Chet Baker – She Was Too Good To Me


Besides being a great recording, this one also has some historical significance, as it is viewed by many as Chet’s “comeback” album. Although Baker recorded in the late sixties, they were really dreadful commercial albums. This is the first significant recording Chet made since the ’65 Prestige sessions. It also marks the beginning of a very successful association with Creed Taylor and CTI Records. Chet recorded some of best work for CTI in the mid-to-late 1970′s. Bob James’ electric piano and some strings (just the right amount) give this CD a unique flavor. Chet sings several ballads, and this is where you start to hear the change in his voice. It’s still soft and sincere, but it is lower and starting to show the ravishes of cigarettes and drugs. (

Personnel: Chet Baker (trumpet, vocals); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Bob James (electric piano); Ron Carter (bass); John DeJohnette (drums); Steve Gadd (drums); Dave Friedman (vibes); Hubert Laws (flute).


01. Autumn Leaves
02. She Was Too Good To Me
03. Funk In Deep Freeze
04. Tangerine
05. With A Song In My Heart
06. What’ll I Do
07. It’s You Or No One
08. My Future Just Passed

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One Response to “Chet Baker – She Was Too Good To Me”

  1. Fred says:

    This is one of the best albums ever. Get it. Listen to it. Enjoy. I bought this as soon as it came out. It still sounds as fresh, new and clean as it did 40 years ago. Listen to “My Future Just Passed” and know that Chet really was one of the great ones.

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