(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You
|It Could Happen to You|
|Studio album by Chet Baker|
|Producer||Bill Grauer, Jr.|
|Chet Baker chronology|
(Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen to You is an album by jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. It follows a formula similar to two other Baker albums, Chet Baker Sings (1956) and Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman & Strings (recorded in 1955, released in 1964) in which he updates existing standards in a hipper, jazzier fashion. Unlike the aforementioned records, on It Could Happen to You, on a few tracks, Baker plays no trumpet whatsoever, opting to scat in place of an instrumental solo.
The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer awarded the album 4 stars and states, "One immediate distinction between these vocal sides and those recorded earlier in the decade for Pacific Jazz is the lissome quality of Baker's playing and, most notably, his increased capacity as a vocalist. The brilliant song selection certainly doesn't hurt either. This is an essential title in Chet Baker's 30-plus year canon."
|1.||"Do It the Hard Way"||Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers||3:00|
|2.||"I'm Old Fashioned"||Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer||5:03|
|3.||"You're Driving Me Crazy"||Walter Donaldson||2:53|
|4.||"It Could Happen to You"||Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen||2:49|
|5.||"My Heart Stood Still"||Hart, Rodgers||3:26|
|6.||"The More I See You"||Mack Gordon, Harry Warren||3:03|
|7.||"Everything Happens to Me"||Tom Adair, Matt Dennis||5:02|
|8.||"Dancing on the Ceiling"||Hart, Rodgers||3:08|
|9.||"How Long Has This Been Going On?"||George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin||4:10|
|10.||"Old Devil Moon"||E.Y. Harburg, Burton Lane||2:59|
CD Reissue bonus tracks
|11.||"While My Lady Sleeps"||4:21|
|12.||"You Make Me Feel So Young"||3:38|
- Chet Baker - vocals, trumpet
- Kenny Drew - piano
- Sam Jones - bass
- George Morrow - bass
- Philly Joe Jones - drums
- Dannie Richmond - drums
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