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Birth Name: Chesney Henry Baker Jr.

Born: 23 December 1929 Died: 13 May 1988

Country of origin: United States


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Description: Chet Baker began his musical career as a child, singing at amateur competitions and in a church choir. His father brought home a trombone for him to play, then replaced it with a trumpet when the larger instrument proved too much for him. His first formal training in music occurred at Glendale Junior High School, but Baker would play mostly by ear for the rest of his life. In 1946, at the age of 16, he dropped out of high school and enlisted in the army. He was sent to Berlin, Germany, where he played in the 298th Army Band. After his discharge in 1948, he enrolled at El Camino College in Los Angeles, where he studied theory ... (more)
Tags: Jazz (3), Singer (2), Died 1988 (2), Born 1929 (2), Trumpet (2), American (2), Deceased (1), Trumpeter (1), Artist (1), 10 (1), Capricorn (1), Died May 13 (1), Born December 23 (1), Born In Oklahoma (1), Heroin Addiction (1), United States (1)
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1. Let's Get Lost (1988)
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3. Stolen Hours (1963)
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4. Hell's Horizon (1955)
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