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Topic - Chet Baker
Armando Trovajoli, an Italian who composed music for some 300 films and whose lush and playful serenade to Rome is a much-requested romantic standby for tourists, has died at age 95.
One of my prized possessions is a dog-eared Pelican paperback, "Jazz," published in 1952 and written by British music critic Rex Harris. Mr. Harris was a jazz paleo-conservative of the strict-constructionist, originalist school.
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins _ one of the last surviving legends of the golden era of jazz _ has just turned 80. His hair is a burst of white, and he staggers a bit when he walks on stage.
Baker, he says, "sang like a choirboy."