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All You're Waiting For: Nancy Whang's Favourite Albums
Thomas Hasson , April 30th, 2014 10:08

With the first of her new singles series out on Gomma and an album from The Juan MacLean due this summer, the former LCD Soundsystem member and DJ talks Thomas Hasson through her all-time top records


Chet Baker - The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
This is more of a collection, rather than an album, I guess, but it's a collection of songs I've listened to hundreds of times. I like jazz, but I don't like all jazz. I like very specific jazz and Chet Baker falls into that category. I prefer Chat Baker's versions of those old standards than any other version. It's very straightforward, there's no frills, it's very direct. The way that he sings is the way that he plays. His voice kind of sounds the way that he plays the trumpet. It's really clean and clear sounding. Not too heavy. It's very straightforward, but with feeling. All the words that I'm using to describe it might sound derogatory but I don't mean it that way at all. His voice is very unadulterated.