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SUCCESS in life

Updated: Aug 1, 2021


Chet Baker and Halima (his second wife)

at Redondo Beach CA 1955

photo by William Claxton



Chet Baker had this to say about Success:


"Discover what you love to do...

then do it better than anyone else!"


Great...

that he followed his own advice!


For Example - the song

"Alone Together"


Chet never "practiced" with his horn...

he just PLAYED


He preferred songs with great lyrics

(like this one)


He played/sung those lyrics through his horn


He didn't need to "over-improvise"


He kept it PURE and SIMPLE and MAGICAL


His playing...

and singing...

ALWAYS drew us through a special doorway

into a Magical Realm

where ALL was Wonderful

was Perfect...

for a little while


"Alone Together" - 1932


Arthur Schwartz (Mus)

Harold Dietz (Lyr)


Introduced in the 1932 Broadway Show -- "Flying Colors"


From the album "Chet" - on Riverside Records - recorded 1959 in NYC


Chet Baker (Tr)

Pepper Adams (BariSax)

Herbie Mann (Fl)

Paul Chambers (B)

"Philly" Joe Jones (Dm)

Bill Evans (P)


https://www.dropbox.com/s/owlgih5ulwnww6f/Chet%20Baker%20-%20Alone%20Together.mp4?dl=0

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