She Was Too Good to Me

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She Was Too Good to Me
She Was Too Good to Me.jpg
Studio album by
Released1974
RecordedJuly 17, October 31 & November 1, 1974
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length41:02
LabelCTI Records
ProducerCreed Taylor
Chet Baker chronology
In Concert
(1974)
She Was Too Good to Me
(1974)
Carnegie Hall Concert
(1974)

She Was Too Good to Me is an album by Chet Baker.[1][2][3] The album was released in 1974[4] as what some would call a "comeback" album. The title track is an alteration of "He Was Too Good to Me". There were three recording sessions (July 17, October 31, and November 1, 1974).[5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[6]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Baker began his comeback after five years of musical inactivity with this excellent CTI date. ... Altoist Paul Desmond is a major asset on two songs and the occasional strings give variety to this fine session".[6]

Track listing[edit]

She Was Too Good to Me
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Autumn Leaves"Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer7:02
2."She Was Too Good to Me"Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart4:40
3."Funk in Deep Freeze"Hank Mobley6:06
4."Tangerine"Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer5:27
5."With a Song in My Heart"Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart4:04
6."What'll I Do?"Irving Berlin3:55
7."It's You or No One"Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn4:28
8."My Future Just Passed"Richard A. Whiting, George Marion, Jr.4:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Chet Baker – trumpet, vocals
  • Hubert Laws – flute and alto flute
  • Bob James – Piano, Keyboard
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums on "Autumn Leaves", "She Was Too Good to Me", "Funk in Deep Freeze", "Tangerine", "My Future Just Passed"
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums on "With a Song in My Heart", "What'll I Do?", "It's You or No One"
  • Paul Desmond – alto saxophone on "Autumn Leaves", "Tangerine"
  • Milt Jackson – vibes on "Autumn Leaves"
  • Romeo Penque – clarinet
  • George Marge – flute
  • David Friedman – vibes
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, recorder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chet Baker catalog, accessed May 27, 2016
  2. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M.CTI Album Discography, accessed May 27, 2016
  3. ^ Jazzlists: CTI Records 6000 series discography, accessed May 27, 2016
  4. ^ "chetbakertribute.com". chetbakertribute.com. 1974-11-01. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  5. ^ "Jazz Tube A Archive Of Jazz Videos". Chetbaker.net. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  6. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. She Was Too Good to Me – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 25, 2017.

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