Very sad book . . or maybe it was just Chet 's life that made it so sad. I finished reading this book in Amsterdam and actually got to see where Chet died . . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brandi Crouch
A sad story told sadly. Much about drugs, little about the music; or, art imitating life. Not a satisfying read although apparently realistic.Published 6 months ago by Fred J.
I read this book at night. It was just gripping enough that I looked forward to going to bed to catch on the next installment, but not so gripping that I had to read it all in one... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marina Suter
though well researched, the book nevertheless tells a sorry tale of a talent squandered and subjugated to a raging ego and an all consuming heroine habit. Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. Bridges
As a musicologist, author and jazz pianist/vocalist specializing in Cool Jazz, Chet Baker is by far one of the most intriguing artists of the movement. Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. R. Spencer
Well written, clear-eyed, and aptly-paced, Gavin's book chronicles a man and a period in memorable fashion. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Niccolo Donzella
The book reads like a timeline rather than a cohesive biography. I did like all the references to the various locations in California. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gerald
Chet Baker's music both instrumental and vocal has always been a favorite. The book takes you behind the scenes and shows how life with Chet Baker really was with all the flaws... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rhett Oldham