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Chet Baker- Chet
January 1, 1987
Original Release Date: 1959

Chet Baker/Trumpet, Pepper Adams/Baritone Sax, Herbie Mann/Flute, Bill Evans/Piano, Kenny Burrell/Guitar, Paul Chmabers/Bass, Connie Kay, Philly Joe Jones/Drums

1. Alone Together
2. How High The Moon
3. It Never Entered My Mind
4. Tis Autumn
5. If You Could See Me Now
6. September Song
7. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
8. Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
9. You And The Night And The Music
10. Early Morning Mood - (bonus track)

Jazz is an amazing kind of music; however, it could get tiresome. Unfortunately, Chet Baker's "Chet" is not one of them. There are good moments in it, you just have to be very patient. The only historical moment is that this is the ONLY album where Chet Baker plays with Bill Evans. This is the only time the two giants come together and jam. This is perhaps the only moment that I remember of Chet Baker's entering into the Miles Davis category. Two things are prevalent: Miles first made "It Never Entered My Mind" famous and Bill Evans was Miles' group member on Kind of Blue. But this assertion is little too far-fetched. And the result of this album is much less promising than Kind of Blue.

Extended Listening

-Chet Baker- Baby Breeze


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