Chet Baker

Chet Baker

American jazz trumpeter and vocalist (1929-1988)
A tragic figure with immense talent, both in his silvery fingered trumpet playing and his wonderfully soft, heartfelt voice.
BornDecember 23, 1929
HometownYale, Oklahoma, United States of America
SpouseCarol Ann Jackson (m 1964 - 1988) , Halema Alli (m 1956 - 1959) , Charlaine Souder (m 1950 - 1988)
ChildrenMissy Baker , Paul Baker , Chesney Aftab Baker , Dean Baker
ParentsVera Baker , Chesney H. Baker Sr.
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Videos

Jazz legend Chet Baker remembered by his bassist

Chet Baker's bass player, Riccardo del Fra, pays a musical tribute to the jazz legend who died in 1988 with an album 'My Chet My Song' and a series of concerts. Duration: 01:08

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Let's Get Lost
Let's Get Lost
1h 59min
1989

Albums

Autumn in New York
Autumn in New York
1995
Jazz Hour with Chet Baker: Isn't It Romantic?
Jazz Hour with Chet Baker: Isn't It Romantic?
1995
Straight from the Heart: The Great Last Concert, Vol. 2
Straight from the Heart: The Great Last Concert, Vol. 2
1988
Chet in Paris, Vol. 1: Featuring Dick Twardzik
Chet in Paris, Vol. 1: Featuring Dick Twardzik
1988
Heart of the Ballad
Heart of the Ballad
1988
Night at the Shalimar
Night at the Shalimar
1987
When Sunny Gets Blue
When Sunny Gets Blue
1986
Strollin'
Strollin'
1985
Time After Time
Time After Time
1985
At Capolinea
At Capolinea
1983
Chet Baker Sings Again
Chet Baker Sings Again
1983
Ballads for Two
Ballads for Two
1979
All Blues
All Blues
1979
Incredible Chet Baker Plays and Sings
Incredible Chet Baker Plays and Sings
1977
Bakers Holiday
Bakers Holiday
1965
Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings
Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings
1964
Chet Baker in Milan
Chet Baker in Milan
1959
Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings
Chet Baker with Fifty Italian Strings
1959
New Blue Horns
New Blue Horns
1959
Chet
Chet
1959
Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace
Chet Baker Introduces Johnny Pace
1958
Chet Baker in New York
Chet Baker in New York
1958
Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen to You
Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen to You
1958
Chet Baker Cools Out
Chet Baker Cools Out
1956
At the Forum Theater
At the Forum Theater
1956
And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar
And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar
2010
Mellow Sound of Chet Baker
Mellow Sound of Chet Baker
2010

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