Sentimental Walk in Paris

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Chet Baker's Sentimental Walk in Paris is a collection of his Vladimir Cosma covers from the '80s. Although Baker was past his prime and had descended into heavy drugs, he was still an ace trumpeter. His gorgeous sound overcomes the arrangements (which are not bad, but tend to get cheesy at times), and fit perfectly into Cosma's mood music. In fact, Cosma produced the album and acted as Baker's handler during the recording sessions. The pairing is an inspired one, although Cosma's jazz influences have always been apparent. The orchestration that Cosma used for filling out Baker's sound was wonderfully appropriate, bringing to mind the amazing soundtracks of Henry ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Chet Baker's Sentimental Walk in Paris is a collection of his Vladimir Cosma covers from the '80s. Although Baker was past his prime and had descended into heavy drugs, he was still an ace trumpeter. His gorgeous sound overcomes the arrangements (which are not bad, but tend to get cheesy at times), and fit perfectly into Cosma's mood music. In fact, Cosma produced the album and acted as Baker's handler during the recording sessions. The pairing is an inspired one, although Cosma's jazz influences have always been apparent. The orchestration that Cosma used for filling out Baker's sound was wonderfully appropriate, bringing to mind the amazing soundtracks of Henry Mancini or Elmer Bernstein. Fans of either artist should not be disappointed, and even curious listeners looking for a good orchestrated jazz album should give this a listen. Baker may have been at the end of his career, but his unique style was still quite strong.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2002
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471847628
  • Catalog Number: 8476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 12 + 12 (4:23)
  2. 2 Sentimental Walk (3:46)
  3. 3 Hobbylog (5:00)
  4. 4 B.B. Blues (6:00)
  5. 5 Two Much (5:02)
  6. 6 Douceur Ternaires (5:01)
  7. 7 Yves et Danielle (From Salut l'Artiste) (3:30)
  8. 8 Pintade a Jeun (3:20)
  9. 9 Douceur Ternaires (2:18)
  10. 10 B.B. Blues (2:12)
  11. 11 Pardon, Mon Affaire (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Vladimir Cosma Conductor
John Guerin Drums
Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen Bass
Maurice Vander Piano
Technical Credits
Vladimir Cosma Arranger, Producer
Claude Ermelin Engineer
Will Friedwald Liner Notes
Alan Silverman Mastering
Lucas Deaver Art Direction
Dan O'Leary Producer
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