Chet Baker ‎– My Funny Valentine - 1952-1954 Jazz Vocal - 180 Grm LP

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Chet Baker ‎– My Funny Valentine

Wagram Music ‎– 3347086
Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g Vinyl
Cool Jazz


A1 My Funny Valentine (Vocal Version)
A2 Alone Together
A3 I Fall In Love Too Easily (Vocal Version)
A4 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
A5 Time After Time (Vocal Version)
A6 There Will Never Be Another You (Vocal Version)


B1 Hugo Hurwhey
B2 Summertime
B3 But Not For Me (Vocal Version)
B4 September Song
B5 The Thrill Is Gone (Vocal Version)
B6 I'm Old Fashioned (Vocal Version)


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Barcode: 3596973470867


Chet Baker was at the height of his popularity, the epitome of cool jazz, when these tracks were recorded for Pacific Jazz between 1952 and 1954. While Baker could hold his own in bop settings, the emphasis in this collection is squarely on his lyrical approach to ballads, whether singing or playing trumpet, with just a rhythm section

. His vocals were absolutely distinctive, sung in a high-pitched, even fragile voice seemingly drained of emotion and yet possessing an inherent charm, a detachment that might be both the antithesis of style and its definition, whether it's heard as sensitivity or indifference. The singing is a double of his trumpet playing here, spare and barely present but achieving much through nuance and suggestion. Pianist Russ Freeman is an almost constant partner, supplying deft chords and harmonic daring, amplifying Baker's ideas. Their empathy is especially evident in the beautiful instrumental "Moon Love," but it's just as significant on signature Baker songs such as "My Funny Valentine,"--Stuart Broome"

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Private Pressing
Color Black