The Very Best of Chet Baker [EMI]

The Very Best of Chet Baker [EMI]

by Chet BakerChet Baker


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Pacific Jazz's The Very Best of Chet Baker compiles many of iconic jazz trumpeter Chet Baker's superb tracks he recorded for the label in the '50s. Included are such classic cuts as his vocal version of "My Funny Valentine," "Time After Time," "The Thrill Is Gone," and others. One would be hard pressed to call this a definitive "best-of" in that no cuts Baker recorded while with saxophonist Gerry Mulligan appear here. Nonetheless, as an introduction to the trumpeter's own quartet work this is fine.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724347738425
catalogNumber: 77384
Rank: 112535

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Baker   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Curtis Counce   Bass
Russ Freeman   Piano
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Gordon   Baritone Saxophone
Shelly Manne   Drums
Red Mitchell   Bass
Art Pepper   Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Phil Urso   Tenor Saxophone
Corky Hale   Harp
Carl Perkins   Piano
Larry Bunker   Drums
Ray Kramer   Cello
Peter Littman   Drums
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Larance Marable   Drums
Jack Montrose   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Neel   Drums
Carson Smith   Bass
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Kurt Reher   Cello

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Russ Freeman   Composer
Jimmy Heath   Composer
Bill Holman   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Richard Bock   Audio Production
Lew Brown   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
M. Gordon   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Marty Paich   Arranger
Jack Montrose   Arranger,Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Donald Elfman   Liner Notes
Margarita Lecuona   Composer

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