RECORD STORE DAY 2019 – Chet Baker – Tromba Fredda (Cold Trumpet) – released for the first time ever..!

This limited 10 ” released for the first time ever, in conjunction with Record Store Day 2019 – see’s Chet Bakers solo trumpet score to Enzo Nasso surrealist short film, from 1963 which also featured Baker…

The B-side features 4 tracks from the Piero Umiliani score Intrigo a Los Angeles… which features Chet Baker in his prime…

 

Chet was in Europe touring and recording. An addict since the early 1950s, Baker found scoring drugs abroad relatively easy. But when his connections in Italy dried up, he began visiting doctors, complaining of headaches and leaving with charitable prescriptions. From May through July 1960, Baker filled 23 prescriptions for Palfium—a narcotic three times more powerful than morphine but shorter-lasting—from a single doctor in Lucca, to be dosed through a syringe.

 

In the summer of ’60, Baker overdosed and was detained in Lucca along with the doctors who had been supplying his habit. In April 1961, Baker was convicted and sentenced to 16 months in prison but released in December. He found studio and film work in Italy and remained there until 1964, when he was busted in Germany and deported.

 

During his time in Italy, Baker made this surrealist film in 1963 directed by Italian filmmaker Enzo Nasso… While the film is a bit heady and stale by today’s standards, we do get to see a disheveled, demon-riddled Baker performing a role and to hear his original pained score and definitely one for the Chet Baker completists…

Released 13th April

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