Chet Baker – Chet


Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist who earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker’s early career as “James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one.” Baker was a heroin addict and was in and out of jail frequently, something that had an effect on his career. He managed to get back on his feet and enjoyed a career resurgence in the late 1970s and ’80s, mostly in Europe where he lived and played. Chet is an entirely instrumental album recorded in December 1958 and January 1959, devoted to explorations of the ballad mood, although it includes considerable variety. It also features flautist Herbie Mann, saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Connie Kay or Philly Joe Jones on drums.

180 gram HQ Virgin Vinyl
Limited Yellow Vinyl
Label: DOL
Cat. # DOL758MB

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