...The songs, the arrangements, the musicianship, the group dynamic, the singing, is near perfection.
Called "one of the best male vocalists in the jazz world today" by WCLK in Atlanta, Jeff Baker returns with his latest studio recording featuring GRAMMY- nominated musicians Bill Anschell, John Bishop, Jeff Johnson, and saxophonist Brent Jensen. "Shopping For Your Heart" showcases the energy and spontaneity of Bakers' diverse musical tastes - from hard swinging standards to renditions of songs by Del Amitri, Carol King and James Taylor - and is an exciting new recording from an "important, emerging new talent!" -All About Jazz.
1 ALL BLUES 8:05
2 WHAT'LL I DO 5:52
3 ROLL TO ME 3:57
4 IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS 7:12
5 SHOPPING FOR YOUR HEART 5:30
6 BILLIE'S BOUNCE 3:54
7 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL 5:25
8 STOLEN MOMENTS 7:29
9 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME 6:17
10 YARDBIRD SUITE 3:54
11 MEAN OLD MAN 4:23
12 TIME AFTER TIME 7:15
JEFF BAKER - vocals
BRENT JENSEN - saxophones
BILL ANSCHELL - piano
JEFF JOHNSON - bass
JOHN BISHOP - drums
Arranged by JEFF BAKER and the band
*except Tracks 3, 9, 11
arranged by BILL ANSCHELL
Produced by JEFF BAKER
Assistant Producers: JOHN BISHOP, REED RUDDY, and BILL ANSCHELL
Recorded at STUDIO X, Seattle, WA, October 2006
Engineered and Mixed by REED RUDDY
Assistant Engineer: SAM HOFSTEDT
Mastered by MARK GUENTHER, SEATTLE DISC MASTERING, Seattle, WA
Jeff Baker photo by CHAD McCULLOUGH
Cover photography by RADU RAZVAN
Layout and Design by JOHN BISHOP
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
eff Baker's first major exposure came at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, backed by the Lionel Hampton Trio. The vocalist was sixteen years old at the time. He'd won the Jazz Fest's solo vocal competion, and he had the word "promising" written all over him. He has since released three CDs on OA2, the promising Baker Sings Chet (2004), the excel ...
Times Colonist, Sunday March 18, 2007 (Joseph Blake)
The Seattle jazz scene has a wealth of great players. This exciting studio session led by vocalist Jeff Baker showcases the leader's adventurous singing with a talented quartet of the Emerald City's finest. Saxophonist Brent Jensen and Baker blow majestically above pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop's propulsive ...
All Music Guide (Ken Dryden)
Jazz vocalist Jeff Baker's third CD for OA2 is a perfect example of a confident young singer willing to explore music from many different genres so long as the tunes are promising. Backed by a great band that includes saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, and drummer John Bishop (all of whom were present on his second release for the lab ...