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Chet Baker

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The Chet Baker Quintet: Smokin' (Prestige 7449)

Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 June 1966

Baker Rides High On Flugelhorn ...

Chet Baker: The Man Who Came Back From The Dead

Report and Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 21 July 1973

The Return of Chet Baker ...

Chet Baker: You Can't Go Home Again (Horizon)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, April 1978

IN 1953 CHET Baker was jazz's fair haired boy, young white West Coast lyrical soft trumpet player and, with Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet, as famous ...

Chet Baker: The Price Of A Golden Horn

Interview by Brian Case, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

If they gave rebates on overpaid dues, Chet Baker could buy Monte Carlo. BRIAN CASE found the Cool Generation's tragic hero still fighting off the ...

Chet Baker: Ronnie Scott's, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 27 November 1985

Languid invention ...

Chet Baker Sings and Plays From the Film ‘Let's Get Lost’

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, November 1989

I AM NO JAZZ CRITIC, and there are several Rock & Roll Disc writers far more qualified to write about Chet Baker than I. But ...

Chet Baker: Let's Get Lost (15) (Bruce Weber)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Lloyd Bradley, Q, February 1990

CHET BAKER'S James Deanish looks, rebel-type lifestyle and romantic jazz style made him a cult figure in the '50s, when he became one of photographer ...

10th Anniversary Of Chet Baker’s Death

Retrospective by James Maycock, The Independent, May 1998

"WHAT’S YOUR favourite type of high?" inquires Bruce Weber towards the end of his film Let’s Get Lost. Chet Baker’s answer is unsettling. ...

Terry Riley: The Gift (Organ of Corti)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, May 2000

TO DATE, Organ of Corti's important release programme of rare and previously released material from master minimalist Terry Riley has been a somewhat frustrating exercise ...

James Gavin: Deep in a Dream – The Long Night of Chet Baker

Book Review by Gene Santoro, The Nation, 27 June 2002

IT'S EASY TO rephrase Tolstoy's opening to Anna Karenina so it describes junkies, who all share an essential plot line: Who and how to hustle ...

Chet Baker

Book Excerpt by Gene Santoro, 'Highway 61 Revisited...', 2004

IT'S EASY TO rephrase Tolstoy's opening to Anna Karenina so it describes junkies, who all share an essential plotline: Who and how to hustle in ...

Jan Erik Vold & Chet Baker: Telemark Blue (Hot Club)

Review by Ian Penman, The Wire, March 2011

SO MANY paradoxes with Chet: a man who became a visual icon, but couldn't care less about his appearance; a man whose music was all ...

The Heartbreaking Beauty Of Chet Baker

Retrospective by Lenny Kaye, Wondering Sound, 13 November 2012

IT'S AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, and as I always do at this time of year, I pull Chet Baker from the shelf.  ...

Chet Baker, Trumpeter, 1929-1988

Book Excerpt by Brian Case, On the Snap (Caught by the River, 2015), 2015

I CAN REMEMBER that Chet was major despondent. A black cloud marking time. Why was I interviewing him? No particular reason. The Jazz Centre Society ...

see also Gerry Mulligan


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