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What else can you say? Every one of Chet’s solos here is a miniature masterpiece, and several of the tunes are just flawless. Some folks don’t dig Chet’s singing, but I find he brings a wistful depth to even the more mundane songs.

Chet Baker

You can’t get enough from his singing.


It amazes me how underrated Chet Baker is, he's one of the best jazz musicians I've ever heard.


Born: December 23, 1929 in Yale, OK

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

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, Chesney Henry Baker,Sr., was a guitarist who was forced to turn to other work during the Depression; his mother, Vera (Moser) Baker, worked in a perfumery. The family moved from Oklahoma to Glendale,...
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