American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player and singer
Chet Baker wrote a number of memorable compositions, including "Chetty's Lullaby", "Freeway", "Early Morning Mood", "Two a Day", "So Che Ti Perderò" , "Il Mio Domani", "Motivo Su Raggio Di Luna", "The Route", "Skidadidlin'", "New Morning Blues", "Blue Gilles", "Dessert", and "Anticipated Blues".
His popularity was based not only on his compositions and his jazz-playing technique but also on his good looks, his introverted personality and his tragic death at a young age. Some regard Chet Baker as the James Dean of the jazz scene.
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr., American jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player and singer, in Belgium in 1983
Photo: Michiel Hendryckx.
Stan Getz and Chet Baker performing in Sandvika, Norway, February 1983.
Plaque on the facade of the Hotel Prins Hendrik in Amsterdam, Netherlands, commemorating Chet Baker. The plaque was fashioned by Roman Zunk after a pastel by Bert de Jong.
Author: David Paul Wagner
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