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David Baker

tb, *1931 US
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Classical
A.k.a. David Nathaniel Baker

American Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, writer, clinician, pedagogue. Originally a talented trombonist, he was forced to abandon that instrument after a jaw injury left him unable to play, Following the injury, he learned to play cello. This shift to cello largely ended his career as a performer and marked a period of increased interest in composition and pedagogy. Among the first and most important people to begin to codify the then largely aural tradition of jazz he wrote several seminal books on jazz, including Jazz Improvisation CAE/IPI #: 61203426 Born December 21, 1931 Died March 26, 2016

     
Instruments
  • Trombone
  • Violoncello
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Answer Song on Answer Song by Alex Sjobeck & David Baker
Shake It! on Shake It! by Richie Vitale Quintet
The Thrill of Real Love on Guardians of the Light by Michele Rosewoman, Gene Jackson & David Baker
Blame It On My Youth on Shake It! by Richie Vitale Quintet
Golden Heart Of Night on Cinematic Non-Fiction by David Baker
West Africa Blue on Guardians of the Light by Michele Rosewoman, Gene Jackson & David Baker
Vamp for Ochun on Guardians of the Light by Michele Rosewoman, Gene Jackson & David Baker
I Hadn't Anyone Till You on Shake It! by Richie Vitale Quintet
Only Then Will You Know Me on Cinematic Non-Fiction by David Baker
We Cry on We Cry by David Baker

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Singers Of Songs (Music With Cello)David Baker - Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, Guy Frisch, Connie Shih, Monika Herzig, Pavel Klimashevsky, Dieter Schumacher2014Album
Basically BakerDavid Baker - Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra2011Album
Double Dance - Classical And Jazz Connections IIDavid Baker, John Lewis, Joseph Makholm, Bill Dobbins, Willis Delony2008Album
Paul Freeman Introduces ... String ConcertosWilliam Neil, David Baker2003Album
Paul Freeman Introduces ... David N. BakerDavid Baker – William Brown • Zdeněk Tylšar • Daniel Perantoni • Czech National Symphony Orchestra / Paul Freeman2000Album
The New American Scene II: 5 Distinguished African American ComposersCleveland Chamber Symphony / Edwin London1998Album
Spring MusicDavid Baker · George Rochberg · Ned Rorem - Beaux Arts Trio1994Album
Starker Plays BakerJanos Starker, David Baker1994Album
UntitledVidemus : Works By T.J. Anderson • David Baker • Donal Fox • Olly Wilson1992Album
Struttin'David Baker1986Album
Concerto For Violin And Jazz Band / Concerto for Flute, String Quartet and Jazz BandDavid Baker1984Album
R.S.V.P.David Baker1984Album
David Baker's 21st Century Bebop BandDavid Baker1983Album
Concerto For Two Pianos, Jazz Band, Strings, Percussion / "Give And Take" For Soprano And Chamber EnsembleDavid Baker1982Album
Music For Cello & PercussionAntony Cooke, Steven Brown - David Baker / Niccolò Paganini1982Album
Starker Plays BakerJanos Starker, David Baker1981Album
Basically BakerDavid Baker String Ensemble, David Baker1981Album
A Portrait Of The ArtistDavid Baker Introduces Rita DiCarlo-Bishop1980Album
Violin Concerto / Cello SonataJosé White / David Baker1975Album
"Le Chat Qui Peche," For Soprano, Jazz Quartet, And Orchestra / Symphonette No. 2David Baker / Morton Gould - The Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester1975Album
Helena Freire Plays David Baker's Sonata For Piano And String QuintetDavid Baker / Helena Freire1974Album
A Mind Is A Beautiful Thing To SaveDavid Baker Introduces Rita DiCarlo-BishopSingle
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