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Chet Baker: Love for Sale

A reissue company with its act together would have provided the context for this recording: Whatever happened to the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, and what was Chet Baker doing in Montreal in 1978? What was the story with this particular Baker quintet, with reedist Roger Rosenberg, pianist Phil Markowitz, bassist Jon Burr and drummer Jeff Brillinger? What is this material’s prior release history?

Instead, in Craig Morrison’s liner notes for Love For Sale, we get redundancies about Baker’s profligate life. And was there really nothing that could be done for the hideous sound? (Baker sometimes sounds like he is playing a kazoo.)

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