Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker Sings’ for Pacific Jazz (1954)

‘Chet Baker Sings’ is an album recorded on February 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956 and released in 1956 by Pacific Jazz.

Track listing : . 1.That Old Feeling (Sammy Fain, Lew Brown) – 03:03 . 2.It’s Always You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 03:35 . 3.Like Someone in Love (Van Heusen, Burke) – 02:26 . 4.My Ideal (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, Newell Chase) – 04:22 . 5.I’ve Never Been in Love Before (Frank Loesser) – 04:29 . 6.My Buddy (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson) – 03:19 . 7.But Not for Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:04 . 8.Time After Time (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 02:46 . 9.I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) (Hoagy Carmichael) – 02:59 . 10.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 02:21 . 11.There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 03:00 . 12.The Thrill is Gone (Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 02:51 . 13.I Fall in Love Too Easily (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 03:21 . 14.Look for the Silver Lining (Jerome Kern, Buddy De Sylva) – 02:39 .


William Claxton

Musicians : Chet Baker – vocals, trumpet . Kenny Drew – piano . Sam Jones – bass . Philly Joe Jones – drums . George Morrow – bass . Dannie Richmond – drums . Jimmy Bond – bass . Carson Smith – bass . Russ Freeman – piano, celeste . Peter Littman – drums . Larance Marable – drums . Bob Neal – drums .

Production Produced by Richard Bock .

Packaging : Gerald Heard – liner notes . William Claxton asterisques RVM – photography .

Recorded ebruary 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956 .

Releasedin 1956 by Pacific Jazz .

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allmusic
The spacious musical setting, a simple trumpet and piano-bass-drums rhythm section, is perfect for Baker’s low-key style. Despite the few faults of song selection, Chet Baker Sings is a classic of West Coast cool jazz. […]

All About Jazz
As a singer, Baker didn’t have had the range of Mel Torme or Billy Eckstine — but he had a soulfulness, a vulnerability that could send chills up your spine. […]

middleclasswhitenoise
This is an inevitable truth of time, but if you’re at all a fan of the need-not-be-named greats of that genre, do yourself a favor a give Baker a try if haven’t before. It’s an album that I know I’ll be spinning for years to come whenever I lose interest in the modern scene. […]

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