Three of the best jazzmen from Quebec, Frédéric Alarie (bass), John Roney (piano) and Ron Di Lauro (trumpet) gather for a concert paying tribute to two Jazz icons: Chet Baker (trumpet and composer) and Scott LaFaro (bass). These two jazz legends played together at the beginning of their career in the Chet Baker Quintet. Two talented musicians of exceptional talent who have experienced tragic destinies: Scott LaFaro died in a car crash in full ascension of his career at the age of 25 and Chet Baker suffered a fatal fall from his hotel’s window after an overdose.
Frédéric Alarie Quartet presented a concert dedicated to the famous bassist at the Montréal International Jazz Festival in 2016. Exceptionnaly, the International Society of Bassists (ISB), owner of the famous restored bass of Scott LaFaro, lent the precious instrument to Frédéric Alarie for this tribute concert.
At the same edition of MIJF, Alarie with the Ron Di Lauro presented the concert My Funny Valentine, an all-Chet Baker concert. The idea of a tribute concert of the two legends was then born. The brilliant pianist John Roney completes this trio of exceptional musical quality.
It is a memorable concert where everyone will recognize the great success of the two stars of jazz: My Funny Valentine, Jade Vision, But not for me, It could happen to you, Someday my Prince will come, Witchcraft and many other. The best of the best!
Montréal, Quebec, Canada