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As others have noted, this is a wonderful musical biography of
one of the most unique jazz artists of the last half of the 20th
century. Read more
I have read several books on Chet Baker...For me this is not the best book...it is the only book. Chet could truly say "Music is My Life".Published on July 9, 2009 by D. Sloate
Very Good biography. Concentrates mainly on Chet's wonderful music, and not on his drug abuse, etc. Extensive and descriptive discography included. I give it at least 5 Stars!Published on June 5, 2007 by L. Hunt
This is a well-meant and partly successful effort. De Valk likes or at least judges his subject with restraint. Read morePublished on October 19, 2002 by joel fass
I found the book most helpful in learning about Chet Baker. Grateful for the reviews of the music, it steered me right to incredible finds. Read morePublished on September 25, 2002
This disappointing book was translated from Dutch. I don't know if that's what ruined it, but it is a poor offering. Read morePublished on July 17, 2002
A decent effort by the author, although not the definitive biography. The author missed a great chance to get inside the artist's head--but then again, he probably did not have... Read morePublished on May 29, 2002 by Kirk Alex