The trumpet of Chet Baker is, above all, a lyrical instrument. Every musician, no matter how many different kinds of things he can do, has one area that is essentially home, where he functions most effectively and seems most comfortable. For one man this favoured area of operation may be the blues, for another it may be dazzling up-tempo fireworks. For Chet, home is clearly the world of ballads.
Pianist Bill Evans, who has worked with Miles davis and Tony Scott, is just beginning to attract real public attention, but has for some time been the object of extreme praise from fellow musicians, particularly for a truly beautiful ballad touch and conception such as he demonstrates here.
2. How High The Moon
3. It Never Entered My Mind
4. ‘Tis Autumn
2. September Song
3. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
4. Time n My Hands
5. You And The Night And The Music
6. I Could Have Danced All Night