2. How High The Moon
3. It Never Entered My Mind
4. ‘Tis Autumn
2. September Song
3. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
4. Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
5. You And The Night And The Music
Chesney Henry Baker Jr was more than just a trumpet player. He was so many things to so many people. To some, a Bix Beiderbecke for the post-bebop generation, forever creating lyrical phrases that sometimes jumped for joy, or opting for a melancholy beauty, so sad you could almost hear the tears falling. To others he was a flawed Hollywood hero, a face that set him apart from the usual run of 52nd Street icons; a From Here To Eternity Montgomery Clift or James Dean in headhung frustration in Rebel Without A Cause. Released in 1959 the Chet album proved to be one of the trumpet star’s last offerings before heading back to Europe for what would become know as the Milano sessions.