Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Chet Baker

Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker Jr. (Oklahoma, 23 December 1929 - Amsterdam, 13 May 1988) was a really great American jazz trumpeter and singer. Specializing in relaxed, even melancholy music, Baker was a leading name in cool jazz in the 1950s. Baker's good looks and intimate singing voice established him as a promising name in pop music as well. But his success was badly hampered by his drug addiction, particularly in the 1960s. He died in '88.

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