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  • Audio CD (August 28, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sunnyside Records
  • ASIN: B008BUOBME
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Book of Chet is Luciana Souza s inspired interpretation of the music of trumpet player and singer Chet Baker. An iconoclastic musical figure, Chet had a unique and lyrical approach to singing informed by his superb musicianship, his singing was heartfelt, yet detached. It is a well known fact that musicians like João Gilberto were listening a lot to Chet Baker and the sounds coming out of the West Coast of the US. That kind of quiet, introspective singing was started by Chet while Miles playing, tone and sensibility ended up influencing many musicians in Brazil.

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Although it is well recorded and sung, I don't care for it too much.
Read-Only
Luciana Souza has a wonderful tone of voice and the instrumental carries every note just right.
Z. Falborn
Chet Baker's inspiration creates a wonderful foundation for her performances.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By DROP130 on September 21, 2012
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Numerous "tribute" albums to Chet Baker have been done; but, in my opinion, none have captured the essence of his style until this one by Luciana Souza. Not only is her delivery slow and quiet, but she TELLS the listener in song a love story rather than appearing to show us her singing style and expertise. Since Chet Baker was first a musician and secondly a singer, his approach, to me, was to use the lyric to give a glimpse into his soul, instead of being concerned with the rules a "good" singer should follow. I commend Luciana Souza for doing justice to the memory of a great jazz artist.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bill Stevenson on November 5, 2012
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Souza captured the essence of Baker's unique delivery with these songs. In fact they are as good as anything Baker did himself. The mood, the introspection, the inflections are all here. Yet, she did not set out to copy him. She must have given each of these standards a lot of thought. I can't think of anything she could do to improve on this set.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Read-Only on June 25, 2013
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I am a big fan of Souza's and was looking forward to hearing this disk. Although it is well recorded and sung, I don't care for it too much. The predominance of slow ballads, along with the consistent tone (spare acoustic guitar backing, ultra-close mic-ing of her voice, minimal drums) drags me down. Some of the songs cross over the edge of preciousness. The disc could serve as mood music for an appropriate occasion... one in which you were not depending on remaining awake.

Chet Baker had a better chance of carrying off these songs, because his cracked voice could carry an emotional weight that his singing shortcomings benefited rather than subtracted from. He *needed* the close mic-ing, because he couldn't hit the notes with a full voice. With Souza's full voice, the technique sounds affected. Also, Chet would often intersperse his vocal attempts among instrumental songs of different speeds and tones. Here, there's no trumpet or rhythm section to solo and relieve the vocals.

So, I'm not saying that the disk is bad; individual songs have some very good singing and playing. However, as a whole product, I found the disc more annoying than rewarding to listen to. I realize that other reviewers have liked the disc. My review is intended to help provide a complete picture of listeners' response to it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ben on September 21, 2012
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Smooth, mellow, and refreshing. An excellent album, here's to hoping that more will be forthcoming. Luciana is one of those rare artists whom I believe can fill shoes once thought to be left permanently vacant. She is at once classic and fresh. A+
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By caterina de on January 25, 2013
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If you love the music of Chet Baker and particularly the feel of his music, you will appreciate and enjoy the respect and musicianship that has gone into every cut on this album Luciana Souza has the perfect voice for these songs. The arrangements and clarity of recording are impeccable as they are in all her work. There is nothing uptempo on this album ,but that is really the beauty of listening to this album. just curl up and let this haunting lovely music take you away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen John O'Connor––Author on June 30, 2014
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I love it! One reviewer felt overwhelmed by the "ballad-ness" of this album. Whoa, this style genre is almost gone in this noisy era. Thank you Luciana...shades of Jim Hall and more! Please never go away!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven I. Bennett on December 19, 2013
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She reincarnates chet's music and gives it a life born of her voice and her respect for the artist.Songs covered but,not. The whole album is one in which you sit down in a dimly lit room and sip" Campari" and soda with a twist of lime. Thinking to yourself how wonderful life truly is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 17, 2013
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This is a very relaxing collection of music yet it has an edge if you care to listen for it. The instruments and vocals really go well together.
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