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Chet Baker - Chet (Reissue)

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Chet is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker first released in 1959. The record is sometimes subtitled The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker. Chet features performances by Baker with flautist Herbie Mann, saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Connie Kay or Philly Joe Jones on drums. It was recorded in December 1958 and January 1959 and released on the Riverside label. Though Baker was by the late 1950s known as much for his singing as his trumpet playing, this album is entirely instrumental. It contains 9 standard ballads (and the Chet Baker composition "Early Morning Mood" as an additional bonus track on the CD version) played in the styles of Hard Bop to Cool Jazz. The album is entirely devoted to explorations of the ballad mood, it includes considerable variety. The Chambers-Evans-Jones rhythm section was known at the time for their work with trumpeter Miles Davis.

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Label: Original Jazz Classics AOJC-087
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Country: US
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop, Cool Jazz


A1 Alone Together
A2 How High The Moon
A3 It Never Entered My Mind
A4 'Tis Autumn
B1 If You Could See Me Now
B2 September Song
B3 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
B4 Time On My Hands
B5 You And The Night And The Music

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