Chet Baker - In Milan (LP)
Wax Love present a reissue of In Milan, a live performance from Chet Baker, originally released in 1959. The king of West Coast jazz caught in Milan during his first European trip. The band assembled for these sessions features some of the best Italian classic jazz musicians of the time. The basic quartet includes Chet Baker (trumpet), Renato Sellani (piano), Franco Cerri (bass), and Gene Victory (drums). However, that unit is often upgraded to a sextet with Glauco Masetti (alto sax) and Gianno Basso (tenor sax). The cool spirit of Baker's music lives through some inspired fluid performances of American bop classics such as Miles Davis's "Tune Up" and Charlie Parker's "Cheryl Blues".