Click on the link here for Audio Player: Chet Baker – Live in Bologna – 1962
Some Chet Baker this weekend – actually, the attraction for me was Renè Thomas, who was an extraordinary guitarist. But we’ll go with Baker too.
The original recording is a bit creeky in spots and needed some cleaning up – and it promptly fades out during the last song, Donna Lee, which I suspect was because it was station-break time. But in any event, it’s a good gig all around – and frankly Thomas shines on this one.
Here’s what’s on the player:
Chet Baker with Renè Thomas
Bologna (Italy), Cantina
April 15, 1962
Chet Baker – trumpet
Renè Thomas – guitar
George Gruntz – piano
K.T. Geier – bass
Eberhard Stengel – drums
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