Mr. B

Chet Baker Trio


The first vinyl reissue of a rare Chet Baker album recorded during the trumpeter's European years. We have this on blue and white marble vinyl.

SOLD OUT: We'll notify you if this title comes back in stock.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Blue and White Marble
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras Two Additional Bonus Tracks, Original Liner Notes
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Tidal Waves Music
mastering engineer Peter Brussee
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue
remastering details Remastered from the Original Tapes

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1984

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

750

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


From 1978 until his death in 1988, Chet Baker lived and played almost exclusively in Europe, returning to the U.S. once a year for a few performances. This was Baker's most prolific era as a recording artist. 

On the album we are presenting you today (Mr. B) you’ll find Dutch recordings (recorded in 1983 and released in 1984). This rare gem of an album is comprised out of tracks written by some of the top jazz composers of all time (Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, David Brubeck, etc.) and played meticulously by Baker and his all-star line-up trio consisting out of Ricardo Del Fra (Ennio Morricone), John Engels (Toots Thielemans, Dizzy Gillespie) and Michel Graillier (Magma, Steve Grossman). On the bonus tracks you’ll also find a top performance from Philip Catherine (Placebo) on guitar. 

Be prepared for eight sublime tunes that bring out the more intimate and touching aspects of the Chet Baker sound, a fantastic session where the master plays his themes with an almost religious surrender. There is a sadness permeating the trumpeter's sound throughout… a deep and touching beauty can be felt, marking this as one of Chet’s best from the period. 

Originally released in 1984, Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of the Chet Baker Trio’s classic Mr. B album. This reissue was remastered by Peter Brussee (Herman Brood) and is featuring the original album cover shot, by Hans Harzheim (Pharoah Sanders, Coltrane, Sun Ra). Also included are the original liner notes from jazz writer Wim Van Eyle and two bonus tracks that were not on the original vinyl release.

Categories


Tracklist


More Music, Less Stress

text-1

Join the club for more perks.

VMP members receive our exclusive Records of the Month and special access to other limited titles. Starting at $33/month. Check it out

text-2

We’ll make it right.

Should the unspeakable happen and you receive a damaged record, we’ll do everything in our power to address it. Learn more about our Damage + Return policy

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.

Continue Browsing
Free shipping for members IconFree shipping for members
Safe & secure checkout IconSafe & secure checkout
International shipping IconInternational shipping
Quality guarantee IconQuality guarantee