Title : Chet Baker - Baker's Holiday: Plays & Sings Billie Holiday
Genre : Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz
Artist : Chet Baker (vocals, flugelhorn), Jimmy Mundy (arranger), Alan Ross, Henry Freeman, Seldon Powell, Leon Cohen, Wilford Holcombe (reeds), Hank Jones (piano), Everett Barksdale (guitar), Richard Davis (bass ), Connie Kay (drums)
1965 's Baker's Holiday finds the jazz legend Chet Baker paying homage to the music of Billie Holiday on flugelhorn and vocals with first-rate accompaniment from Everett Barksdale (guitar), Richard Davis (bass), Hank Jones (piano), Connie Kay (drums) and an astute reed section. With elegant arrangements by Jimmy Mundy and a bygone big band feel, the 10 -song set includes potent tributes to Lady Day fare like "Easy Living," "Mean To Me" and "These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)" among others .
Baker's Holiday finds Chet Baker effectively paying tribute to Billie Holiday with mellow trumpet solos and occasional vocals. Baker is backed by a full sax section and a four-piece rhythm section that includes pianist Hank Jones; Jimmy Mundy contributed the colorful arrangements. His performance of ten songs associated with Lady Day (most of which he had not recorded previously) is often exquisite.
01. Travelin 'Light
02. Easy Living
03. That Ole Devil Called Love
04. You're My Thrill
05. Crazy She Calls Me
06. When Your Lover Has Gone
07. Mean To Me
08. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
09. There Is No Greater Love
10 . Don't Explain
Issued: USA | Verve Pictures