• Kenny BAKER'S DOZEN - Play Not Quite Two Dozen

Trumpeter Kenny Baker seems to have been around forever, certainly as far as the lives of most collectors reading these notes. His death not so long ago left a void which has been impossible to fill, both for collectors of Big Band music, Jazz lovers, and in particular those who enjoyed trumpet playing, not least for the musicians he regularly played with. Kenny was born at Withernsea, East Yorkshire. His mother was a violin player and gave piano lessons; father played clarinet and saxophone, and his uncle played brass bass in the local church band, which Kenny also played in when he was just 12 years old. From an early age Kenny had given enough indications that he was only going to be interested in music as a means of earning a living, and so at the age of 14 his mother allowed him to leave school providing he agreed to seriously study music at home with her. She taught him Theory and Harmony but at this stage, of course, he hadn't decided what direction his career would take, whether he would be an instrumentalist, a composer or possibly an arranger. As things turned out, he became accomplished in all of those areas of music, eventually playing with, composing and arranging for Big Bands and Jazz groups both large and small; through the years many musicians benefited from his expertise in these skills.

Track Listing

1. KEEPING OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW
2. OH! BABY
3. MIDRIFF
4. BUGLER'S LAMENT
5. THE BLUES I LOVE TO SING
6. BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT
7. THE MOON IS LOW
8. I CAN'T ESCAPE FROM YOU
9. PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
10. STRAIGHT LIFE
11. 9.20 SPECIAL
12. IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
13. WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN
14. PLYMOUTH ROCK
15. OH! YOU BEAUTIFUL DOLL
16. APEX BLUES
17. WOOFTI
18. I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
19. MY BLUE HEAVEN
20. NOT REALLY THE BLUES
21. C'EST SI BON
22. DUKE'S JAM

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/04/2002
UPC Bar Code No 604988063127

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Kenny BAKER'S DOZEN - Play Not Quite Two Dozen

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