When you see a picture of a young Chet Baker, you see a guy with great hair, a strong jawline, and more than often, a trumpet. Most would think, he’s good looking, what’s wrong with him? Well, when you take a deeper look into the photos of Chet Baker, you can look passed what lays on the outside, and feel the emotions he has felt within.
When I think Chet Baker, the word emotion comes to mind. Just looking at him, you can see every single emotion possible. From the sorrow in his eyes, to the smile that appeased everyone else except for himself, you can just feel every emotion. His pictures alone speak a thousand words. But as soon as you listen to his music, it all comes in full circle. You understand and feel the emotions he must’ve felt in each and every picture, taken of him.
Here are a few of my personal favorites.
As young as he was, you can still see the sadness in his eyes.
Many fans whom have lost loved ones, can relate to the pain and sorrow he has felt, throughout his life. They use his music as a way to connect to the ones they’ve lost. Fortunately for some of us, we don’t listen to his music in sadness. But as a reminder to show the ones we care about, that we love them.
There’s not much else to say about the man. His pictures and songs speak louder than anything I could blog about.
Definitely a tear jerker. Everything Happens To Me.
Getty Images has a ton of great photos of Chet, both young and old.
As does Guy Fonck.
Lastly, here’s my ever so favorite video of Chet Baker. If you can’t feel the emotions from the photos, this is a must watch. Live in Belgium in 1964, here is Chet Baker performing Time After Time.
But if you prefer to just look at a picture, from a blog who knows nothing of this man, let alone his name, click here!