Monday, July 6, 2009


Complete Performances With The Lighthouse All Stars - Chet Baker & Miles Davis

Rating: 5.5/10
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: The Jazz Factory
Year Released: 1953
Album Covers: Included
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Links: rapidshare

About Chet Baker
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (Yale, Oklahoma, 23 December 1929 - Amsterdam, 13 May 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Specializing in relaxed, even melancholy music, Baker rose to prominence as a leading name in cool jazz in the 1950s. Baker's good looks and smoldering, intimate singing voice established him as a promising name in pop music as well. But his success was badly hampered by drug addiction, particularly in the 1960s, when he was imprisoned. He mounted a successful comeback in the '70s, but died in 1988 after falling from a hotel window.

About Miles Davis
Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s: he played on various early bebop records and recorded one of the first cool jazz records; he was partially responsible for the development of modal jazz, and both jazz-funk and jazz fusion arose from his work with other musicians in the late 1960s and early 1970s; and his final album blended jazz and rap. Many leading jazz musicians made their names in Davis's groups, including pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist John Coltrane.
As a trumpeter, Davis had a pure, round sound but also an unusual freedom of articulation and pitch, and fostered developments from popular music to the avant garde. He was known for favoring a low register and relatively sparse playing that served the song rather than display flashy playing, but Davis was also capable of highly accomplished and technically demanding trumpet work. On March 13, 2006 Davis was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame, and Down Beat's Jazz Hall of Fame.


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