It Never Entered My Mind
Label: Fantasy Records
From the moment Bill Evans' glacial piano intro to "Alone Together" kicks in you know this is going to be special. While the rest of the album doesn't quite match the shear perfection of the opener, this is still the finest of Chet Baker's Riverside sessions. This loose but intensely focused ballad set was recorded with such East Coast jazz stars as Evans, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Mann, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers and Connie Kay & Philly Joe Jones (who divide drum duties).