Reunion with Chet Baker

Reunion with Chet Baker is an album recorded in 1957 by saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's Quartet with trumpeter Chet Baker which was originally released on the World Pacific label.[1] It was also Chet's first recording in New York where he relocated.

Reunion with Chet Baker
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 3, 11 & 17, 1957
Coastal Studios, New York City
LabelWorld Pacific
WP 1241
ProducerRichard Bock
Chet Baker chronology
Theme Music from "The James Dean Story"
Reunion with Chet Baker
Embraceable You
Gerry Mulligan chronology
The Gerry Mulligan Songbook
Reunion with Chet Baker
I Want to Live


Professional ratings
Review scores

Scott Yanow of Allmusic states, "The Gerry Mulligan Quartet of 1952-53 was one of the best-loved jazz groups of the decade and it made stars out of both the leader and trumpeter Chet Baker... Although not quite possessing the magic of the earlier group, the music is quite enjoyable and the interplay between the two horns is still special".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Reunion" (Gerry Mulligan) - 4:03
  2. "When Your Lover Has Gone" (Einar Aaron Swan) - 5:05
  3. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 4:42
  4. "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (Cole Porter) - 4:11
  5. "Jersey Bounce" (Tiny Bradshaw, Buddy Feyne, Eddie Johnson, Bobby Plater) - 4:25
  6. "The Surrey With the Fringe on Top" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 4:40
  7. "Trav'lin' Light" (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 3:40
  8. "Trav'lin' Light" [Alternate Take] (Mercer, Mundy, Young) - 4:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Ornithology" (Benny Harris, Charlie Parker) - 5:11
  10. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Hammerstein, Rodgers) - 3:40 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "The Song Is You" (Hammerstein, Jerome Kern) - 3:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 3:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" [Alternate Take] (Razaf, Redman) - 3:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "I Got Rhythm" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:57 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern) - 6:43 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. Chet Baker discography accessed August 9, 2013
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 9, 2013
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