Offered for sale is a still sealed Japanese white label promotional pressing of Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker, including the original obi and the original shrink wrap.
About this copy: This copy of Chet Baker Sings is a 1985 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1956.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. The disc should have white promotional labels (see photo.)
The cover is M-; there is a promotional sticker attached to the back cover. The obi is M-.
The wrap is fully intact except for a small break at the lower left hand corner.
A beautiful copy of a classic Jazz LP and one that would be difficult to upgrade.
Background: Released in 1956, Chet Baker Sings was the first album by the trumpeter to feature his vocals, and the public and critics were surprised to discover that Baker was as good a singer as he was a trumpet player.
Allmusic.com gave Chet Baker Sings a 4 1/2 star review:
As Gerald Heard’s liner notes point out, it’s difficult to decide whether Chet Baker was a trumpet player who sang or a singer who played trumpet. When the 24-year-old California-based trumpeter started his vocal career in 1954, his singing was revolutionary; as delicate and clear as his trumpet playing, with a similarly bright and vibrato-free tone, Baker simply didn’t sound like any previous jazz singer…. The spacious musical setting, a simple trumpet and piano-bass-drums rhythm section, is perfect for Baker’s low-key style. Despite the few faults of song selection, Chet Baker Sings is a classic of West Coast cool jazz.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Pacific Jazz|
|Year of Release:||1985|