Deep in a Dream
The Long Night of Chet Baker
ISBN10: 0679442871 ISBN13: 9780679442875 Publisher: Random House Inc Published: May 1 2002 Pages: 430 Weight: 1.95lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 7.00" Depth: 1.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
The wild ride of Chet Baker, the most romanticized icon in jazz, is thrillingly recounted in this first major biography ever.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. Now, drawing on hundreds of interviews and previously untapped sources, James Gavin gives a hair-raising account of the trumpeter's dark journey.