The Filmhouse will host a discussion this Sunday, 2 August, on jazz musician Chet Baker, followed by a screening of 1988 Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost, as part of the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival.
According to the Filmhouse website, Roger Spence will chair a discussion about the romantic idol of jazz – Chet Baker, focusing on that pivotal period in Chet’s life when he lived in Italy. Huge popular appeal, celebrity mystique and touchingly fragile artistry on one side – drugs and trouble on the other.
Enrico Pieranunzi who played and recorded with Chet in this era, Mike Maran and Colin Steele who star in Mikes drama, My Funny Valentine will join the discussion.
The documentary, from director Bruce Weber, is described as having a “noir-ish visual style and loose, almost jazzy structure, that makes Let’s Get Lost stand out from most musical biopics.”