Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker
This first major biography of the most romanticized icon in jazz thrillingly recounts his wild ride. From his emergence in the 1950s--when an uncannily beautiful young man from Oklahoma appeared on the West Coast to become, seemingly overnight, the prince of "cool" jazz--until his violent, drug-related death in Amsterdam in 1988, Chet Baker lived a life that has become an American myth. Here, drawing on hundreds of interviews and previously untapped sources, James Gavin gives a hair-raising account of the trumpeter's dark journey.
- ASIN: 1569767572
Chet Baker: His life and music
Finally: the ultimate revised, updated and expanded edition Chet Baker was a star at 23 years old, winning the polls of America’s leading magazines. But much of his later life was overshadowed by his drug use and problems with the law. ‘Chet Baker / His life and music’ was Baker’s first biography, published a year after Baker’s passing in 1988. It was available in five languages. Now finally, here is Jeroen de Valk’s thoroughly updated and expanded edition. De Valk spoke to Baker himself, his friends and colleagues, the police inspector who investigated his death and many others. He read virtually every relevant word that was ever published about Chet and listened to every recording; issued or unissued. The result of all this is a book which clears up quite a few misunderstandings. For Chet was not the ‘washed-up’ musician as portrayed in the ‘documentary’ Let’s Get Lost. His death was not thát mysterious. According to De Valk, Chet was first of all an incredible improviser; someone who could invent endless streams of melody. ,,He delivered these melodies with a highly individual, mellow sound. He turned his heart inside out, almost to the point of embarrassing his listeners.’’ Jazz Times: ,,A solidly researched biography… a believable portrait of Bak...
- ASIN: 9463381988
The Chet Baker Collection (Artist Transcriptions)
(Artist Transcriptions). Both Baker's distinctive West Coast, cool jazz trumpet sound and his unique vocal stylings are presented in this long-awaited, 24-song folio, which features note-for-note transcriptions of: Au Privave * Cherokee * Early Morning Mood * Freeway * Have You Met Miss Jones? * How Deep Is the Ocean * How High the Moon * I Get Along Without You Very Well * Let's Get Lost * Loaded * Moonlight Becomes You * My Funny Valentine * My Old Flame * September Song * There Will Never Be Another You * The Touch of Your Lips * Tune Up * You Better Go Now * and more. Includes a biography and a discography.
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 0793599385
- UPC: 073999724356
Chet Baker: As Though I Had Wings
The beloved yet infamous Chet Baker—trumpeter, crooner, junkie, and doomed James Dean-like icon of 1950s jazz—has always projected an air of mystery (and even more so, perhaps, in the years since his death in the late 1980s). In these recently uncovered diary-entries, the mystery fades as we find that Baker's pure trumpeting, aching vocals, and now-classic renditions of many jazz standards all belie the turmoil of a wretched private life governed by addiction and abandon.Baker dominated the jazz scene of the 1950s, working closely with the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, and Stan Kenton. By the Sixties, however, he found himself caught in an incessantly downward spiral of heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs. In and out of jail, in and out of relationships, criss-crossing the Atlantic, looking for gigs in the States and in Europe, searching of some sort of redemption—such is the life we encounter firsthand in these pages.This memoir is must-reading for all students of jazz history and modern American pop culture.
- ASIN: 0312200838
Funny Valentine The Story of Chet Baker
Funny Valentine is the definitive biography of the legendary jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker. In the words of the singer, Chris Isaak, who appeared in a documentary about him, 'when a cowboy grows up in Oklahoma and ends up in Rome, he's got to have a story'. Chet's life story includes an early taste of fame; he was a protégé of Charlie Parker, and won the New Star award for the trumpet in the prestigious DownBeat Critics Poll in 1953. He struggled to cope with the pressures of success, however, and after an ill-fated tour of Europe he descended into drug addiction. His fall from grace included spells of incarceration and a severe beating, which eventually resulted in his being fitted with dentures. Against all the odds, he embarked on a comeback in the 1970s, and whilst his playing was somewhat erratic in his later years, he still managed to produce some of his finest recordings. Funny Valentine is an intimate and unflinching portrait of Chet Baker, drawing on almost two hundred exclusive interviews with close friends and musicians. It includes a detailed, illustrated discography, helping readers to navigate the extensive catalogue he left behind.
- ASIN: B00R4ZWYNA
The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker, Jazz Solos and Jazz Transcriptions
Size 8.5 x 11, Spiral bound to lay flat on your music stand.The Trumpet Artistry of Chet Baker (Written for Bb instruments, but all cats can study the lines, phrasing, and style from this great collection of Chet's trumpet solos!) Not just for trumpet players!....Guitarists will also appreciate this fantastic resource for studying Chet's melodic style and phrasing! The solos are also great ear-training and sight-singing exercises for any instrument. This is the most accurate and playable set of transcribed Chet solos I have seen on the market. Solos include: Just Friends, Let's Get Lost, Mean to Me, Minor Yours, Moon and Sand, My Heart Stood Still, Summertime, The More I See You, Time After Time, Time on My Hands You in My Arms, You're Driving Me Crazy, If You Could See Me Now, It Never Entered My Mind, But Not for Me, How Deep is the Ocean, Anticipated Blues. With discography and history of Chet. The solos appear in print in single lines with chord symbols. Copyright 2018 Jim Bastian and SpeakPeacePress
- ASIN: B000KCLEBM
Chet Baker Play Along: 10 Transcriptions of the Original Chet Baker Solos in C and B-flat, Book & CD (Advance Music)
Chet Baker Play Along includes 10 transcriptions of Chet's improvised solos for B-flat and C concert instruments. Chet's solos were spliced out on 10 tracks of the CD, so you can "sit in" and play Chet's solos along with his original accompaniment, or improvise your own ideas. For inspiration, the CD contains three complete tracks. Some of the tracks feature an intimate accompaniment of vibes, bass (sometimes an additional guitar and flute), while others are from sessions with Larry Coryell, Buster Williams, and Tony Williams. Titles: Waltz For Berlin * Gloria's Answer * Try It Dry * Volta Trais * Baltzwaltz * Pitztal Daybreak * Waltz For Susan * Christmas Waltz * Welcome Back * Why Shouldn't You Cry.
- Brand: [Chet Baker] Transcr. Wolfgang Lackerschmid
- ASIN: 3892211280
- UPC: 805095011074
Chet Baker: The Missing Years: A Memoir by Artt Frank by Artt Frank (2013-11-06)
- ASIN: B01F9FZKAU
Looking for Chet Baker: An Evan Horne Mystery (Evan Horne Mysteries)
The trumpet was silenced, but the questions remain Evan Horne's comeback at the keyboard has brought him to England, where he hopes he can concentrate on his music and not think about crimes. But his friend Ace Buffington, who's led him into trouble before, shows up with a problem: Ace has a contract to write a biography of the late trumpeter Chet Baker, and since Evan's going on to Amsterdam, too... Chet Baker died on the sidewalk in front of an Amsterdam hotel in 1988; whether he jumped, slipped, or was pushed has never been determined. With his arrival at the hotel, Evan discovers that Ace―who was staying in Chet's room―is missing. The only thing Evan finds is his briefcase and notes. Now he has no choice. To find Ace, Evan will have to dig into the mysterious death of Chet Baker...and that takes him into a world he'd rather not visit. Bill Moody's background as a musician and his talents as a writer have made the Evan Horne mysteries a cult favorite. Investigating the death of Chet Baker, who has a cult of his own, brings out the best in both the author and his pianist sleuth, Evan Horne.
- ASIN: 0802733689
But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz
"May be the best book ever written about jazz."―David Thomson, Los Angeles TimesIn eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.
- Brand: Picador USA
- ASIN: 0312429479
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