Annotation

This compilation consists of the following 8 remastered recordings:
Disc 1:
Track 1 to 12 - Grey December - 1953
Track 13 to 24 - Chet Baker and Strings - 1954
Disc 2:
Track 1 to 10 - Chet Baker Sextet - 1957
Track 11 to 20 - Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace - 1958
Disc 3:
Track 1 to 14 - Chet Baker Sings - 1956
Track 15 to 20 - Chet Baker Cool's Out - 1956
Disc 4:
Track 1 to 7 - Playboys - 1956
Track 8 to 20 - Embraceable You - 1957

Annotation last modified on 2013-08-22 10:00 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: Disc One
# Title Rating Length
1 Grey December
3:41
2 I Wish I Knew
3:59
3 Someone to Watch Over Me
3:01
4 This Is Always
3:06
5 Headline
3:08
6 Ergo
3:09
7 Bockhanal
2:59
8 A Dandy Line
2:49
9 Pro Defunctus
3:26
10 Little Old Lady
2:48
11 Moonlight Becomes You
3:25
12 Goodbye
3:48
13 You Don't Know What Love Is
3 3:29
14 I'm Thru With Love
2:38
15 Love Walked In
2:57
16 You'd Better Go Now
3:04
17 I Married an Angel
3:36
18 Love
2:32
19 I Love You
2:47
20 What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
2:39
21 Why Shouldn't I?
3:34
22 A Little Duet for Zoot and Chet
2:35
23 The Wind
3:57
24 Trickleydidlier
2:37
CD 2: Disk Two
# Title Rating Length
1 Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
4:43
2 Dot's Groovy
4:32
3 Stella by Starlight
3:52
4 Tommyhawk
3:39
5 I'm Glad There Is You
3:11
6 The Half Dozens
2:21
7 A Minor Benign
4:17
8 Ponder
4:24
9 Twenties Late
5:38
10 X
4:33
11 All or Nothing at All
3:20
12 Crazy, She Calls Me
4:10
13 The Way You Look Tonight
3:12
14 This Is Always
3:36
15 When the Sun Comes Out
4:02
16 What Is There to Say
3:38
17 Everything I've Got Belongs to You
2:41
18 We Could Make Such Beautiful Music
3:12
19 It Might as Well Be Spring
3:50
20 Yesterdays
4:58
CD 3: Disk Three
# Title Rating Length
1 That Old Feeling
3:01
2 It's Always You
3:33
3 Like Someone in Love
2:24
4 My Ideal
4:21
5 I've Never Been in Love Before
4:26
6 My Buddy
3:18
7 But Not for Me
3:02
8 Time After Time
2:44
9 I Get Along Without You Very Well
2:57
10 My Funny Valentine
2:18
11 There Will Never Be Another You
2:57
12 The Thrill Is Gone
2:48
13 I Fall in Love Too Easily
3:18
14 Look for the Silver Lining
2:38
15 The Route
5:02
16 Lucius Lou
5:35
17 Pawnee Junction
4:01
18 Extra Mild
5:17
19 Helena
4:35
20 Jumpin off a cliff
4:53
CD 4: Disk Four
# Title Rating Length
1 For Minors Only
4:00
2 Minor - Yours
6:41
3 Resonant Emotions
5:41
4 Tynan Tyme
5:31
5 Picture of Heath
6:43
6 For Miles and Miles
6:23
7 C.T.A.
5:10
8 The Night We Called It a Day
2:21
9 Little Girl Blue (instrumental version)
4:32
10 Embraceable You
2:07
11 They All Laughed
2:08
12 There's a Lull in My Life
2:53
13 What Is There to Say
3:38
14 While My Lady Sleeps
2:48
15 Forgetful
2:33
16 How Long Has This Been Going On
2:46
17 Come Rain or Come Shine
2:07
18 On Green Dolphin Street
3:08
19 Little Girl Blue (Vocal version)
4:29
20 Trav'lin' Light
3:08

Credits

CD 1: Disc One

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-12-22) (track 9)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
violin:
Sam Cytron (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Jacques Gasselin (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
George Kast (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Eudice Shapiro (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Paul Shure (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Felix Slatkin (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Sam Cytron (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Jacques Gasselin (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
George Kast (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Eudice Shapiro (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Paul Shure (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Felix Slatkin (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Sam Cytron (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
Jacques Gasselin (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
George Kast (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
Eudice Shapiro (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
Paul Shure (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
Felix Slatkin (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
cello:
Victor Gottlieb (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Victor Gottlieb (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Victor Gottlieb (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (tracks 1–5, 9)
Chet Baker (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Chet Baker (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
Chet Baker (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Chet Baker (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Chet Baker (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
viola:
Lou Kievman (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Paul Robyn (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Lou Kievman (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Paul Robyn (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Lou Kievman (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
Paul Robyn (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
drums:
Shelly Manne (tracks 5, 9)
Bob Neel (tracks 1–4)
Shelly Manne (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Shelly Manne (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
Shelly Manne (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Shelly Manne (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Shelly Manne (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
flute:
Bud Shank (tracks 1–4)
bass:
Red Mitchell (tracks 1–4)
Joe Mondragon (tracks 5, 9)
Joe Mondragon (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Joe Mondragon (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
Joe Mondragon (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Joe Mondragon (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Joe Mondragon (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
alto saxophone and flute:
Bud Shank (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
saxophone:
Herb Geller (tracks 5, 9)
Herb Geller (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Herb Geller (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
piano:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1953-12-30) (tracks 15–17, 22)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1954-02-20) (tracks 18–20, 23)
baritone saxophone:
Bob Gordon (US jazz saxophonist) (tracks 5, 9)
Bob Gordon (US jazz saxophonist) (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Bob Gordon (US jazz saxophonist) (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
tenor saxophone:
Jack Montrose (tracks 5, 9)
Jack Montrose (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Jack Montrose (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1953-12-30) (tracks 15, 17, 22)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1953-12-31) (tracks 13–14, 21, 24)
harp:
Corky Hale (tracks 1–4)
arranger:
Jack Montrose (tracks 5–12)
composer:
María Grever (track 20)
Fud Livingston (track 14)
Matty Malneck (track 14)
Gene de Paul (track 13)
Cole Porter (track 21)
Richard Rodgers (track 17)
Shorty Rogers (track 24)
Jack Montrose (track 9)
Don Raye (track 13)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 15)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1942) (track 11)
engineer:
Allan Emig (tracks 1–12)
lyricist:
Cole Porter (track 21)
Stanley Adams (US lyricist & songwriter) (track 20)
Lorenz Hart (track 17)
Gus Kahn (track 14)
Jack Montrose (track 9)
Don Raye (track 13)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 15)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (1942) (track 11)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–24)
Michael Cuscuna (tracks 1–8, 10, 12)
writer:
Irvin Graham (track 16)
Bickley Reichner (track 16)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 20)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 13)
Maurice Music (track 20)
Stanley Adams Music (track 20)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1938) (track 15)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-12-14) (tracks 6–8)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1953-12-22) (tracks 10–12)
arrangements:
Love Walked In (for solo piano, transcr. by Grainger) (track 15)
cover recording of:
You Don’t Know What Love Is (1953-12-31) (track 13)
instrumental cover recording of:
I Married an Angel (1953-12-30) (track 17)
part of:
I Married an Angel (full musical) (track 17)
The Goldwyn Follies (track 15)
recording of:
Pro Defunctus (track 9)
Love Walked In (1953-12-30) (track 15)
You Better Go Now (1953-12-30) (track 16)
I’m Thru With Love (1953-12-31) (track 14)
Trickleydidlier (1953-12-31) (track 24)
Why Shouldn't I? (1953-12-31) (track 21)
What a Diff’rence a Day Made (1954-02-20) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Love Medley (track 15)
translated version of:

CD 2: Disk Two

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1954-09-15) (track 3)
New York, New York, United States (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
New York, New York, United States (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
New York, New York, United States (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (tracks 3, 5)
Chet Baker (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Chet Baker (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Chet Baker (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
drums:
Shelly Manne (tracks 3, 5)
Philly Joe Jones (US jazz drummer) (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Ed Thigpen (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Ed Thigpen (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
flute:
Herbie Mann (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Herbie Mann (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Herbie Mann (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
bass:
Carson Smith (tracks 3, 5)
Jimmie Burke (bass) (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Jimmie Burke (bass) (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Jimmie Burke (bass) (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
piano:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (tracks 3, 5)
Joe Berle (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Joe Berle (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Joe Berle (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
baritone saxophone:
Bud Shank (tracks 3, 5)
valve trombone:
Bob Brookmeyer (tracks 3, 5)
arranger:
Bill Holman (track 5)
composer:
Victor Young (1944) (track 3)
engineer:
Malcolm Addey (track 5)
Jack Higgins (recording engineer) (tracks 11–20)
lyricist:
Ned Washington (1946) (track 3)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 3, 5)
Michael Cuscuna (track 5)
Bill Grauer (tracks 11–20)
Orrin Keepnews (tracks 11–20)
vocals:
Johnny Pace (1958-12-23) (tracks 11–12, 19)
Johnny Pace (1958-12-29) (tracks 13, 15–17)
Johnny Pace (1958-12-30) (tracks 14, 18, 20)
writer:
Jimmy Dorsey (track 5)
Al Hoffman (track 1)
Paul Madeira (Paul Madeira Mertz) (track 5)
Maurice Sigler (track 1)
Mabel Wayne (track 1)
publisher:
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 3)
cover recording of:
recording of:

CD 3: Disk Three

drumset:
Bob Neel (1954-02-15) (track 10)
Lawrence Marable (1956-07-30) (track 6)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–14)
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 10)
Chet Baker (1956-07-30) (track 6)
drums:
Peter Littman (tracks 1–2, 5, 8)
Shelly Manne (track 12)
Lawrence Marable (tracks 3–4, 8)
Bob Neel (tracks 3–4, 6–9, 11–14)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (tracks 1–2, 5, 8)
Joe Mondragon (track 12)
Carson Smith (tracks 3–4, 6–9, 11, 13–14)
double bass:
Carson Smith (1954-02-15) (track 10)
Jimmy Bond (1956-07-30) (track 6)
celesta:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (track 8)
piano:
Russ Freeman (pianist) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–14)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1954-02-15) (track 10)
Russ Freeman (pianist) (1956-07-30) (track 6)
composer:
Newell Chase (track 4)
Sammy Fain (track 1)
Ray Henderson (track 12)
Jerome Kern (track 14)
Frank Loesser (track 5)
Jule Styne (tracks 8, 13)
Jimmy Van Heusen (track 2)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 11)
Richard A. Whiting (track 4)
Walter Donaldson (1922) (track 6)
George Gershwin (composer) (1930) (track 7)
Richard Rodgers (1937) (track 10)
Hoagy Carmichael (1939) (track 9)
Jimmy Van Heusen (1944) (track 3)
lyricist:
Frank Loesser (track 5)
Lew Brown (tracks 1, 12)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (track 2)
Sammy Cahn (tracks 8, 13)
Buddy DeSylva (track 14)
Mack Gordon (track 11)
Leo Robin (track 4)
Gus Kahn (1922) (track 6)
Ira Gershwin (1930) (track 7)
Lorenz Hart (1937) (track 10)
Johnny Burke (American lyricist, 1908-1964) (1944) (track 3)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–5, 7–14)
vocals:
Chet Baker (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–14)
Chet Baker (1954-02-15) (track 10)
Chet Baker (1956-07-30) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1954) (track 10)
Blue Note (1989) (track 10)
publisher:
Chappell & Co. (track 14)
Leo Feist, Inc. (track 1)
Morley Music Corp. (track 11)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 12)
Sands Music Corp. (track 8)
Warner/Chappell (track 10)
New World Music Co. (1930) (track 7)
recorded at:
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1954-02-15) (tracks 7–11, 13–14)
The Forum Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-07-23) (tracks 1–2, 5)
The Forum Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States (1956-07-30) (tracks 3–4, 6)
arrangements:
My Funny Valentine (arr. Bjørn Kruse) (track 10)
cover recording of:
But Not for Me (track 7)
It’s Always You (track 2)
My Ideal (from "Playboy of Paris") (track 4)
That Old Feeling (track 1)
The Thrill Is Gone (Henderson/Brown song, first performed in 1931) (track 12)
Time After Time (track 8)
My Funny Valentine (from "Babes in Arms") (1954-02-15) (track 10)
My Buddy (1956-07-30) (track 6)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Time After Time (Friars Club Tribute version) (track 8)
later translated versions:
Nua ned fia mi (track 7)
part of:
An American in Paris (2015 Broadway musical) (track 7)
Babes in Arms (full musical) (track 10)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 7)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 7)
Sally (1920 musical) (track 14)
Guys and Dolls (full musical) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:

CD 4: Disk Four

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12-09) (tracks 8–20)
trumpet:
Chet Baker (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
Chet Baker (1957-12-09) (tracks 9, 13, 16, 18, 20)
drums:
Lawrence Marable (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
guitar:
David Wheat (1957-12-09) (tracks 8–20)
bass:
Curtis Counce (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
Russ Savakus (1957-12-09) (tracks 8–20)
alto saxophone:
Art Pepper (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
piano:
Carl Perkins (Jazz pianist from the bop era, west coast) (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
tenor saxophone:
Phil Urso (1956-10-31) (tracks 1–7)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 10)
composer:
Matt Dennis (American singer, pianist, band leader) (track 8)
Vernon Duke (track 13)
George Handy (track 15)
Bronislau Kaper (Bronisław Kaper) (track 14)
Harry Revel (tracks 12, 12)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (tracks 10, 16)
Richard Rodgers (1935) (tracks 9, 19)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 11)
Jimmy Mundy (1942) (track 20)
Trummy Young (1942) (track 20)
Harold Arlen (1946) (track 17)
Bronislau Kaper (Bronisław Kaper) (1947) (track 18)
engineer:
Malcolm Addey (tracks 8–20)
lyricist:
Tom Adair (track 8)
Mack Gordon (tracks 12, 12)
Yip Harburg (track 13)
Gus Kahn (track 14)
Jack Segal (track 15)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (tracks 10, 16)
Lorenz Hart (1935) (tracks 9, 19)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 11)
Johnny Mercer (1942) (track 20)
Johnny Mercer (1946) (track 17)
Ned Washington (1947) (track 18)
producer:
Richard Bock (record producer) (tracks 1–20)
Michael Cuscuna (tracks 8–20)
vocals:
Chet Baker (1957-12-09) (tracks 8, 10–12, 14–15, 17, 19)
phonographic copyright by:
Blue Note Records (this is the record company; for release labels use its imprint "Blue Note") (1957 –) (track 12)
Blue Note Records (this is the record company; for release labels use its imprint "Blue Note") (2004 –) (track 12)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 9, 19)
Robbins Music Corp. (tracks 12, 12)
T.B. Harms (US sheet music publisher 1875 sold to Warner Brothers 1929 sold to Welk Music 1970) (tracks 9, 19)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 10)
New World Music Co. (1927) (track 16)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 11)
recorded at:
cover recording of:
Come Rain or Come Shine (1957-12-09) (track 17)
Embraceable You (1957-12-09) (track 10)
Forgetful (1957-12-09) (track 15)
Little Girl Blue (1957-12-09) (track 19)
The Night We Called It a Day (1957-12-09) (track 8)
There's a Lull in My Life (1957-12-09) (track 12)
They All Laughed (1957-12-09) (track 11)
While My Lady Sleeps (1957-12-09) (track 14)
instrumental cover recording of:
How Long Has This Been Going On? (Funny Face, 1957 film cast) (1957-12-09) (track 16)
Little Girl Blue (1957-12-09) (track 9)
On Green Dolphin Street (1957-12-09) (track 18)
Trav’lin’ Light (1957-12-09) (track 20)
What Is There to Say? (1957-12-09) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Basal Metabolism (Funny Face, 1957 film cast) (track 16)
later parody versions:
Come Rain or Come Shine (Friars Club Tribute version) (track 17)
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 10)
À vos quinze ans (tracks 9, 19)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 10)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 10)
Jumbo (tracks 9, 19)
Rosalie (track 16)
Shall We Dance (1937 film soundtrack) (track 11)
recording of:
There's a Lull in My Life (1957-12-09) (track 12)

Release

ASIN: DE: B006TX26EA [info]