Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Chet Baker: Quintet Sessions 1979


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ARTIST: Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Chet Baker

Release Date: November 13, 2020


Wolfgang Lackerschmid – Vibraphone
Chet Baker – Trumpet, Vocals (2)
Larry Coryell – Guitar
Buster Williams  – Bass
Tony Williams – Drums


1. Mr. Biko (9:07) | 2. Balzwaltz (6:48) | 3. The Latin One (2:24) | 4. Rue Gregoire Du Tour (6:31) | 5. Here’s That Rainy Day (4:15) | 6. Toku Du (6:30) | 7. Rue Gregiore Du Tour (Rehearsal)(3:58) | 8. Balzwaltz (Alternate) (5:19)



‘Quintet Sessions 1979’ is the follow-up to Dot Time’s critically acclaimed re-release of Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker’s Ballads For Two.  A continuation of Lackerschmid’s great adventure with one of the greatest trumpet players in the history of the art form, the album features the spirited duo of iconic trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker and vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid alongside a stellar rhythm section made up of jazz luminaries Larry Coryell (guitar), Buster Williams (bass) and Tony Williams (drums).

The archival vaults have been reopened by Dot Time Records after the widespread success of Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker’s Ballads For Two.  JazzTimes noted “Serenity permeates [Ballads For Two], a serenity born of internal logic that feels both welcome and foreign”.  Quintet Sessions offers a distinctly different lens through which to hear these fine musicians coalesce.  This material (two tracks of which have never been publicly released before), presented here in a stunning CD package, displays the stunning musicianship and compositional prowess of each of these five leaders of their instrument.