Chet

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All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • Label: Fantasy
  • UPC: 025218608718
  • Catalog Number: 087
  • Sales rank: 23,977

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
Paul Chambers Bass
Technical Credits
Pepper Adams Contributor
Chet Baker Contributor
Herbie Mann Contributor
Connie Kay Contributor
Kenny Burrell Contributor
Paul Chambers Contributor
Howard Dietz Composer
Nancy Hamilton Composer
Jack Higgins Engineer
Orrin Keepnews Producer, Liner Notes
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Paul Bacon Cover Design
Ken Braren Cover Design
Harris Lewine Cover Design
Shigeo Miyamoto Mastering
Morgan Lewis Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best records in jazz history

    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.

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