Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Mono)

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Chet Baker -Trumpet, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Chet Baker]

Russ Freeman – piano

Bob Neel – drums

Red Mitchell (A2, A4, B1, B4), Carson Smith (A1, A3, A5, B2-3, B5-6) – bass

Bud Shank – flute (A2, A4, B1, B4) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Bud Shank]

Ray Kramer, Ed Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin – cello (A2, A4, B1, B4)

Corky Hale – harp (A2, A4, B1, B4)

A2, A4, B1, B4 arranged by Frank Campo, Johnny Mandel, Marty Paich

Written by Jimmy McHugh (A1), Frank Loesser (A1), Harry Warren (A2), Mack Gordon (A2), Jerome Kern (A3), Ira Gershwin (A3), George & Ira Gershwin (A4), John Klenner (A5), Sam M. Lewis (A5), Harry Warren (B1), Mack Gordon (B1), Ferde Grofé (B2), Harold Adamson (B2), Gene de Paul (B3), Don Raye (B3), Frank Campo (B4), Victor Schertzinger (B5), Johnny Mercer (B5)


      1 LP, standard sleeve

      Original analog Master tape : YES

      Heavy Press : 180g

      Record color : black

      Speed : 33 RPM

      Size : 12'’

      Mono

      Studio

      Record Press : Record Technology Incorporated

      Label : Blue Note Tone Poet Series

      Original Label : Pacific Jazz

      Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California on February 28, 1955 (A2, A4, B1, B4) and in Los Angeles, California on March 7, 1955 (A1, A3, A5, B2-3, B5-6)

      Engineered and produced by Richard Bock

      Reissue produced by Joe Harley

      Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

      Photography and cover design by William Claxton

      Liner Notes by Thomas Conrad

      Originally released in 1955

      Reissued in April 2023


      Tracks:

      Side A:

      1. Let's Get Lost
      2. This Is Always,
      3. Long Ago (And Far Away)
      4. Someone To Watch Over Me
      5. Just Friends

      Side B:

      1. I Wish I Knew
      2. Daybreak
      3. You Don't Know What Love Is
      4. Grey December
      5. I Remember You

       


      Reviews
      :

      “With the growing popularity of Chet Baker's first vocal album, Chet Baker Sings, Pacific Jazz producer Richard Bock wanted to capitalize on both facets of his young star's abilities. Hence, the trumpeter turned vocalist entered the studio in 1955 with both his quartet featuring pianist Russ Freeman and an expanded sextet including bassist Red Mitchell, Bud Shank on flute, and various string players. 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. His laid-back style -- a mix of '30s crooner and Miles Davis' nonet recordings -- appealed in its immediacy to a jazz public tiring of the hyper, athletic musicality of bebop. Similarly, his plaintive, warm trumpet sound was the more sensitive antidote to such brassy kings as Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. Others artists had performed many of these standards before, but as with "My Funny Valentine" on Chet Baker Sings, tracks like "Let's Get Lost," "Long Ago and Far Away," and "Just Friends" became definitively associated with Baker for the rest of his career. Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings and Plays are not only the two most important albums of Baker's career, but are classics of jazz.” AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

       

      Ratings :

      AllMusic : 4 / 5 




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