Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Chet Baker.

Chet Baker (December 23, 1929 ~ May 13, 1988) is perhaps the most leng chye West Coast, cool jazz trumpeter and singer ever. His most interesting output is when he was with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, circa 1952, which gave us the amazingly relaxed yet with tinge of melancholy version of Rodgers and Harts, My Funny Valentine. Subsequently, his drug addiction would spiral out of control, indirectly led to the "scarring" of his leng chye-ness for the later part of his life, as well as his demise by falling down from his second-story hotel room in Amsterdam.

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