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THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 Pure Virging Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Packaging.
The photographs of William Claxton define the essence of cool – his stunningly intimate images of icons like Chet Baker combine technical innovation and an unerring sense of the moment to forge a singular aesthetic he defined as ‘jazz for the eyes’ - Jason Ankeny (AllMusic) –
INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
On the cover of "Angel Eyes" we can see a photograph of Chet & Phil Urso most probably being taken during the recording of the Chet Baker Big Band dates in Los Angeles in 1956 and on the inside of the gatefold we can see Chet Baker’s first official portrait, which was used on every early publicity document concerning Chet in 1954.
CHET BAKER, trumpet & vocals
On all tracks, plus:
Len Mercer’s Orchestra including Mario Pezzotta (tb),
Glauco Masetti (as), Gianni Basso (ts), Fausto Papetti (bar),
Giulio Libani (p, cello, arr), Franco Cerry (b), Gene Victory (d),
plus String Orchestra. Len Mercer [aka Ezio Leoni] (arr, cond).
Milan, Italy, September 28 (tracks A1-A4), September 29 (A5, B1-B3)
& October 5 (B4-B6), 1959.
(*) BONUS TRACK (B7):
Chet Baker (tp, vcl), Russ Freeman (p), Joe Mondragon (b), Shelly Manne (d).
Los Angeles, October 27, 1953.
1 ANGEL EYES
2 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
3 THE SONG IS YOU
4 DEEP IN A DREAM
1 MY FUNNY VALENTINE
2 I SHOULD CARE
3 AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
4 STREET OF DREAMS
5 VIOLETS FO
7 I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY [1953 version] (*)