Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe

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Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released 1959
Recorded July 21 & 22, 1959
Reeves Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 43:02
Label Riverside
RLP 12-307
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Chet Baker chronology
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(1958-59)
Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe
(1959)
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(1959)

Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe is an album by trumpeter Chet Baker featuring show tunes by Lerner and Loewe which was recorded in 1959 and released on the Riverside label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album with 3 stars stating "these readings are comparatively understated. That said, the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

  1. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" - 4:16
  2. "I Could Have Danced All Night" - 3:43
  3. "The Heather on the Hill" - 5:04
  4. "On the Street Where You Live" - 8:37
  5. "Almost Like Being in Love" - 4:53
  6. "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" - 4:35
  7. "I Talk to the Trees" - 5:51
  8. "Show Me" - 6:30
  • Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios in New York City on July 21 (tracks 2 & 6-8) and July 22 (tracks 1 & 3-5), 1959.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 14, 2013
  2. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic listing accessed August 14, 2013