“Chet Baker Sings” is an album recorded on February 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956.
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 .
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 – photography .
Recorded ebruary 15, 1954 and July 30, 1956 .
Releasedin 1956 by Pacific Jazz .
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. […]
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. […]