Baikida Carroll

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Baikida Carroll (born January 15, 1947, St. Louis, Missouri) is an American jazz trumpeter.[1]

Carroll studied at Southern Illinois University and at the Armed Forces School of Music early in his career. Following this he became a member of the Black Artists Group in St. Louis, where he directed their free jazz ensemble. This group recorded in Europe in the 1970s.[2]

In 1981 he performed at the Woodstock Jazz Festival, held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Creative Music Studio.[3]


As leader[edit]

  • Orange Fish Tears (Palm, 1974)
  • The Spoken Word (HatHUT, 1977)
  • Shadows and Reflections (Soul Note, 1982)
  • Door of the Cage (Soul Note, 1995)
  • Marionettes on a High Wire (OmniTone, 2001)[4]

As sideman[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Listing for Carroll, Baikida (E. J. Carroll) on (accessed November 23, 2014).
  2. ^ Owsley, Dennis (2006). City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis, 1895-1973. St. Louis: Reedy Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-1933370040. 
  3. ^ Nelson,, Nels (March 24, 1989). "A Life In Jazz Baikida Carroll & 'Betsey Brown' Are Both Difficult To Pigeonhole". Interstate General Media. 
  4. ^ Astarita, Glenn (April 1, 2001). "Baikida Carroll: Marionettes On A High Wire (review)". All About Jazz.