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Chet Baker- Baker's Holiday: Chet Baker Plays & Sings Billie Holiday
September 19, 1989

Chet Baker/Trumpet & Vocals, Hank Jones/Piano, Richard Davus/Bass, Connie Kay/Drums

1. Travelin' Light |
2. Easy Livin'
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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

Review
This 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.

Extended Listening

-Chet Baker- The Best of Chet Baker Sings

 



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