Deep in A Dream
The Long Night of Chet BakerBook - 2011
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.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. :, Chicago Review Press,, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged paperback edition.
Branch Call Number: 788.9216509 GA
Characteristics: 430 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm