everybodydigs#108 Chet Baker – It Could Happen to You


everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Hardly as angst-ridden as Chet Baker’s legend would suggest, 1958’s It Could Happen to You is Baker still riding high, a star winsomely crooning some favorite standards over subtle accompaniment by small groups whose members include pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Sam Jones, and the unstoppable Philly Joe Jones on drums. Baker’s boyish moods are perfect for the likes of “How Long Has This Been Going On?,” “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” and (believe it) “Everything Happens to Me.” –Rickey Wright

Personnel: Chet Baker (trumpet, vocals); Kenny Drew (piano); George morrow, Sam Jones (bass); Philly Joe Jones, Danny Richmond (drums).

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