The Chet Baker Sextet

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Chet Baker Sextet features tracks recorded by trumpeter Chet Baker in 1954 and 1957 for the Pacific Jazz label and released over the years on various albums, including the original Playboys date. These are stellar "West Coast"-style tracks reminiscent of the small group work Baker did with saxophonist Jerry Mulligan and featuring first class arrangements by Jack Montrose and Bob Zieff. However, the Zieff cuts feature an unusual for the period chamber-style group with French horn, bassoon, cello, bass clarinet, and bass. The result was softly angular and very modern for the time. Interestingly most of the tracks have remained largely unavailable until this collection. While ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Chet Baker Sextet features tracks recorded by trumpeter Chet Baker in 1954 and 1957 for the Pacific Jazz label and released over the years on various albums, including the original Playboys date. These are stellar "West Coast"-style tracks reminiscent of the small group work Baker did with saxophonist Jerry Mulligan and featuring first class arrangements by Jack Montrose and Bob Zieff. However, the Zieff cuts feature an unusual for the period chamber-style group with French horn, bassoon, cello, bass clarinet, and bass. The result was softly angular and very modern for the time. Interestingly most of the tracks have remained largely unavailable until this collection. While there are far more influential Baker albums from the '50s, Sextet is a beautiful album and a must-hear for Baker aficionados.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724357996921
  • Catalog Number: 79969
  • Sales rank: 200,500

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day (4:45)
  2. 2 Dot's Groovy (4:34)
  3. 3 Stella by Starlight (3:55)
  4. 4 Tommyhawk (3:43)
  5. 5 I'm Glad There Is You (3:14)
  6. 6 The Half Dozens (2:23)
  7. 7 Dot's Groovy (3:09)
  8. 8 Stella by Starlight (3:09)
  9. 9 A Minor Benign (4:20)
  10. 10 Ponder (4:27)
  11. 11 Twenties Late (5:41)
  12. 12 X (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Russ Freeman Piano
Shelly Manne Drums
Bud Shank Baritone Saxophone
Gene Allen Bass Clarinet
Seymour Barab Cello
James Buffington French Horn
Russ Savakus Bass, Double Bass
Carson Smith Bass, Double Bass
Bob Tricarico Bassoon
Jim Buffington French Horn
Technical Credits
Bill Holman Arranger, Composer
Richard Bock Producer, Audio Production
Michael Cuscuna Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Johnny Mandel Arranger, Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Jack Montrose Arranger, Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bob Zieff Arranger, Composer
William Claxton Cover Design
Al Hoffman Composer
Paul Madeira Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
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