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Albums The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time  

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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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35 9
Chet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
1959

2
28 6
Chet Baker Sings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

3
14 3
Picture of Heath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

4
14 4
She Was Too Good to Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

5
6 1
It Never Entered My Mind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

6
7 2
Sings and Plays From the Film ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

7
6 1
Baby Breeze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

8
6 2
In New York is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

9
6 2
It Could Happen to You is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
It Could Happen to You 1958

10
5 2
Chet Is Back! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

11
5 2
Chet Baker Plays the Best of L... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

12
4 1
My Funny Valentine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

13
6 4
Stan Meets Chet is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

14
4 2
The Touch of Your Lips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

15
4 3
Jean Louis Rassinfosse / Chet ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

16
4 3
This Is Always is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

17
4 3
Candy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
1985

18
4 3
Cool Burnin' With the Chet Bak... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

19
3 2
Baker's Holiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

20
3 2
Chet Baker and His Quintet Wit... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

21
3 2
Diane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
Diane 1994

22
3 2
Chet Baker Sextet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

23
2 1
Sings and Plays With Bud Shank... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
Sings and Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings 1955

24
2 1
Broken Wing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

25
2 1
Boppin' With the Chet Baker Qu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

26
2 1
Stella by Starlight [archival] is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

27
2 1
When Sunny Gets Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

28
2 1
The Most Important Jazz Album ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

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3 3
Little Girl Blue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

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2 2
Once Upon a Summertime is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

31
2 2
Theme Music from 'The James De... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

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2 2
Big Band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
1956

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2 2
Chet Baker Ensemble is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

34
2 2
Embraceable You: Chet Baker Si... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

35
2 2
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring R... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

36
2 2
Comin' on With the Chet Baker ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

37
1 1
In Milan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
1959

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1 1
Quietly There is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

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1 1
Deep in a Dream of You is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

40
1 1
Chet Baker and His Quintet wit... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

41
1 1
Cools Out is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time
1991

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1 1
No Problem is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

43
1 1
As Time Goes By: Love Songs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

44
1 1
Chet Baker Quartet Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

45
1 1
Chet Baker Sings Again is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

46
1 1
Singin' in the Midnight is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

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1 1
Chet Baker With Fifty Italian ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

48
1 1
Chet Baker Quartet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

49
1 1
Chet Baker and Strings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time

50
2 3
Blues for a Reason is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chet Baker Albums of All Time