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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
The Parisian Jazz Chronicles

Mike Zwerin

Yale University Press

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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