Mickey Baker Thrives on Diversity

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ImageVeteran guitarist Mickey Baker—whose credits range from an excellent recent country blues LP to “Love Is Strange,” the 1957 rock hit—seems to thrive on diversity. Witness Jazz-Rock Guitar, his latest package, which he made with the Alex Sanders Funk Time Band. It departs dramatically from his earlier offerings and embraces everything from disco to a Rachmaninoff prelude. Thanks mainly to Baker’s inventive jazz-rock guitar, which proves redolent of artists like Stanley Clarke and Larry Coryell, it all works like a charm.

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