Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Richard Twarzik. Talented young pianist found dead of a heroin overdose, with the needle still in his arm, probably days after this photograph. He was 23. He studied music at cambridge, and worked with charlie parker, and appeared on a couple parker albums before Baker. Many blamed Baker himself for Twarzik's death, and believed he was present, and left his friend to die. Quickly after all major labels didn’t want anything to do with Chet Baker...
Listen to one of their best...Chet and Richard...piano and voice...Born To Be Blue.