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The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 653 votes 191 voters 8.9k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Chet Baker albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Chet Baker discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chet Baker albums can be found at the top of the list. The Oklahoma-born trumpeter and vocalist is considered one of the all-time jazz greats. His storied career took root in the 1950s, first with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and eventually Baker became a fixture in the West Coast jazz scene. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Chet Baker singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Chet Baker album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Chet Baker album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Chet Baker album of all time, this list will answer your question. Albums include Playboys, Chet Baker Sings, Picture of Health, and many more. This list of popular Chet Baker CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Chet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1959); Tracks: September Song, Time on My Hands (You in My Arms) & It Never Entered My Mind

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Chet Baker Sings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1956); Tracks: My Buddy, But Not For Me & It's Always You

Length (mins): 00:44:23

Genres (Music): Jazz, Vocal jazz, Cool jazz, West Coast jazz

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Picture of Heath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker and Art Pepper (1956); Tracks: For Miles and Miles, Minor Yours & Resonant Emotions

Genres (Music): Jazz

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She Was Too Good to Me ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1974); Tracks: It's You or No One, Funk in Deep Freeze & She Was Too Good to Me

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Chet Is Back! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1962); Tracks: Barbados, Well You Needn't & Pent Up House

Genres (Music): Jazz

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It Could Happen to You ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
It Could Happen to You By Aggravated Assault; Tracks: Get Out, Sieg Heil & A.C. Boys
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Sings and Plays From the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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Baby Breeze is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1999); Tracks: This Is the Thing, The Touch of Your Lips & A Taste of Honey

Length (mins): 01:04:34

Label: Verve by Request

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It Never Entered My Mind... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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No Problem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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My Funny Valentine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Cedar Walton (1995); Tracks: Just in Time, Detour Ahead & My Funny Valentine
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Stan Meets Chet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Stan Getz and Chet Baker (1958); Tracks: I'll Remember April, Ballad Medley: Autumn in New York / Embraceable You / What's New? & Jordu

Genres (Music): Jazz

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The Touch of Your Lips ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker and Chet Baker Trio (1989); Tracks: Star Eyes, Blue Room & But Not for Me
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Diane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
Diane By Chet Baker and Paul Bley (1994); Tracks: Pent-Up House, If I Should Lose You & Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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In New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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The Most Important Jazz ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (2003); Tracks: Tadd's Delight, Retsim B. & Mating Call
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Embraceable You: Chet Ba... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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Boppin' With the Chet Ba... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1967); Tracks: Lament for the Living, Bud's Blues & Pot Luck

Genres (Music): Jazz

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When Sunny Gets Blue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker Quartet; Tracks: Isn't It Romantic, You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To & Two in the Dew
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Cool Burnin' With the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (1967); Tracks: Hurry, Boudoir & The 490

Genres (Music): Jazz

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Chet Baker Quartet Featu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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Jean Louis Rassinfosse /... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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Broken Wing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
By Chet Baker (2001); Tracks: Black Eyes (alternative take), Blue Gilles & Oh

Label: Gitanes Jazz Productions

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Chet Baker and His Quint... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
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Chet Baker Sextet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time