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Duck Baker

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  • Born: Washington D.C.
  • Years Active: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Duck Baker is Richard Royal Baker IV. Born in Washington, D.C., he is an accomplished acoustic guitarist who has made several albums of his music in addition to guitar instruction records. Albums like 1997's Spinning Song and 1999's Kid on the Mountain feature his exemplary technique.

eMusic Features

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House Party Starting: Playing Herbie Nichols

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

Ask a jazz fan about Herbie Nichols, and the reaction is likely to be either, "He's a genius," or "Who?" The pianist and composer is the paradigm of a genius neglected in his own time. Nichols's classic mid-'50s sides for Blue Note were all but forgotten when he passed at 44 in 1963. A.B. Spellman memorialized him with a chapter in 1966's Four Lives in the Be-Bop Business, but he didn't get much respect till… more »