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Plays Not Quite Two Dozen

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Plays Not Quite Two Dozen
Plays Not Quite Two Dozen


The fact that Kenny Baker was asked to lead the Harry James band after the great trumpeter's death is a testimony to the English trumpeter's ability. Baker came to prominence in the original Ted Heath band, leaving in 1950 to pursue a very successfulsolo career, not least in his own band called Kenny Baker's Dozen. Like Heath before him, Baker only employed the best British musicians, such as Phil Seaman on drums, George Chisholm on trombone, Bill Le Sage on vibes and Derek Smith on piano, all to be heard here. These previously unreleased studio recordings date from the mid-1950s and show the superb precision of Baker's jazz orientated band. 22 tracks, a generous 77 minutes playing time.


  1. Name
  2. Keeping Out Of Mischief
  3. Oh! Baby
  4. Midriff
  5. Bugler's Lament
  6. The Blues I Love To Sing
  7. Button Up Your Overcoat
  8. The Moon Is Low
  9. I Can't Escape From You
  10. Puttin' On The Ritz
  11. Straight Life
  12. 9.20 Special
  13. In A Sentimental Mood
  14. We'll Be Together Again
  15. Plymouth Rock
  16. Oh! You Beautiful Doll
  17. Apex Blues
  18. Woofti
  19. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  20. My Blue Heaven
  21. Not Really The Blues
  22. C'est Si Bon
  23. Duke's Jam
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