Too Cool chronicles the life of one the most influential and yet least documented of the great jazz musicians. Host Ross Porter explores the relationship that Chet Baker had with his music and with the world in general. This documentary attempts to understand the various issues that contributed to the creation of some of jazz music’s most compelling melodies and also to the chaos in Chet’s personal life. Chet Baker was born in 1929 in Yale, Oklahoma. He started playing the trumpet in school and developed his style in army bands. He traveled widely and his cool, subdued, West-Coast style of jazz was admired around the world. He played the major concert halls with musicians like Charlie Parker and Gerry Mulligan, but died tragically in 1988.