Chet Baker's For Lovers. Available here on Limited Edition 180 Gram LP.
In his dual role as a trumpeter and as a singer, Chet Baker was one of the undisputed masters of the jazz ballad, able to reach climaxes of intense feeling and intimacy. This LP compiles some of his best performances of the genre (vocals on side A, instrumentals on Side B), all of which are studio recordings with excellent sound quality. Among the highlights are My Funny Valentine , a song Baker made into a classic, Alone Together , and Billy Strayhorn s celebrated Lush Life , which Baker never recorded again in the studio. Baker is accompanied here by other jazz giants such as Bill Evans, Pepper Adams, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
LP - Limited Edition 180 Gram LP.