Chet Baker’s relationship with Europe was longstanding, and filled with periods of mutual admiration and understanding, and others of mere tolerance. Live at Nick’s was recorded in November of 1978. However, it wouldn’t see the light until 1987, a year before Chet’s untimely death. It finds the trumpeter in the company of New York-born pianist Phil Markowitz, with whom he had started working in February of that same year. He toured Europe with Chet in 1978 and 1979 and recorded with him for the last time at New York’s Fat Tuesday’s in 1981.
On September 15, 2023 our partner Elemental Music released an audiophile vinyl version of this historical album. It is a 2-LP special gatefold edition including 2 bonus tracks which have not been released on vinyl before (they are present on the CD edition).
|1.||The Best Thing For You Is Me (Irving Berlin) 9:36|
|2.||Broken Wing (Richie Beirach) 9:52|
|3.||This Is Always (Gordon / Warren) 8:23|
|4.||Beautiful Black Eyes (Wayne Shorter) 17:02|
|5.||I Remember You (Victor Schertzinger / Johnny Mercer) 10:07|
|6.||Love For Sale (Cole Porter) 13:37|
Total Time: 68:37
Recorded November 30, 1978 in Laren, The Netherlands