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Chet Baker Sings & Plays Limited Edition Red Vinyl - Mono & Stereo

Chet Baker Sings & Plays Limited Edition Red Vinyl - Mono & Stereo

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The lyricism of Chet Baker, one of the most important post-war trumpet players, cannot be exaggerated because in his musical expressions he always remained essentially romantic. The songs on this record are aimed at everyone: jazz fans and those who are not very familiar with the genre. Chet overcame the barrier that normally divides the two classes here. For the two arrangers Ezio Leoni and Giulio Libano there was no need to build beyond the measure, rather it was important to expand, enhance, and galvanize what Chet wanted to express.

There is no doubt that they found a simple, successful and effective technique in structuring the album. They have alternated lyrical songs with more stringent and alive tracks. With the continuous alternation of times, expressions and atmospheres they made sure to avoid any monotony. Behind Chet they built a great and selected formation made up of the best Italian jazz musicians. The orchestra that recorded the album consisted of 16 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, a flute, a bass clarinet, an oboe, a French horn, a harp which matched with Glauco Massetti's alto sax, Fausto Papetti's baritone sax, Mario Pezzotta's trombone, Gianni Basso's tenor sax, Franco Cerri's double bass, Gene Victory's drums. An imposing orchestra that was able to mix perfectly and alternate purely jazzy instruments with strings during the performances.

The repertoire included on the album ranges from well-known motifs such as "Angel Eyes", "When I Fall In Love" and "I Should Care", to others less known but very pleasant tracks such as "The Song Is You" and "Forgetful". Other tracks lend themselves perfectly to a wider orchestration such as "Autumn In New York", "Violets for Your Fur" and "Deep in A Dream". Another theme was treated with a thrifty intervention of the strings, almost a crown jewl of the whole performance, represented by the recording "Street of Dreams".


  1. I Should Care
  2. Violets For Your Fur
  3. The Song Is You
  4. When I Fall In Love
  5. Good-bye
  6. Autumn In New York
  7. Angel Eyes
  8. Street Of Dreams
  9. Forgetful
  10. Deep In A Dream