Amos Lee has announced My Ideal (A Tribute To Chet Baker Sings), a 16-song collection that simultaneously pays tribute to Lee’s musical hero, reflects on the Billboard chart-topper’s deep jazz roots, shines a light on his Philadelphia music community, and toasts an exciting year of returning to the road and releasing new music.
Chet Baker Sings is a record that Amos has always loved, but now holds even deeper meaning as a source of light in the darkest days of the pandemic – where his daily routine included waking up, meditating and playing the 1954 jazz epic front-to-back. During what he describes as a “revelatory period” of diving deep into the nuances of the record, “seeing what it felt like to walk around in Chet Baker’s shoes,” Lee knew the next step was to take his deep reverence and curiosity into the recording studio.
Accompanied by a captivating trio of jazz players from his hometown of Philadelphia – David Streim (piano/trumpet), Madison Rast (bass) and Anwar Marshall (drums) – Lee powerfully brings My Ideal to life.
Watch the new visual for Lee’s take on “Look For The Silver Lining.”
A limited number of vinyl copies are slated for a December 9 release and available to pre-order now.