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Chet Baker

Chet Baker

American jazz trumpeter and vocalist
A tragically romantic jazz icon whose lyrical trumpet lines and tender vocals helped define the cool, west coast sound.
BornDecember 23, 1929
HometownYale, Oklahoma, United States
SpouseCarol Ann Jackson, Halema Alli, Charlaine Souder
PartnerLiliane Rovère, 1983
ChildrenDean Baker, Missy Baker, Chesney Aftab Baker, Paul Baker
ParentsVera Baker, Chesney H. Baker Sr.
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Let's Get Lost
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