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What a Diff'rence a Day Made I Just Love A Lazy Sunday Morning
2:41
Everything Happens to Me It Could Happen To Me / Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace / Chet Baker In New York
5:05
My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
2:18
Time After Time 100 Chet Baker (My Funny Valentine, Let's Get Lost, Time After Time and Greatest Hits Remastered )
2:40
Someone To Watch Over Me The Complete Original Chet Baker Sings
3:01
Funk In Deep Freeze She Was Too Good To Me (CTI Records 40th Anniversary Edition - Original Recording Remastered)
6:07
Summertime 50 Masterpieces
4:11
I'm Old Fashioned Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (OJC Remaster)
5:06
Almost Like Being in Love (From Brigadoon) Almost Like Being in Love
4:53
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Chet Is Back / Somewhere Over the Rainbow
3:33

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At a Glance

Birthname: Chesney Henry Baker Jr.
Nationality: American
Born: Dec 23 1929
Died: May 13 1988 (58 years old)


Biography

Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, working in Mulligan's "pianoless" quartet. Baker's first recording as a leader came in 1953, he later started his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman.

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Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, working in Mulligan's "pianoless" quartet. Baker's first recording as a leader came in 1953, he later started his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman.

It was also in 1953 that Baker first showed his vocal abilities on record. His earliest material displayed a stunning innocence. He began enjoying enormous popularity as a leader and dominated jazz critics polls for several years. Baker recorded for Pacific Jazz and Riverside during the 50's. He recorded for Prestige in the mid 60's, working with George Coleman, his style then became less cool and moved toward hard-bop. He reunited with Mulligan in the 70's and recorded prolifically throughout the 70's and 80's. He fell to his death in 1988

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Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, working in Mulligan's "pianoless" quartet. Baker's first recording as a leader came in 1953, he later started his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman.

It was also in 1953 that Baker first showed his vocal abilities on record. His earliest material displayed a stunning innocence. He began enjoying enormous popularity as a leader and dominated jazz critics polls for several years. Baker recorded for Pacific Jazz and Riverside during the 50's. He recorded for Prestige in the mid 60's, working with George Coleman, his style then became less cool and moved toward hard-bop. He reunited with Mulligan in the 70's and recorded prolifically throughout the 70's and 80's. He fell to his death in 1988

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Chet Baker's trumpet and vocal approach was immediately recognizable and striking, especially in his prime. He was known for his clear tone, reflective and subdued style, soft volume and careful, restrained approach in his choices of notes for melodic sequences. He played in an army of bands before working briefly with Charlie Parker in 1952. he then began a prominent association with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, working in Mulligan's "pianoless" quartet. Baker's first recording as a leader came in 1953, he later started his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman.

It was also in 1953 that Baker first showed his vocal abilities on record. His earliest material displayed a stunning innocence. He began enjoying enormous popularity as a leader and dominated jazz critics polls for several years. Baker recorded for Pacific Jazz and Riverside during the 50's. He recorded for Prestige in the mid 60's, working with George Coleman, his style then became less cool and moved toward hard-bop. He reunited with Mulligan in the 70's and recorded prolifically throughout the 70's and 80's. He fell to his death in 1988

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