Chet Baker

The Prince of Jazz

The Essential Albums

Chet Baker has recorded a large amount of music. On this page, we are showing you the essential albums and collections to get, if you wish to add his legacy to your music archive. In our view, all of the below is a must have for every fan of jazz and should not be missed. If you are new to the joy that is Chet Baker, you best start with “Chet Baker Sings”.

The Best of Chet Baker Sings

The Best Of Chet Baker Sings

Following his arrival in California, Chet Baker quickly became a solo star and the leader of a band. Soon, he also began to sing.

While Baker was not the most gifted singer, his lyrics are strong where his voice is not, focusing on wistful love songs that hit home every time. The romantic moods in this collection show that Baker put his heart into each word.

Some of his best tunes — “I Fall in Love Too Easily”, “My Funny Valentine”, and “Time After Time” are found in this collection. It is the perfect place to start for a new Chet Baker fan!

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  1. The Thrill Is Gone (Vocal)
  2. But Not For Me (Vocal)
  3. Time After Time (Vocal)
  4. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Vocal)
  5. There Will Never Be Another You (Vocal)
  6. Look For The Silver Lining
  7. My Funny Valentine
  8. I Fall In Love Too Easily (Vocal)
  9. Daybreak
  10. Just Friends

11. I Remember You
12. Let’s Get Lost
13. Long Ago (And Far Away)
14. You Don’t Know What Love Is (Vocal)
15. That Old Feeling
16. It’s Always You (Vocal)
17. I’ve Never Been in Love Before (Vocal)
18. My Buddy (Vocal)
19. Like Someone In Love (Vocal)
20. My Ideal

8 Classic Album Collection

On 4 Audio CDs, this collection contains all of the albums that were recorded and released in the 1950s, when Chet was in his prime.

This is a fabulous collection of Chet’s large catalog of recordings and an incredible value for the price. Few people tend to own the individual albums of this collection, with the exception of “Chet Baker Sings”, as it is his best known and most popular album. 

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Disc 1 – tracks 1-12 (Grey December)
Disc 1 – tracks
13-24 (Chet Baker and Strings)

Disc 2 – tracks 25-34 (Sextet)
Disc 2 – tracks 35-44 (Introduces Johnny Pace)

Disc 3 – tracks 45-58 (Chet Baker Sings)
Disc 3 – tracks 59-64 (Chet Baker Cools Out)

Disc 4 – tracks 65-71 (Playboys)
Disc 4 – tracks 72-84 (Embraceable You)

You can find the whole Chet Baker Discography right here.

Chet Baker Biography

Chet Baker Biography

Written by James Gavin, Deep in a Dream follows Chet Baker from his beginnings in the 1950s all the way to his death in 1988 in Amsterdam.

Learn how a dashing young man from Oklahoma became one of the central icons of Jazz practically overnight. Though hundreds of interviews and previously unknown source material, this book manages to paint a sensational journey that no fan can miss.

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