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    Kenny Baker (1921 - 1999)


    The late great Brit trumpeter Kenny Baker playing "Mean to me" at the Royal Albert Hall in the mid 1990's. Kenny was a member of Laurie Johnston's London Big Band who were joined for the concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Re: Kenny Baker (1921 - 1999)

    Fantastic clip - and to think he was in his 70s and playing like that! Amazing. Thanks for the post.
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    Re: Kenny Baker (1921 - 1999)

    I played with him within the last year of his life, and he was incredible! What was funny about that rehearsal and concert was this little old man with a flat cap, and a small tatty box arriving to have a blow. He was incredibly modest, and he knocked our bloomin socks off. His blazing sound banging out top Es and Ds with ease; no wonder they used him to play the early James Bond soundtracks. Whether you like his style of Jazz or not, there is no denying that he was one of the great British trumpetplayers. Here is another Kenny Baker moment. You'd never believe she was miming!

    [ame=]YouTube - Genevieve trumpet scene[/ame]



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    Re: Kenny Baker (1921 - 1999)

    ^Hahaha, watch the drummer

    That seems like such a terrible movie.

    Great trumpet player, hadn't heard of him before. Thanks.

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