This is possibly the apex of American Songbook interpretations, at least as far
as the 1950s are concerned. Romantic jazz man and heroin addict Chet
Baker took every single good idea the previous year had offered and
brought them to the next level. Julie is Her Name, Cloud 7 and In the Wee Small Hours were far from perfect but Chet Baker Sings
damn well is. He managed to combine the three elements that London,
Bennett and Sinatra had used separately and by this artful combination,
outdid them all.
The download is the 1956 reissue with 6 extra tracks. Chet led a pretty wild life and is well worth reading up on.