The Improviser

The Improviser is a live album by trumpeter Chet Baker which was recorded in Norway in 1983 and first released on the Cadence Jazz label.[1][2]

The Improviser
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Live album by
Released1984
RecordedAugust 15 & 30, 1983
VenueHot House and Club 7, Oslo, Norway
GenreJazz
LabelCadence Jazz
CJR 1019
ProducerBob Rusch, Per Husby
Chet Baker chronology
Mr. B
(1983)
The Improviser
(1984)
Chet Baker Live in Sweden with Åke Johansson Trio
(1983)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
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Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Baker recorded this Cadence LP in Norway, backed by a pair of fine Norwegian trios that in both cases include pianist Per Husby. ... Although a little loose in spots, this is an excellent date by the colorful trumpeter".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Margarine" (Hal Galper) – 9:35
  2. "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 8:15
  3. "Beatrice" (Sam Rivers) – 8:55
  4. "Gnid" (Tadd Dameron) – 10:25
  5. "Night Bird" (Galper) – 13:25
  • Recorded in Oslo, Norway at the Hot House on August 15, 1983 (tracks 4 & 5) and at Club 7 on August 30, 1983 (tracks 1-3).

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chet Baker Catalog accessed May 26, 2017
  2. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Chet Baker accessed May 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Improviser – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2017.