Baker- Baker's Holiday: Chet Baker Plays & Sings Billie
September 19, 1989
Baker/Trumpet & Vocals, Hank Jones/Piano, Richard
Davus/Bass, Connie Kay/Drums
1. Travelin' Light
2. Easy Livin'
3. That Ole Devil Love
4. You're My Thrill
5. Crazy She Calls Me
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
7. Mean To Me
8. These Foolish Things
9. There Is No Greater Love
10. Don't Explain
one somehow fits Chet Baker's taste. I mean, Chet may
have gotten his singing influence from Billie Holiday.
Both are so carefree and smooth. A dear tribute paid
by perhaps the romantic singer of all-time to the queen
of jazz vocals. Now I think of it, Astrud Gilberto apparently
borrows her singing style from Chet Baker. Foolish me,
I never thought of it that way. The drawback of this
album is that the orchestra could get in the way.