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Chet Baker
Chet (2021 Craft Recordings Reissue)

Craft Recordings

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- The Analog Vault // Essential Listening -

Although Chet Baker became known for his singing just as much as his trumpet playing by the late 1950s, his penultimate session for Riverside is exclusively dedicated to his peerless eloquence on the horn. Sometimes subtitled as The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker, this 1959 record is exactly that - a warm, soft and romantic collection of ballads (ranging from hard bop to cool jazz) that were exquisitely minimalist yet especially evocative.

Backed by pianist Bill Evans, who was at the peak of his powers, alongside Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Paul Chambers on bass, Connie Kay on drums, Herbie Mann on flute, and Kenny Burrell on guitar - Chet was a beautifully subdued and sonically poignant showcase for himself and his superb ensemble. - The Analog Vault

Chet is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker first released in 1959. The record is sometimes subtitled The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker. Chet features performances by Baker with 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.

It was recorded in December 1958 and January 1959 and released on the Riverside Recordings label. Though Baker was by the late 1950s known as much for his singing as his trumpet playing, this album is entirely instrumental. It contains 9 standard ballads played in the styles of hard bop to cool jazz. The album is entirely devoted to explorations of the ballad mood, it includes considerable variety. – Craft Recordings

180-gram vinyl pressed at RTI
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape

Label: Riverside Records // Craft Recordings – CR00359
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo, 180g
Country: US
Reissued 2021 (Original: 1959)
Genre: Jazz
Style: Trumpet, Bop, Cool Jazz