For many years, Pete Baxter was a famous Bandleader and Trombonist whose clients included The Royal Family, Houses of Parliament, BBC, Granada Television, Marks & Spencers, and Southern Comfort. Among many achievements, he held the world record for the fastest playing of the "Sailors Hornpipe" on trombone, was the inspiration for the advertisement the Lurpac Butterman, and he also worked in musical comedy with icons like Tony Hancock and Benny Hill. Today, Pete devotes his time to writing original music for Film, TV, and Commercials.
Pete Bax has had many notable failures: He was the demonstrator for Henri Selmer when they tried to replace the mark six with the mark seven. He was demonstrator for Gibson Guitars when they tried to replace the Less Paul with the RD. He was also the demonstator for Olds Brass when they tried to replace the Olds Recording with the Clerk Terry range. As the endorsee of King trombones when they tried to introduce the new light weight model, Pete learned one important lesson, "If it ain't broken don't fix it."
Today, Pete can still sing a quarter tone scale at the drop of a hat. His biggest fault is that he expects everyone one else to do that, too, especially judges on Talent Shows.
He also works for charity as Santa, and can be found on YouTube spreading the Christmas message worldwide.
Over the years, King has developed one of the world's most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others. "When I sing, I play in my mind; I start to sing by playing Lucille." Lucille is the name of his Gibson Guitar although he recorded on Fender too. Instrumental, Soundalikes, B.B. King
This is my tribute to the Blues Brothers who gave music a shot in the a... just when it needed it The musicians where better than they looked and many of their original songs are now classics. This is an opener to get you in the mood, like many groups death split up this true R&B group I love you, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Blue Brothers
Django Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time he was influenced by gypsy music and created new music. His music is featured in many films and games. This Asian style is based on their music and is unique. It is also ideal for restaurants and cafes telephones, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Django Reinhardt
Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post-bop and Funk styles with many world class artists this is my electronic dedication to his memory he had a full cupboard, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Freddy Hubbard
Antônio "Tom" Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994, also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian songwriter composer arranger singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style. This is a modern swing version of his Bossa, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Jobim
Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001 was an American guitarist, occasional vocalist and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley, created the smoother country music style known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well. Cool, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Chet Atkins
Latin jazz, which was developed in New York City, has had a significant influence on salsa composers instrumental soloists like Miles Davis who engaged the best Latin Musicians to produce their mix of complex rhythms and a driving instrumental on instruments like Miles Muted Trumpet a unique sound, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
New England Conservatory awarded Miles Davis an Honorary Doctorate for his extraordinary contributions to music. Since 1960 the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has honored him with eight Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
Many compositions feature Thunder and Lightning perhaps the best is Strauss Thunder and Lightning Polka What is different with this Samba the drums become a roll of Thunder and cymbals lightning crashes that I am left with no doubt this inspired the samba drums so the African people were inspired, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Samba
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue is the best-selling jazz album of all time, having been certified as quadruple platinum 4 million copies sold. In December 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 409–0 to pass a resolution honoring the album as a national treasure. This is inspired by that album cool, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
Miles Davis is regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in the history of music. He has been described as “one of the great innovators in jazz”. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll noted "Miles Davis played a crucial and in the development of rock and jazz, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
Funk derivatives include funk rock e. g., Red Hot Chili Peppers; boogie or electro-funk, funk; funk metal Living Colour; G-funk, a mix of gangsta rap and funk; Timba, a form of funky Cuban popular dance music; using the style of Miles Davis playing Funk Jazz this is more sophisticated than others, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
Jobim is considered to be one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century. Many of Jobim's songs are jazz standards. American jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra prominently featured Jobim's songs on their albums Ella Abraça Jobim (1981) My track is composed in the Jobim style, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Jobim
With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, this is in the style of Chuck Berry with a great R&B solo, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Chuck Berry
The Blues Brothers, more formally called The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue, are an American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band founded in 1978. They developed a cult following. My overture is to introduce the show band and review allowing people to introduce the show Cab Calloway style, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Blue Brothers
In Brazil and around the world people love Samba artists with their love and dedication, Samba Schools, and to general people that gather to play, sing and dance the Samba, the culture will never die, and will continuously growth strong developing new approaches and evolving forever this is todays, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Samba
Riley B. King born September 16, 1925, known by the stage name B. B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. This is my tribute to his Boogie style and is up to date shows progress, Instrumental, Soundalikes, B.B. King
Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid to late 1960s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and R&B. Funk is a strong African rhythm the chops on the title refer to Miles Davis lips or embouchure called chops, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Miles Davis
B B King was born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside of Berclair, Mississippi, to Albert King and Nora Ella Farr on September 16, 1925. Although, King considers the nearby city of Indianola to be his home. While young, King sang in the gospel choir at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Kilmichael. Instrumental, Soundalikes, B.B. King
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock April 12, 1940 is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, Hancock helped to redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section and was one of the primary architects of the "post-bop" sound Latest Sound, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Herbie Hancock
Stan Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Getz recorded the album, Jazz Samba Encore! Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonfá. It also sold more than a million copies The samba was his soul that I have recreated, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Samba
Jean "Django" Reinhardt 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the guitar genre. He is featured in many films and Games swinger, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Django Reinhardt
George Benson March 22, 1943 is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to Django Reinhardt He worked with the king of swing Count Basie swings, Instrumental, Soundalikes, George Benson
Hamlet Cigars, Advert Whiter Shade of Pale Film Collateral Tom Cruise Morgan Freeman in the film Seven Battle Royal Video Games like sleeping dogs Grand Turismo Hearts of Iron TV series Arrow have all used this tune This is my Rock Organ Version that is based on the original but today's sound, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Procol Harem, Johann Sebastian Bach
Jean "Django" Reinhardt 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953 was a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to Jazz and Swing, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Django Reinhardt
British musicologists stumbled upon similarities between the lyric and rhyming schemes of "Yesterday" and Nat King Cole's and Frankie Laine's "Answer Me, My Love I was inspired by both compositions but I have written the song in my own style inspired by Paul McCartney's work the solo is me no lyric, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Beatles
Django Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first important European jazz musician. When I worked as a Dance Band Leader some people danced to his quartet so I have arranged this into a swing style with a drummer so everyone can dance to the best, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Django Reinhardt
Jean "Django" Reinhardt 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953 was a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity Reinhardt is regarded as the greatest guitar player of all time. His music is featured in many films Cartoon and Games and he has Festivals all over the world called DjangoFests, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Django Reinhardt
Yesterday I went out in the cold and rain with loads of other children to see the Olympic Torch being Lit. Everyone complained about this dreadful weather but still we waited Until the Flame came into sight and suddenly the sun shone in eveyones face. My saxophone solo is my Flame of love enjoy, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Elton John