180-Gram Colored Virgin Vinyl
Includes 2 Bonus Track
PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
“Chet Baker offers here the most memorable recorded versions ever of some of these standard songs, starting with the intoxicating ‘My Funny Valentine’, which would remain in his repertoire for the rest of his life. The magic of this album resides in what it suggests about the trumpeter’s own paradoxes: his security and his shyness, his fire and his fragility, and the part of shadow and hidden tragedy behind his Hollywood-like beauty and his apparent effortless genius, all of which have made of him one of the most fascinating musicians in jazz history.”
1. THAT OLD FEELING 3:01
2. IT’S ALWAYS YOU 3:32
3. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE 2:23
4. MY IDEAL 4:23
5. I’VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE 4:26
6. MY BUDDY 3:17
7. LET’S GET LOST 3:42*
1. BUT NOT FOR ME 3:01
2. TIME AFTER TIME 2:43
3. I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOUVERY WELL 2:56
4. MY FUNNY VALENTINE 2:18
5. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU 2:57
6. THE THRILL IS GONE 2:49
7. I FALL IN LOVE TOO EASILY 3:18
8. LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING 2:38
9. JUST FRIENDS 2:42*
CHET BAKER, vocals & trumpet
RUSS FREEMAN, piano & celeste;
JIMMY BOND, bass on Side A;
CARSON SMITH, bass on B1-B5 & B7-B8;
JOE MONDRAGON, bass on B6;
PETER LITTMAN, drums on A1-A2 & A5;
LAWRENCE MARABLE, drums on A3-A4 & A6;
BOB NEEL, drums on B1-B5 & B7-B8;
SHELLY MANNE, drums on B6.
All tracks recorded in Los Angeles.
A1, A2 & A5: July 23, 1956;
A3, A4 & A6: July 30, 1956;
B1-B5 & B7-B8: February 15, 1954;
B6: October 27, 1953.
*BONUS TRACKS (A7, B9):
Chet Baker (vocals & trumpet),
Russ Freeman (p), Carson Smith (b),
Bob Neel (d). Los Angeles, March 7, 1955.
All original sessions produced by Richard Bock.