BarakaMan

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Musician
Location Jefferson, A State of Mind
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Introduction Parents: Dixieland collectors, purists. Kicked slats out of my cradle hearing Kid Ory! Wild record parties, sneaking whiskey from guests! California 1952, 1st TV - age 9 heard a sax 1st time - fell in love with it! 4 years later got my hands on one: Palo Alto schools, Miss Barbara Welch (orch. & band), Dana Morgan (clarinet) taught me everything I needed to start a career in music. Played R&B tenor sax with inspirations: Johnny Barco, Punty Guitar Gonzalez, Jimmy Soul Strickland, Dick Jensen, Edell Anglin, Pete Vernaci, Clark Baldwin, Sam Johnson, 58-72. Psychedelic revolution in SF 65-69. I was there, beatnik and soulman. Good living as 6 night a week club musician ended when tastes changed & garage bands began playing one-nighters. 72-74, music at De Anza and Foothill College. Doc Patnoe, Terry Summa, Bennet Friedman were mentors. Electronics career, 2 wives, 2 daughters, a son, 1966-96 (briefly!). Carmen Baraka, avant garde drummer, artist, healer, 2nd wife and light of my life. We split to pursue careers. I returned to music (Red Archibald & Internationals) 1996-2002. Nightmare on Bourbon Street 2002-05 Bingtones 2005-11 Next: The Barakas!
Interests Truth, music, travel, hiking
Favorite Movies Wages of Fear, Shakes the Clown, The Island, Triumph of the Underdog, Jackie McLean on Mars, The Jacket, Smilla's Sense of Snow, Brother From Another Planet, Tape Heads, The Gig
Favorite Music Ballads: John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon, rare groove
Favorite Books Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, Das Energi, Religion: Breaking the Spell, Journey to Ixtlan, Music - Sufi Inayat Khan, The Music Lesson - Victor Wooten, Quantum Doctor - Amit Goswami