Chet Baker
Chet Baker Sings/ Sings & Plays

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     gatefold sleeve 

(Originally released in 1954&1955)2011 UK repressing on 180g 2LP set, featuring the legendary trumpeter's two jazz masterpieces Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings & Plays together as one gatefold edition vinyl collection.

Label:  Not Now Music 
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Release date: 11-08-2011(Originally released in 1954)

2011 UK reissue vinyl LP edition, pressing on 180g 2LP set, featuring the legendary trumpeter's two jazz masterpieces Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings & Plays together as one gatefold edition vinyl collection.

Tracks:
LP1 - Chet Baker Sings:
A1.  That Old Feeling
A2.  It's Always You
A3.  Like Someone In Love
A4.  My Ideal
A5.  I've Never Been In Love Before
A6.  My Buddy

B1.  But Not For Me
B2.  Time After Time
B3.  I Get Along Without You Very Well
B4. My Funny Valentine
B5. There Will Never Be Another You
B6. The Thrill Is Gone
B7. I Fall In Love Too Easily
B8. Look For The Silver Lining

LP2 - Chet Baker Sings & Plays
C1.  Let's Get Lost
C2.  This Is Always
C3.  Long Ago And Far Away
C4.  Someone To Watch Over Me
C5.  Just Friends

D1.  I Wish I Knew
D2.  Daybreak
D3.  You Don't Know What Love Is
D4.  Grey December
D5. I Remember You

Special 180g 2LP set featuring the legendary trumpeter's two jazz masterpieces Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings & Plays together as one gatefold edition vinyl collection. 

Allmusic Guides:
Chet Baker Sings:

As Gerald Heard's liner notes point out, it's difficult to decide whether Chet Baker was a trumpet player who sang or a singer who played trumpet. When the 24-year-old California-based trumpeter started his vocal career in 1954, his singing was revolutionary; as delicate and clear as his trumpet playing, with a similarly bright and vibrato-free tone, Baker simply didn't sound like any previous jazz singer. His first vocal session, recorded in February 1954 and covering tracks seven through 14 of this disc, is so innocent-sounding it's like cub reporter Jimmy Olsen had started a new career as a jazz singer. The album's first six tracks, recorded in July 1956, are even more milk and cookies, thanks in no small part to syrupy material like Frank Loesser's "I've Never Been in Love Before" and Donaldson/Kahn's drippy "My Buddy." Choices from the earlier session like "My Funny Valentine" -- arguably the definitive version of this oft-recorded song -- and "There Will Never Be Another You" work much, much better. The spacious musical setting, a simple trumpet and piano-bass-drums rhythm section, is perfect for Baker's low-key style. Despite the few faults of song selection, Chet Baker Sings is a classic of West Coast cool jazz.

Chet Baker Sings and Plays:
With the growing popularity of Chet Baker's first vocal album, Chet Baker Sings, Pacific Jazz producer Richard Bock wanted to capitalize on both facets of his young star's abilities. Hence, the trumpeter turned vocalist entered the studio in 1955 with both his quartet featuring pianist Russ Freeman and an expanded sextet including bassist Red Mitchell, Bud Shank on flute, and various string players. The resulting album, Chet Baker Sings and Plays, helped set in stone the image of Baker as the jazz world's matinee idol and icon of '50s West Coast cool. His laid-back style -- a mix of '30s crooner and Miles Davis' nonet recordings -- appealed in its immediacy to a jazz public tiring of the hyper, athletic musicality of bebop. Similarly, his plaintive, warm trumpet sound was the more sensitive antidote to such brassy kings as Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. Others artists had performed many of these standards before, but as with "My Funny Valentine" on Chet Baker Sings, tracks like "Let's Get Lost," "Long Ago and Far Away," and "Just Friends" became definitively associated with Baker for the rest of his career. Chet Baker Sings and Chet Baker Sings and Plays are not only the two most important albums of Baker's career, but are classics of jazz




Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: gatefold sleeve
Label: Not Now Music
Originally released: 1954+1955
This release: 2011
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