06 - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You.mp3
07 - Daydream.mp3
08 - Zingaro.mp3
09 - Blame It On My Youth.mp3
10 - My One And Only Love.mp3
11 - Everything Happens To Me.mp3
12 - Almost Blue.mp3
1989 - Sings and Plays from the film 'Let's Get Lost' Info.txt
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Chet Baker - Sings and Plays from the film 'Let's Get Lost'
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This disc includes music used in Let's Get Lost (1989), the Bruce Weber directed biopic centering on the tragic life and times of the West Coast cool jazz icon Chet Baker (trumpet/vocal). As was the case during many of Baker's final sessions, the artist performs with a makeshift combo of relative unknowns. Although Frank Strazzeri (piano), John Leftwich (bass), and Ralph Penland (drums) had presumably not played live with Baker outside of this project, Nicola Stilo (guitar), who contributes to "Zingaro" (aka "Portrait in Black & White") surfaced off and on with Baker throughout the '80s. Atypically, the combo is uniformly stunning throughout, sounding as if it had been backing him for much longer. With the exception of the aforementioned cut, the remainder of Chet Baker Sings and Plays from the Film "Let's Get Lost" (1989) boasts both a quartet and trio setting (sans Penland). Even though time and substances have given Baker the visage of a man twice his age, those inimitable pipes and velvet tone have worn surprisingly well...
The track list is quite literally replete with something old, new, borrowed, and blue, well "Almost Blue," that is. He lifts the Elvis Costello composition, which is possibly a nod to their previous collaboration on Costello's Punch the Clock (1984), where Baker supplied a solo to "Shipbuilding." Among the old favorites are "Imagination," "You're My Thrill," "Every Time We Say Goodbye," "Daydream," and "Everything Happens to Me," each being entries from Baker's extensive repertoire. While "Moon & Sand," "My One and Only Love," "For Heaven Sake," "Zingaro," and "Daydream" are otherwise unavailable on sides issued prior to Baker's death. Ironically, the title song "Let's Get Lost" isn't on this album. While the tune was in the documentary, it is the familiar 1956 version. This leads to one of the primary criticisms that can be leveled at this collection -- it would have been well served by a supplementary volume of vintage Baker featured in the movie, although presumably licensing prohibited such.
"This album consists of the tracks Baker recorded especially for the Bruce Weber documentary `Let's get lost' - a retrospective of the life of the great horn player and vocalist. Baker's life was troubled - his drug addiction is legendary, and ultimately caused his death, directly or indirectly, as the individual chooses to view the events. His musical genius is indisputable - and these recordings are an incredible witness to that. The group accompanying Baker (featured here on trumpet & vocals) is a small one: Frank Strazzeri (piano), John Leftwich (bass), Ralph Penland (drums & percussion) and Nicola Stilo (guitar & flute). There are standards a-plenty here - songs that will be loved forever by the likes of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, Cole Porter, Johnny Burke & Jimmy VanHuesen, Antonio Carlos Jobim - as well as a tune by none other than Elvis Costello, just to show that great ones are still being written.
Baker was always a fine vocalist - and no one else sounds quite like him. There are times when it sounds like he's hanging onto the notes by his fingernails - but there's never a moment (here, or in anything I've ever heard him sing) when he sounds detached from the song. Every one of his performances is filtered through his heart and soul - and that's a beautiful thing to experience. Without taking such extreme liberties that the melody is unrecognizable (as many who style themselves `jazz vocalists' seem to do), Baker lovingly caresses each tune and makes it his own. The sheer intimacy that Baker is able to express in the love songs makes the listener feel like he or she is eavesdropping on a conversation from the next table in a dimly lit, wee-hours jazz club - and it's a privilege to share such raw, honest feelings.
The players are perfect in their support here - Baker's voice is the center of every arrangement, but with an instrument as magnetic as the singer possesses, how could it be otherwise? His trumpet playing is as fine as ever, even at this late stage of the game. It's sometimes sad to listen - there's pain so clearly and eloquently expressed in every song - but there's an unnamable joy present as well, for what a gift it is that he shares with us!
Weber's documentary is hard to watch as well - Baker's life was a hard one, filled with pain and sorrow, for which he turned to heroin. It's heartbreaking to witness someone hurting so much - but his music is without question of the timeless variety, and something to be treasured."
Chet Baker (trumpet & vocals)
Frank Strazzeri (piano)
John Leftwich (bass)
Ralph Penland (drums & percussion)
Nicola Stilo (guitar & flute)
Chet Baker - Sings and Plays from the film 'Let's Get Lost' tracks:
01 Moon & Sand (5:30)
02 Imagination (4:52)
03 You're My Thrill (4:59)
04 For Heaven's Sake (4:51)
05 Every Time We Say Goodbye (4:48)
06 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (5:03)
07 Daydream (5:00)
08 Zingaro (aka Portrait in Black & White) (7:33)
09 Blame It On My Youth (6:18)
10 My One and Only Love (5:30)
11 Everything Happens to Me (5:19)
12 Almost Blue (3:13)