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Chet Baker, The Italian Sessions

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Chet Baker, The Italian Sessions

Audio CD

Disk ID: 216549

Disk length: 55m 18s (8 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1996

Label: Unknown

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“The Italian Sessions” Tracks & Durations

1. Well You Needn't 6:25
2. These Foolish Things 4:58
3. Barbados 8:30
4. Star Eyes 7:01
5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow 3:31
6. Pent-Up House 6:54
7. Ballata in Forma Di Blues10:07
8. Blues In The Closet 7:45

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Chet Baker covering "Well You Needn't"--a typically knotty tune by Thelonious Monk? Here's an excellent and surprisingly muscular session from Baker, a trumpeter known for his soft-as-butter tone and his heart-on-sleeve emotive playing. Throughout, Baker's playing is uncommonly crisp as he gets out in front of notes and stays there, never lagging behind or having to reach to hit his mark. He was never known as a bop player, yet this exceptionally recorded date shows he had both the timing and the chops to handle just about anything that came his way. Baker even manages to fit in "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," so fans of the romantic Chet will also have something sigh over. --S. Duda

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Chet Baker - The Italian Sessions

Tracks: 8, Disk length: 55m 17s (-1m 59s)

Chet Baker - The Italian Sessions

Tracks: 8, Disk length: 55m 13s (-1m 55s)