Chet Baker Quartet, “No Problem”, by Kevin Olson
Chet Baker Quartet No Problem
This is Chet in Europe in 1979 just off a European tour with his trio. He is again playing with Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson. A great bass player that drives the rhythm on this album. The pianist, Duke Jordan, is forthright in his playing. He can carry the melody or place a colorful flourish just so.
The drummer, Norman Fearrington, is the youngster here but is very competent. The drum and cymbal work he adds is neither intrusive or subordinate.
I bought the CD in Sweden in 1995. Chet Bakers’ albums were difficult to find in the US at that time. Maybe 4 albums were available. The store in Sweden had 14 different albums. I picked up what I could.
I was delighted when I saw this on vinyl a few months ago. I think it was on Acoustic Sounds. It is on a 180-gram disk and it sounds fantastic.
I am a big enough fan that I named one of my cats, Chet.
If you too dig Chet, check this one out.