Chet Baker Trio – Chet’s Choice {CrissCross}

Review by Scott Yanow (
One of the best settings for trumpeter Chet Baker was when he was accompanied by a guitar-bass duo. On this excellent Criss Cross CD, Baker is joined by guitarist Philip Catherine and bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse on a variety of high-quality standards that include such songs as “If I Should Lose You,” Horace Silver’s “Doodlin’,” “Conception” and “Love for Sale.” A special treat is hearing the talented but forgotten Bob Zieff’s “Sad Walk.” This is one of Baker’s better albums from his later period.

01. If I Should Lose You (04:45)
02. Sad Walk (05:37)
03. How Deep is the Ocean (06:27)
04. Doodlin’ (05:38)
05. My Foolish Heart (09:25)
06. Conception (04:47)
07. Love for Sale (09:10)
08. Adriano (04:06)
09. Blues in the Closet (06:36)
10. Stella By Starlight (07:21)

Chet Baker – trumpet, vocal
Philip Catherine – guitar
Jean Louis Rassinfosse – bass
Hein Van De Geijn – bass (8, 9 & 10)

Recorded in Studio 44, Monster – June 6 & 25, 1985

Label: CrissCross Jazz
Year: 1985
Genre: Jazz
Style: West Coast, Cool
Total Time: 63:53

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork