Monday, August 20, 2007


Let's Get Lost, a documentary on trumpeter Chet Baker that originally came out in 1988, was rereleased this summer, perhaps to make for the good DVD release that had always been lacking. Chet's been a favorite of mine for some years - for someone who "can't sing," his voice is quite moving, and his trumpet playing's nice too. So even though the pic never came to my neck of the woods, I'm glad to know it'll be widely available on DVD soon.

But be warned - you're going to see Chet ruined. It's shocking to see him go from this... this.

If those brief clips intrigued you, watch Siskel & Ebert's take on it here. And if you'd like a longer clip, here's a beauty - Chet and Van Morrison duetting on a remarkable version of "Send In the Clowns."

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