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Baby Breeze
Chet Baker
Baby Breeze
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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All Artists: Chet Baker
Title: Baby Breeze
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 1/26/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453832824, 0731453832824, 766489048529

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Baby Breeze, one of Chet's personal favourites
alexandrakuhl@yucom.be | Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In interviews as late as 1987 Chet listed this album as one of his favourites, and who would doubt his judgment? I think it's his best album from the sixties, a perfect showcase for Chet's varied talents. Whether you like the fleet player of fast bop (or post-bop, as is the case here), the lyrical trumpeter or the sensitive balladeer, it's all here. The uptempo tunes sound very "sixties" and modern and Chet's lines are firm, hard-driven and edgy, but he never loses his human touch. As a vocalist Chet has never sounded better. He sings with fire, conviction and at times almost unbearable tenderness - "You're mine, you" and "The touch of your lips" send chills up your spine - and his rendition of Mel Tormé's "Born to be blue" is impressive and, indeed, bluesy. Anyone who claims that Chet isn't a singer should listen to these cuts. This American comeback album has long unduly been overlooked, but it is a very strong statement from this poignant trumpeter and singer. If you love Chet you should buy this one; you can't go wrong with it."
This is my favorite of Chet's recordings
J. Powell | New York, NY United States | 08/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is SO perfect because it's NOT perfect. There is a little emotional weariness in Chet's voice, and there are times when you can hear a bit of a struggle with his flugelhorn (his trumpet was stolen before he recorded this album.) But that is what gives this album such a human quality, you can truly hear the sadness in Chet's voice when he sings "Born to Be Blue" - as though the song is about him. His playing is usually phenomenal, but you can hear a bit of a struggle on his usually so perfectly executed ballad solos, and there is such beauty to it. I love this album because it has such a wonderful human quality - there is so much emotion in Chet's voice and playing, that you can almost feel with him. Definitely buy this CD if you like Chet, or even if you just want a great jazz CD to add to your collection."
Chet Baker's sweet return to the States . . .
Joseph Jordan | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After years in Europe, Baker returned to the West Coast to record "Baby Breeze". His trumpet was stolen just before sessions began, so he played a fugelhorn, which served to make his already langorous and lush leads warmer and smoother. After a few years of drug addiction and the resulting obscurity, Baker came back strong with this collection, which encapsulates all three of his major personas: The sweetest trumpet blower around, a singer whose voice was high and lonesome and muscular all at once, and the harder bop-oriented musician that many people don't remember. A great album from a great jazzman."