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Chet Baker: You Can't Go Home Again (Horizon)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, April 1978

IN 1953 CHET Baker was jazz's fair haired boy, young white West Coast lyrical soft trumpet player and, with Gerry Mulligan's pianoless quartet, as famous as a post-bop jazz musician could be. He even became a soft (tho not quite as lyrical) crooner, but faded into obscurity during the Sixties — not total obscurity because there was always those classic sides from the Fifties and still an occasional album but mediocre or hard to get.

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