Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Vocal CD Reissue of the Month - "Chet Baker: She Was Too Good To Me"

Vocal CD Reissue of the Month
Chet Baker: "She Was Too Good To Me" (CTI/Sony Masterworks) 1974/2010

Although this great album -- produced by Creed Taylor & engineered by Rudy Van Gelder in 1974 -- includes four excellent instrumental tracks, the vocal numbers are the highlights: "What'll I Do," "With A Song In My Heart," "My Future Just Passed" (a bonus track not included on the original LP issue) and the haunting title track, "She Was Too Good To Me," magnificently arranged by Don Sebesky.

Featuring: Paul Desmond, Hubert Laws, Bob James, Ron Carter, Steve Gadd, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Friedman, Romeo Penque & George Marge, plus, in some cuts, a string section.
Reissue Produced by Richard Seidel
Mastered by Mark Wilder @ Battery Studios, NYC

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