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The early '50s saw Chet Baker honing his talents on the trumpet, plying his craft in hard bop and cool jazz. Singing was not yet his fort?, but playing with strings, as he does here on select tracks, probably left many of his fans nonplussed. This double-CD collection with a whopping 45 tracks gives an example of the diverse Baker, not necessarily his best from start to finish. The value in this project is the inclusion of the long neglected pianist and composer Russ Freeman, who is represented by seven compositions and his wonderful playing. Equally important is the contribution of saxophonist/composer Jack Montrose, a criminally neglected jazz figure who shows up on...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
The early '50s saw Chet Baker honing his talents on the trumpet, plying his craft in hard bop and cool jazz. Singing was not yet his forté, but playing with strings, as he does here on select tracks, probably left many of his fans nonplussed. This double-CD collection with a whopping 45 tracks gives an example of the diverse Baker, not necessarily his best from start to finish. The value in this project is the inclusion of the long neglected pianist and composer Russ Freeman, who is represented by seven compositions and his wonderful playing. Equally important is the contribution of saxophonist/composer Jack Montrose, a criminally neglected jazz figure who shows up on five vital cuts, as well as the more popularized Zoot Sims, who is included as a bandmate. It's an inconsistent program for sure, but retains beaucoup merit in the aforementioned sections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Avid Records Uk
  • EAN: 5022810188520
  • Catalog Number: 885

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Is It Romantic? - Chet Baker Quartet (3:34)
  2. 2 Pavane for a Dead Princess - Chet Baker Quartet (2:34)
  3. 3 This Time the Dream's on Me - Chet Baker Quartet (2:47)
  4. 4 Maid in Mexico - Chet Baker Quartet (2:57)
  5. 5 Imagination - Chet Baker Quartet (3:03)
  6. 6 Russ Job - Chet Baker Quartet (2:56)
  7. 7 Batter Up - Chet Baker Quartet (2:56)
  8. 8 Easy to Love - Chet Baker Quartet (3:13)
  9. 9 No Ties - Chet Baker Quartet (3:01)
  10. 10 Band Aid - Chet Baker Quartet (2:48)
  11. 11 Bea's Flat - Chet Baker Quartet (3:02)
  12. 12 All the Things You Are - Chet Baker Quartet (2:57)
  13. 13 Long Ago and Far Away - Chet Baker Quartet (2:16)
  14. 14 Moon Love - Chet Baker Quartet (3:20)
  15. 15 Happy Little Sunbeam - Chet Baker Quartet (2:44)
  16. 16 Carson City Stage - Chet Baker Quartet (2:40)
  17. 17 Winter Wonderland - Chet Baker Quartet (2:30)
  18. 18 The Thrill Is Gone - Chet Baker Quartet (2:47)
  19. 19 Headline - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:11)
  20. 20 Bockhanal - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:02)
  21. 21 Ergo - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:12)
  22. 22 A Dandy Line - Chet Baker Ensemble (2:52)
  23. 23 Pro Defunctus - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:29)
  24. 24 Little Old Lady - Chet Baker Ensemble (2:51)
  25. 25 Moonlight Becomes You - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:27)
  26. 26 Goodbye - Chet Baker Ensemble (3:48)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Summertime - Chet Baker Quartet (4:19)
  2. 2 Tenderly - Chet Baker Quartet (6:43)
  3. 3 You Go to My Head - Chet Baker Quartet (5:57)
  4. 4 There's a Small Hotel - Chet Baker Quartet (3:49)
  5. 5 Lover Man - Chet Baker Quartet (4:54)
  6. 6 Moonlight in Vermont - Chet Baker Quartet (7:10)
  7. 7 These Foolish Things - Chet Baker Quartet (4:45)
  8. 8 I Married an Angel (3:38)
  9. 9 A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet (2:37)
  10. 10 Love Walked In (2:59)
  11. 11 You Better Go Now (3:06)
  12. 12 Trickleydidlier (2:41)
  13. 13 Why Shouldn't I (3:37)
  14. 14 I'm Through with Love (2:40)
  15. 15 You Don't Know What Love Is (3:31)
  16. 16 What a Diff'rence a Day Made (2:42)
  17. 17 The Wind (4:03)
  18. 18 Love (2:39)
  19. 19 I Love You (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Baker Primary Artist, Trumpet
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Shelly Manne Drums
Red Mitchell Bass
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone, Tenor Flute
Felix Slatkin Strings
Larry Bunker Drums
Jacques Gasselin Strings
Gérard Gustin Piano
George Kast Strings
Louis Kievman Strings
Joe Mondragon Bass
Jack Montrose Tenor Saxophone
Paul Robyn Strings
Paul Shure Strings
Carson Smith Bass
Jimmy Bond Bass
Samuel Cytron Strings
Eudice Shapiro Strings
Victor Gottlieb Strings
Bobby Whitlock Bass
Zoot Sims & His Five Brothers Tenor Saxophone
Russ Freeman Trio Piano
Technical Credits
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Richard Bock Producer
Lew Brown Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Ray Henderson Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Mandel Arranger
Marty Paich Arranger
Jack Montrose Arranger
Richard Palmer Essay
Matty Malneck Composer
Eddie Barclay Producer
Harry Link Composer
Jack Strachey Composer
Roger Beardsley Digital Editing
Dave Bennett Remastering
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