Chet Baker: The Night We Called It A Day
The Night We Called It A Day
Chet Baker (vocals)
Embraceable You (Pacific Jazz CDP 724383167623)
Chet Baker (vocals),
David Wheat (guitar), Ross Savakus (bass).
Composed by Matt Dennis & Tom Adair.
Recorded: New York, December 9, 1957
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
In such an intimate setting, Chet Baker's vocals are hauntingly beautiful. This late release of a session during Baker's younger days often exposes him so much that he sounds as if he is singing softly into the listener's ear. Baker's voice is vulnerable yet charming as he crafts elegant phrases over guitar and bass accompaniment. The ballad moves slowly, but bassist Ross Savakus never lets it drag, maintaining a steady pulse under Baker's delicate phrasing. Chet's vocals have a tender sincerity that few others can match.
Reviewer: Greg Marchand