Live in London 2-CD. Beatrice 3. For Minors Only 4. With a Song in My Heart 2. Leaving 3. I Remember You 4. My Funny Valentine 5. I'll Remember April Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Chet CD. Early Morning Mood - bonus track Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Love for Sale Live 2. Black Eyes Live 5. Broken Wing Live Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes.
How Deep Is the Ocean? House of Jade - Chet Baker, Shorter 3. Love for Sale - Chet Baker, Porter 4. Ballads for Two CD. The Riverside Collection 4-CD. I'll Remember April 2. Jordu 4. Half-Breed Apache 5. Do It the Hard Way 6. I'm Old Fashioned 7.
You're Driving Me Crazy 8. It Could Happen to You 9. My Heart Stood Still The More I See You Everything Happens to Me Dancing on the Ceiling Old Devil Moon Tracks of Disc 2 1. Fair Weather 2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 3.
Hotel 49 4. Solar 5. Blue Thoughts 6. When Lights Are Low 7. All or Nothing At All 8. Crazy She Calls Me 9. The Way You Look Tonight This Is Always When the Sun Comes Out What Is There to Say Everything I Got Belongs to You It Might as Well Be Spring Yesterdays Tracks of Disc 3 1. Alone Together 2. How High the Moon 3. It Never Entered My Mind 4. Tis Autumn 5. September Song 7. You and the Night and the Music I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face The Heather on the Hill On the Street Where You Live Almost Like Being in Love Thanks Heaven for Little Girls I Talk to the Trees Show Me Tracks of Disc 4 1.
Lady Bird 2. Cheryl Blues 3. Tune Up 4. Line for Lyons 5. Pent Up House 6. Look for the Silver Lining 7. Indian Summer 8. My Old Flame 9. I Should Care Violets for Your Furs The Song Is You When I Fall in Love Goodbye Autumn in New York Angel Eyes Street of Dreams Forgetful Deep in a Dream. My Funny Valentine 2. Solar 3. Motel 4. Loverman 5. Isn't It Romantic 6. For Minors Only 7. That Old Feeling 8. Love Walked In All The Things You Are Polka Dots And Moonbeams Maid In Mexico Sonny Boy But Not For Me Why Shouldn't I?
I'm Through With Love Winter Wonderland The Thrill Is Gone Let's Get Lost 2. Imagination 3. Stella By Starlight 4. Tynan Time 7. Line For Lyons 9. Long Ago And Far Away Cherry Russ Job Tenderly Moonlight Becomes You Time After Time Band Aid For Miles And Miles Little Girl Look For The Silver Lining.
Variations on Fascinating Rhythm, Variations on Liza 2. Second Prelude 3. Interview 4. I Got Rhythm 5. Signature 6. Of Thee I Sing - Overture 7. The Man I Love 8. I Got Rhythm 9. Commercial Swanee, Sign-Off Signature Mine Variations on I Got Rhythm Love Is Sweeping the Country Wintergreen for President, Sign-Off Introduction, Summertime A Woman Is a Sometime Thing Act I, Scene 1: Finale My Man's Gone Now Rhapsody in Blue 2.
Prelude 1 3. Prelude 2 4. Prelude 3 5. Second Rhapsody Tracks of Disc 3 1. You've Got What Gets Me 2. Fascinating Rhythm 3. Embraceable You 4. Treat Me Rough Extended Version 6. I Got Rhythm 7. Could You Use Me? Ouverture Medley 9. Swanee Summertime Extended Version Delishious Extended Version Third Prelude Outtake Tracks of Disc 4 1.
Shall We Dance Ouverture 2. Slap That Bass 3. I've Got Beginner's Luck 4. Promenade Walking The Dog 8. Shall We Dance Final 9. I Can't Be Bothered Now A Foggy Day Things Are Looking Up I Was Doing All Right Love Walked In Outtake Lady, Be Good Tracks of Disc 5 1.
Strike Up The Band 2. Somebody Loves Me 3. The Babbitt And The Bromide 4. Changing My Tune 7. Stand Up And Fight 8. Changing My Tune Reprise Somebody Loves Me 2. Nashville Nightingale 4. Boy Wanted 6. Song Of The Flame 7.
Clap Yo' Hands 8. But his success was badly hampered by drug addiction, particularly in the s, when he was imprisoned. He mounted a successful comeback in the '70s, and died after falling from a hotel window. Early days Baker was born and raised in a musical household in Yale, Oklahoma; his father was a professional guitar player.
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Here are some character traits from Chet Baker's birth chart. In a matter of minutes, you can get at your email address your astrological portrait approximately 32 pages , a much more comprehensive report than this portrait of Chet Baker. When interpreting a natal chart, the best method is to start gradually from general features to specific ones. Thus, there is usually a plan to be followed, from the overall analysis of the chart and its structure, to the description of its different character traits.
In the first part, an overall analysis of the chart enables us to figure out the personality's main features and to emphasize several points that are confirmed or not in the detailed analysis: in any case, those general traits are taken into account.
Human personality is an infinitely intricate entity and describing it is a complex task. Claiming to rapidly summarize it is illusory, although it does not mean that it is an impossible challenge.
It is essential to read a natal chart several times in order to absorb all its different meanings and to grasp all this complexity. But the exercise is worthwhile. In brief, a natal chart is composed of ten planets: two luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, three fast-moving or individual planets, Mercury, Venus and Mars, two slow-moving planets, Jupiter and Saturn, and three very slow-moving planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are all posited on the Zodiac wheel consisting of twelve signs, from Aries to Pisces, and divided into twelve astrological houses.
The first step is to evaluate the importance of each planet. This is what we call identifying the dominant planets. This process obeys rules that depend on the astrologer's sensitivity and experience but it also has precise and steady bases: thus, we can take into account the parameters of a planet's activity the number of active aspects a planet forms, the importance of each aspect according to its nature and its exactness , angularity parameters; proximity to the four angles, Ascendant, Midheaven, Descendant and Imum Coeli or Nadir, all of them being evaluated numerically, according to the kind of angle and the planet-angle distance and quality parameters rulership, exaltation, exile and fall.
Finally, other criteria such as the rulership of the Ascendant and the Midheaven etc. These different criteria allow a planet to be highlighted and lead to useful conclusions when interpreting the chart. The overall chart analysis begins with the observation of three sorts of planetary distributions in the chart: Eastern or Western hemisphere, Northern or Southern hemisphere, and quadrants North-eastern, North-western, South-eastern and South-western.
These three distributions give a general tone in terms of introversion and extraversion, willpower, sociability, and behavioural predispositions. Then, there are three additional distributions: elements called triplicity since there are three groups of signs for each one - Fire, Air, Earth and Water - corresponding to a character typology, modality or quadruplicity with four groups of signs for each one - Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable - and polarity Yin and Yang.
There are three types of dominants: dominant planets, dominant signs and dominant houses. The novice thinks astrology means only "to be Aries" or sometimes, for example, "to be Aries Ascendant Virgo".
It is actually far more complex. Although the Sun and the Ascendant alone may reveal a large part of the character - approximately a third or a half of your psychological signature, a person is neither "just the Sun" called the sign nor just "the first house" the Ascendant. Thus, a particular planet's influence may be significantly increased; a particular sign or house may contain a group of planets that will bring nuances and sometimes weaken the role of the Ascendant, of the Sun sign etc.
Lastly, there are two other criteria: accentuations angular, succedent and cadent which are a classification of astrological houses and types of decanates that are occupied each sign is divided into three decanates of ten degrees each.
They provide some additional informations. These general character traits must not be taken literally; they are, somehow, preparing for the chart reading. They allow to understand the second part of the analysis, which is more detailed and precise. It focuses on every area of the personality and provides a synthesis of all the above-mentioned parameters according to sound hierarchical rules.
Each quadrant is a combination of the four hemispheres of your birth chart and relates to a character typology. Chet Baker, the nocturnal North-eastern quadrant, consisting of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd houses, prevails in your chart: this sector favours self-assertion and material security to the detriment of your perception of others. You consider self-transformation to be a hazardous adventure. You are inclined to seek stability and you tend to protect yourself with your actions.
Possession, acquisition but also communication, without opening up too much, are part of your deep motivations. You are rather autonomous and constant, however it is important that you pay more attention to others, so that you can improve your outcomes. Chet Baker, here are the graphs of your Elements and Modes, based on planets' position and angles in the twelve signs:.
Like the majority of Earth signs, Chet Baker, you are efficient, concrete and not too emotional. What matters to you is what you see: you judge the tree by its fruits. Your ideas keep changing, words disappear, but actions and their consequences are visible and remain.
Express your sensitivity, even if it means revealing your vulnerability. Emotions, energy and communication must not be neglected; concrete action is meaningless if it is not justified by your heart, your intellect or your enthusiasm. Cheers for communication and mobility, Chet Baker! The predominance of Air signs in your chart favours and amplifies your taste for relations and for all kinds of short trips, whether real travels or symbolic new ideas, mind speculations.
You gain in flexibility and adaptability what you lose in self-assertion or in pragmatism. Your natal chart shows a lack of the Water element, with only 9. Whether you are aware of it or not, affective values bring about problems, for you or your close friends.
In general, a lack of Water does not necessarily mean that you are unable to love as much as others do. However, you may find it difficult to express the deepness of your heart and of your feelings. In the best cases, you come to terms with it, you adjust, you manage to show more affection or, why not, you pretend to be really affected! In the worst cases, you get into the terrible habit of repressing these essential values and you tend to forget that they are the basis of the richest and strongest bonds between human beings.
The twelve zodiacal signs are split up into three groups or modes, called quadruplicities, a learned word meaning only that these three groups include four signs. The Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable modes are more or less represented in your natal chart, depending on planets' positions and importance, and on angles in the twelve signs. Chet Baker, the Cardinal mode is dominant here and indicates a predisposition to action, and more exactly, to impulsion and to undertake: you are very keen to implement the plans you have in mind, to get things going and to create them.
This is the most important aspect that inspires enthusiasm and adrenalin in you, without which you can grow weary rapidly. You are individualistic maybe too much?
You let others strengthen and improve the constructions which you built with fervour. The first ones are the most important ones, the most "noticeable" and energetic houses.
They are the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses. Their cuspides correspond to four famous angles: Ascendant for the 1st house, Imum Coeli for the 4th house, Descendant, opposite the Ascendant, for the 7th house and Midheaven for the 10th house, opposite the Imum Coeli. Planets are evaluated according to a whole set of criteria that includes comprehensive Western astrology rules.
At their turn, planets emphasize specific types of houses, signs, repartitions etc. Cadent houses, namely the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th houses, are very emphasized in your chart, Chet Baker. They indicate important potential for communication, adaptability and flexibility.
These houses are symbolically linked to the mind and intellect. The relative weakness implied by these characteristics indicates your tendency to hesitate or to be indecisive, but also your remarkable ability to start off again, which is a nice quality, finally: you can easily get yourself out of a tight spot thanks to your mobility and casualness, in the best sense of the term.
This group of houses corresponds to evolutionary characteristics of your personality. However, they are only indications and you must include them in the rest of your chart in order to see whether they are validated or not! The issue of dominant planets has existed since the mists of time in astrology: how nice it would be if a person could be described with a few words and one or several planets that would represent their character, without having to analyse such elements as rulerships, angularities, houses, etc!
The ten planets - the Sun throughout Pluto - are a bit like ten characters in a role-play, each one has its own personality, its own way of acting, its own strengths and weaknesses. They actually represent a classification into ten distinct personalities, and astrologers have always tried to associate one or several dominant planets to a natal chart as well as dominant signs and houses.
Indeed, it is quite the same situation with signs and houses. If planets symbolize characters, signs represent hues - the mental, emotional and physical structures of an individual. The sign in which a planet is posited is like a character whose features are modified according to the place where he lives.
In a chart, there are usually one, two or three highlighted signs that allow to rapidly describe its owner. Regarding astrological houses, the principle is even simpler: the twelve houses correspond to twelve fields of life, and planets tenanting any given house increase that house's importance and highlight all relevant life departments: it may be marriage, work, friendship etc.
The Moon is one of the most important planets in your chart and endows you with a receptive, emotive, and imaginative nature. You have an innate ability to instinctively absorb atmospheres and impressions that nurture you, and as a result, you are often dreaming your life away rather than actually living it. One of the consequences of your spontaneity may turn into popularity, or even fame: the crowd is a living and complex entity, and it always appreciates truth and sincerity rather than calculation and total self-control.
As a Lunar character, you find it difficult to control yourself, you have to deal with your moods, and you must be careful not to stay passive in front of events: nothing is handed on a plate, and although your sensitivity is rich, even richer than most people's, you must make a move and spare some of your energy for Saturn is part of your dominant planets: among the facets of your character, you have a grave and serious side, wise and somewhat severe, since your concentration can be powerful, to the detriment of carelessness and friendliness.
You often look austere, but it is only an appearance, a kind of modesty or reserve; however, it is true that the Saturnian, who is fond of time, effort, asceticism, rigour and sobriety, may have popularity issues. Nevertheless, honesty and straightforwardness, reliability, as well as slow, wise and deep mental process, although not very popular and visible qualities, eventually become noticed and appreciated.
Saturnians' second part of life is usually easier and more fulfilling. Like the Jupiterian, your Saturnian facet prompts you to seek the essential, security, and longevity. However, the difference with the former is that you will never give priority to wealth or "the bigger, the better" philosophy for the sake of power.
Saturn, like Jupiter, symbolizes social integration, and it is usually considered positive to have a harmonic Jupiter and Saturn in one's chart because of their social adaptation capacities. Your vulnerability lies in your too serious and austere side, which may lead to unwanted loneliness and affective frustration. This generally does not last because Saturnians often hide deep down a golden heart that ends up revealing itself Uranus is among your dominant planets: just like Neptune and Pluto, Uranian typology is less clearly defined than the so-called classical seven planets that are visible to the naked eye, from the Sun to Saturn.
However, it is possible to associate your Uranian nature with a few clear characteristics: Uranus rhymes with independence, freedom, originality, or even rebelliousness and marginality, when things go wrong Uranus is Mercury's higher octave and as such, he borrows some of its traits of character; namely, a tendency to intellectualize situations and emotions with affective detachment, or at least jagged affectivity. Therefore, you are certainly a passionate man who is on the lookout for any kind of action or revolutionary idea, and you are keen on new things.
Uranians are never predictable, and it is especially when they are believed to be stable and well settled that In fact, you are allergic to any kind of routine, although avoiding it must give way to many risks.
In your natal chart, the three most important signs - according to criteria mentioned above - are in decreasing order of strength Capricorn, Libra and Sagittarius. In general, these signs are important because your Ascendant or your Sun is located there. But this is not always the case: there may be a cluster of planets, or a planet may be near an angle other than the Midheaven or Ascendant. It may also be because two or three planets are considered to be very active because they form numerous aspects from these signs.
Thus, you display some of the three signs' characteristics, a bit like a superposition of features on the rest of your chart, and it is all the more so if the sign is emphasized. Capricorn is one of your dominant signs and endows you with a grave and serious style that seems to stick to you constantly.
But if you have that reserved and cold side - as some extrovert people may think - on the other hand, you possess sturdy qualities: you are strong-willed and tough. Your long-term vision, your sense of duty, and your ambition are not affected by the derisory and erratic motions that seem to upset most mortals less steady than you.
Besides, you are like a good wine, you age well and your natural solemnity or serious side paradoxically turns into an almost cheerful appearance, as you grow older.
You are actually very sensitive when it comes to love. Faithful, caring, sweet, and sensitive, your behaviour is very different in your everyday, sentimental life. A golden heart beats under your tough and austere appearance With Libra as a dominant sign in your natal chart, you love to please, to charm, and to be likeable.
Moreover, you are naturally inclined towards tolerance and moderation, as well as elegance and tact, as if you were meant to please! Of course, you always find malcontents who criticize your lack of authenticity or of courage and your half-heartedness, but your aim is to be liked, and in this field, you are an unrivalled champion!
Sagittarius, an adventurous and conquering fire sign, is dominant in your chart: you are enthusiastic, enterprising, optimistic, very sociable, and mobile - you have itchy feet, both physically and mentally. Nobody gets bored with you because you are always planning things and suggesting excursions, at least Obviously, so many movements for one man may scare people off, and some of them may even criticize your brutality or your tendency to loose your temper, but you are so warm and genuine, so expansive, isn't this a good thing?
And all the more so, since your sense of humour is overwhelming The 3rd, 1st and 7th houses are the most prominent ones in your birth chart. From the analysis of the most tenanted houses, the astrologer identifies your most significant fields or spheres of activity. They deal with what you are experiencing - or what you will be brought to experience one day - or they deal with your inner motivations.
As the 3rd house is one of the most important houses in your chart, communication plays a major role in your life or in your deep motivations: frequent short trips, open-mindedness - which may offset a lack of mutable signs for instance - listening, discussion, interest in learning, knowledge accumulation or long-term studies, etc. With a dominant 1st house, your magnetism is powerful, and your individuality as well as your willpower are out of the ordinary.
You are a determined, strong-willed, and assertive person, with this relative criterion at least. It is likely that you never go unnoticed when you are in a crowd or a in reunion: an important 1st house suggests that you are a charismatic person with above average vital energy, especially if the Sun is present in this sector.
Your personal interests are always important and you never forget them, which doesn't mean that you are self-centered, but only that you behave according to what is in harmony with your deep nature! Your 7th house is one of your dominant houses: it symbolizes other people, marriages, associations, contracts, and partnerships. Your personal achievement and maybe your problems - depending on the rest of your chart - are mainly influenced by your rapports with others, the area in which you tend to commit yourself a lot.
You appreciate communication, and you give importance to others' opinions. Success requires the support of others, which seems obvious and natural to you.
Your marriage generally contributes to your fulfilment. After this paragraph about dominant planets, of Chet Baker, here are the character traits that you must read more carefully than the previous texts since they are very specific: the texts about dominant planets only give background information about the personality and remain quite general: they emphasize or, on the contrary, mitigate different particularities or facets of a personality.
A human being is a complex whole and only bodies of texts can attempt to successfully figure out all the finer points.
You are sensitive to beauty, Chet Baker, and your emotional reactions are often of an aesthetical order because, even in the appearances, balance and harmony are necessary for your well being.
You easily identify with others, you have a talent for emphasizing their best qualities and you solve their problems with tact and diplomacy. You endlessly weigh the pros and the cons and you constantly try to please your interlocutors.
In doing so, you may develop a strong dependency because you need their approval too much. It is difficult for you and your entourage to deal with your indecisiveness because it inclines you towards contemplation more than towards creation and you are tempted to procrastinate unless you try to charm others into doing things for you.
But as long as harmony prevails You are very sensitive, emotional and intuitive, Chet Baker. You actually perceive what is said about you with shrewd acuteness, which is convenient, but it also makes you especially vulnerable. You are concerned about You need to concentrate on a subject, Chet Baker, to deepen your research and to follow your reasoning through with persistence and determination.
You are the very type of the thinker who needs time and isolation to meditate at length and allow his serious, methodical and rigorous mind to show its worth. Toggle navigation. Save on Every Order! Musicnotes Pro. Become a Member Today!
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That Old Feeling  4. It's Always You  5. When I Fall In Love  7. My Ideal  8. Like Someone In Love  9. My Buddy  Let Me Be Loved  Deep In A Dream  Do It The Hard Way  Long Ago And Far Away  Forgetful  You're Driving Me Crazy  It Could Happen To You  My Heart Stood Still  Dancing On The Ceiling  Old Devil Moon  I fall In Love Too Easily 2  The Song Is You  Trav'lin' Light  2.
Alone Together  3. You Go To My Head  4. Lush Life  5. How High The Moon  6. With Harry James and Chris Griffin, Elman shared lead and solo duties and his dynamic, biting playing was a great asset to the band. After James left to lead his own band, Elman comfortably coped with his role as featured soloist, playing showstoppers such as Who'll Buy My Bublitchki and And The Angels Sing, which he composed himself.
In the late '40s, as name big bands were folding all around him, Elman tried leading his own big band and met with a measure of success especially with a re-recording of And The Angels Sing. In the early '50s he worked in film studios in Los Angeles but ill-health and personal problems kept him from achieving much success. Randy Brooks b.
A child prodigy, Brooks was playing trumpet in Salvation Army bands when he was only 10 years of age. In the '40s he formed his own band and had record successes with Tenderly and Harlem Nocturne. In his band accompanied Ella Fitzgerald on two tracks recorded for Decca.
Brooks, who married Ina Ray Hutton in they divorced in , suffered a stroke in which cut short his career. He died in a fire at his home in March The Man With The Horn midifile. Rex Stewart William Stewart, Jr. His famous "talking" style, and half-valve effects were exploited brillantly by countless Ellington pieces containing perfect passages tailored to showcase Stewart's sound.
He played in a forceful, gripping manner that reflected the influence of Louis Armstrong, Bubber Miley and Bix Beiderbecke, whose solos he once reproduced on record. Stewart played on Potomac riverboats before moving to Philadelphia. He went to New York in Stewart worked with Elmer Snowden in , then joined Fletcher Henderson a year later. But he felt his talents were not at the necessary level, and departed Henderson's band, joining his brother Horace's band at Wilberforce College.
Stewart returned in He remained five years and contributed many memorable solos. There was also a brief period in McKinney's Cotton Pickers in , a stint heading his own band, and another short stay with Luis Russell before Stewart joined the Ellington Orchestra in After leaving, Stewart led various combos, and performed throughout Europe and Australia on an extensive Jazz at the Philharmonic tour from He lectured at the Paris Conservatory in Stewart settled in New Jersey to run a farm in the early '50s.
He was semi-retired, but found new success in the media. He worked in local radio and television, while leading a band part time in Boston. Stewart led the Fletcher Henderson reunion band in and , and recorded with them. He played at Eddie Condon's club in and , then moved to the West Coast. Stewart again worked as a disc jockey and became a critic. Ray Anthony played two years with Glenn Miller and ten with Jimmy Dorsey before forming his own band. He probably has as much fame, if not more, as the writer of the theme for Dragnet, the novelty tune "The Bunny Hop," and the hit single "Dancing in the Dark.
One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time some would say the best , Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any "wrong" note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.
All Music Guide. Along with Clark Terry, Farmer helped to popularize the flugelhorn among brass players. His lyricism gave his bop-oriented style its own personality. Farmer studied piano, violin and tuba before settling on trumpet. Farmer, who made many recordings in the latter half of the s including with Quincy Jones and George Russell and on some jam-session dates for Prestige co-led the Jazztet with Benny Golson and then had a group with Jim Hall Since the s Farmer visited the U.
Al Hirt A virtuoso on the trumpet, Al Hirt was often "overqualified" for the Dixieland and pop music that he performed. He studied classical trumpet at the Cincinnati Conservatory and was influenced by the playing of Harry James. He freelanced in swing bands including both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, and Ray McKinley before returning to New Orleans in the late '40s and becoming involved in the Dixieland movement.
He teamed up with clarinetist Pete Fountain on an occasional basis from on, and became famous by the end of the decade. An outstanding technician with a wide range, along with a propensity for playing far too many notes, Hirt had some instrumental pop hits in the s. He also recorded swing and country music, but mostly stuck to Dixieland in his live performances. He remained a household name throughout his career, although one often feels that he could have done so much more with his talent.
Hirt's early Audiofidelity recordings and collaborations with Fountain are the most rewarding of his long career; he died at his home in New Orleans on April 27, Biography by by Scott Yanow. Pictures, biography and discography of New Orlean's trumpet virtuoso by Carol. Doc Severinsen, best known to late night television audiences as the Tonight Show's flamboyant Grammy Award-winning musical director, has established a multi-dimensional career beyond his late night repertoire, including symphonic jazz and big band concert appearances, recordings, and commercials plus designing and manufacturing trumpets.
Although Severinsen's signature has been his superb trumpet playing, quick witted banter and original style of clothes on the Tonight Show, he is one of today's pre-eminent instrumentalists. Severinsen also plays sizzling jazz with his jazz group, Facets, and big band tunes with the famous former Tonight Show Band, now known as Doc Severinsen and His Big Band.
This summer, he's added a new dimension to his gifted repertory. Art Modell, owner of the Browns, thought their old Fight Song needed dusting off. Originally composed in the 's, the mascot tune had become out of step with the 90's.
So, art turned to Doc. With a spiffy new arrangement, Doc has given the forty year old melody a new lease on life - an upbeat, very modern, jazzy rhythm. Doc's big band tour of eleven cities up and down the Mississippi was completely sold out. Joe Wilder b. After studying music in his home town, Wilder joined the trumpet section of the Les Hite band in his late teens.
In the 50s he mostly worked in theatre bands but spent several months with Count Basie, and by the end of the decade had embarked upon a long stint as a staff musician in US radio and television studios. During this period, which extended into the early 70s, he found time to play with Benny Goodman on a tour of the Soviet Union. Later in the 70s and throughout the 80s he continued to play in studio orchestras, making occasional recordings, including a fine set with Benny Carter.
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To Mickey's Memory. Worryin' the Life Out of Me. To Mickey's Memory alternate take. Carson City Stage. Grey December.But by Baker was in an Italian jail and, although he made a few worthy recordings in the '60s, by the end of the decade his teeth had been knocked out after a botched drug deal and he was out of music. Against all odds Chet Baker made a gradual comeback in the s.