Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chet Baker..... Young Chet

Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences.

This record is a gem, every number has been cared for. One can immediately tell Chet Baker is a master of the trumpet because he can create sounds you'd never think a trumpeter could make. His overall style is like the smoother Miles Davis albums--not at all the harsh, "pointier" sound of Armstrong, the later Davis recordings, or other famous trumpeters. The overall improv on this album is simple, blending easily into the melodies of the songs.  A classic album by a classic artist playing classic songs in a classic way. This is a must-have for any music lover, and would even be a good jazz album for people who don't usually enjoy jazz.

1. Look For The Silver Lining
2. But Not For Me
3. Time After Time
4. My Funny Valentine
5. There Will Never Be Another You
6. Extra Mild
7. A Night On Bop Mountain
8. Down
9. Taboo
10. I Can't Get Started
11. It's Only A Paper Moon
12. Autumn In New York

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