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Nevertheless, Baker sang throughout the rest of his career. Hollywood studios saw an opportunity in Baker's chiseled features. He made his acting debut in the film Hell's Horizonreleased in the fall of He declined a studio contract, preferring life on the road as a musician. Over the next few years, Baker led his own combos, including a quintet with Francy Bolandwhere Baker combined playing trumpet and singing. In he completed an eight-month tour of Europe, where he recorded Chet Baker in Europe.
In late he returned to Europe, recording in Italy what would become known as the Milano Sessions Midnight Mountain - Cathedral - Lets Groove arranger and conductor Ezio Leoni aka Len Mercer and his orchestra.
Baker was arrested for drug possession and jailed in Lucca, forcing Leoni to communicate through the prison warden to coordinate arrangements with Baker as they prepared for recording. During most of the s, Baker played flugelhorn and recorded music that could be classified as West Coast jazz. Baker said he began using heroin in Freeman was Baker's musical director after Baker left the Mulligan quartet.
Sometimes Baker pawned his instruments to buy drugs. During the s, he was imprisoned in Italy on drug charges and was expelled from Germany and the UK on drug-related offences.
He was deported to the U. He settled in MilpitasCalifornia, performing in San Francisco and San Jose between jail terms for prescription fraud. InBaker was beaten, probably while attempting to buy drugs,  after performing at The Trident restaurant in Sausalito. In the film Let's Get LostBaker said an acquaintance attempted to rob him but backed off, only to return the next night with a group of men who chased him.
Man With The Red Face (Jan Driver Mix) - Various - Global Underground entered a car and became surrounded. Instead of rescuing him, the Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings inside the car pushed him back out onto the street, where the chase continued. Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings received cuts and one of his teeth was cracked.
This incident has been often misdated or otherwise exaggerated partly due to his own unreliable testimony on the matter. He worked at a gas station until concluding Le Monde Change - Patrick Juvet - Patrick Juvet he had to find a way back to music, and retrained his embouchure.
After developing a new embouchure resulting from dentures, Baker returned to the straight-ahead jazz that began his career. Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings moved to New York City and began performing and recording again, including with guitarist Jim Hall. Later in the s, Baker returned to Europe, where he was assisted by his friend Diane Vavra, who took care of his personal needs and helped him during his recording and performance dates.
From until his death inBaker lived and played almost exclusively in Europe, returning to the U. This was Baker's most Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings era as a recording artist. InBritish singer Elvis Costelloa longtime fan of Baker, hired the trumpeter to play a solo on his Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings " Shipbuilding " for the album Punch the Clock. The song exposed Baker's music to a Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings audience.
Augmenting the music, Baker speaks one-on-one with friend and colleague Costello about his childhood, career, and struggle with drugs. Baker recorded the live album Chet Baker in Tokyo with his quartet featuring pianist Harold Dankobassist Hein Van de Geyn and drummer John Engels less than a year before his death, and it was released posthumously.
Silent Nightsa recording of Christmas music, was recorded with Christopher Mason Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings New Orleans in and released in
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