Chet Baker (Chesney Henry Baker Jr.)
Photos with Chet Baker
BiographyYale, Oklahoma, USA
Chet Baker started his career in the late forties. He become famous with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet in 1952. His solo in "My funny valentine" is a classic of the west coast jazz in the fifties. When Mulligan was arrested in 1953, Chet let the group until 1955, when he went to Europe. He also sang on many records. In Europe he recorded with many musicians in different countries. His career was interrupted many times for personal problems with drugs and he was arrested many times for his addiction. Read more... in a concert in Carnegie Hall with his old friend, Gerry Mulligan. After this he started a "new career", but his problems with drugs were continuous. His death today is a mystery, one possibilty is suicide but another says he was killed by trafficants in Amsterdam, Holland.