Smokin' with the Chet Baker Quintet

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Smokin' with the Chet Baker Quintet
Studio album by Chet Baker
Released 1965
Recorded August 23, 25 & 29, 1965
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:45
Label Prestige
PR 7449
Producer Richard Carpenter
Chet Baker chronology
Baker's Holiday
Smokin' with the Chet Baker Quintet
Groovin' with the Chet Baker Quintet

Smokin' with the Chet Baker Quintet is an album by trumpeter Chet Baker which was recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


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

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "these sessions let one know he could break through his "cool" image by playing heated bop when he wanted to. It also finds him debuting on fluegelhorn and the softer tone of the horn fit his introverted sound well".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Grade "A" Gravy" (Richard Carpenter, Gladys Bruce) - 6:27
  2. "Serenity" (Carpenter, Bruce) - 5:21
  3. "Fine and Dandy" (Isham Jones, Kay Swift) - 7:23
  4. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 6:38
  5. "Rearin' Back" (Carpenter, Sonny Stitt) - 6:04
  6. "So Easy" (Tadd Dameron) - 6:52



  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed March 19, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 19, 2013