Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Shares Rare Footage Of His Chat With Jazz Legend Chet Baker

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing a black and white video in which Flea and late jazz musician Chet Baker were chatting and scatting in addition to stating that the video was recorded shortly before Baker’s passing.

Chet Baker was a jazz trumpeter and vocalist who was widely known for his innovative approach to music when it comes to the cool jazz subgenre which ultimately made him the ‘Prince of Cool.’ Baker drew attention during the 1950s thanks to his albums, ‘Chet Baker Sings,’ and ‘It Could Happen To You’ both of which included his vocals.

As many of you know, Chet Baker passed away early on May 13, 1988, when he was found dead on the street below his room with serious wounds to his head due to falling from the window. Both heroin and cocaine were found in his room and in his body and when authorities did not find any evidence of a struggle, Baker’s passing was regarded as an accident.

Recently, Flea shared a post on his official Instagram page resurfacing an old black and white video in which he and legendary musician Chet Baker were talking in addition to scatting. Flea revealed that the video is only right before the passing of Baker in addition to drawing attention to his fedora he was wearing in the video.

Here is what Flea said:

“Many years ago chatting and scatting with Chet. Chet died shortly after. That was a good fedora I had.”

You can click here to see the Instagram post.