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Bill Evans - 100% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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16 August 1929, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 September 1980, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important and influential of modern jazz pianists, Evans studied at Southeastern Louisiana University, while summer jobs with Mundell Lowe and Red Mitchell introduced him to the jazz scene. He was in the army from 1951-54; played with Jerry Wald in 1954-55; studie Read more

Gerry Mulligan - 100% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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Gerald Joseph Mulligan, 6 April 1927, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 January 1996, Darien, Connecticut, USA. Raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan started out on piano before concentrating on arranging. He also took up the saxophone, first the alto and a few years later the baritone. Among the name bands that used his arrangements were those led by Gene Krupa and Claude Thor Read more

Stan Getz - 94% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Latin Music & Radio Jazz Pop / Rock Television World Music Big Band & Swing
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2 February 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 6 June 1991, Malibu, California, USA. Getz played several reed instruments as a child, especially the alto saxophone, but he finally chose the tenor saxophone and by the age of 15 was playing professionally. Within a year he had made his first records, playing with Jack Teagarden, who became, technically at least, Getz Read more

Billie Holiday - 87% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Blues Easy Listening Soundtracks R&B / Soul Blues Music Videos & Concerts Big Band & Swing Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal
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Eleanor(a) Harris, 7 April 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 17 July 1959, New York City, New York, USA. ‘Lady Day’ taught herself to sing during her early teens in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was brought up until moving to New York in 1929. Factual inaccuracies and elements of myth and exaggeration have clouded the picture of her formative years despite Read more

Miles Davis

Miles Davis - 85% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Foreign Films Documentaries Drama Soundtracks Television
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Miles Dewy Davis, 25 May 1926, Alton, Illinois, USA, d. 28 September 1991, Santa Monica, California, USA. Davis was born into a comparatively wealthy middle-class family and both his mother and sister were capable musicians. He was given a trumpet for his thirteenth birthday by his dentist father, who could not have conceived that his gift would set his son on the road to be Read more

Cannonball Adderley - 72% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Julian Edwin Adderley, 15 September 1928, Tampa, Florida, USA, d. 8 August 1975, Gary, Indiana, USA. Cannonball Adderley was one of the great saxophonists of his generation. His fiery, blues-soaked interpretations of Charlie Parker’s alto legacy brought jazz to many people hitherto untouched by it. In the 60s he launched a new genre, soul jazz, whose popularity has surv Read more

John Coltrane - 71% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Blues Music Theme
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John William Coltrane, 23 September 1926, Hamlet, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 July 1967, New York, USA. Coltrane grew up in the house of his maternal grandfather, Rev. William Blair (who gave him his middle name), a preacher and community spokesman. While he was taking clarinet lessons at school, his school band leader suggested his mother buy him an alto saxophone. In 1939 h Read more

Kenny Dorham - 71% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz
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McKinley Howard Dorham, 30 August 1924, Fairfield, Texas, USA, d. 5 December 1972, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play trumpet while at high school, Dorham played in several late 40s big bands, including Lionel Hampton’s and, more significantly given his musical leanings, the bop-orientated outfits of Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine. He was originall Read more

Ben Webster - 70% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Vocals Drama
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Benjamin Francis Webster, 27 March 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 20 September 1973, Amsterdam, Netherlands. After studying violin and piano, and beginning his professional career on the latter instrument, Webster took up the tenor saxophone around 1930. He quickly became adept on this instrument; within a year he was playing with Bennie Moten and later worked with And Read more

Paul Desmond - 69% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz
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Paul Emil Breitenfeld, 25 November 1924, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 30 May 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Alto saxophonist Desmond is best known as a member of the Dave Brubeck quartet, in which he played from 1951-67 and to whose popular success he greatly contributed by writing the hit ‘Take Five’. However, aficionados and critics alike agree that m Read more

Charlie Parker - 66% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Music & Radio Soundtracks
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Charles Christopher Parker, 29 August 1920, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 12 March 1955, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri. His nickname was originally ‘Yardbird’ due to his propensity for eating fried chicken - later this was shortened to Read more

Oscar Peterson - 64% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

Art Pepper - 63% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 September 1925, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 15 June 1982, Panorama City, California, USA. Pepper started out on clarinet at the age of nine, switching to alto saxophone four years later. After appearing in school groups, he first played professionally with Gus Arnheim’s band. During his mid-teens he developed his jazz style sitting in with otherwise all- Read more

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan - 63% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Vocals Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Blues Disco Drama Easy Listening Music & Radio
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Sarah Lois Vaughan, 27 March 1924, Newark, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 April 1990, Los Angeles, California, USA. Although she was not born into an especially musical home environment (her father was a carpenter and her mother worked in a laundry), the young Sarah Vaughan had plenty of contact with music-making. As well as taking piano lessons for nearly 10 years, she sang in her c Read more

Thelonious Monk - 61% match to Chet Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Foreign Films Drama Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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Thelonious Sphere Monk, 11 October 1917, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA, d. 17 February 1982, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA. Monk’s family moved to New York when he was five years old. He started playing piano a year later, receiving formal tuition from the age of 11 onwards. At Stuyvesant High School he excelled at physics and maths, and also found time to play organ in Read more

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