Lindsay Planer: ‘Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost includes music used in Let’s Get Lost (1989), the Bruce Weber directed biopic centering on the tragic life and times of the West Coast cool jazz icon Chet Baker (trumpet/vocal). As was the case during many of Baker’s final sessions, the artist performs with a makeshift combo of relative unknowns. Although Frank Strazzeri (piano), John Leftwich (bass), and Ralph Penland (drums) had presumably not played live with Baker outside of this project, Nicola Stilo (guitar), who contributes to “Zingaro” (aka “Portrait in Black & White”) surfaced off and on with Baker throughout the ’80s. Atypically, the combo is uniformly stunning throughout, sounding as if it had been backing him for much longer. With the exception of the aforementioned cut, the remainder of Chet Baker Sings and Plays from the Film “Let’s Get Lost” (1989) boasts both a quartet and trio setting (sans Penland). Even though time and substances have given Baker the visage of a man twice his age, those inimitable pipes and velvet tone have worn surprisingly well. …

 

Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost Tracklist

  1. Moon And Sand (5.30)
  2. Imagination (4.52)
  3. You’re My Thrill (4.59)
  4. For Heaven’s Sake (4.51)
  5. Every Time We Say Goodbye (4.48)
  6. I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (5.03)
  7. Daydream (5.00)
  8. Zingaro (A/K/A Portrait In Black And White) (7.33)
  9. Blame It On My Youth (6.18)
  10. My One And Only Love (5.30)
  11. Everything Happens To Me (5.19)
  12. Almost Blue (3.13)

 

Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost

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