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Chet Baker Sextet Alone Together

Chet Baker Sextet – Alone Together (1959) with sheet music

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Chet Baker Sextet – Alone Together (1959) from the Chet Baker album Chet.Chet Baker(t) Pepper Adams(bar.sax) Herbie Mann(flute) Bill Evans(p) Paul Chambers(b) Connie Kay(d)

Chet Baker Sextet

features tracks recorded by trumpeter Chet Baker in 1954 and 1957 for the Pacific Jazz label and released over the years on various albums, including the original Playboys date. These are stellar “West Coast”-style tracks reminiscent of the small group work Baker did with saxophonist Jerry Mulligan and featuring first class arrangements by Jack Montrose and Bob Zieff. However, the Zieff cuts feature an unusual for the period chamber-style group with French horn, bassoon, cello, bass clarinet, and bass. The result was softly angular and very modern for the time. Interestingly most of the tracks have remained largely unavailable until this collection. While there are far more influential Baker albums from the ’50s, Sextet is a beautiful album and a must-hear for Baker aficionados.

Alone Together

is a song composed by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Flying Colors in 1932 by Jean Sargent.[1]

The song soon became a hit, with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra’s 1932 recording (vocal by Frank Luther) being the first to reach the charts. It has become a jazz standard. The first jazz musician to record the song was Artie Shaw in 1939.

Lyrics

Can’t stand your present job, afraid of getting fired
Depressed? Staring at the0late night tube
You could call that number
But you’d just get someone just like youWell, I feel that way too
Just the same as you
Like it’s getting worse before it’s getting better
I’ve got troubles of my own
But as long as you’re alone
Stick with me and we’ll be alone”togetherBeer is warm, dinner’s cold and greasy
Even when life isn’t hard it always seems uneasy
All alone, nobody”seems to care
Everybody’s got some place
And you don’t fit in anywhereYou wonder, will you always have to live in doubt
Sometimes you feel just
Like Hank Williams used to sing about
Through the window, the night’s so still
And if you listen you can hear
That lonesome whippoorwillCan’t stand your present job, afraid of getting fired
Depressed? Staring at the0late night tube