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The Parisian Jazz ChroniclesAn Improvisational Memoir$
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Mike Zwerin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300108064

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300108064.001.0001

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Chet Baker

Chet Baker

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(p.71) 7 Chet Baker
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The Parisian Jazz Chronicles
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Mike Zwerin

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300108064.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the author's relationship with American jazz musician, Chet Baker. It highlights Baker's addiction to heroin, explaining that although he went into self-destruct mode, his need for heroin was never shaken and he consumed about two grams a day. The chapter also discusses the author's experience of being arrested by a French narcotics agent after a heroin session with Baker.

Keywords:   Chet Baker, American jazz musician, heroin, self-destructive mode, arrest

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