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Baker's Dozen
Kenny Baker
Baker's Dozen
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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All Artists: Kenny Baker
Title: Baker's Dozen
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: County Records
Release Date: 4/6/2004
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 009001273222

CD Reviews

A tasty bluegrass fiddle album
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 09/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A dazzling all-instrumental set featuring fiddler Kenny Baker (a long-time collaborator with Bill Monroe) and an able quartet of sidemen, including bassist Harry Shelor, guitarist John Kaparakis, Butch Robins on banjo and a young Sam ("Sammy") Bush, on mandolin, in what was only the second full-album recording session of his career (!) As ever, Baker is a marvel, building off of an indisputably traditional foundation, and injecting a unique livliness and sparkle that sets his work apart from countless other traditionally-oriented fiddle albums. His work isn't explicitly jazz-oriented, but the influence is there, with a bright, full tone and modern melodic approach. This is pretty spectacular playing, but it's enjoyable not just as a piece of technical virtuosity, but also as a really lovely set of music. Highly recommended!"