Chet Baker & Strings

Chet Baker & Strings


Chet Baker (trumpet), Zoot Sims, Jack Montrose (tenor sax), Bud Shank (alto sax), Russ Freeman (piano), Joe Mondragon (bass), Shelly Manne (drums)

recorded in 1953

Columbia 549

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - You Don't Know What Love Is
A2 - I'm Thru With Love
A3 - Love Walked In
A4 - You Better Go Now
A5 - I Married An Angel
A6 - Love
B1 - I Love You
B2 - What A Diff'rence A Day Made
B3 - Why Shouldn't I
B4 - A Little Duet
B5 - The Wind
B6 - Trickleydidlier

Recorded on December 30-31, 1953 and February 20, 1954 at Capitol Studios, Hollywood.

Chet Baker was one of the representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement whose life and music appeals to the imagination of the people the most. His heroin addiction is well documented, his exploits and misadventures are wrapped in legendary anecdotes. But his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent.
Chet Baker has one of the most recognizable sounds of all the jazz musicians in the cannon; his trumpet playing is intimate, simple and delicate, with a hint of melancholy that tears at the heartstrings.
Chet Baker With Strings was recorded during three sessions in 1953 with Zoot Sims & Jack Montrose on tenor sax, Russ Freeman on piano, Shelly Manne on drums and Clifford 'Bud' Shank on alto sax.
The players are lifted up into the air like a leaf on the breeze by Montrose's delicate string arrangements, while the Baker and Sims interplay on songs like "Loved Walked In" are amongst the best recorded in jazz history.
This fully instrumental album is a classic, and now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1953!

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.