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  Chet Baker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baker became famous on the strength of his solo on their recording of "My Funny Valentine", a piece he was later said to "own".
Baker was eventually deported from West Germany to the United States after running afoul of the law there a second time.
The trumpet artistry of Chet Baker (1954) (Pacific)
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 Chet Baker Biography
But by 1960 Baker was in an Italian jail and, although he made a few worthy recordings in the '60s, by the end of the decade his teeth had been knocked out after a botched drug deal and he was out of music.
Although Baker recorded far too much during his final 15 years, his nomadic lifestyle (never kicking drugs and essentially wandering all over Europe) was unstable and his occasional vocals (always an acquired taste) were generally poor, his trumpet playing actually improved as the decade progressed.
Chet Baker is often wrongly associated with the so-called West Coast Jazz, but his musical roots and sense of swing derive very clearly from the classic BeBop stylists prominent in New York City in the late Forties and early Fifties.
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 Chet Baker Biography at JazzTrumpetSolos.com
In a style that combined restraint with a certain nervous agitation and a strong dose of sentimentality, particularly on ballads, Baker captured the imagination not only of jazz lovers, but of a general public fascinated as much by his lifestyle as his music.
Baker, who never learned to read music, got his training in army bands, where he developed a spare and introverted voice on the horn.
In 1953, Baker began a recording and performing relationship with pianist Russ Freeman that solidified his status as a major jazz star.
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 Gerry Mulligan by Craig Hanley - Chet Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
CHET BAKER AND CREW, or the Quintet, had as its nucleus two of the members of Baker's original "European Quartet," Philadelphia-born bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Peter Littman from Boston.
Chet Baker's position on both the Down Beat and Metronome Polls as the nation's "Number One Trumpeter" and his tours at home and abroad have created a flurry of interest that has snowballed.
Chet Baker's singing, clearly no thrat to Pavarotti, has an affecting poignancy about it and his trumpet playing has a clarity and lyrical beauty which are stunning.
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 Chet Baker - collection mp3, download music, best album : Peace, Peace , 3+1=5 (alternate take),...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Chet Baker Benny Benassi 3+1=5, Lament For Thelonious.
Chet Baker Peace, Shadows, David Bowie Lament For Thelonious.
Chet Baker Lament For Thelonious, Peace, Depeche Mode.
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 Chet Baker: My Funny Valentine by Nick Dagan Best
Baker was soon installed as leader of his own quartet, which was able to establish itself quickly due to the notoriety he had acquired with Mulligan.
Baker had incredible star potential in 1954, as his manager was aware and eager to cash in on.
Baker himself started to use hard drugs in early 1954, a habit that would plague him for the rest of his life.
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 Talking about Chet Baker
This was true, in a way, even for the hearts of the Chet Baker family of Oklahoma, who had come there from Inglewood Park cemetery in Los Angeles after attending the funeral of the great jazz trumpeter and singer, a sad occasion that the afternoon was doing its best to blot out.
Baker's mother, Vera; his wife, Carol; and their children, Dean, 25; Paul, 22; and Melissa, 21, had brought with them a single white rose to give to the man leading the band that was entertaining the drinkers there on the cocktail deck.
Baker managed to control his addiction with methadone treatment, and by the mid-1970s he was playing and singing again, with a little airplay here and there in the states and a thriving popularity in Europe, where he lived much of the time.
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 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Chet Baker biographer Jeroen de Valk interview
Chet Baker was a star at 23 years old, winner of the Critics as well as Readers Poll in Down Beat.
Baker came kind of late to the dark night club where the auditions took place, and every trumpet player in LA was present.
Chet was friendly, behaved like a nice elderly man and took his time to answer each question.
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Chets earliest musical activities happened when his mother "used to drag me around to the amateur contests that they had in L.A. on sunday afternoons.
When Chet was 13 years old his father bought him a trumpet, and Chet started taking lessons at Glendale Jr.High School, but as he was more inclined to play by ear than by the written music, this was not too succesful.
Baker then played three weeks at the Half Note in July, and this was the beginning of his comeback.
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 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Chet Baker widow Carol Baker interview
CB: Chet started writing that while he was traveling, some of it was written when he was home in moments here and there, in quiet times and he was carrying that around for quite a while.
Chet always used to like travel late at night when he got off the job because there was no one on the road, it was quiet and he thought he could make good time.
I think that's what brought Chet a lot of grief, the people he had handling him in his life that were really like cheating him and that hurt him a lot too when people would do those things to him, he couldn't understand it.
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 Chet Baker - Biography
Baker toured the U.S. in February 1957 with the Birdland All Stars and took a group to Europe later that year.
Baker had become addicted to heroin in the 1950s and had been incarcerated briefly on several occasions, but his drug habit only began to interfere with his career significantly in the 1960s.
In the late 1960s Baker's teeth had deteriorated to the point where he was fitted with dentures and had to retrain his embouchure (it is commonly misstated that the beating in 1966 left him with no teeth).
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 Henry Chung Dot Net Presents What's a Chet Baker Mood?
Not only is Chet a fantastic trumpet player/vocalist (to recap my treatise on Chet's singing and playing, please review my Chet Baker tribute page here), his name can also be used as an adjective to describe a particular mood or ambiance.
Chet's trumpet playing is so expressive that he invites you to join him in a dreamlike paradise.
Chet Baker's songs capture the very feeling of sentimentality and reflection of one's life during Christmas time (because it is the end of the year).
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 Chet Baker Story
But Chet was the man who helped to make the beautiful jazz standard "My Funny Valentine" the international hit that it had become and that registered his place in jazz history.
Chet came over and gave Jean a big hug and motioned him to sit down across from me. She said: "Chet this is Dan Bodanis.
Chet Baker was very warm and embracing when he turned his attention toward me. He was sincerely interested in the fact that I was a young drummer that loved to play jazz and he took a long time to ask me a number of questions regarding my development as a musician.
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 Amazon.com: Chet Baker Sings: Music: Chet Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I don't think Chet Baker would be rated by most casual jazz fans as the best male vocalist of his era...probably, he wouldn't be number one even for the trumpet on most lists.
Chet Baker is not the most talented singer in the world.
Chet Baker had a velvet touch on the trumpet, and an almost niave, innocent voice that invites one into his world.
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 Chet Baker Lost And Found A site devoted to the late great jazz trumpet player
Chet Baker was blessed with the charisma and brooding good looks similar to another fifties icon, James Dean.
Chet ends up pumping gas for a living, depressed and down and out.
Chet dies in Amsterdam at the age of 58.
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 Amazon.com: The Best of Chet Baker Sings: Music: Chet Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
By choosing wistful, so-young, so-in-love tunes, Baker was able to pour his heart into the material, sketching soft, romantic moods and painting himself as the broken-hearted innocent.
Baker's earliest recorded vocal ('The thrill is gone') is here, along with 19 other classic examples of his singing -- moving interpretations of some of the finest songwriting of the early 20th century, works by Gershwin, Carmichael, Rodgers and Hart, Kern, Burke and VanHeusen, Cahn.
Baker brings an emotional depth and intensity to the songs on this 25 track CD that make it probably the best compilation of his vocal music.
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 Chet Baker Discography at CD Universe
While Chet Baker was not known as an extraordinary technician...
As the poster boy for cool jazz in the '50s, trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker symbolized, at least briefly, that decade's soulful underside.
An acclaimed Baker documentary, LET'S GET LOST, was released in 1987, but the next year Baker fell out of a window while under the influence of drugs and died a death as tragic as much of his genius-speckled life.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Best of Chet Baker Sings: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Baker and Freeman were two of the pioneers of the post-war, West Coast "cool" sound.
Chet Baker is one of the Jazz worlds most earnest and touching symbols, and this CD is a fantastic collection of his material.
Chet's voice is smooth, calm, innocent, wise, supremely joyful and heart-breakingly sad all at the same time; One of my favourite voices of all time, and his trumpet playing is wonderfully complimentary to his voice, displaying the same smoothness and ease.
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 Chet Baker MP3 Downloads - Chet Baker Music Downloads - Chet Baker Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
To much of the pop (as opposed to the jazz) audience, Chet Baker was known not as an able cool jazz trumpeter, but as a romantic balladeer.
For those who prefer the vocal side of the Baker canon, this is an excellent compilation of his best vintage material in that mode.
Baker's singing was white and naïve in the best senses, with a quavering, uncertain earnestness that embodied a certain (safe) strain of mid-'50s bohemianism.
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 Greg Hester Jazz: Jazz Masters: Chet Baker
Baker didn't suddenly burst onto the jazz scene out of nowhere, as some suggest.
Baker had a unique gift for being able to reduce a love song to its barest essentials, whether singing it or playing it and the parallels between the two are obvious.
One playing colleague recalled how amazed he was that Baker, without the benefit of a chart, and even though he may not have ever played a song before, could uncannily anticipate and recognize all the chord changes.
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 Chet Baker
Chet Baker was born Chesney Henry Baker, Jr.
Baker toured the U.S. in February 1957 with the Birdland All Stars and took a group to
Chet Baker died on May 13, 1988 in Amsterdam.
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 Chet Baker | My Funny Valentine
With his matinee idol looks, smoky voice and smokier horn, Chet Baker was the Caucasian lothario voice of a generation.
Mellow to the point of seductive, Baker wraps his lips around the mic and mouthpiece for a musical kiss that lasts three-quarters of an hour.
Regardless of the strength of the material, however, it is Baker who allows these masters speak to new ears and hearts and to use the hot language of love to cool down the sultriest summer night.
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 RADIO.BLOG.CLUB - Chet_baker
Chet Baker - Embraceable You - 03 - Embraceable You
Chet Baker - 2004 - the last great concert - Summertime
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 Chet Baker Discography
Chet Baker (tp) Catherine Valente (vo, g) a.o.
Chet Baker (tp) Phil Urso (ts) Dave McKay (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Harry Kevis Jr.
Chet Baker (flh) Bud Shank (as) Joao Donato, Clare Fischer (p) Laurindo Almeida, Joe Pass (g) unidentified strings, a.o.
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 Shout! Factory - Chet Baker - Career 1952-1988
Chet Baker, the paragon of cool jazz, is one of the enduring greats, known for both his trumpet playing and his equally fragile-sounding singing.
Early on, his good looks made him the James Dean of jazz.
Chetty’s Lullaby - Chet Baker with Ennio Morricone & His Orchestra
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 Chet Baker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Chet Baker started his career in the late forties.
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 Chet Baker - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
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