A leading exponent of 1950s 'Cool Jazz', Chet Baker's lyrical playing drew comparisons to Miles Davis. But his life was hampered by drug addiction.
Ken Clarke MP profiles great jazz musicians of the 20th Century.
By his early twenties, trumpeter Chet Baker was the poster boy of jazz with a beautiful playing style and film star good looks. A leading exponent of 1950s 'cool jazz', his lyrical playing drew comparisons to Miles Davis and his career blossomed. But his life was hampered by drug addiction and came to a brutal end in 1988.
Mike Maran, who wrote the recent hit production Chet Baker: A Funny Valentine, joins Ken to discuss Baker's flawed genius.