She Was Too Good to Me (40th Anniversary Edition)
Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.
Producer Creed Taylor wisely avoided trying to shoehorn Chet Baker into the slick, fusion-oriented mid-'70s CTI Records sound. Fronting an all-star combo featuring Bob James' twinkling electric piano and Paul Desmond's lyrical alto sax, Baker remains true to his eternally hip '50s sides, tackling a bouncy, gently swinging "Autumn Leaves" and a cool, cerebral take on Hubert Laws' "Funk In Deep Freeze". Baker's two airy vocals, the wistful title track and the haunted "What'll I Do", testify to his gentle way with a ballad.
Born: 23 December 1929 in Yale, OK
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s