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Chet Baker
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Musician
    (December 23, 1929-May 13, 1988)
    Member of Gerry Mulligan's quartet
    Formed succession of jazz groups
    Toured in the US and in England (from 1955)
    Played himself in the documentary 'Let's Get Lost'
    Recorded the solo albums 'My Favorite Songs,' 'Straight From the Heart,' 'The Legacy,' 'Strollin,' 'Peace,' 'I'll Remember You' and 'Why Shouldn't You Cry'
    Famous for 'My Funny Valentine,' 'Just Friends' and 'But Not For Me'
    He smoked.
    He was a drug addict.
    His career was extremely erratic, partly due to his drug use.
    During the sixties, he played only in Europe.
    He did not age well.
    He died under mysterious circumstances, falling to his death from a window.
    He was probably the most successful white trumpeter in jazz.
    He was a talented singer and often sang 'scat' solos in the style of his trumpet playing.
    He usually sang and played trumpet on the same songs.
    He was a pioneer of the smooth 'cool jazz' style.
    He was quite handsome in a James Dean sort of way.

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