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    Chet Baker Owned and Stage-Played Trumpet, Case, and Vintage Performance Photographs. We can't think of a better piece of memorabilia from iconic jazz musician Chet Baker than this Getzen trumpet, owned and played by him in the later years of his life. Like its owner, the instrument shows evidence of a hard life in music -- the tubing has been bent at the mouthpiece end, dislodging one of the metal brackets (but which is still with the instrument and included). Chet's mouthpiece is also still with the instrument, and it comes with the soft sided leather gig bag that he would have likely used to carry the trumpet to club performances. The case is heavily scuffed, and the carrying strap has been torn in the middle. Included is a set of original vintage photographs of Chet performing in a club in Europe in the 1980s. From the Diane Vavra Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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