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Chet Baker

Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings and Plays (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) LP

Chet Baker

Blue Note, 1955

Following the success of Chet Baker’s much-loved vocal debut Chet Baker Sings on Pacific Jazz in 1954, producer Richard Bock brought the rising star trumpeter back into Capitol Studios the next year for the sequel Chet Baker Sings and Plays which showcased both sides of Baker’s artistry. Backing him on the date were both his quartet featuring pianist Russ Freeman and an expanded ensemble with Bud Shank on flute and strings arranged by Frank Campo, Johnny Mandel, and Marty Paich. The 10-song set of standards includes some of Baker’s most enduring performances including his timeless rendition of “Let’s Get Lost.” Other standouts include Baker’s versions of “Just Friends,” “Long Ago (and Far Away),” “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” and “I Remember You.”

This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), and packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket.


A1: Let's Get Lost
A2: This Is Always
A3: Long Ago And Far Away
A4: Someone To Watch Over Me
A5: Just Friends

B1: I Wish I Knew
B2: Daybreak
B3: You Don't Know What Love Is
B4: Grey December
B5: I Remember You