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Deep in a Dream : The Long Night of Chet Baker
by James Gavin




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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.

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Overview

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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569767573
  • ISBN-10: 1569767572
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 430
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 6.34 x 1.03 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.41 pounds


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