Something For Everybody,
This review is from: Baby Breeze (Audio CD)
If you had never heard Chet Baker before this would be an excellent introduction. It's all here, smooth ballads beautifully sung, uptempo bebop numbers, meaningfull solos, first class supporting musicians on all the tracks, excellent recording quality to boot. This is a Cd to play again and again. Chet is quoted on the sleeve note as saying: 'To me reaching people is the most important thing...' and that he does. Listen to 'Born To be Blue' catchy but with real Jazz feeling, or 'A Taste of Honey' with Chet's intimate vocal over the composer's minimal piano accompaniement.
This music is probably as close to perfection as you can get without compromising genuine human warmth and feeling in its performance.