Chet Baker Each Day Is Valentine's Day
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- by Chet Baker ~ Baby Breeze ~ $17.28
- Released: January 24, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Blue Note Records
- 1.Embraceable You
- 2.My Ideal
- 3.Nearness of You
- 4.Remember You
- 5.You Don't Know What Love Is
- 6.How Long has This Been Going On
- 7.Let Me be Loved
- 8.They All Laughed
- 9.Moonlight in Vermont
- 10.Come Rain or Come Shine
- 11.Long Ago and Far Away
- 12.My Funny Valentine
Personnel: Chet Baker (vocals); Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Mel Lewis (drums).
Released a month before Valentine's Day, 2006, EACH DAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY is a tidy Chet Baker compilation that smacks of an opportunistic record label cash-in. The 12 tracks here include some of Baker's finest (and most unabashedly romantic) vocal performances, including, among others, his sweet, breathy "Embraceable You," a moody, instant-heartbreak reading of "You Don't Know What Love Is," and his definitive version of "My Funny Valentine."
So it's a gimmicky package, but who's complaining? Baker's style, with its combination of cool detachment and lilting lyrical phrasing, is as gorgeous and heart-melting as it's marketed to be. Although CHET BAKER SINGS still reigns as the ultimate single-disc Baker anthology, this concise heart-shaped set still represents the legendary trumpeter/singer's talents in all their glory, so that the whole package makes good on its sweet nothings.
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