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Chet Baker: The Missing Years: A Memoir by Artt Frank Paperback – November 6, 2013
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About the Author
Artt Frank, bop drummer/composer, and author, is best known for his long-term association with Chet Baker, with whom he collaborated for over 20 years. Artt has also worked with an impressive list of jazz luminaries over the past sixty years including the great Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Jimmy Heath, Al Cohn, Ted Curson, and many others, including one memorable night with the great singer, Billie Holiday. In 2004, Artt completed his book “Essentials for the Be Bop Drummer” with Pete Swan and published by Tim Schaffner, publisher (and drummer!) of Schaffner Press, Inc. Artt Frank was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in November, 2010. He currently lives in Green Valley, Arizona with his wife, Lisa Frank.
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Top Customer Reviews
Artt was instrumental in helping him set up a come back gig and securing a record deal.
As they build trust as friends we peer into Chet's incredible genius and courage to fight throught the pain of rebuilding his chops and career in a time when the popularity of rock and roll had eclipsed jazz in America. We also see Chet as a family man and how his drug addiction made his life that much more complex. As a musician I particularly enjoyed how Artt describes Chet's abilities in musician terms when they play together and he begins to rebuild his sound. I was transported into the room hearing Chet improvise while being accompanied be Artt's brushes.
I really feel I know Chet baker know on a personal level and I have Artt Frank to thank for it. This a great tribute to real genius from a man that was a band mate, blood brother and true life line when Chet needed it most.
This story was as much about real friendship as it was about Chet himself. I couldn't help but feel uplifted after reading this and thought how fortunate Chet was to have someone other than his family who really cared about him. A great read and I look forward to the sequel!
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