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Chet Baker

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Biography Chet Baker
Date of Birth: 23/12/1929
Date of death: 13/05/1988
"I play each set as if it were the last. It is important to show his musicians: I give all that is in me. And expect them the same. I love to play. I think this is the only reason I was born ". (Chet Baker)


Chet Baker was born Dec. 23, 1929, Mr.. in Yale, Oklahoma, in 1940,. moved to California with his family. From elementary school playing the trumpet and, having perfect pitch is not friends with music literacy. His studies continued in the army, where he spent two whole period, but was dismissed from service on psychiatric testimony. In 1952, Mr.. return to Los Angeles played in a band with Charlie Parker and then joined the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, which collapsed after Jerry went to prison because of drugs. Thr organized his team and quickly became popular. Fantastically popular. Its fashionable appearance (style of James Dean), style of dress (snow-white skin-tight T-shirt) and behave as if embarrassed is maddening is not a joke. He played the trumpet so that the ladies were crying, and when he sang (yes, he sang admirably) the same ladies lost their senses. And all is good, but in 1960. The couple appeared in the life of one-heroin.


Rest of his life he moved from America to Europe and back in search of lost time, getting it to the police, the prison. So jumping off from heroin to methadone, then sit down to the old. In the fight lost teeth (1966) and for a few years away from the music further and further into the world of drugs and of oblivion. But in 1973,. Thr yet found the strength to return to the stage. In Europe, where he lived for the past 15 years zhihni, he recorded some 200 albums with different musicians, including legendary concert Malliganom at Carnegie Hall (1974).


He died after falling from a hotel window May 13, 1988, Mr.. in Amsterdam, where any drugs easily purchased at any time, anywhere.


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