Let's Remember Chet Baker

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“Music comes from within, and makes its way out through playing with other musicians. I love playing, and I think it’s the only reason I’ve been put on this earth”. These are the words of Chet Baker who to this day is still considered a key figure in modern jazz both in the United States but, above all, in Europe where he would return frequently and loved to perform.

Gifted with such phenomenal musical abilities, right from the start Baker was predestined to work with some of the most outstanding jazz soloists of his era. This included Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, the baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan as well as saxophonist Paul Desmond. His best recordings, however, didn’t come until the last years of his life, and despite or perhaps rather because of his many indulgences and excesses, over time his art of improvisation took on an ever more fragile and intimate feel.

There are countless reasons for including this jazz icon in the programme of this year's Prague Proms 2022 festival.  Ultimately, though, the Let’s Remember Chet Baker will be an opportunity for the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Jan Hasenöhrl and The Loop Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute to the man who became synonymous with jazz and who will be forever revered as a true revelation of his time. 

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  1. Jan Hasenöhrl & The Loop Jazz Orchestra
  2. Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  3. Vít Pospíšil, piano, conductor
  4. Jan Hasenöhrl, trumpet
  5. David Fárek, saxophones
  6. Radek Krampl, vibraphone
  7. Lukáš Chejn, guitar
  8. Tomáš Uhlík, bass
  9. Martin Šulc, drums
  10. Michito Sanchez, percussion
  11. Alexej Rosík, concertmaster


  • I´m Thru With Love, Matty Malneck, Fuddling Livingston
  • You Don´t Know What Love Is, Gene dePaul, Don Raye
  • I Love You, Cole Porter
  • Love, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blanc
  • Early Autumn, Ralph Burns, Woody Herman
  • The Song Is You, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  • When I Fall in Love, Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  • Star Eyes/I’ll Remember April, Gene dePaul, Don Raye
  • Autumn In NYC, Vernon Duke
  • Streets Of Dreams, Victor Young, Sam M. Lewis
  • Love Walked In, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  • What a Difference a Day Made, Maria Grever, Stanley Adams
  • A little Duet for Zoot and Chet, Jack Montrose
  • My Funny Valentine, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  • Salsamba, Rique Pantoja
  • It´s You Or No One, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn