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Fred T Baker

Electric Bass Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Phone:
c/o +44 (0)121 331 6902

Fred Thelonious Baker (born 4 June 1960) is an English guitarist and bass guitarist from Tibshelf, Derbyshire. He is known for playing in Phil Miller's Canterbury scene band In Cahoots.[1]

Baker played the guitar until his mid-teens, at which point he began to take an interest in the bass as well. He played in The John Etheridge/Ric Sanders Group in the early 1980s. He has also worked with his own group, the Fred Thelonious Baker Group who recorded a self-titled album in 1984. Baker has recorded several albums with Harry Beckett. They have also made a concert tour in Europe together. Recently, Baker accompanied Beckett's band on a Charles Mingus tribute tour in the UK. Other artists Baker has worked with include Horace Parlan, Vikki Clayton and Elton Dean.[1]

Baker joined In Cahoots in April 1988, replacing their bassist Hugh Hopper.[2] He has toured and recorded six albums with them, and remains a key member of the band. He also works as a teacher at Birmingham Conservatoire.[1]

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