The Chet Baker Journey (Australia)
Chet Baker was the prototype of 20th-century cool. His movie-star looks and honeyed vocals won him pop stardom, and his effortless trumpet style earned the respect of the jazz elite; his well-known struggle with drugs brought it all crashing down.
In Freeway: The Chet Baker Journey, international cabaret award winner Tim Draxl finds a living interpretation of a singularly complex figure, illuminating Baker’s life of tormented stardom to expose the haunting mood and delicate nuance of his finest work.
Backed by a hand-picked live band, Draxl channels the Prince of Cool through renditions of his best-loved songs, including ‘My Funny Valentine’, ‘Let’s Get Lost’, ‘These Foolish Things’, ‘Look for the Silver Lining’, ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ and ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’.
Resonant, haunting and exhilarating, Freeway is a candid tribute to a musical icon.
Tim Draxl's homage to Chet Baker offers sensuous versions of timeless repertoire. The music is sublime.
Devised & Written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl
Musical Direction Ray Alldridge
Piano Ray Alldridge
Trumpet Eamon McNelis
Bass Dave Ellis
Drums Benjamin Hendry
Producer Rebecca Blake
Co-Producer Bryce Hallett
Listen to a podcast of Tim Draxl on ABC774:
Tim Draxl is back on the Melbourne stage to perform the musical play, Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey. Tim chats with Richard Stubbs about his career and love of jazz, and does a live performance of one of Chet Baker's songs.
|A Reserve Full||$55.00|
|A Reserve Group (8+)||$49.50|
|A Reserve Senior||$49.00|
|A Reserve Concession||$49.00|
|A Reserve Student||$25.00|
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