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It Could Happen to You

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Download links and information about It Could Happen to You by Chet Baker. This album was released in 1987 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:22 minutes.

Artist: Chet Baker
Release date: 1987
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:22
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Do It the Hard Way 3:00
2. I'm Old Fashioned 5:03
3. You're Driving Me Crazy 2:53
4. It Could Happen to You 2:50
5. My Heart Stood Still 3:26
6. The More I See You 3:03
7. Everything Happens to Me 5:02
8. Dancing On the Ceiling 3:06
9. How Long Has This Been Going On? 4:07
10. Old Devil Moon 2:57
11. While My Lady Sleeps 4:18
12. You Make Me Feel So Young 3:37

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Too bad “pretty” has become such a banal word, because the definition “pleasing by delicacy and grace” certainly describes Chet Baker’s voice on this 1958 recording. Here the trumpeter and vocalist finds himself in the studio with a crack Easy Coast band and the various accompanists, including such luminaries as Kenny Drew, Dannie Richmond and Philly Joe Jones, are sensitively supportive throughout, creating a lighter-side-of-bop backdrop for Baker to sing, play and scat over. Baker’s tone on voice and horn is wonderfully pure, but on the title track he adds a little vibrato and the effect is stunning. The cut is also graced by one of a handful of scat solos that appear on the disc. (Baker’s approach to scatting is intimate and casual; it’s interesting to compare his wordless vocalizing to the zany ways of his contemporary, Bob Dorough.) The old warhorse, “The More I See You,” is enlivened by Baker’s interesting phrasing: he runs words together so the lyrics flow in one long, unbroken line. One highlight is a heartbreaking version of “Everything Happens to Me,” a performance that encapsulates the romanticism and tragedy associated with Baker’s life.