Both Chet Baker and Miles Davis played pivotal roles in the founding of Ivy-Style.com. Both were remembered fondly by Charlie Davidson of The Andover Shop when I interviewed him for my 2008 article for Ralph Lauren Magazine entitled “Ivy League Jazz,” which inspired me to found this website. I later ended up writing profiles of each jazz legend for The Rake. Here’s Miles and here’s Chet.
And now here they are with some yuletide fanfare. First up, Chet doing “Silent Night”:
And here’s Miles with a 1962 hepcat’s take on Christmas, complete with animation and cynical lyrics about “all the waste, all the sham, all the haste — and plain ol’ bad taste.” — CC