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Chet Baker

Chet Baker

1929 - 1988

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Trumpet

Genre: Jazz

The leading man of the "cool jazz" movement, trumpeter Chet Baker's smoldering vocals and intimate playing style endeared him to jazz enthusiasts the world over. A fixture on the West Coast jazz scene during the 1950s and '60s, Baker also maintained a presence in Europe, where he was based after the mid-1970s and released several rare recordings. But behind the scenes of a successful - if, at times, sporadic - career was a lifelong drug addiction, revealing a musician who was as vulnerable as he was slick.

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