Chet Baker’s ‘Chet’

Chet Baker’s ‘Chet’ is an album recorded on December 30, 1958 & January 19, 1959 with Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay.

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Track Listing : 1.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 06:52 . 2.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 03:36 . 3.It Never Entered My Mind (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:41 . 4.’Tis Autumn (Henry Nemo) – 05:18 . 5.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) – 05:17 . 6.September Song (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 03:05 . 7.You’D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) – 04:33 . 8.Time On My Hands (You In My Arms) (Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon, Vincent Youmans) – 04:33 . 9.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 04:06

Musicians : Herbie Mann – Alto Flute On (1 – 4 – 9 – 10) . Pepper Adams – Baritone Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Bill Evans – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Kenny Burrell – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 9 – 10) . Paul Chambers – Bass . Connie Kay – Drums

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews . Jack Higgins – Engineer

Package : Paul Bacon – Design . Larissa Collins – Art Direction . Orrin Keepnews – Liner Notes . Harris Lewine – Design . Steve Schapiro – Photography . Chuck Stewart – Photography

Recorded December 30, 1958 & January 19, 1959.

Released 1959 By Riverside.

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BBC
Chet’s 1958 set is masterful, if a little too safe… But where some of his contemporaries would improvise around the melodies adding their own trademark flourishes and modal lines, Baker’s approach was more linear, often truthful to the original, but perhaps lacking the chutzpah which, arguably, defines a great jazz sensibility. […]

allmusic
Burrell and Baker also collaborate on a moving rendition of “September Song.” Chet is a good place to hear Baker’s special way with the hornand is made even more attractive with the presence and contributions of top jazz artists. […]

Jack Dempsey @ Amazon
Such a beautiful, beautiful recording from a life fraught with tragedy. I guess I pretty much sum it up with the caption above. This is my favorite Chet Baker recording ever. I own approximately 12 other Chet cd’s, yet this is the one I play over and over and over. […]

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