Album: Chet Sings


Just got this record in and found this on the back - some of the original text, from when this album was first released in 1958. 

Original Liner Notes: Long Play Edition
by Gerald Heard

This album includes on one side the entire 10” Long Play album that first introduced young Chet Baker as a singer. The reverse is devoted to a brace of new vocal trumpet performances arranged by Chet’s accompanist pianist Russ Freeman.

Gerald Heard, Anglo-Irish lecturer, author and philosopher, a man of many and widely diversified interests contributes the following notes reflecting his interest in the talented Chet Baker:

Our so called popular music (jazz, swing, bop and back to “progressive”) jazz is the real folk music of our times. It reflects and expresses the uncertainty and nostalgic longing with which most of us look at life today.

We’re not at all sure, now, that “dreams come true” -at least those dreams we all grew up with- “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl” and “they lived happily ever after”. And yet we must keep on hoping that our particular dream will come true. We all want to be “happy” but we don’t know just how to go about reaching this elusive state.


I have no idea who this person is but I do like their taste in music.


I’ve been making playlists for myself for a short time, and I really enjoy it. Part of what I love about it is the entire process of finding music. Thinking of an idea or mood, compiling songs that have a similar feeling, and finally putting them together to make a personalized mini-album, for myself. My most recent playlist is my favorite one so far; good vibes for the end of this quarter and the slow beginning of the summer. I love it when I find new music randomly from friends with similar music so hopefully, here are some songs that you know, some you haven’t heard before, all of which you can relate to:

This, accompanied by a cup of coffee was a winning combination this morning.


A great rendering of Ira Glass’s timeless and wise “taste gap” advice. (h/t)

-Jody, BL Show-


sonder - n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own