Chet Baker records the album ‘Embraceable You’ (1957)

Chet Baker’s ‘Embraceable You’ is an album recorded on December 9, 1957 and released in 1995 by Pacific Jazz .

Track Listing : 1.The Night We Called It A Day (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 02:22 . 2.Little Girl Blue (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:33 . 3.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:06 . 4.They All Laughed (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:08 . 5.There’S A Lull In My Life (Mack Gordon, Harry Revel) – 02:53 . 6.What Is There To Say? (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 03:38 . 7.While My Lady Sleeps (Gus Kahn, Bronislaw Kaper) – 02:48 . 8.Forgetful (George Handy, Jack Segal) – 02:35 . 9.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 02:46 . 10.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 02:07 . 11.On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 03:07 . 12.Little Girl Blue (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 04:30 . 13.Trav’Lin’ Light (Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) – 03:09

William Claxton

Musicians : Dave Wheat – Guitar . Russ Saunders – Bass

Production : Produced By Richard Bock

Package : William Claxton asterisques RVM – Photography . Darcy Cloutier-Fernald – Art Direction . James Gavin – Liner Notes . Mark Larson – Design

Recorded On December 9, 1957.

Released 1995 By Pacific Jazz .


kowalczyk @ RateYourMusic
Yeah, Norah Jones didn’t just fall from the moon. But this kind of dark sentiment doesn’t get any better or worse with age of the recording. In a sense, they both exploit a “mood” of listeners or their wilingness to be affected by the most obvious means: tender melody, almost whispering voice (and overall muted dynamics), slow pace, sparse accompaniment, heartbreak lyrical subject matter. […]

While it isn’t the place to start, Embraceable You is a fascinating example of why Chet Baker‘s tragic spirit remains as attractive today as it was in his lifetime. […]

Barbara S. @ Amazon
My nephew, Henry, aged 13, gave me EMBRACEABLE YOU for my 64th birthday, assuming that since Chet and I were kinda the same generation I would be tickled to get these previously unreleased numbers. Henry didn’t realize that I had no Baker in my music library. I’d vaguely enjoyed him in the 1950s but hadn’t collected him. I was stunned and ecstatic and tremendously grateful to Henry. […]


Chet Baker’s ‘Embraceable You’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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