For Lovers

For Lovers

by Chet BakerChet Baker


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The 2005 box set For Lovers: Chet Baker/John Coltrane/Stan Getz brings together all three of the Verve For Lovers compilations into one bargain-priced anthology. While these collections are by no means definitive, career-spanning representations of each artist's recorded output, they are superb single-disc productions perfectly suited for relaxing and romantic afterglow situations. While all three of these musicians could play swinging, uptempo jazz, they were also all universally acclaimed ballad players. As both a trumpeter and singer, Baker (a West Coast cool jazz icon) was especially well suited to playing warm lyrical ballads such as "You're Mine, You" and "The Touch of Your Lips," both included here. Similarly, Baker's saxophonist counterpart Getz had perhaps his biggest commercial success with his laid-back take on the Brazilian bossa nova songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, many of which are also featured here. Although primarily remembered for his outré sheets-of-sound period of the late '60s, Coltrane was an adept balladeer with a full-bodied saxophone tone and a commanding sense of harmony, traits he employs here on such standards as "After the Rain" and "They Say It's Wonderful," from his classic 1963 album John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. Also included in this set are such well-loved cuts as Baker's "Everything Happens to Me" and "Easy Living," Getz's orchestral theme to the movie Alfie and "If Ever Would I Leave You, and Coltrane's "In a Sentimental Mood" and "Soul Eyes." Ultimately, while die-hard fans will want to seek out the original albums these tracks were culled from, casual listeners in the mood for some stylish, urbane, and classic romantic jazz can't go wrong with For Lovers.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602498335925
catalogNumber: 000558602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Gary Burton   Vibes
Richard Davis   Bass
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bill Evans   Piano
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Hall   Guitar
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Bob James   Piano
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Duke Jordan   Piano
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Jimmy Raney   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Woodwind
Aaron Bell   Bass
Bert Dahlander   Drums
Raymond Fol   Piano
Seldon Powell   Reeds
Grady Tate   Drums
Richard Evans   Conductor
Alan Ross   Reeds
David Nadien   Violin
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Connie Kay   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Milton Banana   Drums
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass
James Buffington   French Horn
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Artie Butler   Percussion
Candido Camero   Drums
David Carey   Vibes
Gene Cherico   Bass
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Léon Cohen   Reeds
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Crow   Bass
George Devens   Vibes
Duke Ellington   Piano
Sidney Edwards   Violin
Lewis Eley   Violin
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Paul Gershman   Violin
Harry Glickman   Violin
Gérard Gustin   Piano
Louis Haber   Violin
Harry Lookofsky   Violin
Johnny Hartman   Vocals
Roy Haynes   Drums
Julius Held   Violin
Frank Isola   Drums
Jack Jennings   Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Dave Mankovitz   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
Benoit Quersin   Bass
Reggie Workman   Bass
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion
Bobby Scott   Piano
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
Morris Stonzek   Violin
Jean-Louis Viale   Drums
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Charlie Rice   Drums
Willard Suyker   Guitar
Joe Hunt   Drums
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Wilford Holcombe   Reeds
Henry Freeman   Reeds
Michael Fleming   Bass
Bill Horwath   Cymbalom
Tommy Williams   Bass
Bernard Zaslav   Viola
Ralph Hollander   Violin

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Herb Ellis   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Mal Waldron   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Evans   Arranger
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
John Coltrane   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Luchi de Jesus   Audio Production
Gene DePaul   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Audio Production
Johnny Frigo   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Peter Keepnews   Notes Editing
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Bobby Scott   Audio Production
Richard Seidel   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Phil Silvers   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Creed Taylor   Audio Production
James Van Heusen   Composer
Young   Liner Notes
Hy Zaret   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Robert Sour   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Lou Carter   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Paul Madeira   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Carlos Kase   Research Coordination
Allan Roberts   Composer
Ken Druker   Executive Producer
Amélie Hazard   Illustrations

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