Chet Baker

Chet Baker Sings + 10 Bonus Tracks (170023)

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Chet Baker Sings + 10 Bonus Tracks

Chet Baker

20th Century Masterworks Color

8436563183195

TCM 161660

170023

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

Contains new specially prepared liner notes by PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ’s writer BRIAN MORTON and by Paris’ prestigious JAZZ MAGAZINE

INCLUDES 10 BONUS TRACKS

4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

“These are exquisite performances, made with a sympathetic band and considerable inventiveness. More than that, though, they are a pointer towards new ways of making jazz that don’t call for high-wire playing, top Cs, agonised wrenching of the harmony or grand political statements. Just a young man in love with the songs of a previous generation, and making them his own.” PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ

“Chet Baker offers here the most memorable recorded versions ever of some of these standard songs, starting with the intoxicating ‘My Funny Valentine’, which would remain in his repertoire for the rest of his life. The magic of this album resides in what it suggests about the trumpeter’s own paradoxes: his security and his shyness, his fire and his fragility, and the part of shadow and hidden tragedy behind his Hollywood-like beauty and his apparent effortless genius, all of which have made of him one of the most fascinating musicians in jazz history.” JAZZ MAGAZINE

PERSONNEL:

  • COLECTIVE PERSONNEL:
  • Russ Freeman (piano & celeste); Jimmy Bond, Carson Smith, Joe Mondragon (bass); Peter Littman, Lawrence Marable, Bob Neel, Shelly Manne (drums), among others.

All tracks recorded in Los Angeles. 1953-56.

TRACKS:

  • 01 That Old Feeling
  • 02 It’s Always You
  • 03 Like Someone in Love
  • 04 My Ideal
  • 05 I’ve Never Been in Love Before
  • 06 My Buddy
  • 07 But Not for Me
  • 08 Time After Time
  • 09 I Get Along Without You Very Well
  • 10 My Funny Valentine
  • 11 There Will Never Be Another You
  • 12 The Thrill Is Gone
  • 13 I Fall in Love Too Easily
  • 14 Look for the Silver Lining
  • 15 Daybreak (*)
  • 16 Just Friends (*)
  • 17 I Remember You (*)
  • 18 Let’s get Lost (*)
  • 19 Long Ago and Far Away (*)
  • 20 You Don’t Know What Love Is (*)
  • 21 This Is Always (*)
  • 22 Someone to Watch Over Me (*)
  • 23 I Wish I Knew (*)
  • 24 Grey December (*)
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS
  • Total Time: 78:51 min.