Jazz: Back from the Dark Side

Chet Baker had $1.25 in his pocket when ,he came home from Europe last month. He scuffled around Manhattan for three weeks before he found his first night's work; he spent the time rounding up haircut money and finding out how few friends he had left. Ten years ago, when Chet was clean, neat and 24, he was the most popular trumpet player in jazz. Since then, he has traversed the dark side, and it has made him a different and deeper player than he was in those golden days. Now Chet Baker is down and out.

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