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Chet Baker

Born: Dec 23, 1929 in Yale, OK
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Died: May 13, 1988 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-'50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing. But his career was marred by drug addiction.

Baker's father,

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Jazz at Ann Arbor
Released: 1954
Label: Toshiba EMI
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Chet Baker (trumpet) was arguably at the peak of his prowess when captured in a quartet setting at the Masonic Temple in Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954. He's joined by Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass) ...Read full review
Silence
Released: 1990
Label: Soul Note (Italy)
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