Black Gold Holidays
Chet Baker for X-Mas

Chet Baker – Silent Nights

Recorded in 1986 in New Orleans, Silent Nights starts gently and softly, but after Baker’s breathy “Nobody Knows The Trouble I Have Seen” it picks up speed and gets going.

Nonetheless, Silent Nights is a relaxed, contemplative half hour of brass-heavy Christmas music that’s worth a listen once a year.

No surprises, no worries. Baker plays it safe, which is perfect for a Christmas evening after a perhaps somewhat stressful year. Where’s the whisky?

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