EU-only digitally remastered and expanded edition including eight bonus tracks. Chet Baker had a long and complicated relationship with Italy. It was a country where he was both imprisoned and adored. His first preserved recordings in Italy date back to a concert in 1956. Baker made his way back to New York in mid-1956 and wouldn’t return to Italy until the 1959 trip that yielded the recordings included here. In the summer of 1960, his drug problem resurfaced. One night Baker was found unconscious and bleeding in the toilet of a service station, having hurt himself injecting drugs. The police arrested him. At the ensuing court case he was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, and was released on December 15, 1961. Baker left Italy on bad terms in 1962, but would return to the country many times.