Chet Baker She Was Too Good To Me on Limited Edition 180g LP
Chet Baker was one of the most important representatives of the West Coast Cool Jazz movement. His heroin addiction is well documented with his exploits and misadventures wrapped in legendary anecdotes, but thankfully his life story never managed to overshadow his unmistakable talent. Baker has one of the most recognizable sounds in jazz history; his trumpet playing is intimate, simple and delicate with a hint of melancholy that tears at the heartstrings. She Was Too Good To Me was originally released in 1974 on Creed Taylor's CTI label after a four year absence from the scene. And what a comeback it was: excellent vocal Cool Jazz tunes are interluded with instrumental goodness from the undisputed master of the trumpet.