Albert's House

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Albert's House
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released 1969
Recorded 1969
Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 45:45
Label Beverley Hills
BH 1134
Producer Meadowlane Enterprises Inc.
Chet Baker chronology
In the Mood
(1966)
Albert's House
(1969)
Blood, Chet and Tears
(1970)

Albert's House is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in 1969 and released on the Beverley Hills label.[1] The album features 11 compositions by Steve Allen who organised the recording date to assist Baker restart his career.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "In 1968 Baker had his teeth knocked out by a group of thugs. In 1969 he recorded this remarkably bad set of music... Baker, who sounds as if he is struggling to get any air at all out of his horn, rarely ventures out of the lower register or away from the themes. He sounds in sad shape, so why does this music repeatedly get reissued?.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Steve Allen except as indicated

  1. "Albert's House" - 2:34
  2. "Farewell, San Francisco" - 5:01
  3. "Time" - 4:42
  4. "I Should Have Told You So" - 4:39
  5. "How Dare You, Sir" - 4:39
  6. "End of the Line" - 3:32
  7. "Sunday in Town" - 4:56
  8. "A Man Who Used to Be" (John H. Fitch, Jr.) - 3:31
  9. "Never Had This Feeling Before" - 3:39
  10. "Life" - 4:25
  11. "Nice Little Girls" - 4:07

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed August 16, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 18. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.