Chet Baker records ‘Chet Baker Sings and Plays’ for Pacific Jazz (1955)

‘Chet Baker Sings and Plays’ is an album recorded on February 28 and March 7, 1955 with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman plus Strings and released the same year by Pacific Jazz.

Track Listing : 1.Let’S Get Lost (Jimmy Mchugh, Frank Loesser) – 03:43 . 2.This Is Always (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 03:06 . 3.Long Ago (And Far Away) (Jerome Kern, Ira Gershwin) – 03:57 . 4.Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:01 . 5.Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 02:43 . 6.I Wish I Knew (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 03:59 . 7.Daybreak (Ferde Grofé, Harold Adamson) – 02:41 . 8.You Don’T Know What Love Is (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) – 04:50 . 9.Grey December (Frank Campo) – 03:41 . 10.I Remember You (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) – 03:15


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Musicians : Chet Baker – Trumpet, Vocals . Bud Shank – Flute On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Russ Freeman – Piano . Red Mitchell – Bass On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Carson Smith – Bass On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 10) . Bob Neal – Drums . Ray Kramer – Cello On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Ed Lustgarten – Cello On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Kurt Reher – Cello On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Eleanor Slatkin – Cello On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Corky Hale – Harp On (2 – 4 – 6 – 9)

Production : Produced By Richard Bock . Frank Campo, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich

Arrangements : Frank Campo, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich

Package : William Claxton asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On February 28 And March 7, 1955 At Capitol Studios, Hollywood And Los Angeles California.

Released In 1955 By Pacific Jazz.

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The resulting album, Chet Baker Sings and Plays, helped set in stone the image of Baker as the jazz world’s matinee idol and icon of ’50s West Coast cool. […]

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