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Remembering the Sleepwalking Life of Chet Baker

Baker made a career as a trumpet player and jazz singer. Known for his struggles with his addition, Baker recently died after falling from his window; drug paraphernalia was found in his room. Bruce Weber's new documentary about the musician has just been released. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead has this review.


Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1989: Interview with Tobias Wolff; Review of the film "Let's Get Lost"; Interview with Illinois Jacquet; Review of the television shows "Family Ties" and …


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