Chet Baker – I’ve Never Been In Love Before (1954)

“I’ve Never Been in Love Before” is a song written by Frank Loesser, published in 1950. Chet Baker did a tender vocal version by, recorded for his 1956 vocal debut, Chet Baker Sings.

When the 24-year-old California-based trumpeter started his vocal career in 1954, his singing was revolutionary; as delicate and clear as his trumpet playing, with a similarly bright and vibrato-free tone, Baker simply didn’t sound like any previous jazz singer. His first vocal session, recorded in February 1954 and covering tracks seven through 14 of this disc, is so innocent-sounding it’s like cub reporter Jimmy Olsen had started a new career as a jazz singer. The album’s first six tracks, recorded in July 1956, are even more milk and cookies, thanks in no small part to syrupy material like Frank Loesser´s “I’ve Never Been in Love Before” and Donaldson/Kahn’s drippy “My Buddy.” [source]

James Bond – Bass / Lawrence Marable – Drums / Peter Littman – Drums / Russ Freeman – Piano, Celesta / Chet Baker – Vocals, Trumpet

 

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