[Dixielandjazz] Best of the British

Jazzjerry@aol.com Jazzjerry@aol.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 14:51:43 EDT

Hi Jim,

There was until very recently an excellent trumpeter named Kenny Baker who 
was possibly one of the best players this country has produced. He died 
earlier this year after a long and very distinguished career going back to 
the end of the war. The "Kenny Baker's Dozen" are legendary and some 
excellent recordings from the 1950s have just been released on a super CD on 
the Jasmine label. His earlier stuff with the Ted Heath Orchestra and others 
is available on a Hep CD and there others available. Towards the end of his 
life he was appearing with an all-star group which toured all over the 
country and went under the title of 'The Best of British'.

Hope this clarifies things.