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Essential Standards: Chet Baker


Download links and information about Essential Standards: Chet Baker by Chet Baker. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 54:22 minutes.

Artist: Chet Baker
Release date: 2009
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 54:22
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No. Title Length
1. Have You Met Miss Jones 6:40
2. Old Devil Moon 2:58
3. My Funny Valentine (Instrumental) [feat. Chet Baker] (featuring Gerry Mulligan Quartet) 2:57
4. The Song Is You 2:32
5. How High the Moon 3:37
6. Angel Eyes 4:33
7. Look for the Silver Lining 4:35
8. It Could Happen to You 2:52
9. Alone Together 6:53
10. Almost Like Being In Love (From Brigadoon) 4:53
11. Everything Happens to Me 5:04
12. When Lights Are Low 6:48



If you’ve been putting off getting into a Chet Baker phase, this is the perfect place to start. Conversely, should you be a longtime fan, this compilation of the man’s late ‘50s and early ‘60s recordings for Riverside Records delivers — not only are these selections the brass tacks of the man’s works on the label, but the sequence here flows organically, like a conceptualized album less than a collaged collection. The lilting “Have You Met Miss Jones” opens with West Coast cool as Baker’s trumpet blows notes smooth and creamy enough to butter your bread. His voice was just as mellifluous as his horn; listen to “Old Devil Moon” where lightly dancing piano notes and tropical percussion accompany Baker’s whispery croons. The version of “My Funny Valentine” here is the rare instrumental take with Gerry Mulligan and Baker’s captivating inflections occupy center stage on this hypnotizing take. Every other song in this sequence is an instrumental and most of the vocal versions hail from the 1958 It Could Happen To You sessions.