Chet Baker
Chet Baker

About The Artist

Few musicians have embodied the romantic, and ultimately tragic, jazz figure as totally as Chesney "Chet" Baker (1929-88). Unschooled yet eloquent in his music, and a fast liver who somehow managed to survive for nearly six decades, the Baker mystique has only reinforced one of the most haunting trumpet styles and ingenuous approaches to jazz singing. Baker, who never learned to read music, got his training in army bands, where he developed a spare and introverted voice on the horn. The Oklah... Read More

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