Mickey Baker, who was an influential guitarist, has died at the age of 87 in France.
He has played in many recordings and influenced many younger guitarists.
He has also published some widely used instruction books for jazz guitar:
There are many youtube videos available with the pieces and exercises from the jazz guitar books, and there is also an online course based on vol. 1 of this jazz guitar mehtod (see below).
McHouston (Mickey) Baker with Coleman Hawkins Quintet South Of France Blues.mp4
My Mickey Baker Playlist
I have listened to many videos with Mickey Baker and Mickey and Sylvia and compiled the following playlist with the best videos:
New York Times: Mickey Baker, Guitarist, Is Dead at 87
Mickey Baker, whose prickly, piercing guitar riffs were featured on dozens if not hundreds of recordings and helped propel the evolution of rhythm and blues into rock ’n’ roll, died on Tuesday at his home in Montastruc-la-Conseillère, near Toulouse in southwestern France. He was 87.
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Originally written for Fretboard Journal Magazine
Wikipedia about Mickey Baker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Baker
Great playlist with recordings of the examples from the Mickey Baker jazz method by Rob MacKillop:
Mickey Baker Lesson 2 – Rob MacKillop
Online Lessons using Mickey Baker’s method:
Advanced Guitar Study Group
Using The Classic
“Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar – Book 1”
Michael Joyce and the Texas Fingerstyle Guitar Association
Mickey Baker books at amazon (partnerlink)
Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 1 (Ashley Publications)
Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 2 (Ashley Publications)