Chet

Chet

by Chet Baker

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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Overview

Chet Baker's penultimate session for Riverside -- which was strictly instrumental -- produced an all-star lineup to support him, including jazz heavyweights Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, and Kenny Burrell. Each of them makes important contributions to the session. Adams' baritone sax solo on "Alone Together" is one of the album's high points, while Herbie Mann and Bill Evans make their presence known on several cuts. Baker possessed one of the most melodious trumpets in jazz, compelling in its simplicity. Rarely extending his range above a single octave, he nonetheless had few peers when it came to slow, romantic ballads, which make up the playlist here. His characteristically soft approach is heard to good effect on "It Never Entered My Mind," where he works with the guitar of Kenny Burrell. Burrell and Baker also collaborate on a moving rendition of "September Song." Chet is a good place to hear Baker's special way with the horn, and is made even more attractive with the presence and contributions of top jazz artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2007
Label: Riverside
UPC: 0888072301832
catalogNumber: 30183
Rank: 35224

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Bill Evans   Piano
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Herbie Mann   Flute
Connie Kay   Drums
Kenny Burrell   Guitar

Technical Credits

Chet Baker   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Audio Production,Annotation
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Henry Nemo   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Larissa Collins   Art Direction

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Chet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this record? Only it ´s one of my favourite jazz records. It makes you feel very romantic and enjoy dreaming about love. It is also the first record that I heard Of Chet. I think it´s an excellent introduction to him. It represents perfectly his lyrical style and will make you look for other records of his. Your girlfriend or boyfriend will enjoy too listening to it with you, I´m sure.