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Chet Baker December 30, 1958

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
baritone saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Alone Together 6:47
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
Herbie Mann (flute)
2 How High the Moon 3:33
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
3 It Never Entered My Mind 4:36
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
(guitar), (omit), (omit)
4 If You Could See Me Now 5:13
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
5 September Song 3:01
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
(guitar), (omit), (omit)
6 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To 4:28
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
Herbie Mann (flute)
7 Early Morning Mood 9:00
Chet
Catalog #: OJCCD-087-2
Kenny Burrell (guitar)
8 This Is Always 3:38 (flute), (vocal), (piano), (drums), (omit), (omit)
9 We Could Make Such Beautiful Music 3:15 (flute), (vocal), (piano), (drums), (omit), (omit)
10 Yesterdays 5:00 (flute), (vocal), (piano), (drums), (omit), (omit)
genre: bop, Cool, West Coast
Recording Date: 
1958
Leader(s): 
Chet Baker
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Chet Baker
Personnel: 
Pepper Adams
Personnel: 
Bill Evans
Personnel: 
Paul Chambers
Personnel: 
Connie Kay
Ensemble Size: 
sextet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Reeves Sound Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Recording company
Producer: 
Orrin Keepnews
Session Engineer: 
Jack Higgins
Session Details: 

The Chet Baker website I used to cross-check this session with the hard copy lists the pianist and bassist for three tracks as "Bill Evans or Joe Berl" & "Vinnie Burke or Paul Chambers". These were from songs where Baker's quintet accompanied singer Johnny Pace. When you look up the session for the album "Chet Baker introduces Johnny Pace" on Allmusic, it doesn't much clarify except to say "depending on the session date" either Evans or Berl/Burke or Chambers. I will assume since Chambers and Evans played on every other track, they they remained in their position for this 12/30/58 session. But if anybody has differing information, or believes this assumption wrong, leave a comment.

Furthermore, there are also some discrepancies as to when Connie Kay & when Philly Joe Jones play drums. It looks like the notes on the CD reissue inside cover are incorrect, as both Chet Baker website and Philly Joe Jones on jazzdisco.org say that Jones did NOT play on the 12/30/58 session, only on the January 19, 1959 session. Not only that, but the actual ORIGINAL liner notes (reproduced beneath the fold) state that Connie Kay was the drummer for all of 12/30/58.

Finally, Burrell is listed as playing guitar on all tracks according to Chet Baker's site, while the liner notes say otherwise. Listening to tracks 1,2,5, & 7 I don't hear a guitar, which leads me to believe that--in this case--the liner notes are correct. Additionally, Herbie Mann plays on more than the first track, which contradicts every website/discography I've looked at. But listening to "You'd Be So Nice..." he clearly comes in on flute for a quick solo, even though he doesn't play for the rest of the tune. -JS

Sources: 
on hand CD reissue, www.chetbaker.net, allmusic, jazzdisco.org