I Thought About You: A Tribute To Chet Baker

I Thought About You: A Tribute To Chet Baker

by Eliane Elias

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Overview

Pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias pays tribute to legendary jazz trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker on her 2013 album I Thought About You. Featuring a selection of standards strongly associated with Baker, Elias mixes her native Brazilian bossa nova with swing, straight-ahead jazz, and even a few bluesy flourishes with much aplomb. The album, produced by Elias' husband, bassist Marc Johnson, also features guitarists Steve Cardenas and Oscar Castro-Neves, drummers Victor Lewis and Rafael Barata, and percussionist Marivaldo Dos Santos. Also adding more than a few moments of deft and thoughtful improvisation is trumpeter Randy Brecker. As Baker grew up listening to the music of the '30s and '40s, many of his own choices for songs to play were informed by the great songbook of those decades. Baker also had a natural inclination toward a pretty melody and romantic lyric and he never failed to pick great songs to perform. Subsequently, Baker's recordings showcase a superb batch of tunes to choose from. Elias, who has also leaned toward playing melodic, often romantic music, is a perfect conduit for reinterpreting Baker. Here she plays such songs as "There Will Never Be Another You," "Let's Get Lost," "Just Friends," "Embraceable You," and "I Get Along Without You Very Well."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072341913
catalogNumber: 34191
Rank: 32717

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eliane Elias   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Marc Johnson   Acoustic Bass
Victor Lewis   Drums
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Cardenas   Electric Guitar
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Marivaldo Dos Santos   Percussion
Rafael Barata   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Marc Johnson   Producer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Bobby Troup   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Eliane Elias   Arranger,Producer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Steve Rodby   Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Charles Carpenter   Composer
John Klenner   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Ada Rovatti   Engineer
Bryan Pugh   Engineer

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