Chet Baker

Real Name:
Chesney Henry Baker, Jr.
Profile:
American jazz trumpeter, singer, composer, and artist.

Born: 23 December 1929 in Yale, Oklahoma, USA.
Died: 13 May 1988 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (aged 58).

Baker began his career in the early 1950s and played together with Charlie Parker and Gerry Mulligan. Unfortunately, his drug addiction hampered his career, including arrests for narcotics.

From 1957 on, he had several comebacks with such musicians as Bobby Jaspar, René Thomas, and Gerry Mulligan with whom he had already recorded. In spite of having his teeth knocked out, Baker recovered and continued to record frequently, especially in live settings, for many different labels, including small groups and fronting large ensembles.

From the 1980s until he died, he did a lot of his recordings in Europe.
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CL 549 Chet Baker & Strings — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet Baker & Strings (Album, EP) Columbia CL 549 US 1954 Sell This Version
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EP 4-16 Chet Baker Sings — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings (Album, Single, EP) Pacific Jazz EP 4-16 US 1954 Sell This Version
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PJ-1202 Sings And Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman And Strings — Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings And Plays With Bud Shank, Russ Freeman And Strings (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-1202 US 1955 Sell This Version
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PJ-1206 The Trumpet Artistry Of Chet Baker — Chet Baker Chet Baker The Trumpet Artistry Of Chet Baker (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-1206 US 1955 Sell This Version
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PJ-1207 Gerry Mulligan Quartet — Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan Quartet Featuring Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan Quartet Featuring Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-1207 US 1955 Sell This Version
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PJ-1218 Chet Baker In Europe: A Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet Baker In Europe: A Jazz Tour Of The Nato Countries (Comp, Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-1218 US 1956 Sell This Version
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PDL 85036 I Get Chet — Chet Baker Chet Baker With Bobby Jaspar Chet Baker With Bobby Jaspar - I Get Chet (Album) Felsted PDL 85036 UK 1957 Sell This Version
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PJ 1229 Big Band — Chet Baker Chet Baker Big Band (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ 1229 US 1957 Sell This Version
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GNP-26 Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan - Buddy DeFranco — Chet Baker Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan - Buddy DeFranco Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan - Buddy DeFranco - Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan - Buddy DeFranco (Comp) GNP GNP-26 US 1957 Sell This Version
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PJ-1234 Playboys — Chet Baker Chet Baker & Art Pepper Chet Baker & Art Pepper - Playboys (Album, MiniAlbum) World Pacific Records PJ-1234 US 1957 Sell This Version
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LPM 2044 Theme Music From Chet Baker & Bud Shank Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme Music From "The James Dean Story" (Album) World Pacific Records LPM 2044 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
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61 133, 61133 Chet Baker In Paris (1955) — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet Baker In Paris (1955) (Album) Bertelsmann Schallplattenring, Bertelsmann Schallplattenring 61 133, 61133 Germany 1958 Sell This Version
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CLP 1292 Stan Meets Chet — Chet Baker Stan Getz, Chet Baker Stan Getz, Chet Baker - Stan Meets Chet (Album) Verve Records CLP 1292 UK 1958 Sell This Version
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RLP-1120 It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings — Chet Baker Chet Baker It Could Happen To You - Chet Baker Sings (Album) Riverside Records RLP-1120 US 1958 Sell This Version
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RLP 12-281 Chet Baker In New York — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet Baker In New York (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-281 US 1958 Sell This Version
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RLP 12-292 Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet — Chet Baker Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet - Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace Accompanied By The Chet Baker Quintet (Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-292 US 1959 Sell This Version
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RLP 1152 Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe — Chet Baker Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner & Loewe (Album) Riverside Records RLP 1152 US 1959 Sell This Version
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RLP 12-299, 12-299 Chet — Chet Baker Chet Baker Chet (Album, MiniAlbum, Comp) Riverside Records, Riverside Records RLP 12-299, 12-299 US 1959 Sell This Version
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918S, JLP 918S Sextet & Quartet — Chet Baker Chet Baker Sextet & Quartet (Album) Music 918S, JLP 918S US 1960 Sell This Version
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JLP 921S, 921 S Angel Eyes — Chet Baker Chet Baker Angel Eyes (Album, Comp) Celson JLP 921S, 921 S US 1960 Sell This Version
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688 105 ZL Midnight Session — Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan Featuring Lee Konitz & Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan Featuring Lee Konitz & Chet Baker - Midnight Session (Album) Fontana 688 105 ZL Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
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CP 476 The Most Important Jazz Album Of 1964/65 — Chet Baker Chet Baker The Most Important Jazz Album Of 1964/65 (Album) Colpix Records CP 476 US 1964 Sell This Version
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LS 86019 Baker's Holiday — Chet Baker Chet Baker Baker's Holiday (Album) Limelight LS 86019 US 1965 Sell This Version
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LM 82003 Baby Breeze — Chet Baker Chet Baker Baby Breeze (Album) Limelight LM 82003 US 1965 Sell This Version
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WPS-21840 Michelle — Chet Baker Bud Shank Featuring Chet Baker Bud Shank Featuring Chet Baker - Michelle (Album) World Pacific Records WPS-21840 Canada 1966 Sell This Version