Label: The Electric Recording Company ERC064M / Riverside Records – RLP 12-299
AAA 100% Analogue – 300 Copies Limited Edition
Ortofon Lyrec True Mono Valve Cutting Lathe & Mastering System
Cut in True Mono from the original dedicated mono master tapes through the updated all valve Lyrec / Ortofon combined system manufactured in 1965. All sleeve artwork authentically letter-pressed as per the original release. Limited to 300 copies.
Chet is an album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker first released in 1959. The record is sometimes subtitled The Lyrical Trumpet of Chet Baker. Chet features performances by Baker with flautist Herbie Mann, saxophonist Pepper Adams, pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Connie Kay or Philly Joe Jones on drums. It was recorded in December 1958 and January 1959 and released on the Riverside label.
Though Baker was by the late 1950s known as much for his singing as his trumpet playing, this album is entirely instrumental. It contains 9 standard ballads played in the styles of Hard Bop to Cool Jazz. The album is entirely devoted to explorations of the ballad mood, it includes considerable variety.
Recording Engineer – Jack Higgins
Recorded in New York City on December 30, 1958 and January 19, 1959.