We’ve featured philosophers, intellectuals, artists, and here and there, we’d feature musicians. Throughout early civilizations, the frontiers passionately orchestrated classical music, and eventually, the next generation branched out to jazz. From there, there was rock, hip-hop, and IDM. There was Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Nina Simone, and the Wu-Tang Clan. In the blink of time, there were several artists that paved the roots in silence. In a manner of sincerity, I’d like to share Chet Baker. A documentary, ‘Let’s Get Lost’.
Like many musicians and artist, many of them lived a controversial life. Chet Baker was no stranger to the media. A heroine and an addict of many sorts. Yet many of the greats we’re. An iconic trumpeter that expressed peer love in an non-traditional sense. Ironically, he wasn’t exactly considered a man with extreme technique, no vibrato, no range, a sketchy pitch, yet he performed absolutely beautifully. Above all traits, he played through his soul.
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“The one thing that did stand out in my memory was the fact that he had a well documented association with Heroin. Growing up with a somewhat myopic view of the world, I could not understand how it was that people could put a drug user on such a high pedestal.”
Let’s Get Lost: Documentary
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