Chet Baker's West Coast cool comes to the Big Apple. The project would be Baker's first - in a four album deal - with the New York-based Riverside Records. The bicoastal artist incorporates his decidedly undernourished sound and laid-back phrasing into the styling of Al Haig (piano), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums). The results are uniformly brilliant as Baker's cool-toned solos fly and bop with authority around the equally impressive supporting soloists.
Track Listing: 1. Fair Weather - Chet Baker 2. Polka Dots and Moonbeams - Chet Baker 3. Hotel 49 - Chet Baker 4. Solar - Chet Baker 5. Blue Thoughts - Chet Baker 6. When Lights Are Low - Chet Baker