Chet Baker & Strings

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Chet Baker & Strings
Chet Baker & Strings.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 14, 1954[1]
RecordedDecember 30-31, 1953 and February 20, 1954
Los Angeles, California
GenreJazz
Length36:47 (original LP)
46:05 (CD reissue)
LabelColumbia
CL 549
ProducerRichard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Grey December
(1953)
Chet Baker & Strings
(1954)
Jazz at Ann Arbor
(1954)

Chet Baker & Strings is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in late 1953 and early 1954 and released on the Columbia label.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Lindsay Planer of Allmusic stated: "This release offers a unique glimpse of a young Chet Baker in a quintet setting, complemented by a nine-piece string section... The easygoing and otherwise winding strings support the cool bop like a kite in a March breeze — light, airy, and conspicuous only in altitude".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Don Raye, Gene de Paul) - 3:30
  2. "I'm Thru With Love" (Fud Livingston, Gus Kahn, Matty Malneck) - 2:39
  3. "Love Walked In" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:59
  4. "You Better Go Now" (Irvin Graham, Bickley Reichner) - 3:06
  5. "I Married An Angel" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 3:37
  6. "Love" (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) - 2:34
  7. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) - 2:48
  8. "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (María Grever, Stanley Adams) - 2:40
  9. "Why Shouldn't I?" (Cole Porter) - 3:35
  10. "A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet" (Jack Montrose) - 2:37
  11. "The Wind" (Russ Freeman) - 4:02
  12. "Trickleydidlier" (Shorty Rogers) - 2:40
  13. "You Don't Know What Love Is" [Alternate Take] (Raye, de Paul) - 3:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "You Better Go Now" [Alternate Take] (Reichner, Graham) - 3:09 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet" [Alternate Take] (Montrose) - 2:39 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1953 (tracks 3, 5, 10, 14 & 15), December 31, 1953 (tracks 1, 2, 9, 12 & 13) and February 20, 1954 (tracks 4, 6-8 & 11).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs
  2. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 5, 2013
  3. ^ a b Planer, L. Allmusic listing accessed August 5, 2013