’s sensitive and distinctive interpretations of classic jazz themes by Bud Powell and Miles Davis and great popular music standards by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer (the title track), but also a guest appearance by Red Mitchell, the celebrated bassist, then resident in Stockholm.

After Red undertakes a short but fascinating interview with Chet, the two join forces to play a most delightful version of the enduring Rodgers & Hart ballad, My Romance.

This session has been described by American reviewer J. Hughes as Chet Baker’s finest recording and performance in a jazz trio setting. He also adds, “These musicians find the same wave-length and attack this repertoire with poignant spontaneity and amazing improvisation.”

The track listing on this DVD, Chet Baker – Candy is as follows:

1. Candy
2. Love For Sale
3. Tempus Fugue-It
4. Sad Walk
5. Red’s Blues
6. Nardis
7. Bye Bye Blackbird
8. My Romance

You can view a preview of Chet Baker singing “Candy” below:

If you like Jazz music and you’d like to have a copy of this DVD set, Chet Baker – Candy just click on the Amazon link above and order one.

Jan Barrett

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