Wednesday, December 6th at 9pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the Dennis Luxion Quartet performing Chet Baker’s little-known release from 1955, Chet Baker Quartet - Featuring Dick Twardzik.
Recorded in Paris in 1955, this Barclay reissue features trumpeter Chet Baker in a quartet with Boston-area piano prodigy Dick Twardzik, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Peter Littman. For his first recording-date in Paris Chet decided to tackle Bob Zieff’s compositions, a classically trained composer with a bent toward an angular, third-stream style. Zieff had been one of Twardzik's teachers, and it was Twardzik who introduced Baker to Zieff's compositions. Although Chet Baker was known for playing mainly by ear, he immediately connected with Zieff's music. Compositions like "Sad Walk," "Just Duo," and "Brash," are sweetly lyrical and swinging, yet shaded with harmonies that are noir-ish in tone.
Sadly, Twardzik died of a heroin overdose just over a week after this recording session; a tragedy that cut short a promising career and marked the beginning of Baker's own decline into addiction. Due to licensing restrictions, the album fell out of print in the U.S. and Zieff never fully achieved wider recognition. Nonetheless, these are some of the most distinctive and unusual of Baker's early career recordings." - Matt Collar
Dennis Luxion - Piano
Gomeh Barak - Trumpet
Sam Peters - Bass
Neil Hemphill - Drums
Featured Artist - Brittany Dunlap
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
$10 cover or $5 w/ student ID
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated!
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously supported by Candid Wines.
The Fulton Street Collective
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481