Top 5 songs of: Chet Baker, the Trumpet who was born to be blue 🎺[ENGLISH-SPANISH]
Saludos a la comunidad musial #music en #hive espero se encuentren muy bien todos tal vez escuchando algo de Buena música, en esta oportunidad quiero hacer un post bastante cercano al corazón pues quiero hablarles de un intérprete que descubrí de manera fortuita hace unos 8 años mientras leía el prólogo de una novela de la cual olvidé incluso el nombre pero lo que se fijó en mi memoria, en mis oídos y en mi alma permanentemente fue la música interpretada por quien es para mi uno de los mejores trompetistas y cantantes de toda la historia: Chet Baker quien si no es el mejor al menos lo hace con un sentimiento que no todos pueden imprimir en su música.
Greetings to the musial community #music in #hive I hope you are all very well maybe listening to some good music, this time I want to make a post quite close to the heart because I want to talk about a performer that I discovered by chance about 8 years ago while reading the prologue of a novel of which I forgot even the name but what was fixed in my memory, in my ears and in my soul permanently was the music performed by who is for me one of the best musicians and singers of all history: Chet Baker
No quiero aquí hablar de la vida de Chet Baker de una forma monótona, dando fechas específicas ni mucho menos hacer una reseña con nombres y lugares ni hacer una biografía como muchas que podremos conseguir en internet, simplemente quiero hacer un top de mis 5 temas favoritos interpretados por Baker y tal vez así de manera sencilla a través de la música que he seleccionado puedan ustedes los lectores conocer también a este genio y figura del Jazz de todos los tiempos.
I don't want to talk about Chet Baker's life in a monotonous way, giving specific dates, much less make a review with names and places or make a biography as many that we can get on the web, I just want to make a top 5 of my favorite songs performed by Baker and maybe in a simple way through the music that I have selected you readers can also know this genius and figure of Jazz of all time.
My Top 5 / Mi Top 5:
5 - Chet Baker - There Will Never Be Another You
I wanted to place this song as number 5 because it transmits an incredible energy and I would like to start this top with a fresh song like this, fresh as the first years of the life of the musician born in 1929, son of musician parents who learned to play the trumpet from an early age and then was in the military service, who they say had an air of James Dean, a fresh sound that would gradually become more strident and more difficult. In this first song that I share in my top Baker's interpretation is a little slower than other versions I have heard of the same song, for example Stan Getz's version, which is also purely instrumental.
4 - Chet Baker - Almost blue
Chet Baker was in essence a wonderful trumpet player but I always watch with admiration his ability to sing as well as he played the trumpet, I started the top with a slightly cooler song but then moved on to this melancholic side which is for me where the organic sound is, his more soulful sound where you can almost hear his personal struggles, his sadness and all his conflicts.
3 - Chet Baker - I'm Old Fashioned
Of all the songs performed by Chet Baker I think the one I enjoy the most in terms of lyrics is this song because I identify with the issue of being old-fashioned, that's how I feel in much of my life at many times. This song is one of my favorites also musically I recommend to listen to it with good quality headphones and to detail the small sounds like the texture of the snare drum or the incredible Groove that this song has.
2 - Chet Baker - You Don't Know What Love Is
For me this song is where you can most appreciate certain characteristics of Chet Baker's voice as his bass and that dark color of the voice, without the presence of brightness, certainly a great performance that rises completely just at minute 2:30 when the trumpet enters in an incredible solo of long notes and with a magical character. I leave it here for your enjoyment.
1 - Chet Baker – I am a fool to want you
Undoubtedly the most significant of all Chet Baker's songs for me is this one, the melancholy of this song and its interpretation really impact and I leave you this live recording that is very well captured and produced by Jean-Marie Duprez where besides listening you can see the face of the musician, the man beaten by life and his troubles, where you can hear and observe all the pain of this great artist who only a short time later would be found dead in Amsterdam outside his hotel in 1988.
Chet Baker – Born To Be Blue
I leave this song as a bonus for two important reasons the lyrics and its almost inseparable relationship with the character and also that it was called the film made in 2015 and that deals with a pretty hard time in the life of the musician played this time by Ethan Hawke in a movie that I sincerely recommend to music lovers.
Y el ultimo bonus en esta entrada para todos aquellos de habla hispana es este artículo realizado por Gabriel Jiménez Emán narrador Venezolano de gran reconocimiento, un maravilloso material que me sirvió de mucho para realizar este articulo que dejo con mucho cariño para todos los miembros de esta maravillosa comunidad de #music a quienes invito a hacer también su top 5 contándonos acerca de sus temas y de historias de sus artistas y bandas favoritas de todos los tiempos. Mil respetos para todos.
And the last bonus in this entry for all those Spanish speakers is this article by Gabriel Jiménez Emán, Venezuelan narrator of great recognition, a wonderful material that helped me a lot to make this article that I leave with much affection for all members of this wonderful community of #music to whom I invite you to also make your top 5 telling us about their songs and stories of their favorite artists and bands of all time. A thousand respects to all of you.