Chet Baker



Chet Baker

Rating
Active
1949 to 1988
Born
December 23, 1929 in Yale
Died
May 13, 1988
Location
Yale, Oklahoma, United States
Genres
Electronic
Biography
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, and vocalist. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker's early career as "James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one." His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame; Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and '80s.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


My Ideal

My Ideal

Chet Baker March 17, 2017

20 Tracks

Live in London

Live in London

Chet Baker October 28, 2016

10 Tracks

Lost Tapes: Early Chet

Lost Tapes: Early Chet

Chet Baker July 29, 2016

14 Tracks

Legenden des Jazz: Chet Baker

Legenden des Jazz: Chet Baker

Chet Baker February 19, 2016

13 Tracks

Candy

Candy

Chet Baker November 10, 2014

7 Tracks

Born to Be Blue

Born to Be Blue

Chet Baker August 18, 2014

14 Tracks

Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight

Chet Baker July 22, 2014

7 Tracks

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