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Transcript of chet.
- He would sell his instruments...
- Spent more than a year in an Italian prison on drug charges.
- Deported from West Germany to the United States after walking on the wrong side of the law.
- 1966 he was brutally beaten after a gig in Sausalito .
It was suspected that he had been attempting to purchase drugs.
- This left him with deep cuts in his lips and broken front teeth.
destroyed his embouchure. Had to pump gas to make ends meet until dentures were fitted.
- 3 months after the dentures were fitted, he was offered a gig in
New York City.
- 1974, Chet made a comeback, relocating to NYC full-time.
- 1983, Elvis Costello hired Baker to play a solo on his song, “Shipbuilding.”
- It offered his music to a new audience and widened his influence internationally.
- He continued to work with Costello and, later, Van Morrison in 1986!
- During his journey back into the spotlight, his good friend Diana Vavra took care of him every step of the way, making sure he didn't relapse or break down.
- Left a unique and unforgettable impact on the jazz world.
- In 1953, Baker formed his own quartet dubbed, “The Chet Baker Quartet.”
- Released many popular albums between 1953 and 1956!
- In ’53 and ’54 Chet won the Down Beat and Metronome magazines’ Readers Jazz Polls, rising past the era’s two most famous trumpeters, Miles Davis and Clifford Brown.
- Starred in his first film, “Hell’s Horizon” in 1955.
did not accept a studio contract,
preferred life on the road as a musician
- 1956 he completed an eight-month tour of Europe where he recorded the album, "Chet Baker in Europe".
"Chet Baker in Europe"
#2 - Coin Flip:
The Girl From Greenland
- Chesney (Chet) Harry Baker Jr. was born in Yale Oklahoma on December 23rd, 1929.
- His father introduced him to brass with a trombone.
It was too large. Chet moved instead to trumpet.
- At Glendale Junior High school he received a basic musical education, but left in 1946 at the age of 16 to join the U.S. army.
- 1948, left the army to study music theory and harmony at El Camino College in Los Angeles.
- Dropped out in his second year, re-enlisted in the army in 1950.
- Became involved in San Francisco jazz clubs.
- Became desperately inspired.
- Obtained discharge from the army again.
- Pursued a full-time career as a professional jazz musician.
"The Best of Chet Baker Sings".
(Turn to the person to your left.
Best of 1
"My Funny Valentine"
"I Fall in Love Too Easily".
And so it was.
May 13th of 1988, Chesney Harry Baker Jr. passed away.
the life and times of
- Chet Baker (trumpet),
Maurizio Giammarco (tenor sax), & Enrico Pieranunzi
“Chet Baker Sings”
“It Could Happen To You”
“Chet Baker in Tokyo”
- All of his time in jazz clubs
- Time spent in army bands
- Essentially, his parents!
Influenced and Worked With:
- Herb Alpert (trumpet and vocals)
- Stan Getz (tenor sax)
(Album, "Stan Meets Chet")
- Elvis Costello (vocalist)