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Editorial Reviews


1. Freeway
2. Happy Little Sunbeam
3. I Get Along Without You Very Well
4. My Funny Valentine
5. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day
6. That Old Feeling
7. Lush Life
8. Born To Be Blue
9. Think Beautiful
10. Easy Living
11. If You Could See Me Now
12. Oh, You Crazy Moon
13. Stella By Starlight

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 24, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B00006F2WT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J H Murphy on February 11, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Amazon product description misses many of the high points of this CD. It covers Chet Baker's recordings from 1952, shortly after he gained prominence with Charley Parker, up to 1983.

I acquired this because of Chet Baker's association with Gerry Mulligan, one of my favorites. I found it a mixed bag overall. First, seven tracks are vocals, not my cup of tea. I'll leave it to others to rate them.

I found the instrumental pieces generally slow and placid - good background music. My two favorites were the first and last cuts. One big disappointment was that the numerous top sidemen did not get a chance to solo very much.

Charley Parker is quoted as saying to Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie "There's a little white cat out here [in L.A.] who's going to give you guys a lot of trouble." That didn't turn out to be the case -- Baker's smooth playing style didn't have the sharp edge that made Miles Davis, well, Miles Davis. But if you like less frenetic jazz, this is worth a look.

The pieces I'd like to rate are:

1. Freeway - Instrumental - Uptempo piece with Gerry Mulligan, possibly the best straight trumpet playing on the CD.
2. Happy Little Sunbeam - Instrumental - Perky and pleasant.
5. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day - Instrumental - Good interplay with Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone.
7. Lush Life - Starts with a looong piano solo by Baker's long-time accompianist Russ Freeman. This cut also includes Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Shelley Manne on drums, but they are almost just window dressing on this slow-tempo piece.
9. Think Beautiful - Chet switches to flugelhorn on this instrumental.
13. Stella By Starlight - Straight-ahead jazz with Stan Getz - live recording but better sound than many.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jazzgirl on August 22, 2006
Format: Audio CD
From baby faced pop boy to ravaged beat man, Chet played a heartfelt trumpet like no other. His sweet vocals were heartbreaking and sound true today. No wonder he comes round every few years for a newer generation to discover.This CD has a great mix with some stellar players like Stan Getz,Gerry Mulligan,Kenny Burrell and Chico Hamilton.Blue Note brings us another classic.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Listen to the samples. You might like Miles Davis better as a trumpet player, or you might think Baker's voice was too mellow. But maybe, you'll appreciate his straightforward style. Give it a chance.
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By RP on April 18, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The singer, the songs and the orchestrations are about as fine as they get. Chet was a master of song.
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