One of the most famous jazz musicians of all time, Chet Baker (1929-1988) was an iconic cool jazz trumpeter and singer. The music of Chet Baker is characterised by a cool, ‘West Coast’ aesthetic. The jazz trumpeter possessed a seemingly innate melodic ability; certainly, at his best every phrase sounds utterly natural. A foray into singing saw his popularity crossover into the mainstream, including movies, no doubt helped by record labels sensing a marketing opportunity in his striking looks. However, he was beset by personal problems and addiction, spending time in prison before his mysterious and untimely death in 1988. That said, he had experienced something of a musical renaissance prior to this, with aficionados rating some of his later European work alongside his classic early recordings with Gerry Mulligan’s influential chordless group, his own quartet featuring Russ Freeman, and the live takes with the great Charlie Parker.

 

Original photo by Joe Glaser’s Associated Booking Cooperation. Full photo restoration by us.

 

"The Touch of Your Lips" is an album by Chet Baker which was recorded in 1979 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This was the perfect setting during his later years. The trumpeter (who also sings on two of the six songs) sounds very relaxed and comfortable".

Chet Baker

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