Chet Baker Trio - The Radio France Recordings 1983-1984, RSD 2022
The Radio France Recordings recorded in stereo by Radio France at La Esplanade de La Défense (July 17, 1983) and Le Petit Opportun (February 7, 1984). Both concerts are distinguished by the dazzling playing of the virtuosic pianist Michel Graillier, who performed regularly with Baker's combos from 1977 until Baker's death in 1988.
Deluxe booklet with essays by producer and "jazz detective" Zev Feldman, journalist- author Ashley Kahn (author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece), French journalist photographer Franck Bergerot, and Pascal Rozat of Ina France; and interviews with Riccardo Del Fra and Dominique Lemerle, the bassists on the '83 and '84 concert dates, respectively, and pianist Richie Beirach, also a former Baker sideman.
Format / LP x 3, 180g limited edition pressing for Record Store Day 2022 Label / Elemental Cat No / 5990541 Genre / Jazz Release date / 18 June 2022