Chet Baker: Heroin, Romance, Missing Teeth and the James Dean of Jazz

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By Jake Brennan

Chet Baker: Heroin, Romance, Missing Teeth and the James Dean of Jazz

Tuesday, 29 September

Chet Baker, with his natural talent, unique voice and beautiful looks was known as “the James Dean of Jazz.” He was also a savage junkie and part time criminal. A one of a kind musician, his soft singing style and romantic playing enraptured Hollywood, the jazz world, and Europe. However, violence, crime, and drugs led to numerous prison stints and to one of the most mysterious deaths in music. Who or what killed the great Chet Baker?

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