By Kevin Whitehead, The Audio Beat
Fingerstyle guitarist Duck Baker and trombonist Roswell Rudd had bonded over mutual love of jazz pianist Herbie Nichols, circa Baker’s 1996 Nichols recital Spinning Song. They share a no-boundaries attitude and a few areas of interest. Baker’s music encompasses folk picking and free play. Rudd was a college Dixielander in the 1950s turned exuberant free-jazzer in the ’60s, hearing continuity between those styles that embrace collective improvisation. His bellowing sound and headlong momentum made his rep. Read more here.