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Chet Baker in Paris 1955-1956, the Barclay sessions

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Universal France is releasing next month an 8CD box 'Chet in Paris' that will add quite a lot of new material (alternate takes only it seems) to the previous 4 individual CDs of the Barclay sessions that came out via Polygram in 1988.

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Some details are available here!

A discography of what's been released so far from these Barclay sessions dating from October 1955 through March 1956 can be seen on this site.

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Looks really good. . . and expensive.

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I have the original four separate CDs and they contain some of my favourite Chet Baker. The new box set looks interesting but I wonder who is going to pay 106 euros for what is already available plus umpteen alternate takes?

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The Paris recordings are great, but I would have preferred getting the master takes only. Maybe Definitive will do that :tdown

I currently have two CDs culled from these sessions, "Chet Baker Quartet featuring Dick Twardzik" (2003 Universal reissue) and "Chet Baker Quartet plays Standards" (Jazz in Paris).

Tthe new box will be available for 80€ at JPC:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/hnum/9888368

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I've been waiting to see if a collection of these would appear, so this is great news. I'm wondering if I really need all the alternates, but I'm not going to gripe if I can find it at a good price.

What's that in real money?

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interesting, but i wish there would be more with dick twardzik!!

keep boppin´

marcel

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I've been waiting to see if a collection of these would appear, so this is great news. I'm wondering if I really need all the alternates, but I'm not going to gripe if I can find it at a good price.

What's that in real money?

80 euros = approx £56 or $116. If you add shipping that comes out to more than I'd ever pay for it!

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They could have made this a limited edition of 500, because that's probably the number they're going to sell, at that price.

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I was told to order this for myself as an Xmas gift and did. It came to about 115 bucks total (the set showed up in my basket at about 69 Euros because VAT was removed). 499 to go. :)

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Rosco- real money? what do you want Zlotys? or Katanga crosses? Last I looked the green back went through the floor... :rolleyes:

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Rosco- real money? what do you want Zlotys? or Katanga crosses? Last I looked the green back went through the floor... :rolleyes:

:lol: I have as much chance of figuring out Zlotys as Euros.

£56 doesn't sound too bad (Still, just the master takes and half the price would sound even better)

If I can find it for under £40 I'll bite for sure.

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I would like to hear how Francy Boland sounded behind Chet on the last sessions covered here, but I do not need all of this box. Are there still single CDs of those sessions?

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I would like to hear how Francy Boland sounded behind Chet on the last sessions covered here, but I do not need all of this box. Are there still single CDs of those sessions?

They're all shown as available on Amazon from resellers for silly prices! Perhaps now's the time to sell mine before the rush starts!

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Somehow Ia gree with Claude. The master takes would be sufficient for me.

This leads me to this question:

In the early 80s these Chet In Paris sessions were reissued on 3 LP's on the BLue Star label. Due to certain circumstances at that time I snapped up Vol. 2 and 3 as SPANISH pressings of the Blue Star LPs but I never was able to get hold of Vol. 1.

Late on I found out the French Blue Star reissues included a DOUBLE LP of Vol. 1 and 2 and Vol. 3 as a single LP (no wonder I never saw a single LP of Vol. 1 again). The only time I ever saw a copy of that double LP somehow I failed to grab that too. Is there any reissue of the material from Vol. 1 (apart from that new box set) available - short of getting a copy of that Spanish pressing the Vol. 1 Blue Star LP?

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Single CDs?

There's this compilation

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also this Jazz in Paris CD has the session with Gérard Gustin, Jimmy Bond and Bert Dahlander:

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Saw the box which is out today. Price was around €100 (about $145) at my favorite record shop!

I don't plan to spend that kind of money on this (will wait for a more reasonably priced secondhand box)!

The box is very nice but it does contain eight rather brief CDs. One disc per session. I did not check on all their lengths but at least two of them had less than 20 minutes of music :mellow:

All this could have been easily included on 5 discs.

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Saw the box which is out today. Price was around €100 (about $145) at my favorite record shop!

I don't plan to spend that kind of money on this (will wait for a more reasonably priced secondhand box)!

The box is very nice but it does contain eight rather brief CDs. One disc per session. I did not check on all their lengths but at least two of them had less than 20 minutes of music :mellow:

All this could have been easily included on 5 discs.

So there's not much more music really than the old four discs contained? :tdown

They could have done better than spreading it onto more CDs, but I guess they think we'll pay more like this? I assume it will rather lead to them selling less... 100€ for an 8CD box is way too much anyway (except maybe for the Ayler box or something similarly incredible)!

Edited by king ubu

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Dusty Groove is selling it for $86.99, although it seems to be temporalily out of stock at the moment.

Dusty Groove

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Here's the track list. While it's a good idea not to split sessions between discs, it seems silly not to combine two or three 20-25 minute sessions onto one CD.

CD 1

[1.] Rondette 2:10

[2.] Mid-Forte 3:06

[3.] Sad Walk 4:14

[4.] Re-Search 4:57

[5.] Just Duo 4:10

CD 2

[1.] Piece Caprice 5:08

[2.] Pomp 4:39

[3.] The Girl From Greenland 5:14

[4.] Brash 5:53

CD 3

[1.] I'll Remember April 5:52

[2.] There's A Small Hotel 3:47

[3.] These Foolish Things 4:42

[4.] Lover Man 4:50

[5.] Autumn In New York 7:06

[6.] Summertime 4:13

[7.] You Go To My Head 5:52

[8.] Tenderly 6:38

CD 4

[1.] Chet 3:24

[2.] Chet 0:14

[3.] Chet 3:16

[4.] Chet 3:10

[5.] Chet 3:21

[6.] Dinah 3:14

[7.] Dinah 3:07

[8.] Dinah 3:01

[9.] Vline 3:02

[10.] In Memory Of Dick 3:13

[11.] In Memory Of Dick 0:34

[12.] In Memory Of Dick 3:08

[13.] In Memory Of Dick 0:05

[14.] In Memory Of Dick 0:05

[15.] In Memory Of Dick 2:58

CD 5

[1.] Alone Together 3:46

[2.] Alone Together 3:43

[3.] Alone Together 4:22

[4.] Exitus 7:18

[5.] Exitus 1:58

[6.] Exitus 8:45

[7.] Once In A While 0:09

[8.] Once In A While 0:09

[9.] Once In A While 5:45

[10.] All The Things You Are 7:18

[11.] All The Things You Are 6:03

[12.] Everything Happens To Me 0:21

[13.] Everything Happens To Me 3:41

CD 6

[1.] Chik-Eta 0:43

[2.] Chik-Eta 5:11

[3.] Chik-Eta 0:32

[4.] Chik-Eta 0:05

[5.] Chik-Eta 0:04

[6.] Chik-Eta 6:00

[7.] How about You ? 0:05

[8.] How about You? 0:11

[9.] How About You 4:27

[10.] How About You? 0:22

[11.] How About You? 0:21

[12.] How About You? 0:25

[13.] How About You? 4:33

[14.] Exitus 4:07

[15.] Exitus 4:39

[16.] Exitus 4:28

[17.] Exitus 4:51

[18.] Exitus 5:15

[19.] Dear Old Stockholm 7:48

CD 7

[1.] Speak Low 4:39

[2.] Anticipated Blues 2:17

[3.] Anticipated Blues 0:04

[4.] Anticipated Blues 0:06

[5.] Anticipated Blues 0:21

[6.] Anticipated Blues 2:53

[7.] Anticipated Blues 0:05

[8.] Anticipated Blues 2:42

[9.] Anticipated Blues 2:56

[10.] Tasty Pudding 2:29

[11.] Tasty Pudding 2:28

[12.] Cheryl 2:06

[13.] Cheryl 2:06

[14.] Cheryl 0:05

[15.] Cheryl 0:08

[16.] Cheryl 3:16

[17.] Cheryl 0:04

[18.] Cheryl 0:27

[19.] Cheryl 3:15

[20.] Tasty Pudding 2:14

[21.] Tasty Pudding 6:12

[22.] Tasty Pudding 4:17

[23.] Tasty Pudding 4:43

CD 8

[1.] Mythe 3:02

[2.] Not Too Slow 2:56

[3.] In A Little Provincial Town 2:59

[4.] Vline 2:53

http://www.jazzecho.de/CDA.jsp?objectId=56...il=060249838397

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I have only recently begun listening to the young Chet, and the Barclay gessions were on my wants list, tho I did not know how much material existed, so I was initially quite keen on picking up this box, but , now having seen how short some of the records are, here is one repackaging concept which will not find its way, chez nous! Un rip off!

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