Chet Baker

Chet Baker

Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You). Jazz historian Dave Gelly described the promise of Baker’s early career as “James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one.” His well-publicized drug habit also drove his notoriety and fame; Baker was in and out of jail frequently before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and ‘80s.

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She reaches for her lighter. My fingers brush her hand as I take it from her. I make a flame and bring it to her mouth, her lips so full and perfect though she wears no lipstick.