The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker

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The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker
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Compilation album by Chet Baker
Released 1955
Recorded July 29 & 30, October 3, December 22, 1953 and September 9 & 15, 1954
Capitol Studios and Radio Recorders, Hollywood and Los Angeles, California
Genre Jazz
Length 37:53
Label Pacific Jazz
PJ 1206
Producer Richard Bock
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The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker
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The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in 1953 and 1954 and released on the Pacific Jazz label.[1] The album compiles tracks previously released on the 1954 10 inch LP Chet Baker Sextet along with previously unissued recordings.

Reception[edit]

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

Allmusic rated the album with 3 stars stating "This well-rounded LP features the very popular trumpeter in his early days... those listeners running across this LP will find it a perfect introduction to the music of the early Chet Baker".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Glad There Is You" (Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz) - 3:10
  2. "Moon Love" (Jerome Kern, George Grossmith, Jr., P. G. Wodehouse) - 3:15
  3. "Moonlight Becomes You" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:24
  4. "Imagination" (Burke, Van Heusen) - 3:01
  5. "Little Man You've Had a Busy Day" (Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne) - 4:44
  6. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) - 3:50
  7. "All the Things You Are" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 2:57
  8. "No Ties" (Russ Freeman) - 3:01
  9. "Happy Little Sunbeam" (Freeman) - 2:45
  10. "Bea's Flat" (Freeman) - 2:58
  11. "Russ Job" (Freeman) - 2:54
  12. "Tommy Hawk" (Johnny Mandel) - 3:39
  • Recorded in Los Angeles on July 29 & 30, 1953 (tracks 4 & 11), at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on October 3, 1953 (tracks 2 & 7-10), at Capitol Studios in Hollywood on December 22, 1953 (tracks 3 & 6) and in Los Angeles on September 9, 1954 (track 12) and September 15, 1954 (tracks 1 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chet Baker discography accessed August 6, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed August 6, 2013