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Chet Baker
Birth: Dec. 23, 1929
Payne County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: May 13, 1988
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Musician. Born Chesney Henry Baker in Yale, Oklahoma, he was an inspirational jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player and singer. He began his career after serving in the US 6th Army Band, playing in San Francisco jazz clubs and joined Vido Musso's band in 1951. For the next three decades, he established a large following, based in part on his matinee idol qualities and emotionally remote performances. During his career, he performed and recorded with such notable jazz greats as Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Russ Freeman, Stan Getz, Bud Shank, Ron Carter and Art Pepper. His personal compositions included "Chetty's Lullaby", "Early Morning Mood", "Two a Day", "So Che Ti Perdero", "Blue Gilles", "Dessert" and "Anticipated Blues". He died from an accidental fall from second-story room at the Prins Hendrik Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Chesney Henry Baker (1906 - 1967)
  Vera Pauline Moser Baker (1910 - 2002)
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Elm plot, Division C, Lot 152
GPS (lat/lon): 33.96139, -118.33889
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Record added: Feb 24, 2000
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Thank You! You're such an inspiration for visual artists as well.
 Added: Sep. 22, 2017
You are by far one of my Top-5 Jazz to Miles Davis,John Coltrane & Dizzy Gillespie. For the life of me I will never understand the "Addiction" but I know the pain. I never had to explore drugs/booze as a cabaret performer. You influenced m...(Read more)
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