Sunday, November 10, 2013
Chet Baker - Chet (1959)
Just as the album cover suggests tenderness, loving and seduction....welcome to one of the finest jazz albums you will ever hear! Baker and company pulled off something very special with this recording....the music is as deep as you can get and full of rich melodies and instrumentation. Baker is assisted by quite a cast of players......Pepper Adams, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
This has been for a long time one of the Sunday am "go-to" jazz albums in my household. There is no better way to start your day off than a bit of CHET playing on the stereo. Baker creates a very serene world where things are very soft, pastelle and not rushed and offers some of the warmest tones you will ever hear on a jazz record.
Simply an endearing album from start to finish !