Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Book of Chet

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Book of Chet

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Luciana Souza

The Book of Chet

Sunnyside Communications, Inc. SSC 1316

Luciana Souza (vcl) Larry Koonse (g) David Piltch (b) Jay Bellerose (d, perc). Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 3 & 4, 2012.

The Thrill Is Gone/Forgetful/She Was Too Good To Me/I Get Along Without You Very Well/Oh You Crazy Moon/The Touch Of Your Lips/The Very Thought Of You/I Fall In Love Too Easily/I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You/You Go To My Head TT 46:33

As well as being a Grammy winner already this singer was nominated for yet another in the category of Best Jazz Vocal for this recording. Ms. Souza hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil and has the following to say concerning Chet Baker's singing: "There is something he gets at with his interpretations-a quiet loneliness-that I crave in music. Chet is able to transport me to a place, and to keep me there for the duration of the song. Through his singing I have become intimate with solitude. This record is an attempt to articulate the world that Chefs music takes me to." Anyone with some knowledge of the trumpeter's personality can immediately relate to this statement, for much of his life was consumed with a feeling of wanting to escape into some mysterious inner shell and find solace in that retreat. …

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