….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
From Cecilia: He is indeed the Prince of Cool ! This one is my favorite: I’m a fool to want you…
I don’t think the world knows how to handle gifted people…no matter what age…I have seen the truly gifted do amazing stuff for a lollipop, a trinket or a bet what they refuse to do for wad loads of money.. it has something to do with being bored with the world at an early age …..one thing though they may decide they want to hang out with normal people but in the end they get more done in life if they hang out with one another…..again….no matter what age they are…..
Yes I know he was a total Dionysian Icon….lost in life-long drug habit and decadence. However I am also a big one for judging the Art for Art’s sake and Chet Baker was/is/always will be Extremely Gifted.
So let us remember his Legacy and mimick that and not his ability to shoot up!
Who is Chet Baker? (Are you from a different planet, even I know!)
Chesney Henry “Chet” Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988) was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums featuring his vocals (Chet Baker Sings, It Could Happen to You).
Jazz historian David Gelly described the promise of Baker’s early career as “James Dean, Sinatra, and Bix, rolled into one.” His “well-publicized drug habit” also drove his notoriety and fame; Baker was in and out of jail regularly before enjoying a career resurgence in the late 1970s and ’80s
Plaque at the Hotel Prins Hendrik, inAmsterdam