American Fingerstyle Guitarist


New Recordings

There will be no fewer than four Duck Baker recordings released during the coming months. Two of these are the first releases to concentrate fully on Duck’s long-standing involvement in free jazz and free improvised music. Continue reading



“Probably the most startling performance to be seen by a solo artist this year.”

Irish Folk News


“The sort of guy you instinctively feel should be internationally declared as some kind of innovatory master, not only for his… Continue reading

CD Review – Spinning Song – Dec 1996

Duck Baker’s ‘Spinning Song’

The New York Times, December 30th 1996

by Ben Ratliff

A finger-style jazz guitarist, Duck Baker took on a daunting task: interpreting the reticent, mysterious work of Herbie Nichols, the jazz pianist who remains keenly loved… Continue reading