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Chet Baker - Chet


Original Jazz Classics



Product No.:
AOJC 087
UPC: 025218608718
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

Note: 150 Gram


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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Although always recognized as a trumpeter with unsurpassed lyrical qualities, Chet Baker had many ups and downs in his long career. The very late 1950s was not an up period: the West Coast label to which he was under contract readily allowed Riverside to borrow him as leader on four albums. Most of them were extremely uneven, but this one definitely worked. It had a strong basic concept (simply to turn Chet loose on some first-class standard-ballad compositions) and, quite importantly, one of those casually all-star lineups that the jazz scene of those days made possible: Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Connie Kay, and Philly Joe Jones.

Side 1
Alone Together
How High the Moon
It Never Entered My Mind
'Tis Autumn

Side 2
If You Could See Me Now
September Song
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Time On My Hands
You And The Night And The Music

Customer Reviews (3.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Sounds great - but yes, the glitch is there.

posted on 02/11/2019
4 Stars
Reviewer: WaxDad
This pressing sounds great, but as the other reviewer mentioned there's a little digital skip / blip in How High The Moon. Whoops! Kind of a tragic mistake, but not enough for me to disregard all the great music on this album.

5 Stars for the Music, 3 Stars for the Mastering Job

posted on 06/24/2016
3 Stars
Just an FYI for anyone thinking about buying this. There is a small, but noticeable DIGITAL GLITCH on "How High the Moon" on this pressing of the LP. In this case QRP's excellent pressing job doesn't matter because whomever mastered this screwed up. Try to find an older pressing. I did, and it doesn't have the glitch. Can't really recommend this version unless a friend is giving it to you for free.

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