Desert Island Jazz
Clint Baker (2003)

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Clint Baker, who plays New Orleans classic and revivalist jazz, is skilled not only on cornet but on trombone, alto sax, guitar, banjo, bass, tuba, and drums! On cornet his style tends to be primitive, influenced to an extent by Bunk Johnson and Kid Thomas Valentine. Baker credits Jim Borkenhagen with teaching him how to play New Orleans style, and he was encouraged along the way by Leon Oakley and Percy Humphrey. Referring to himself modestly as "a craftsman of music," Clint Baker is proudest of his ability to teach students about traditional jazz.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Turk Murphy Frisco Jazz BandóLive! My Heart (MPS)
# 2 Golden State Jazz Band Live and at Bay (LP) Stardust (Stomp Off)
# 3 Louis Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens, Vol. 2 The Last Time (JSP)
# 4 Bix Beiderbecke Bix Restored From Monday On (Sunbeam)
# 5 Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle 86 Years of Eubie Blake "Shuffle Along" Medley (Columbia)
# 6 Bunk Johnson 1944 Tiger Rag (American Music)
# 7 Arthur Foote Koussevitzky Conducts American Music Suite in E Major for String Orchestra, Op. 63 (Pearl)
# 8 Lester Young The Jazz Giants I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Verve)
         
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Luxury Item A genuine 20'x20' workshop. well stocked with tools
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