Picture For Your Exhibition
Chet Baker in St. Louis
by Joe SchwabHere's a shot of a very young Chet Baker, taken here in St. Louis at The Glass Bar (Peacock Alley). I'm guessing this is right around 1956, shortly after Chet had returned from his first trip to Europe, resulting in the untimely overdose death of pianist Dick Twardzik. Pictured here along with Chet are tenor player Phil Urso, drummer Lawrence Marable and I'm guessing Carson Smith. Maybe someone out there can verify this. The photo was taken by Bernie Thrasher.