CHET BAKER
Cool Jazz / Hard Bop / Vocal Jazz / Pop Jazz/Crossover / Exotica / Jazz Soundtracks / Post Bop / Latin Jazz / Bop / Classic Fusion • United States

Jazz music community with reviews, MP3 (free download/stream) and forums
CHET BAKER picture
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 - May 13, 1988) was born in Yale, Oklahoma. A trumpet player, Baker was an important part of the West coast "cool jazz" school of the 1950s. He first came to prominence in the jazz world as part of the pianoless Gerry Mulligan Quartet -- Mulligan had played with Miles Davis, whose Birth of the Cool is recognized as ushering in the movement.

Baker's trumpet playing is characterized by incredibly sweet tones, clear and almost vibrato-less. He was also a vocalist, and his vocal stylings matched his trumpet-playing in terms of style and feeling, with an emphasis on clarity and gentleness of expression, rather than vibrato or vocal pyrotechnics.

While he was widely acclaimed musically, and his movie-star good looks ensured plenty of popular attention, his personal life was extremely troubled. A heroin addict, his relationships and life were marked
read more...
Thanks to snobb, dreadpirateroberts for the updates

CHET BAKER MP3, Free Download/Stream

CHET BAKER Online Videos

See all CHET BAKER videos

Buy CHET BAKER music

Amazon (logo)
Chet Baker Bill Evans - The Complete Legendary SessionsChet Baker Bill Evans - The Complete Legendary Sessions
Import
American Jazz Classics 2009
Audio CD$7.23
$7.22 (used)
Chet Baker SingsChet Baker Sings
Import
Wax Time 2015
Vinyl$11.64
$16.15 (used)
Chet Is BackChet Is Back
Import
Hallmark 2014
Audio CD$1.20
$4.86 (used)
Complete 1953-62 Vocal Studio RecordingsComplete 1953-62 Vocal Studio Recordings
Import
Imports 2014
Audio CD$7.69
$7.68 (used)
Absolutely Essential 3 CD CollectionAbsolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
Import
Imports 2016
Audio CD$4.07
$4.39 (used)
The Pacific Jazz Collection (4CD BOX SET)The Pacific Jazz Collection (4CD BOX SET)
Enlightenment 2017
Audio CD$9.82
$11.11 (used)
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Chet Baker sings ...Pacific Jazz Records Chet Baker sings ...Pacific Jazz Records USD $60.00 (0 bids)
1h 55m
LP-GERRY MULLIGAN V1-RARE 1980's BLUE NOTE REISSUE SERIES/CHET BAKER. NF CLASSIC LP-GERRY MULLIGAN V1-RARE 1980's BLUE NOTE REISSUE SERIES/CHET BAKER. NF CLASSIC USD $19.00 Buy It Now 2h 52m
Chet Baker Sings Sessions - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) Chet Baker Sings Sessions - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) USD $7.64 Buy It Now 3h
ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - BILLIE HOLIDAY, MILES DAVIS, CHET BAKER, ELLA FITZGERALD, DI ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - BILLIE HOLIDAY, MILES DAVIS, CHET BAKER, ELLA FITZGERALD, DI USD $1.47 Buy It Now 3h
A WEST COAST ANTHOLOGY Various Artists JAZZTONE LP Chet Baker Etc A WEST COAST ANTHOLOGY Various Artists JAZZTONE LP Chet Baker Etc USD $7.70 Buy It Now 3h
Deep in a Dream The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection CD in case w/ book Deep in a Dream The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection CD in case w/ book USD $7.95 Buy It Now 3h
White Blues - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) White Blues - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) USD $4.54 Buy It Now 3h
Chet Baker - Tenderly [New CD] Chet Baker - Tenderly [New CD] USD $8.08 Buy It Now 3h
45 JAZZ 45s Big Band Count Basie Reg Owen Chet Baker Ray Bryant Cozy Cole 45 JAZZ 45s Big Band Count Basie Reg Owen Chet Baker Ray Bryant Cozy Cole USD $4.99 (0 bids)
4h
Chet Baker - Tenderly [New CD] Chet Baker - Tenderly [New CD] USD $7.83 Buy It Now 4h
Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries - Chet Baker (Vinyl Used Very Good) Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries - Chet Baker (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $11.45 Buy It Now 5h
Sings - Chet Baker 8436544170183 (Vinyl Used Very Good) Sings - Chet Baker 8436544170183 (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $12.20 Buy It Now 5h
CHET BAKER CD In a Soulful Mood 1997 Music Club CHET BAKER CD In a Soulful Mood 1997 Music Club USD $8.21 Buy It Now 5h
Chet Baker-Jazz On Film  CD NEW Chet Baker-Jazz On Film CD NEW USD $28.49 Buy It Now 5h
Chet Baker-White Blues  CD NEW Chet Baker-White Blues CD NEW USD $10.71 Buy It Now 5h
CHET BAKER-YOU DONT KNOW WHAT LOVE IS-IMPORT CD w/JAPAN OBI D73 CHET BAKER-YOU DONT KNOW WHAT LOVE IS-IMPORT CD w/JAPAN OBI D73 USD $18.50 Buy It Now 5h
CHET BAKER-HAPPY LITTLE SUNBEAM / A DANDY LINE-IMPORT 2 CD w/JAPAN OBI D73 CHET BAKER-HAPPY LITTLE SUNBEAM / A DANDY LINE-IMPORT 2 CD w/JAPAN OBI D73 USD $18.50 Buy It Now 6h
CHET BAKER & Crew LP PACIFIC JAZZ PJ-1224 Orig US '56 DG MONO JAZZ Bobby Timmons CHET BAKER & Crew LP PACIFIC JAZZ PJ-1224 Orig US '56 DG MONO JAZZ Bobby Timmons USD $48.99 Buy It Now 6h
Legendary Sessions by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)/Bill Evans (Piano)... Legendary Sessions by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)/Bill Evans (Piano)... USD $6.25 Buy It Now 6h
Chet Baker -Lets Get Lost -Soundtrack Music CD - Film Inspired (Zoot Sims) Chet Baker -Lets Get Lost -Soundtrack Music CD - Film Inspired (Zoot Sims) USD $5.69 Buy It Now 6h
New: Chet Baker: Riverside Profiles [2 CD]  Audio CD New: Chet Baker: Riverside Profiles [2 CD] Audio CD USD $12.41 Buy It Now 6h
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert CD -1975 Re-Issue Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert CD -1975 Re-Issue USD $4.09 Buy It Now 6h
Chet Baker SINGS 180g +MP3s WAXTIME RECORDS Limited NEW SEALED VINYL LP Chet Baker SINGS 180g +MP3s WAXTIME RECORDS Limited NEW SEALED VINYL LP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 6h
CHET BAKER swings pretty LP Mint- SUS 5180 Sunset Stereo USA 1967 Jazz CHET BAKER swings pretty LP Mint- SUS 5180 Sunset Stereo USA 1967 Jazz USD $125.00 Buy It Now 6h
Chet Baker/She Was Too Good to Me, 180 gram Vinyl Import LP (Used) Chet Baker/She Was Too Good to Me, 180 gram Vinyl Import LP (Used) USD $3.76 (6 bids)
6h
White Blues by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, May-1997, Bmg/Rca... White Blues by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, May-1997, Bmg/Rca... USD $12.53 Buy It Now 6h
Jazz Magazine Gerry Mulligan Chet Baker Paul Desmond LP Fantasy Germany Jazz Magazine Gerry Mulligan Chet Baker Paul Desmond LP Fantasy Germany USD $15.19 Buy It Now 7h
Chet Baker-A Jazz Tours Of The Nato Countries  Vinyl / 12 Chet Baker-A Jazz Tours Of The Nato Countries Vinyl / 12" Album NEW USD $20.49 Buy It Now 7h
Chet Baker Quintet Chet Baker Quintet "Comin' On with the Chet Baker Quintet" LP Prestige 7478 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 8h
Chet Baker ‎– Sings And Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman And Strings BRAND NEW Chet Baker ‎– Sings And Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman And Strings BRAND NEW USD $15.52 Buy It Now 8h
CHET BAKER - IN NEW YORK - VINYL  LP NEW NEW AND  SEALED - WAX TIME RECORDS CHET BAKER - IN NEW YORK - VINYL LP NEW NEW AND SEALED - WAX TIME RECORDS USD $21.94 Buy It Now 8h
Deep in a Dream: Ultimate Chet Baker Collection, Chet Baker, , New Deep in a Dream: Ultimate Chet Baker Collection, Chet Baker, , New USD $21.50 Buy It Now 8h
CD ALBUM - JAZZ SINGERS - CHET BAKER / MEL TORME / OSCAR BROWN JR / MOSE ALLISON CD ALBUM - JAZZ SINGERS - CHET BAKER / MEL TORME / OSCAR BROWN JR / MOSE ALLISON USD $1.30 (0 bids)
9h
CHET BAKER Love For Sale - Live At The Rising Sun RSD 2x LP NEW VINYL Justin Tim CHET BAKER Love For Sale - Live At The Rising Sun RSD 2x LP NEW VINYL Justin Tim USD $35.99 Buy It Now 9h
CD ALBUM - JAZZ SINGERS - CHET BAKER / CAB CALLOWAY / LOUIS ARMSTRONG CD ALBUM - JAZZ SINGERS - CHET BAKER / CAB CALLOWAY / LOUIS ARMSTRONG USD $1.30 (0 bids)
10h
CHET BAKER Featuring Van Morrison LIVE At RONNIE SCOTT'S London 1987 CD WHCD003 CHET BAKER Featuring Van Morrison LIVE At RONNIE SCOTT'S London 1987 CD WHCD003 USD $16.34 (0 bids)
10h
GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET LP PAUL DESMOND QUINTET RED VINYL CHET BAKER JAZZ GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET LP PAUL DESMOND QUINTET RED VINYL CHET BAKER JAZZ USD $100.00 Buy It Now 10h
Chet Baker The Italian Sessions RCA Remaster CD VG++ Jazz Trumpet Star Eyes NICE Chet Baker The Italian Sessions RCA Remaster CD VG++ Jazz Trumpet Star Eyes NICE USD $11.95 Buy It Now 10h
Stan Getz & Chet Baker Line For Lyons vinyl Record NM- Storyville Records Stan Getz & Chet Baker Line For Lyons vinyl Record NM- Storyville Records USD $4.99 (0 bids)
10h
Chet Baker on Poetry LP 1989 Private Novus Out-of-Print Brazil Press Chet Baker on Poetry LP 1989 Private Novus Out-of-Print Brazil Press USD $99.00 (0 bids)
10h
The Best Of Chet Baker Sings, Chet Baker, Good Import The Best Of Chet Baker Sings, Chet Baker, Good Import USD $5.98 Buy It Now 11h
Sings by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, Jan-1998, Blue Note (Label)) Sings by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, Jan-1998, Blue Note (Label)) USD $14.49 Buy It Now 12h
CHET BAKER & CREW TOCJ-9316 CD JAPAN 2001 NEW CHET BAKER & CREW TOCJ-9316 CD JAPAN 2001 NEW USD $127.06 Buy It Now 12h
(FD996) Chet Baker's , Autumn In New York  - 2000 CD (FD996) Chet Baker's , Autumn In New York - 2000 CD USD $6.48 Buy It Now 12h
CHET BAKER PLAYS BEST OF LERNER & LOEWE - ORIGINAL RIVERSIDE DEEP GROOVE MONO LP CHET BAKER PLAYS BEST OF LERNER & LOEWE - ORIGINAL RIVERSIDE DEEP GROOVE MONO LP USD $24.95 Buy It Now 12h
THE JAMES DEAN STORY Soundtrack NEW! 180g LP 2016 UK IMPORT Chet Baker Bud Shank THE JAMES DEAN STORY Soundtrack NEW! 180g LP 2016 UK IMPORT Chet Baker Bud Shank USD $19.00 Buy It Now 12h
Chet Baker Sextet - Chet Is Back! LP Mint 2012 German 180g Vinyl ORGM-1075 Chet Baker Sextet - Chet Is Back! LP Mint 2012 German 180g Vinyl ORGM-1075 USD $50.00 Buy It Now 12h
Theme Music From The James Dean Story - Chet Baker & Bud Shank - 1957 Theme Music From The James Dean Story - Chet Baker & Bud Shank - 1957 USD $35.00 Buy It Now 12h
Chet Baker John Coltrane Stan Getz 3 CDs set Chet Baker John Coltrane Stan Getz 3 CDs set USD $15.00 (0 bids)
USD $25.00 Buy It Now
13h
Jazz 'Round Midnight by Chet Baker (CD) Jazz 'Round Midnight by Chet Baker (CD) USD $5.89 Buy It Now 13h
Italian Movies - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) Italian Movies - Chet Baker (CD Used Very Good) USD $17.07 Buy It Now 13h
Chet baker big band lp Spain reissue Chet baker big band lp Spain reissue USD $15.99 Buy It Now 13h
Vintage Chet Baker & Bud Shank-Theme Music From The James Dean Story 1957 Vintage Chet Baker & Bud Shank-Theme Music From The James Dean Story 1957 USD $28.12 (0 bids)
14h
Chet Baker Jazz At Ann Arbor (Feat Russ Freeman) (Ogv) (Spa) vinyl LP NEW sealed Chet Baker Jazz At Ann Arbor (Feat Russ Freeman) (Ogv) (Spa) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $36.40 Buy It Now 14h
Chet Baker In Paris (Photo Cover By Jean-Pierre Leloir) (Ogv) vinyl L NEW sealed Chet Baker In Paris (Photo Cover By Jean-Pierre Leloir) (Ogv) vinyl L NEW sealed USD $32.45 Buy It Now 14h
CHET BAKER Boppin LP Prestige George Coleman Roy Brooks K. Lightsey Promo CHET BAKER Boppin LP Prestige George Coleman Roy Brooks K. Lightsey Promo USD $29.99 (0 bids)
USD $49.99 Buy It Now
14h
CHET BAKER Comin On LP Prestige Mono George Coleman Roy Brooks Kirk Lightsey  CHET BAKER Comin On LP Prestige Mono George Coleman Roy Brooks Kirk Lightsey USD $59.99 (0 bids)
USD $79.99 Buy It Now
15h
CHET BAKER Smokin LP Prestige Mono George Coleman Roy Brooks Kirk Lightsey  CHET BAKER Smokin LP Prestige Mono George Coleman Roy Brooks Kirk Lightsey USD $59.99 (0 bids)
USD $79.99 Buy It Now
15h
CHET BAKER Live At Ann Arbor LP Pacific Jazz Mono DG Russ Freeman CHET BAKER Live At Ann Arbor LP Pacific Jazz Mono DG Russ Freeman USD $29.99 (0 bids)
USD $49.99 Buy It Now
15h
CHET BAKER-NO PROBLEM-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed C94 CHET BAKER-NO PROBLEM-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed C94 USD $15.50 Buy It Now 16h
CHET BAKER-DIANE-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed C94 CHET BAKER-DIANE-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed C94 USD $15.50 Buy It Now 16h
"My Funny Valentine" Chet Baker; 1994 CD USD $10.25 Buy It Now 16h
Chet Baker - Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson [New CD] Holland - Import Chet Baker - Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson [New CD] Holland - Import USD $12.86 Buy It Now 16h
NEW Jazz Profile by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD Blue Note (Label)) NEW Jazz Profile by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD Blue Note (Label)) USD $4.49 Buy It Now 17h
Riverside Profiles by Chet Baker [CD] 2-Discs [NEW] Riverside Profiles by Chet Baker [CD] 2-Discs [NEW] USD $12.99 Buy It Now 18h
JAZZ AND ROMANCE CD - VARIOUS ARTISTS CHET BAKER BILL EVANS KENNY DREW ++ SEALED JAZZ AND ROMANCE CD - VARIOUS ARTISTS CHET BAKER BILL EVANS KENNY DREW ++ SEALED USD $8.00 Buy It Now 18h
Chet Baker Sings & Strings (Hol) vinyl LP NEW sealed Chet Baker Sings & Strings (Hol) vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $51.44 Buy It Now 19h
Chet Baker - Chet Is Back! (NEW CD) Chet Baker - Chet Is Back! (NEW CD) USD $7.46 Buy It Now 20h
Chet Baker - Peace (1998) Chet Baker - Peace (1998) USD $6.48 Buy It Now 20h
Chet Baker in New York by Chet Baker Chet Baker in New York by Chet Baker USD $25.46 Buy It Now 20h
Each Day Is Valentines Day CHET BAKER Audio CD Each Day Is Valentines Day CHET BAKER Audio CD USD $19.95 Buy It Now 20h
CHET BAKER - CHET IS BACK  CD NEW+ CHET BAKER - CHET IS BACK CD NEW+ USD $12.98 Buy It Now 22h
CHET BAKER - SEXTET & QUARTET  CD NEW+ CHET BAKER - SEXTET & QUARTET CD NEW+ USD $19.36 Buy It Now 22h
CHET BAKER - CHET BAKER SINGS+12 BONUS TRACKS  CD NEW+ CHET BAKER - CHET BAKER SINGS+12 BONUS TRACKS CD NEW+ USD $19.36 Buy It Now 22h
2 CD BOX CHET BAKER IN ITALY - IN MILAN - IS BACK - WITH 50 ITALIAN STRINGS 2 CD BOX CHET BAKER IN ITALY - IN MILAN - IS BACK - WITH 50 ITALIAN STRINGS USD $7.78 Buy It Now 23h
Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Bonus Track) EU vinyl LP NEW sealed Chet Baker Sings & Plays (Bonus Track) EU vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $33.24 Buy It Now 23h
My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker (PACIFIC JAZZ/COLUMBIA HOUSE) (CD 1994) My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker (PACIFIC JAZZ/COLUMBIA HOUSE) (CD 1994) USD $3.19 (0 bids)
USD $4.78 Buy It Now
23h
CHET BAKER (TRUMPET/VOCALS/COMPOSER) - CHET BAKER IN MILAN NEW CD CHET BAKER (TRUMPET/VOCALS/COMPOSER) - CHET BAKER IN MILAN NEW CD USD $9.98 Buy It Now 23h
CHET BAKER (TRUMPET/VOCALS/COMPOSER) - CHET BAKER PLAYS THE BEST OF LERNER AND L CHET BAKER (TRUMPET/VOCALS/COMPOSER) - CHET BAKER PLAYS THE BEST OF LERNER AND L USD $11.41 Buy It Now 1 day
bill evans art pepper chet baker art blakey jackie mclean ben webster LIVE rare! bill evans art pepper chet baker art blakey jackie mclean ben webster LIVE rare! USD $49.99 (0 bids)
1 day
Chet Baker-The Best Of Chet Baker Sings  CD NEW Chet Baker-The Best Of Chet Baker Sings CD NEW USD $13.44 Buy It Now 1 day
~COVER ART MISSING~ Chet Baker CD Chet Baker Plays for Lovers ~COVER ART MISSING~ Chet Baker CD Chet Baker Plays for Lovers USD $3.77 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost (Original Soundtrack) [New CD] Ltd Ed, Japan - Impor Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost (Original Soundtrack) [New CD] Ltd Ed, Japan - Impor USD $10.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker - Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson [New CD] Holland - Import Chet Baker - Live in Sweden with Ake Johansson [New CD] Holland - Import USD $13.91 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker 10 Chet Baker 10" x 8" Photograph no 1 USD $4.55 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker  - Eight Classic Albums - New CD Chet Baker - Eight Classic Albums - New CD USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker - Someday My Prince Will Come [New Vinyl] UK - Import Chet Baker - Someday My Prince Will Come [New Vinyl] UK - Import USD $22.69 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker - Someday My Prince Will Come [New Vinyl] UK - Import Chet Baker - Someday My Prince Will Come [New Vinyl] UK - Import USD $21.93 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine (NEW CD) Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine (NEW CD) USD $9.40 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker Sings 180g w/download EU vinyl LP NEW sealed Chet Baker Sings 180g w/download EU vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $33.24 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker Chet Baker & Strings 180g vinyl LP NEW sealed Chet Baker Chet Baker & Strings 180g vinyl LP NEW sealed USD $63.32 Buy It Now 1 day
The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (CD 1957) The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (CD 1957) USD $7.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker/Bill Evans Alone Together - black vinyl Chet Baker/Bill Evans Alone Together - black vinyl USD $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
My Funny Valentine [Blue Note] by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, Jan- My Funny Valentine [Blue Note] by Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer) (CD, Jan- USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Chet Baker Silent Nights CD Christmas Chet Baker Silent Nights CD Christmas USD $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
CHET BAKER~BABY BREEZE~LIMELIGHT LM 82003,Mono (EX),original 1964 gatefold CHET BAKER~BABY BREEZE~LIMELIGHT LM 82003,Mono (EX),original 1964 gatefold USD $13.00 (5 bids)
1 day
Chet Baker Downbeat Clipping ECLIPSED Chet Baker Downbeat Clipping ECLIPSED USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

CHET BAKER Discography

CHET BAKER albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet
Bop 1953
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman
Bop 1953
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sextet
Cool Jazz 1954
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Sings
Vocal Jazz 1954
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Chet Baker and Strings (aka Love Walked In)
Cool Jazz 1954
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker Ensemble
Cool Jazz 1954
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet Records Eight Cool Sides
Cool Jazz 1954
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sings and Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings
Vocal Jazz 1955
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet (aka In Paris Vol 1 aka Quartet Featuring Dick Twardzik)
Cool Jazz 1955
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet (aka Great Jazz aka Chet Baker in Paris Vol. 3: 1955 aka Chet Baker Quartet Plays Standards)
Cool Jazz 1956
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cools Out
Cool Jazz 1956
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Europe: A Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries
Cool Jazz 1956
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar and His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar (aka I Get Chet)
Cool Jazz 1956
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker & Art Pepper ‎: Playboys (aka Picture Of Heath)
Cool Jazz 1957
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Band
Cool Jazz 1957
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (with Bud Shank) (aka Swinging Soundtrack)
Jazz Soundtracks 1957
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
In New York (aka Polka Dots And Moonbeams)
Hard Bop 1958
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Could Happen to You: Chet Baker Sings
Vocal Jazz 1958
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Chet
Cool Jazz 1959
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner & Loewe
Cool Jazz 1959
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker With Fifty Italian Strings(aka Sings And Plays aka Angel Eyes aka Chet Baker With Len Mercer & His Orchestra)
Cool Jazz 1959
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Introduces Johnny Pace
Vocal Jazz 1959
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sextet & Quartet (aka In Milan)
Hard Bop 1960
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Is Back! (aka The Italian Sessions aka Somewhere Over the Rainbow)
Cool Jazz 1962
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baby Breeze
Hard Bop 1964
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Most Important Jazz Album of 1964/65 (aka Chet Baker Plays & Sings)
Hard Bop 1964
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Baker's Holiday
Vocal Jazz 1965
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mariachi Brass, The Featuring Chet Baker : Hats Off
Exotica 1965
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker ‎: Double Shot
Exotica 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker ‎: In The Mood
Exotica 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mariachi Brass Featuring Chet Baker : A Taste Of Tequila (aka The Modern Sound Of Mexico)
Exotica 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into My Life (with Carmel Strings) (aka Te Graver Dans Ma Vie)
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1966
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Groovin' With the Chet Baker Quintet
Hard Bop 1966
.. Album Cover 3.10 | 2 ratings
Smokin' With the Chet Baker Quintet
Hard Bop 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker and The Carmel Strings ‎: Quietly There
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1966
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boppin' With the Chet Baker Quintet
Hard Bop 1967
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Burnin' With the Chet Baker Quintet
Hard Bop 1967
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Comin' on With the Chet Baker Quintet
Hard Bop 1967
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Albert's House (aka Jazz Collection ② / ジャズコレ)
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1969
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blood, Chet And Tears
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1970
.. Album Cover 3.27 | 4 ratings
She Was Too Good to Me
Vocal Jazz 1974
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can’t Go Home Again
Classic Fusion 1977
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Incredible Chet Baker Plays And Sings
Vocal Jazz 1977
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Once Upon a Summertime
Post Bop 1978
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Broken Wing
Post Bop 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Touch of Your Lips
Cool Jazz 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballads For Two (with Wolfgang Lackerschmid)
Cool Jazz 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tender Variations
Jazz Soundtracks 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soft Journey (with Enrico Pieranunzi)
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leaving
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker, Jean Paul Florens , Henry Florens ‎: Rendez-vous (aka 'Round Midnight)
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Problem
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker & Steve Houben (aka Almost Blue)
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker in Paris
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Meets Novos Tempos Group : Salsamba
Latin Jazz 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Studio Trieste (with Jim Hall / Hubert Laws)
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Peace
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mister B
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Capolinea
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nightbird
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Plays Vladimir Cosma
Cool Jazz 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Diane (with Paul Bley)
Cool Jazz 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Trio Featuring Philip Catherine ‎: Chet's Choice
Cool Jazz 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silent Nights (with Christopher Mason)
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Sings Again
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Girl Blue
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Heart Of The Ballad
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
When Sunny Gets Blue
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid ‎: Originals
Post Bop 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Cat
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Sings And Plays From The Film "Let's Get Lost"
Jazz Soundtracks 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Poetry
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Thing for You
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stella by Starlight
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As Time Goes By
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Song
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep In A Dream Of You
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker And The Boto Brazilian Quartet
Latin Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heartbreak
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Italian Movies
Jazz Soundtracks 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Autumn in New York
Cool Jazz 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Embraceable You
Cool Jazz 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Profile
Cool Jazz 1997
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Silent Nights
Cool Jazz 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oh You Crazy Moon
Cool Jazz 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker With The Bradley Young Trio ‎: Chet In Chicago - The Legacy Vol. 5
Cool Jazz 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lost Tapes Early Chet Baker In Germany 1955-1959
Cool Jazz 2013

CHET BAKER EPs & splits

CHET BAKER live albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at Ann Arbor
Cool Jazz 1955
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Chet Baker and Crew
Cool Jazz 1956
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert
 (with Lee Konitz)
Cool Jazz 1974
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two A Day
Cool Jazz 1979
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris - Night Bird
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daybreak
Cool Jazz 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris - Tune Up
Cool Jazz 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Funny Valentine : Live at the Salt Peanuts Club
Cool Jazz 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Europe 1956 (aka Live In Florence, 1956)
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Concert (with Lee Konitz)
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Always (aka Live In Montmartre Vol. 2 )
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Round Midnight - Chet Baker Live
Cool Jazz 1982
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Star Eyes - Live At George's Jazz Cafe
Cool Jazz 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Your Own Sweet Way
Cool Jazz 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Sweden With Åke Johanssons Trio
Hard Bop 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Improviser
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Remember You
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Cool Jazz 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Karl Ratzer : Conception
Cool Jazz 1985
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Candy
Hard Bop 1985
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Witch Doctor
Hard Bop 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strollin'
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love for Sale
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Trio With Duke Jordan ‎: September Song
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Phil Markowitz ‎: Live At Nick's
Cool Jazz 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Featuring Van Morrison ‎: Live At Ronnie Scott's London (aka Nightbird)
Cool Jazz 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Paris, 1960-63 - Live In Nice, 1975
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Down - Chet Baker Live In The Subway Club
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Memories in Tokyo
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
My Favourite Songs - The Last Great Concert
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live from the Moonlight
Cool Jazz 1988
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker in Paris, Volume 2
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Chateauvallon (aka Live In France 1978)
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Time After Time
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Misty
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Foolish Heart
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Rosenheim (Chet Baker's Last Recording As Quartet)
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Four
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Paris Festival (aka Chet Baker In Paris)
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Newport Years, Vol. 1
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Last Great Concert - My Favourite Songs Vol. 1 & 2
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Featuring Van Morrison : Nightbird
Pop Jazz/Crossover 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight From The Heart - The Great Last Concert, Vol. II
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Never Entered My Mind
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of Nowhere
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Europe, 1955
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Trade Winds 1952
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Burnin' At Backstreet
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet with Special Guest Bud Shank ‎: Live At Fat Tuesday's
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night at the Shalimar
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boston 1954
Cool Jazz 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Bologna (aka Live In Bologna 1985)
Cool Jazz 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Pueblo, Colorado 1966 (aka Mister B. aka 'Round Midnight aka Milestone)
Cool Jazz 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Trumpet For The Sky - Club 21, Paris - Vol. 1
Cool Jazz 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Trumpet For The Sky - Club 21, Paris - Vol. 2
Cool Jazz 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Italy Unissued 1975-1988
Cool Jazz 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legacy, Volume 1
Cool Jazz 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love For Sale: Live at Ronnie Scott's
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legacy, Volume 2: I Remember You
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vol. I "Live" At The Subway Club, Cologne
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker & Stan Getz ‎: My Funny Valentine
Cool Jazz 1997
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legacy - Vol. 3 - Why Shouldn't You Cry
Cool Jazz 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Remember You (aka Nightbird)
Cool Jazz 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gold Collection: Classic Performances
Cool Jazz 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
September Song
Cool Jazz 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Renaissance II
Cool Jazz 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Star Eyes
Cool Jazz 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Funny Valentine
Cool Jazz 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Legacy - Vol. 4 - Oh You Crazy Moon
Cool Jazz 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sings, Plays: Live at the Keystone Korner
Cool Jazz 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker in New York
Cool Jazz 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Köln Concert (feat. Dick Twardzik)
Cool Jazz 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Dick Twardzik ‎: The Lost Holland Concert - September 18, 1955
Cool Jazz 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Indian Summer (The Complete 1955 Concerts In Holland)
Cool Jazz 2007
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
One Night In Tokyo
Cool Jazz 2007
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Chet Baker & Crew: Complete Recordings at the Forum Theatre
Cool Jazz 2007
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back Home! The Complete Studio Master Takes July 56-July 59
Cool Jazz 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sesjun Radio Shows
Cool Jazz 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Hamburg 1985
Cool Jazz 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker, Philip Catherine ‎: There'll Never Be Another You
Cool Jazz 2015
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Live In London
Hard Bop 2016
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1979
Hard Bop 2017

CHET BAKER demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CHET BAKER re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Trumpet Artistry Of Chet Baker
Cool Jazz 1955
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Baker, Vol.1
Hard Bop 1983
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sentimental Walk in Paris
Cool Jazz 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman
Cool Jazz 1986
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
The Best of Chet Baker Sings
Cool Jazz 1989
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven Faces of Valentine
Cool Jazz 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz 'Round Midnight: Chet Baker
Cool Jazz 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Plays and Sings the Great Ballads
Cool Jazz 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grey December
Cool Jazz 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 32
Cool Jazz 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete 1959 Milano Sessions
Cool Jazz 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Chet
Cool Jazz 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stairway to the Stars
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
This Is Jazz
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
White Blues
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On a Misty Night
Cool Jazz 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Night Birds & Broken Wings
Cool Jazz 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Masters: The Story of Jazz
Cool Jazz 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Old Flame
Cool Jazz 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Chet Baker - Ten Best Series
Cool Jazz 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Chet Baker
Cool Jazz 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le Prince De La Ballade
Cool Jazz 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker Sextet
Cool Jazz 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy to Love
Cool Jazz 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Riverside Profiles
Cool Jazz 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker
Cool Jazz 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Too Cool
Cool Jazz 2007
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid : Artists Favor
Cool Jazz 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Essential Standards
Cool Jazz 2009
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Subway Club
Cool Jazz 2015
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Paris - A Selection Of The Legendary Barclay Sessions 1955-1956
Cool Jazz 2017

CHET BAKER singles (0)

CHET BAKER movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

CHET BAKER Reviews

CHET BAKER She Was Too Good to Me

Album · 1974 · Vocal Jazz
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Sean Trane
The least we can say is that the late 60’s and early 70’s were not Chet’s best years. Not far from being the low point of his career (I believe his drugs problem was peaking), that period also represent a major trough in his already lengthy discography, only releasing the present album in a period of at least 5 years. So his only album of that era is relatively unrepresentative, but it’s in the CTI mould (the label it was released on), with the usual chained-to-the-studio suspects as actors, like B James, Laws, Penque, etc. but also some major stars like Desmond, Carter, JDJ, Gadd, Friedman, and a few others.

Opening on the ultra-known Autumn Leaves cover, you’ll get right away the usual soft and friendly and warm CTI sonics. Other covers like Mobley’s Deep Freeze or Mercer’s Tangerine and the album-closing You Or No One are dealt in a very standard way. You’ll also get Chet’s crooning vocals on some drippy ballad tunes like the title track or What I’ll do, but also in a quicker tune like Song In My Heart. The Cd reissue offers a bonus crooner ballad, My Future Just Passed, which fits in rather nicely with the rest of the album.

While the album does clash with the usual CTI pre-soft-jazz standard, I wouldn’t call this a typical CTI album in terms of soundscapes. And if it is one of my preferred Chet works, it is mostly because of the more modern recording techniques, but it’s not like I will find it an essential piece of my collection.

CHET BAKER Witch Doctor

Live album · 1985 · Hard Bop
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
js
In the early 50s an active jazz scene developed around the Lighthouse bar in Hermosa Beach an hour south of Los Angelas. Every Sunday, lengthy sessions would take place from 2 PM till 2AM featuring the all-star house band with visiting stars sitting in. On Sunday September 13 1953 there were three sets played at the club. The first set featured only the all-star house band, the third set featured Miles Davis and became the album, “At Last! Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars”, while the middle set featured Chet Baker and became this album, “Witch Doctor”.

This is a fun set, more like a jam session really. If you are thinking laid back west coast jazz, not really, only one cut has that “cool” vibe, the rest is hot up-tempo bop with a slightly modern hard edge. Of the five cuts, three have the very east coast driven Max Roach on drums which explains those tunes' hard swinging approach. The last two cuts feature the more laid back approach of Shelly Manne on the traps. The rest of the all-star band features greats like Bud Shank, Jimmy Giuffre and many more. One top cut on here is “Winter Wonderland”, which is a fast angular bop reading of the classic tune by Baker and a small quartet with Max Roach echoing Chet’s rapid phrases with syncopated rattles on the snare, Roach’s interest in experimenting with modern approaches to drumming is evident. Another great one is album closer “Witch Doctor” written by saxophonist Bob Cooper which features one of those classic Cab Calloway/Ellington minor key jazz noire repeating riffs, its similar to the sort of material that Charles Mingus would be mining soon.

In late summer on the west coast the weather is about as perfect as it gets, the music on here reflects that open upbeat atmosphere. I wish I could have been at the Lighthouse on this afternoon, it sounds like everyone is having a blast, both the audience and the musicians. This probably isn't the most precise or sensitive playing you will hear from these guys, but it doesn't matter, this one is all about sharing a good time.

CHET BAKER The Best of Chet Baker Sings

Boxset / Compilation · 1989 · Cool Jazz
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Matt
Recorded over five different sessions from late 1953 to 56 with nine different musicians and Chet's trumpet is overdubbed and this actually was quite a new thing at the time in recording bringing splendid results to this collection of songs with all being standards in todays Jazz repertoire. The songwriters included are Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser with the list just going on but one thing for sure is if you were brought up in the fifties and sixties so many of these songs will be very familar with some delightful interpretations from Chet Baker with the his horn overdub just putting the icing on the cake. The trio with Chet's vocals and trumpet are the entire make up of every session with Russ Freeman playing piano on the lot with the majority of the bass and drums by Carson Smith and Bob Neel, Shelley Manne makes an appearance but on only one of the tunes. Chet does not climb heights he sings within a mid range but the feeling is there with a hint of cynicism in his technique bringing a delightful difference to these tunes but alas Chet although a great musician had one of those lifes that seem to afflict so many people with drugs being the problem and was actually found dead on the pavement outside his 2nd story hotel room while in Amsterdam back in 1988 with the self destruction and waste finally coming to its end for him

No slamming band just Chet's vocals with every word sung as clear as a bell bringing a sparkling clarity with "The Thrill Is Gone" being the album's start with the piano intro and Chet's vocal just floating through the tune with his cool trumpet tone just bringing that necessary melancholy component. Gershwin's "But Not For Me" follows with its more up tempo rythmn and Chet's trumpet is delightful with his vocals."Time After Time', "I Get Along With Out You Very Well", " That Old Feeling" are covered with "My Funny Valentine' by Rodgers and Hart being another great laid back interpretation from Chet with that we have all day feel to the delivery within his songs. "Lets Get Lost' is an absolute stand out with its slight up tempo swingin' approach with Russ Freeman giving his piano a workout with a swinger for a solo. Still lots more on this twenty track album and we have to mention the song "Like Someone In Love" with that hint of cynicism from Chet within and the absolutely cool vibe is the best description for this ballad.

Great album for when you just want to relax or like me have had a hard night and would like to hear some beautifully styled jazz in that cool West Coast tradition and keep that wretched headache at bay.

CHET BAKER Movies Reviews

No CHET BAKER movie reviews posted yet.

CHET BAKER Shouts

Please login to post a shout
js wrote:
59 days ago
I've been listening to his early sides on Pacific, nice bebop flavor.
jazzyman63 wrote:
2 months ago
All of his output on Steeplechase
js wrote:
2 months ago
The album I reviewed up above there, "Witch Doctor", is pretty good, otherwise, I would like to have the time to get into his music more. He's. just one more artist I wish I had more time to explore. I do like his relaxed phrasing on the trumpet.
Steve Wyzard wrote:
2 months ago
Chet's best all-instrumental, no-vocals albums:
1) Peace
2) Blues with a feeling
3) Once upon a Summertime

Any other suggestions?

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
Giant Steps Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
Miles Davis Quintet : Miles Smiles Post Bop
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Inspired By Nature World Fusion
RAIN SULTANOV
Buy this album from MMA partners
Live At The Village Gate Classic Fusion
TONY WILLIAMS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Trip Post-Fusion Contemporary
MIKE STERN
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Source World Fusion
TONY ALLEN
Buy this album from MMA partners
Tangents 21st Century Modern
GARY PEACOCK
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Jazz MP3 download/stream

New Jazz Online Videos

Gerardo Nu´n~ez Trio Guitarra Flamenco GUITFESTSEVILLA 2013
GERARDO NÚÑEZ
js· more than 2 years ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us