RELEASE
October 15, 1996
LABEL
RCA

Album Review

Throughout the 1950s Chet Baker gained fame as a quiet, low-register trumpeter with a cool tone and a relaxed style. This CD should therefore be a major surprise to listeners who believe he was incapable of playing heated material, or of utilizing the upper register of his horn. Assisted by a fine European sextet (including Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute and guitarist Rene Thomas), Baker is heard in peak form throughout this memorable and frequently exciting bop date. [Originally issued as Chet Is Back!.]
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Well, You Needn'thttps://itunes.apple.com/album/the-italian-sessions/id573607232?uo=5
  2. These Foolish Thingshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=299577414&id=299577399
  3. Barbadoshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=299577428&id=299577399
  4. Star Eyeshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=299577430&id=299577399
  5. Over the Rainbowhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=299577438&id=299577399
  6. Pent-Up Househttps://itunes.apple.com/album/the-italian-sessions/id573607232?uo=5
  7. Ballata in Forma Di Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/album/the-italian-sessions/id573607232?uo=5
  8. Blues in the Closethttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=299577464&id=299577399
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