From the Jazz Age
guitar-voilin duo that beat Stéphane
Grappelli and Django Reinhardt to the punch,to the "Incredible" Jimmy
Smith, Philaldelphia has given us
some of the best innovators in all of jazz.
Chet Baker's James Dean-like good looks and emotional trumpet playing represented everything that was cool about Cool jazz. But his tumultuous and tragic life was the opposite of that in almost every way.
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