Chet Baker: The Final Days


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In keeping with tradition, I'm ending the week with a video—a Dutch documentary on Chet Baker's final days in Amsterdam directed by Willem Ouwerkerk. While the film doesn't have the drama or humidity of Bruce Weber's Let's Get Lost (1988), it's a fascinating and highly informative companion piece that is rich in poetry and blues. Baker died in May 1988 after falling from his Amsterdam hotel room. Here's Chet Baker: The Final Days (1990), which aired in the Netherlands in the early 1990s...

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