Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Chet Baker

Artist:  Chet Baker
Birth Name:  Chesney Henry Baker
Born:  December 23, 1929.  Yale, Oklahoma, USA
Died:  May 13, 1988 (Aged 58).  Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Trumpet, Vocals, Flugelhorn, Piano

Chet Baker was an American Jazz Trumpeter, and Vocalist.  He was a primary exponent of the West Coast School of Cool Jazz in the early and mid-'50s.  He plays with Vido Musso's Band, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan.  His well known song "My Funny Valentine", and "My Old Flame".

Title:  The Complete Chet Baker Sings Sessions  (2013)
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label:  Masterworks
Rating:   *****


 1.  My Funny Valentine  (2:18)
 2.  But Not For Me  (3:02)
 3.  Time After Time  (2:44)
 4.  I Get Along Without You Very Well  (2:57)
 5.  There Will Never Be Another You  (2:58)
 6.  Look For The Silver Lining  (2:39)
 7.  I Fall In Love Too Easily  (3:19)
 8.  The Thrill Is Gone  (2:50)
 9.  Daybreak  (2:40)
10. Just Friends  (2:42)
11. I Remember You  (3:14)
12. Let's Get Lost  (3:42)
13. Long Ago And Far Away  (3:57)
14. You Don't Know What Love Is  (4:51)
15. That Old Feeling  (3:01)
16. It's Always You  (3:33)
17. I've Never Been In Love Is  (4:51)
18. My Buddy  (3:17)
19. Like Someone In Love  (2:24)
20. My Ideal  (4:24)
21. This Is Always  (3:08)
22. Someone To Watch Over Me  (3:02)
23. I Wish I Knew  (3:59)
24. Grey December  (3:45)


Chet Baker:  Vocals, Trumpet
Russ Freeman:  Piano

Carson Smith:  Bass on Tracks: 1-7, 9-14
Bob  Neel:  Drums on Tracks:  1-7, 9-14, 21-24 
Joe Mondragon:  Bass on Track 8
Shelly Manne:  Drums on Track 8
Jimmy Bond:  Bass on Tracks:  15-17, 18-20
Peter Littman:  Drums on Tracks:  15-17
Lawrence Marable:  Drums on Tracks:  18-20
Red Mitchell:  Bass on Tracks:  21-24
Bud Shank:  Flute on Tracks:  21-24
Corky Hale:  Harp on Tracks:  21-24

The Complete Chet Baker Sings Sessions is the complete sings sessions of Chet Baker, was released in 2013 by Masterworks, featuring Russ Freeman, Carson Smith, Bob Neel, Joe Mondragon, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Bond, Peter Littman, Lawrence Marable, Red Mitchell, Bud Shank and Corky Hale.

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