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365 Days of Album Recommendations – Dec 24

Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings


I, for one, love early Chet Baker vocals, and every single track on the original version of this debut is gorgeous. Really and truly gorgeous.

Side one:

“But Not for Me” 
“Time After Time” 
“My Funny Valentine” 
“I Fall in Love Too Easily” 

Side two:

“There Will Never Be Another You” 
“I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)” 
“The Thrill is Gone” 
“Look for the Silver Lining” 


365 Days of Album Recommendations – Sep 13

Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Original Quartet: Complete Recordings (Master takes)


Having all this material together in one collection allows you to do 3 important things:

  1. Remind yourself how genuinely good a trumpet player Chet Baker once was
  2. Take yourself to West Coast Cool school
  3. Discover what else was happenin’ besides Ornette in pianoless quartet country

So what ya waitin’ for?

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