American Fingerstyle Guitarist

CD Review – Amnesia In Trastevere April 2012

Quick listen:

Duck Baker Trio

Amnesia In Trastevere

* * * *   Les Cousins


Here’s something fans of jazzer Martin Taylor will enjoy. Duck Baker is a veteran US fingerstyle guitarist with an eclectic but jazz-attuned ear who blends styles such as ragtime and gypsy jazz into one crisply inventive package here. As with Taylor’s recent release. Two For The Road, Baker works closely with a clarinettist – in this case. Alex Ward – to create an album of quirkily intimate fingerstyle jazz – although his guitar sits a trifle low in the mix to our ears. [JD]

44 Guitarist April 2012