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Mugshots

by Tedd Baker

This debut cd contains all original tunes performed by a solid cast of established Baltimore/DC-based hitters on the national jazz scene. Raw, rooted, and gritty...
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Tenor and soprano saxophonist Tedd Baker brings raw energy to every performance by creating a unique soulful sound full of original phrases based firmly in the tradition. Tedd Baker has worked with a wide variety of jazz greats and contemporary artists including Barry Harris, George Duke, Duane Eubanks, David Sanborn, Slide Hampton, Eddie Daniels, Jon Faddis, Vanessa Rubin, Jason Moran, Josh Groban, Svet Stoyanov, Fitz and The Tantrums, Mason Bates, Darren Barrett, Warren Wolf, Donnie McCaslin, Jeremy Pelt, Victor Lewis, Michael Mossman, Butch Warren, and Pete Yellin among others. He has also performed and/or recorded with New York Voices, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra under the direction of David Baker, Bohemian Caverns All-Stars, Amina Figarova Sextet, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Washington Jazz Orchestra, Alan Baylock Orchestra, and the Frank Carlberg/Andrew Rathbun Orchestra.

Tedd Baker began playing professionally in Boston as a teenager. He placed first in the 2000 Hilton Head Jazz Society Competition. In 2001 he was chosen for the US Department of State Jazz Ambassador Program, touring South America, Central America and Jamaica as a member of the Doron Richard Johnson Trio. In 2002 he joined the Airmen of Note, USAF Band, Washington, D.C. Tedd Baker's all-original 2006 debut CD “Mugshots” received rave reviews from JazzTimes, and All About Jazz. His new release "Duos Volume 1" is currently stirring high praise from various online and print publications. Tedd is also featured on numerous recordings as a sideman including Victor Provost's "Bright Eyes," the Taylor/ Fidyk Big Band "Live At Blues Alley," Ben Patterson Jazz Orchestra's "Vital Frequencies feat Chris Potter," and The Young Lions "Live At Bohemian Caverns."

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jtobe

swingin hard
i had heard tedd once in a small club in dc and decided within a few seconds of hearing him play that i needed to buy his cd. it exceeded my already high expectations by far. not only does the entire disc swing it's ass off but the sound quality is similar to blue note in the 60's. tight ensemble arrangements, mind blowing solos, and stellar sonic quality. great cd!
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Steve Wolfe

All you need to know about jazz in DC
Many recordings highlight certain aspects of an artist's abilities, but stay in a "safe" zone for the sake of recording efficiently. Not so with this CD. These guys give brilliant performances like you can expect to hear when you catch them live. It's all I've listened to in my car for six months now, and I'm a saxophonist. This is a great example of the high-caliber of musicianship that exists in the DC area. No need to go to New York for great live jazz. Buy this CD! It will make your car stereo sound better than ever.
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Kirk Johnson

Great Debut CD
This is a great set that swings with a modern sensibility. Tedd Baker leads an outstanding group through ten fully realized compositions, allowing soloists plenty of room to improvise and the rhythm section plenty of freedom to get loose. No mere jam session, but there is a lot of hot playing going on. This is a keeper.
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Greg Fiske

excellent original compositions
I found Tedd Baker online recently, I forget how! but sure glad I did and have been listening to this album for a couple days now. As a rock saxist, I can really appreciate real jazz, real talent, real abilities. This album has it all, a joy to listen to. Again, congrats on your music success Mr. Baker. I'll look forward to hearing more of your original's.
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Mathew Aaron / saxforte

a true modern jazz soul captured on cd
So many up and coming players can play the notes but lack the core feel of the jazz they play. This CD shows off NOT ONLY Tedd's virtuosity, but ALSO his big, lush tenor sound wonderfully. He make the tenor sax a joy to listen to. Great arrangements. Great feel. Tight band. It's well worth the price of "admission".
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