The Early Years

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The four discs in this Proper box chart the development of Chet Baker with a slew of West Coast players in his earliest days (between 1952-1954) live at the Lighthouse with Jimmy Giuffre, Russ Freeman, and others -- as produced by Les Koenig -- and in the studio, including both pianoless quartets, one with Gerry Mulligan and one with Stan Getz. In addition, there are some other live dates with his own band, including a CD full of vocal performances. Given the variance in the sound quality, this set is recommended for hardcore Baker fans only.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The four discs in this Proper box chart the development of Chet Baker with a slew of West Coast players in his earliest days (between 1952-1954) live at the Lighthouse with Jimmy Giuffre, Russ Freeman, and others -- as produced by Les Koenig -- and in the studio, including both pianoless quartets, one with Gerry Mulligan and one with Stan Getz. In addition, there are some other live dates with his own band, including a CD full of vocal performances. Given the variance in the sound quality, this set is recommended for hardcore Baker fans only.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020848
  • Catalog Number: 84
  • Sales rank: 104,577

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Out of Nowhere (16:20)
  2. 2 The Squirrel (14:44)
  3. 3 They Didn't Believe Me (6:17)
  4. 4 My Old Flame (5:25)
  5. 5 There Will Never Be Another You (7:02)
  6. 6 Line for Lyons (2:33)
  7. 7 My Funny Valentine (2:57)
  8. 8 Walkin' Shoes (3:13)
  9. 9 Cherry (2:58)
  10. 10 Motel (2:37)
  11. 11 Festive Minor (4:12)
  12. 12 Tea for Two (3:23)
  13. 13 The Way You Look Tonight (6:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Isn't It Romantic? (3:32)
  2. 2 The Lamp Is Low (2:34)
  3. 3 This Time the Dream's on Me (2:47)
  4. 4 Maid in Mexico (2:56)
  5. 5 Imagination (3:03)
  6. 6 Russ Job (2:56)
  7. 7 Long Ago and Far Away (2:16)
  8. 8 Carson City Stage (2:39)
  9. 9 Easy to Love (3:02)
  10. 10 Batter Up (2:55)
  11. 11 Loaded (7:55)
  12. 12 I'll Remember April (11:57)
  13. 13 Winter Wonderland (4:26)
  14. 14 Pirouette (7:57)
  15. 15 Witch Doctor (9:19)
  16. 16 No Ties (3:01)
  17. 17 All the Things You Are (2:55)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Band Aid (2:48)
  2. 2 Bea's Flat (3:02)
  3. 3 Moon Love (3:19)
  4. 4 Happy Little Sunbeam (2:43)
  5. 5 I Fall in Love Too Easily (2:06)
  6. 6 Winter Wonderland (3:21)
  7. 7 The Thrill Is Gone (2:52)
  8. 8 Head Line (3:08)
  9. 9 Bockanal (2:58)
  10. 10 Ergo (3:10)
  11. 11 A Dandy Line (2:50)
  12. 12 Pro Defunctus (3:26)
  13. 13 Little Old Lady (2:50)
  14. 14 Moonlight Becomes You (2:56)
  15. 15 Goodbye (3:47)
  16. 16 I Married an Angel (3:38)
  17. 17 Love Walked In (3:00)
  18. 18 A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet (2:37)
  19. 19 You Better Go Now (3:07)
  20. 20 Why Shouldn't I? (3:38)
  21. 21 Trickleydidlier (2:41)
  22. 22 I'm Through With Love (2:40)
  23. 23 You Don't Know What Love Is (3:31)
  24. 24 What a Difference a Day Made (2:42)
  25. 25 Love (2:35)
  26. 26 I Love You (2:49)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Wind (4:03)
  2. 2 But Not for Me (3:05)
  3. 3 Time After Time (2:47)
  4. 4 I Get Along Without You Very Well (3:00)
  5. 5 There Will Never Be Another You (3:00)
  6. 6 Look for the Silver Lining (2:41)
  7. 7 My Funny Valentine (2:20)
  8. 8 I Fall in Love Too Easily (3:20)
  9. 9 Line for Lyons (7:00)
  10. 10 Loverman (5:56)
  11. 11 My Funny Valentine (5:11)
  12. 12 Maid in Mexico (5:02)
  13. 13 Stella by Starlight (4:19)
  14. 14 Dot's Groovy (4:34)
  15. 15 Tommyhawk (3:41)
  16. 16 The Half Dozens (4:13)
  17. 17 Little Man You've Had a Busy Day (4:44)
  18. 18 Stella by Starlight (3:55)
  19. 19 I'm Glad There's You (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Bob Brookmeyer Tenor Saxophone
Bob Cooper Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Criss Alto Saxophone
Russ Freeman Piano
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre Tenor Saxophone
Wardell Gray Tenor Saxophone
Al Haig Piano
Chico Hamilton Drums
Shelly Manne Drums
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Dave Pell Tenor Saxophone
Max Roach Drums
Howard Rumsey Bass
Bud Shank Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Harry Babasin Bass, Cello
Claude Williamson Piano
Felix Slatkin Strings
Larry Bunker Drums
Donn Trenner Piano
Rolf Ericson Trumpet
Jacques Gasselin Strings
George Kast Strings
Louis Kievman Strings
Joe Mondragon Bass
Larance Marable Drums
Jack Montrose Tenor Saxophone
Bob Neel Drums
Charlie Parker Alto Saxophone
Paul Robyn Strings
Paul Shure Strings
Carson Smith Bass
Eudice Shapiro Strings
Chet Baker Ensemble Track Performer
Chet Baker Quartet Track Performer
Victor Gottlieb Strings
Bobby Whitlock Bass
Chet Baker Sextet Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Maurice Ravel Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Bob Cooper Composer
Tadd Dameron Composer
Russ Freeman Composer
Bill Holman Arranger, Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Don Redman Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger, Composer
María Mendez Grever Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
DePaul Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Jimmy Dorsey Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Derek Grossmith Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Otto Harbach Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mandel Arranger, Composer
Hugh Martin Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Johnny Mercer Composer
Bernard Miller Composer
Jack Montrose Arranger, Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Don Raye Composer
Herbert Reynolds Composer
Carson Smith Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Dick Smith Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Ralph Blane Composer
Arthur Johnston Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Irving Gordon Composer
Al Hoffman Composer
Maurice Sigler Composer
Mabel Wayne Composer
Andrea Legg DeRose Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Jimmy Davis Composer
Bickley S. Reichmer Composer
Robert Graham Composer
Shafter Composer
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