Chet Baker - I'm A Fool To Want You

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetMD, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
  2. leftmid7

    leftmid7 Mezzo Piano User

    Sep 21, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    So tragic indeed. Whenever I hear the later stuff, his delivery is jacked up from the dentures. Yet that smooth, cool, almost youthful vocal tone is still there. Truth be told, I amazed he was able to get back to that playing level after getting the crap kicked out of him. His range was gone but the tone is still there. One of my all time favs and such a sad, sad, personal story.
  3. Chuck Cox

    Chuck Cox Forte User

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cary NC
    Chet never had a friend who would help him stay off the heroin. He lasted a long time for an addict.
  4. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

    Jan 12, 2009
    Godley, Texas
    Nor did he become responsible for his own actions. What a waste of tremendous talent. Drugs and alcohol have taken the life of so many entertainers. We may not live long enough to make all the mistakes. I hope we can learn from theirs.
  5. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

    Nov 16, 2009
    Near Portland, OR.
    Sadly true. But I read that Dizzy was actually quite helpful in getting his teeth fixed and got him back in playing, performing. I'm not sure about that about but I don't think Dizzy had ever too much of a problem with heroin.

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