Born To Be Blue (ost)
Director Rob Budreau's Born to Be Blue loosely plays with the biography of noted jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, the creator of the cool west-coast sound, while focusing in on his post 1967 comeback. The film features a starring turn from Ethan Hawke, who uncannily is able to channel Baker s hipster aesthetic, capturing without mimicking the essence of Baker s oeuvre. The soundtrack features a Toronto-based group of players, led by noted Canadian jazz musician David Braid, along with Ethan Hawke on vocals on two tracks, creating a stunning set of songs that evoke the spirit of Baker s take on West coast cool. The soundtrack album features a number of Chet Baker standards, newly recorded by Braid and Hawke, along with period pieces by the likes of Charles Mingus and Odetta, and liner notes by noted music writer Rob Bowman.