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David Baker David Baker : A Legacy in Music a Legacy in Music

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A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career-as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this richly illustrated volume, Monika Herzig explores Baker's artistic legacy, from his days as a jazz musician in Indianapolis to his long-term gig as Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Jazz Studies department at Indiana University. Baker's credits are striking: in the 1960s he was a member of George Russell's "out there" sextet and orchestra; by the 1980s he was in the jazz educator's hall of fame. His compositions have been recorded by performers as diverse as Dexter Gordon and Janos Starker, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Composer's String Quartet and the Czech Philharmonic. Featuring enlightening interviews with Baker and a CD of unreleased recordings and Baker compositions, this book brings a jazz legend into clear view.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 448 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253005248
  • 9780253005243

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"In a society that most commonly rewards glamorous careers with a focuson highly visible personalities, the choice to dedicate one's life to helping othersachieve their aspirations denotes a truly selfless and kind person." -- From theForeword by Quincy Jones--From the Foreword by Quincy Jonesshow more