Friday, September 14, 2012

Round Bend Press: Let's Get Lost

Round Bend Press: Let's Get Lost:

This doc film about Chet Baker is remarkable. Also remarkable is how such a self-destructive violent personality could create such tender romantic music. One of the wonders of art -- and a warning, never confuse the art with the artist! Art has a price and usually it's the artist who pays it. Another argument supporting Philip Glass' contention that all art should be presented anonymously so we don't romanticize the transaction.

Also remarkable is the biography Deep in a Dream: the Long Night of Chet Baker. Baker lost his teeth, a consequence of his life style, and re-learned the trumpet all over again late in life.

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