record store \
 
Alternative Rock, Breaks, Broken Beat, Disco, Downtempo, Electro, Funk, Soul, Grime, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, New Beat, Industrial, Nu Jazz, Acid Jazz, Progressive, Punk, R&B, Reggae, Dance Hall, Reggaeton, Rock, Speed Garage, Techno, Trance, Hard House, Turrntablist
African Rhythms Radio
604.488.1234
Quick Find
 Advanced Search
Yppah - Eighty One - 2012 Electronic IDM 180 Grm 2LP

Shopping Cart
Manufacturer Info
Riverside
Riverside Homepage
Other products
Records
Browse Label
Currencies
Vinyl Records, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Quick Browser - Other Products In This Category
Listen Herbie Hancock - Death Wish - OST - Moody Intense Funk Fusion - Breaks - LP

Herbie Hancock - Death Wish - OST - Moody Intense Funk Fusion - Breaks - LP
Listen Freddie Hubbard - Liquid Love - Open & Fluid - Jazz Funk -  Sealed LP

Freddie Hubbard - Liquid Love - Open & Fluid - Jazz Funk - Sealed LP
Listen Phil Nimmons - Transformations Invocation - CBC -  Canada Free and Modal Jazz 2LP

Phil Nimmons - Transformations Invocation - CBC - Canada Free and Modal Jazz 2LP
Listen John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - 180 Gram Gatefold - Spiritual Jazz LP

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - 180 Gram Gatefold - Spiritual Jazz LP
Displaying 1 to 4 (of 272 products) Result Pages:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 ...  [Next >>] 

Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You - Vocal Jazz Virtuosity - LP
LP

$26.95
Listen
lo-res version
Listen
hi-res version
Add to Playlist Reviews

Browse New Arrivals

Condition: New

Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You



Label: Riverside Records
Catalog#: OJC-303 (RLP 1120)
Format: Vinyl, LP, Remastered
Reissued and remastered in 1987.
Original recording, August, 1958.
New
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Jazz
Style: , Jazz

Tracklist

A1 Do It The Hard Way 2:57
A2 I'm Old Fashioned 5:00
A3 You're Driving Me Crazy 2:52
A4 It Could Happen To You 2:48
A5 My Heart Stood Still 3:24


B1 The More I See You 3:01
B2 Everything Happens To Me 5:01
B3 Dancing On The Ceiling 3:05
B4 How Long Has This Been Going On? 4:06
B5 Old Devil Moon 2:54

Credits
Bass - George Morrow , Sam Jones
Drums - "Philly" Joe Jones , Dannie Richmond
Piano - Kenny Drew
Trumpet - Chet Baker
Vocals - Chet Baker


Classic is the word reserved for recordings like this. Baker's vocal performance here is one of the greatest displays of 'feel' virtuosity you will ever hear in your life. By 'feel' virtuosity, I mean knowing exactly the right tone, dynamics and delivery that best fits the overall mood of the tunes in question. Like Fagen of Steely Dan and other singers of limited means, knowledge of how to sing exactly the right 'feel' into the overall mood rules all.


This is a very nice session with Chet singing, and occasionally playing with a jazz trio, Chet Baker sings his heart out on this magnificent sessionon songs like I'm Old Fashioned and Do It The Hard Way, very nice, romantic, and highly recommended to the most critical jazz and jazz vocal fans

This overall mood created by Kenny Drew, George Morrow, Sam Jones, Phlly Joe Jones and Danny Richmond is breezy 'cool' personified and so laid-back, one more step would make it comatose and yet that step is never taken even once. The tunes groove and swing like crazy in a ridiculously addictive way because no matter how smokin' the band gets, it's always COMPLETELY laid-back, WITHOUT being trivial,sappy or insignificant or god forbid, in the territory of what later came to be called 'smooth jazz.' This is not 'smooth' jazz or even 'Bing Crosby jazz' despite being the suavest of the suave, it is the EPITOME of 'cool' jazz, one of the ultimate fruits of the so-called Miles Davis school, which incorporates street-smarts and attitude into jazz and the reason why Davis' back-up players, from Paul Chambers to Philly Joe Jones to Bill Evans, etc.,

all played with Chet. Davis himself felt that Chet was a good player and a nice enough guy but was personally rather cold to him the few times they met because he felt Chet had stolen a lot of stuff from him, stylewise. Be that as it may, many jazz fans feel that Chet's trumpet playing, besides being the greatest homage to the Miles Davis style there ever was (especially on the classic all instrumental "Chet" album) is also unique enough to be recognized as its own style within the cool-jazz influenced group.

According to the warts-&-all exhaustive biography "The Long Night of Chet Baker," at this point in time, Chet's heroin addiction was still at its relatively early stages. Chet had been pretty much just a heavy marijuana smoker throughout most of the early fifties as more hardcore heroin users like Stan Getz were overdosing in his bathroom and Gerry Mulligan was doing prison time. So here was Chet at his peak, already addicted to heroin but right before heroin started taking control of his life. To illustrate, the author quotes Orrin Keepnews that right around this time Chet and Philly Joe Jones started stealing and selling Fantasy/Riverside albums right from their warehouse across the street in order to pay for their habits.

"It Could Happen to You" works equally well as a great pop or jazz record. The ability of the players and virtuosity and attention to nuance with which they play, not to mention the purity, makes it squarely jazz. But it's also a vocal jazz album of popular 'standard' tunes with only a few trumpet solos in the right spots which, when they come, man do they hit their mark! Sometimes instead of the trumpet solo, Chet sings or scats the trumpet solos in a super-cool swinging manner bordering on the surreal and silly that within this background and setting is pure magic itself. These scats really soar and groove right into laid-back nirvana. Kenny Drew on piano offers here the most exquisitely perfect accompaniment to Chet's boyish-but-rough vocals you will ever hear. Never too sappy, never too harsh, romantic but ever-understated at all times just like Chet himself.

On top of it all, this may be one of the most perfect 'ambient' jazz/pop albums you will ever hear. All the tunes are great, nothing to skip and the dynamics are always mellow, understated and enveloping. You can leave it on 'repeat' all day and never want the perfected understated feel to end. The more you play this album, the better it gets, it completely relaxes at the same time as it challenges and refuses compromise. An exquisite and unique work of art from beginning to end.


Chet Baker - It Could Happen To You

Best scat solo ever.



Chet Baker - Old Devil Moon

This is by far the best version. Who's on percussions, cause they're killin it......and that piano, man!

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 March, 2011.

 
record store \