Chet Baker started his career in the late forties. He become famous with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet in 1952. His solo in "My funny valentine" is a classic of the west coast jazz in the fifties. When Mulligan was arrested in 1953, Chet let the group until 1955, when he went to Europe. He also sang on many records...See full bio »
Though it was said that he couldn't read music, he was actually semi-literate; he had a rudimentary ability to read music, but because he was so good at playing by ear, he never used or improved his music-reading ability.
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