Saturday, November 24, 2018

Chet Baker - 1958 - Pretty Groovy

Chet Baker 
1958 
Pretty / Groovy 



01. Look For The Silver Lining
02. Time After Time
03. Travelin' Light
04. My Funny Valentine
05. There Will Never Be Another You
06. The Thrill Is Gone
07. But Not For Me
08. Band Aid
09. The Lamp Is Low
10. Carson City Stage
11. Long Ago And Far Away
12. Easy To Love
13. Winter Wonderland
14. Batter Up

Chet Baker - trumpet, vocals
Jimmy Giuffre - clarinet (track 5)
Bill Perkins - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 7)
Russ Freeman - piano (tracks 1, 2 & 4-14)
Dave Wheat - guitar (track 3)
Joe Mondragon (track 13), Russ Saunders (track 3), Carson Smith (tracks 1, 2, 4-8, 10-13 & 14), Bob Whitlock (track 9) - bass
Larry Bunker (tracks 6, 8, 10-12 & 14), Shelly Manne (track 13), Bob Neal (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7), Bobby White (track 9) - drums


From the Liner Notes: "Here's Chet again, in pages flashed back from earlier days in the Baker recording history...You'll hear previously unreleased dates..."

Recorded in Los Angeles on July 27, 29 & 30, 1953 (tracks 9-12 & 14), at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on October 3, 1953 (tracks 6 & 8) and October 27, 1953 (track 13), at Capitol Studios in Hollywood on February 15, 1954 (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 & 7) and in New York City on December 9, 1957 (track 3)
The album compiles tracks previously released on the 1953 10 inch LP Chet Baker Quartet featuring Russ Freeman along with previously unissued recordings.

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