Grey December (album)

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Grey December
Grey December (album).jpg
Compilation album by
Released1992
RecordedDecember 14 & 22, 1953 and February 28, 1955
Capitol Studios, Hollywood
GenreJazz
Length53:05
LabelPacific Jazz
CDP 97160
ProducerRichard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Chet Baker Sings
(1954)
Grey December
(1992)
Chet Baker & Strings
(1953)

Grey December is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker compiling sessions recorded in 1953 and 1955 which was released on the Pacific Jazz label in 1992.[1] The album compiles tracks previously released on the 1953 10 inch LP Chet Baker Ensemble along with previously unissued recordings.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic rated the album with 4 stars, stating: "Grey December is one of the better CD reissues featuring Baker's early-'50s recordings on Pacific Jazz, the purveyors of West Coast cool".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jack Montrose except as indicated

  1. "Grey December" (Frank Campo) - 3:40
  2. "I Wish I Knew" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 3:59
  3. "Someone to Watch over Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:00
  4. "This Is Always" (Gordon, Warren) - 3:06
  5. "Headline" (Jack Montrose) - 3:07
  6. "Ergo" (Jack Montrose) - 3:08
  7. "Bockhanal" (Jack Montrose) - 2:58
  8. "Bockhanal" [Alternate Take] (Jack Montrose) - 2:33
  9. "A Dandy Line" (Jack Montrose) - 2:48
  10. "A Dandy Line" [Alternate Take] (Jack Montrose) - 2:48
  11. "Pro Defunctus" (Jack Montrose) - 3:26
  12. "Little Old Lady" (Stanley Adams, Hoagy Carmichael) - 2:47
  13. "Little Old Lady" [Alternate Take] (Adams, Carmichael) - 2:00
  14. "Moonlight Becomes You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:24
  15. "Moonlight Becomes You" [Alternate Take] (Burke, Van Heusen) - 2:52
  16. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) - 3:47
  17. "Goodbye" [Alternate Take] (Jenkins) - 3:42
  • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood on December 14, 1953 (tracks 5-10) and December 22, 1953 (tracks 11-17) and on February 28, 1955 (tracks 1-4)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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