By JONATHAN DRUMMOND
The new Chet Baker biopic (bioPIC or BiOPic?) Born To Be Blue, featuring Ethan Hawke as the troubled trumpeter, concentrates on the events of his life in 1966 and 1967. We don't see anything of his early breakthrough with Charlie Parker (who warned Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie: "You'd better watch out – there's a little white cat on the Coast who's gonna eat you up!") or his involvement in the innovative Gerry Mulligan quartet, or even the production of arguably his most famous record, Chet Baker Sings. Nor does it feature the last twenty or so years of his career, during which he released a number of successful records and toured Europe extensively in spite of his drug addiction. He died in 1988, after falling out of a hotel window in Amsterdam.