Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

James Gavin

Published by Knopf May 2002, 2002
ISBN 10: 0679442871 / ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Very nice full page inscription by the author on the front endpage, also laid in is a letter from the author as well. Book very slightly cocked. Minor edgewear on the jacket, Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.86 avg rating
(288 ratings)

Synopsis: The wild ride of the most romanticized icon in jazz is thrillingly recounted in this first major biography.

From his emergence in the 1950s—when an uncannily beautiful young man from Oklahoma appeared on the West Coast to become, seemingly overnight, the prince of “cool” jazz—until his violent, drug-related death in Amsterdam in 1988, Chet Baker lived a life that has become an American myth. Now, drawing on hundreds of interviews and previously untapped sources, James Gavin gives a hair-raising account of the trumpeter’s dark journey.

The story of Baker’s demise—a heretofore unsolved riddle—is revealed here at last. So is the truth behind his tormented childhood, the pain of which haunted his entire life. Gavin explores the birth of the melancholy trumpet playing, the fragile tenor voice, and the otherworldly personal aura that catapulted Baker to fame. Sexy, angelic, needy, and forbidding all at once, Baker became known as the James Dean of jazz. Like Dean, he struck a note of menace in the staid fifties: behind his ultracool, handsome façade lay something ominous, unspoken. The mystery drove both sexes crazy. But his only real romance, apart from music, was with drugs. And in mesmerizing detail, Gavin narrates the harrowing spiral of dependency down which Baker tumbled, dragging with him those who dared get close.

From his golden promise to his eventual destruction, Baker’s life mirrored America’s fall from postwar innocence. Deep in a Dream is the portrait of a musician whose singular artistry and mystique have never lost their power to enchant and seduce us.

About the Author: James Gavin is the author of Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret, a winner of ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications. His liner notes for Ella Fitzgerald: The Legendary Decca Recordings, a CD boxed set, received a 1996 Grammy nomination. He lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet ...
Publisher: Knopf May 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Gavin
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Seller Inventory # G0679442871I5N10

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James Gavin
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Silver Arch
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0679442871I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blue Vase Marketplace
(Traverse City, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Seller Inventory # 31UE340000EC_ns

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gavin, James
Published by Knopf (2002)
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Blue
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_205034893

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 6.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

James Gavin
Published by Knopf (2002)
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2002. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0679442871-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gavin, James
Published by Knopf (2002)
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Emerald
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_207559705

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gavin, James
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Central Kentucky Book Supply, LLC
(Nicholasville, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0679442871 A great title in Good condition. Book shows minimal to moderate signs of use. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # Z0679442871Z3

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gavin, James
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bacobooks
(Los Alamitos, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1. Seller Inventory # P-224-265

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gavin, James
Published by Knopf
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Western Scholars Bookshelf
(Idaho Falls, ID, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0679442871 solid and clean. Seller Inventory # SKU1076170

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 10.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gavin, James
Published by Knopf (2002)
ISBN 10: 0679442871 ISBN 13: 9780679442875
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Patrico Books
(Apollo Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Seller Inventory # 170418038

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy Used
US$ 11.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 15 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book