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Chet Baker

American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer

Chet Baker

American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer
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birthday
23rd
December, 1929
Death
13th
May, 1988
Birth Place
Yale, Oklahoma, U.S.
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter and vocalist. He is known for major innovations within the cool jazz subgenre leading him to be nicknamed the “prince of cool”.
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 1980s.

instruments played
flugelhorn
Piano
trumpet
Vocals
Associated Acts

Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Russ Freeman, Bud Shank

Birth Name

Chesney Henry Baker

Genres

Cool jazz, bebop, West Coast jazz

Years Active

1949 1988

Name

Chet Baker

Nationality

United States of America

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