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  Наименование CD :
   It Could Happen To You

Год издания : 2002

Компания звукозаписи : Import

Музыкальный стиль : West Coast Jazz, Cool

Время звучания : 43:23


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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Man Voice)      


Recorded in New York; August, 1958.

Mastering: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley

11, 12: Additional track(s) not on original LP release (mono).

Chet Baker had a distinctive trumpet style that even Miles admired, but many may not know he was also quite accomplished as a singer. Judging by the cover (Bakers good looks were always prominently featured on his releases), the A&R people at Riverside saw an opportunity to market Baker as a romantic crooner along the lines of Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole. This is surprising, considering his fragile, colorless vocals certainly dont immediately call to mind someone who could sing at all. Nevertheless, Bakers haunting vocal delivery remains one of the most underrated pleasures in jazz.

Unlike the earlier Pacific releases, which featured Bakers vocals and trumpet playing in equal measures, the 1958 record It Could Happen To You focuses mainly on vocals. Backed by a stellar East Coast rhythm section that glides over the changes like figure skaters (Drew in particular responds with delicate accompaniment), Baker delivers deeply moving renditions of standards. The best songs are ballads like "Everything Happens To Me" and "While My Lady Sleeps", which are perfectly suited to Bakers vulnerable delivery and are achingly beautiful, a soundtrack to rainy nights at home alone with a bottle of Scotch. The uptempo numbers feature more trumpet soloing and are charged with mellow phrasing and a keen sense of melody, demonstrating why Baker was admired by so many of his peers.

Few singers also double on a horn, but Baker shows how successfully it could be done, blowing and singing both complementing each other as part of a compelling conception. Newly remastered, It Could Happen To You is clearly a vocal jazz classic.


All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Dannie Richmond (Drums)
George Morrow (Bass)
Philly Joe Jones (Drums)
Sam Jones (Bass)

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Наименование трека



   1 Do It The Hard Way         0:03:00 Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
   2 I'm Old Fashioned     T       0:05:03 Jerome David Kern, Johnny Mercer
   3 You're Driving Me Crazy     T       0:02:54 Donaldson
   4 It Could Happen To You     T       0:02:49 Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
   5 My Heart Stood Still     T       0:03:26 Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
   6 The More I See You     T       0:03:03 Gordon, Warren
   7 Everything Happens To Me     T       0:05:02 Adair, Dennis
   8 Dancing On The Ceiling     T       0:03:06 Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
   9 How Long Has This Been Going On?     T       0:04:07 Gershwin, Gershwin
   10 Old Devil Moon     T       0:02:56 Edgar Yipsel Harburg, Burton Lane
   11 While My Lady Sleeps         0:04:18 Kahn, Kaper
   12 You Make Me Feel So Young     T       0:03:38 Gordon, Myrow


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