The Art of the Ballad

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
All but two of these 13 tracks date from the late 1950s the other two were done in 1965, and while Baker's talents were undimmed at this point, this wasn't his best era recording-wise, in terms of either material or bands. For his best you should turn to the earlier Pacific Jazz discs, but this is still a good set of slow and sentimental Baker for those who have heard the peak stuff in this vein and want yet more. "Autumn in New York," recorded in Italy with a string orchestra, is one extreme of his sentimental predilections, yet there's also stuff in a far more straight-ahead vein with the likes of Bill Evans and Kenny Burrell among the backup musicians. "Almost ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
All but two of these 13 tracks date from the late 1950s the other two were done in 1965, and while Baker's talents were undimmed at this point, this wasn't his best era recording-wise, in terms of either material or bands. For his best you should turn to the earlier Pacific Jazz discs, but this is still a good set of slow and sentimental Baker for those who have heard the peak stuff in this vein and want yet more. "Autumn in New York," recorded in Italy with a string orchestra, is one extreme of his sentimental predilections, yet there's also stuff in a far more straight-ahead vein with the likes of Bill Evans and Kenny Burrell among the backup musicians. "Almost Like Being in Love" is a standout, Baker's trumpet taking on an oddly echoing tone, though with its sharp bebop rhythm it's not really a ballad. Not many vocals on this set, but it does close out with a couple of good Baker-sung standards, "I'm Old Fashioned" and "My Heart Stood Still."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218311120
  • Catalog Number: 11011
  • Sales rank: 91,279

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Roy Brooks Drums
George Coleman Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Drew Piano
Bill Evans Piano
Al Haig Piano
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Kirk Lightsey Piano
Herbie Mann Flute
Connie Kay Drums
Clifford Jarvis Drums
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Paul Chambers Bass
Earl May Bass
George Morrow Bass
Zoot Sims Alto Saxophone
Herman Wright Bass
Renato Sellani Piano
Franco Serri Bass
Gene Victory Drums
Robert Corwin Piano
Technical Credits
Victor Herbert Composer
Pepper Adams Contributor
Chet Baker Contributor
George Coleman Contributor
Tadd Dameron Composer
Kenny Drew Contributor
Bill Evans Contributor
Al Haig Contributor
Philly Joe Jones Contributor
Kirk Lightsey Contributor
Herbie Mann Contributor
Richard Carpenter Producer
Connie Kay Contributor
Clifford Jarvis Contributor
Benny Carter Composer
Kenny Burrell Contributor
Paul Chambers Contributor
Al Dubin Composer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Orrin Keepnews Producer
George Morrow Contributor
Mitchell Parish Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Zoot Sims Contributor
Spencer Williams Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Paul De Barros Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely nice

    It's something of the jazz roots, special in the performance,to be heared carefully.

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