Chet Baker

Sings & Plays (JAZZ)

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Sings & Plays

Chet Baker

American Jazz Classics

8436559467506

AJC 159437

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

COLLECTOR'S DIGIPACK SERIES

LIMITED EDITION IN SPECIAL SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK

INCLUDES 9 BONUS TRACKS

Presented here are the complete 1959 studio recordings made by the great Chet Baker in Milan, Italy, backed by a big band and string section conducted by Len Mercer (professional name of the Italian composer and arranger Ezio Leone). Among the various highlights are wonderful readings of Chet’s hits “My Funny Valentine” and “Forgetful”, as well as his earliest versions of “Angel Eyes” and “When I Fall in Love”. Among the nine bonus tracks are three additional versions of “My Funny Valentine”, as well as Chet’s poignant rendition of “Autumn Leaves”.

PERSONNEL:

  • CHET BAKER, trumpet & vocals
  • LEN MERCER’S ORCHESTRA

Milan, Italy, September 28-29 & October 5, 1959.

  • (*) BONUS TRACKS: Chet Baker (vc, tp) with:
  • Gerry Mulligan (bar), Bud Shank (as), Bill Holman (ts), Russ Freeman, Kenny Drew (p), JImmy Bond, Carson Smith (b), Bob Neel, Philly Joe Jones (d), among others.

TRACKS:

  • 01. My Funny Valentine
  • 02. Angel Eyes
  • 03. When I Fall in Love
  • 04. The Song Is You
  • 05. Deep in a Dream
  • 06. Goodbye
  • 07. I Should Care
  • 08. Autumn in New York
  • 09. Street of Dreams
  • 10. Violets for Your Furs
  • 11. Forgetful
  • 12. Autumn Leaves (*)
  • 13. It’s Alwa ys You (*)
  • 14. There Will Never Be Another You (*)
  • 15. Let Me Be Loved (*)
  • 16. Everything Happens to Me (*)
  • 17. I Fall in Love Too Easily (*)
  • 18. My Funny Valentine [instrumental live version] (*)
  • 19. My Funny Valentine [1954 studio vocal version] (*)
  • 20. My Funny Valentine [instrumental studio version] (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 72:33 Min