Chet Baker Sextet – Chet Is Back! (Full Album)

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Chet Is back! is a 1962 studio album by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker.

“Recorded in Italy in 1962, Chet Is Back! showcases the “cool” trumpeter cutting loose on such bop-oriented workouts as “Pent-Up House” and “Well, You Needn’t.” Backed skillfully by a young cadre of up-and-coming European musicians, including the stellar saxophonist Bobby Jaspar, Chet Baker may have never sounded better, including on the ballads. One listen to “Over the Rainbow” and it’s clear this is an overlooked Baker classic. [Fans should check out the 2003 reissue of Chet Is Back!, which includes four orchestral pop bonus tracks Baker recorded with Ennio Morricone around the same time as this session.]” – Matt Collar/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Well, You Needn’t” (Thelonious Monk) – 6:23
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)” (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) – 4:56
“Barbados” (Charlie Parker) – 8:26
“Star Eyes” (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 6:58
“Over the Rainbow” (Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) – 3:30
“Pent-Up House” (Sonny Rollins) – 6:51
“Ballata in forma di blues” (Amedeo Tommasi) – 10:06
“Blues In the Closet” (Oscar Pettiford) – 7:41

Chet Baker – trumpet
Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone, flute (except 2 & 5)
Rene Thomas – guitar (except 5)
Amedeo Tommasi – piano (except 2)
Benoit Quersin – bass
Daniel Humair – drums


Released: 1962
Recorded: January 5–15, 1962, RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy.
Label: RCA
Producer: Daniel Baumgarten; Joshua Sherman