Chet Baker in Tokyo
|Chet Baker in Tokyo|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||June 14, 1987|
|Venue||Hitomi-Kinen-Kodo, Tokyo, Japan|
|Genre||Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz|
|Label||King Records (Japan); Paddle Wheel; Evidence Music|
Chet Baker in Tokyo is a live album by jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker, recorded at Showa Women's University's Hitomi Kinen Kōdō. Released only eleven months before his death, it has been hailed as, "A glorious moment in Chet Baker's twilight."
The performances are remarkable because they take in, at the highest level, everything that people said Chet could do - play ballads with almost painful, poetic eloquence - and what many said he could not: blow hard and tough enough so as to make the trumpet sound its essence.
Rick Anderson of AllMusic said the album "shows him to have still been in complete control of his musical faculties, playing not just beautifully and well, but with energy and even speed despite his deteriorating health."
- "Stella by Starlight" - 10:50
- "For Minors Only" - 7:40
- "Almost Blue" - 7:53
- "Portrait in Black and White" - 15:46
- "My Funny Valentine" - 13:14
- "Four" - 7:28
- "Arborway" - 14:00
- "I'm A Fool to Want You" - 11:22
- "Seven Steps to Heaven" - 7:56
- "For All We Know" - 8:57
- "Broken Wing" - 10:08
- Yoichi Nakao - Producer
- Vinocur, John (2008-02-22). "A glorious moment in Chet Baker's twilight". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
- "Chet Baker in Tokyo - Chet Baker | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
- "MY FUNNY VALENTINE CHET BAKER IN TOKYO". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-05-25.