Ballads for Two

Ballads for Two is an album by trumpeter Chet Baker and vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid which was recorded in 1979 and first released on the Lackerschmid's Sandra Music Productions label.[1][2]

Ballads for Two
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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 8 & 9, 1979
StudioTonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, West Germany
LabelSandra Music Productions
SMP 2102
ProducerSandra Music Productions
Chet Baker chronology
Two a Day
Ballads for Two
The Touch of Your Lips


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Bob Rusch states "This was a record not so much of rhythm as of tonal coloring, pitch and reverberation. This was also an avant-garde Chet Baker, without gimmicks, just meeting an interest to expand and further develop: to invent, expand, create. This was also very beautiful creativity; art for art's sake. Wolfgang Lackerschmid played vibes in a manner owing itself more to Red Norvo and Gary Burton than Milt Jackson, and proved himself to be a creator and artist in his ebb and flow with the trumpeter. Bravos for both artists".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Wolfgang Lackerschmid except where noted

  1. "Blue Bossa" (Kenny Dorham) – 3:51
  2. "Five Years Ago" – 3:49
  3. "Why Shouldn't You Cry"- 4:44
  4. "Dessert" (Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Chet Baker) – 6:58
  5. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 6:10
  6. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) – 7:53
  7. "Waltz for Susan" – 3:53



  1. ^ Chet Baker Catalog accessed May 22, 2017
  2. ^ Enciclopedia del Jazz: Chet Baker accessed May 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Rusch, Bob. Chet Baker with Wolfgang Lackerschmid – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 22, 2017.