Baby Breeze

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background. This is an unusual compilation worth acquiring.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Although Chet Baker's recordings from late in his life varied dramatically in quality, this series of studio sessions is a high point in his career. After having his trumpet stolen, he plays beautifully with a borrowed flügelhorn throughout most of these songs with a powerful tone, especially on "Baby Breeze" and Hal Galper's intense "This Is the Thing." Baker delivers some strong vocals on the session led by pianist Bobby Scott, though Scott's huge hit "A Taste of Honey" is marred somewhat by his odd honky tonk piano in the background. This is an unusual compilation worth acquiring.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/1999
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453832824
  • Catalog Number: 538328
  • Sales rank: 85,104

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals
Hal Galper Piano
Frank Strozier Flute, Alto Saxophone
Phil Urso Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Hilary James Piano
Bobby Scott Piano
Charlie Rice Drums
Michael Fleming Bass
Technical Credits
Hal Galper Arranger
Mel Tormé Composer
Phil Urso Arranger
Charles Trénet Composer
Bobby Scott Arranger, Producer
Robert Wells Composer
Albert Beach Composer
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