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Chet Baker, My Funny Valentine

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Chet Baker, My Funny Valentine

Audio CD

Disk ID: 245605

Disk length: 45m 43s (14 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1994

Label: Unknown

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“My Funny Valentine” Tracks & Durations

1. My Funny Valentine 2:20
2. Someone To Watch Over Me 3:03
3. Moonlight Becomes You 3:27
4. This Is Always 3:08
5. I'm Glad There Is You 3:15
6. Time After Time 2:46
7. Sweet Lorraine 3:12
8. It's Always You 3:35
9. Let's Get Lost 3:45
10. Moon Love 3:19
11. Like Someone In Love 2:26
12. I've Never Been In Love Before 4:30
13. Isn't It Romantic? 3:30
14. I Fall In Love Too Easily 3:19

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Review

Chet Baker was at the height of his popularity, the epitome of cool jazz, when these tracks were recorded for Pacific Jazz between 1952 and 1954. While Baker could hold his own in bop settings, the emphasis in this collection is squarely on his lyrical approach to ballads, whether singing or playing trumpet, with just a rhythm section or an added string orchestra. His vocals were absolutely distinctive, sung in a high-pitched, even fragile voice seemingly drained of emotion and yet possessing an inherent charm, a detachment that might be both the antithesis of style and its definition, whether it's heard as sensitivity or indifference. The singing is a double of his trumpet playing here, spare and barely present but achieving much through nuance and suggestion. Pianist Russ Freeman is an almost constant partner, supplying deft chords and harmonic daring, amplifying Baker's ideas. Their empathy is especially evident in the beautiful instrumental "Moon Love," but it's just as significant on signature Baker songs such as "My Funny Valentine," "Let's Get Lost," and "Like Someone in Love." --Stuart Broomer

Other Versions

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Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 45m 43s

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine

Tracks: 15 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 1h 8m 11s (+22m 28s)

Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine

Tracks: 23 (+9 tracks), Disk length: 1h 12m 38s (+26m 55s)