Baker’s “Blue ‘n Boogie”

Baker Backstreet

Seattle and I have got to stop meeting like this. I’m heading back across the Cascades for trumpeter Bobby Shew’s appearance tonight at Tula’s. Coincidentally, a message arrived yesterday evening from Mr. Shew. It was succinct: “Check it out,” followed by a link to this blistering 1981 Chet Baker version of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Blue ‘n Boogie.” A master trumpeter's recommendation of a trumpet performance is not to be ignored. Check it out. Some time ago, I heard a private recording of … [Read more...]