As though I had wings : the lost memoir (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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As though I had wings : the lost memoir

Author: Chet Baker
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Buzz books edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Chet Baker dominated the jazz scene of the 1950s, working closely with the likes of Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton. By the sixties, however, he found himself caught in a downward spiral of heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs. In and out of jail, in and out of relationships, crisscrossing the Atlantic in search of some sort of redemption - this is his account.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Biography
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Named Person: Chet Baker; Chet Baker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chet Baker
ISBN: 0312167970 9780312167974
OCLC Number: 36847709
Notes: "A Buzz book."
Description: 118 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Chet Baker ; introduction by Carol Baker.

Abstract:

Chet Baker dominated the jazz scene of the 1950s, working closely with the likes of Charlie Parker and Stan Kenton. By the sixties, however, he found himself caught in a downward spiral of heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs. In and out of jail, in and out of relationships, crisscrossing the Atlantic in search of some sort of redemption - this is his account.

Here, lush reminiscences of his early years give way to vivid scattered memories of women, jail terms, and of course - the one constant - the music. Throughout his life Chet returned again and again to the solace music offered, to the haven of his trumpet's smooth notes and his voice's low croon. Until this memoir, these recordings were all we had. Finally, Chet Baker has let us in, past the music right on to his soul.

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