Riverside Profiles

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Riverside Profiles collects tracks recorded by trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker in the late '50s. This was a troubled period personally for the iconic jazz artist as he had become addicted to heroin. Nonetheless, these are some of the most beautiful, melodic and improvisationally muscular of Baker's cuts and easily stand next to his legendary Pacific Jazz recordings. Included are such stand-out tracks as "Do It The Hard Way" off his 1958 album Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen To You, "September Song" off 1959's Chet and "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" off Baker's highly-under appreciated 1958 session In New York. While most Baker aficionados will have or want to get the full ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Riverside Profiles collects tracks recorded by trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker in the late '50s. This was a troubled period personally for the iconic jazz artist as he had become addicted to heroin. Nonetheless, these are some of the most beautiful, melodic and improvisationally muscular of Baker's cuts and easily stand next to his legendary Pacific Jazz recordings. Included are such stand-out tracks as "Do It The Hard Way" off his 1958 album Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen To You, "September Song" off 1959's Chet and "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" off Baker's highly-under appreciated 1958 session In New York. While most Baker aficionados will have or want to get the full albums, Riverside Profiles is still a great introduction to this part of Baker's career. Included is a bonus compilation disc of other artists in the Riverside Profiles series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: Riverside
  • UPC: 888072300736
  • Catalog Number: 30073
  • Sales rank: 304,895

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look for the Silver Lining (4:36)
  2. 2 On the Street Where You Live (8:36)
  3. 3 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (7:56)
  4. 4 Do It the Hard Way (3:01)
  5. 5 Fair Weather (6:56)
  6. 6 September Song (3:03)
  7. 7 Tune Up (5:19)
  8. 8 The More I See You (3:04)
  9. 9 Alone Together (6:52)
  10. 10 Street of Dreams (2:28)
  11. 11 Almost Like Being in Love (4:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dat Dere - Bobby Timmons (5:25)
  2. 2 Airegin - Wes Montgomery (4:27)
  3. 3 Soft Winds (6:32)
  4. 4 My Foolish Heart - Bill Evans Trio (4:56)
  5. 5 Desafinado - Charlie Byrd (2:29)
  6. 6 Thermo - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (6:48)
  7. 7 Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk (7:44)
  8. 8 Bohemia After Dark - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (7:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Drew Piano
Bill Evans Piano
Johnny Griffin Tenor Saxophone
Al Haig Piano
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Herbie Mann Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Wes Montgomery Guitar
Gianni Basso Tenor Saxophone
Bob Corwin Piano
Connie Kay Drums
Clifford Jarvis Drums
Kenny Burrell Guitar, Piano
Paul Chambers Bass
Earl May Bass
Thelonious Monk Piano
Renato Sellani Piano
Franco Serri Bass
Gene Victory Drums
Glauco Masetti Alto Saxophone
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones Bass
Zoot Sims & His Five Brothers Alto Saxophone
George Marrow Bass
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Lester Young Composer
Benny Golson Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Giulio Libano Arranger
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
James Rozzi Liner Notes
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