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Newman Baker

dr, *1943 US, Petersburg, Virginia
Singer / Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Newman Taylor Baker

American jazz and folk drummer and singer. Born : February 04, 1943 in Petersburg, Virginia. Worked with : Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Ahmad Jamal, Jymie Merritt, Reggie Workman, Fred Hopkins, Gloria Lynne, Dewey Redman and others. Newman Taylor Baker is a drummer best known for Singin' Drums, his exploration of the washboard, and his work with musicians Henry Threadgill, Billy Bang, Henry Grimes, Leroy Jenkins, and Diedre Murray and choreographers Mickey Davidson and Joanne Tucker Mr.Baker currently performs in the ensembles of Makoto Kuriya, Jemeel Moondoc, Sylwester Ostrowski, Henrique Prince, Cheryl Pyle and Matthew Shipp, among others. Singin' Drums, his solo drumset project, has also featured collaborations with fellow drummers Horacee Arnold, Steve Berrios, Susie Ibarra. In 2012, Mr. Baker collaborated with his niece, mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker, along with pianist Richard Lewis, on Singin' Drums: Voice and Drum which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.Baker released his premiere solo drum recording, Drum Suite Life, on Innova label in 2013. For the past five years, Newman T. Baker has been developing creative music for the washboard. He currently performs as a duo with guitarist Marvin Sewell and has recently launched Washboard XT to explore new musical territory in the quartet and quintet setting. Baker has been performing with the Ebony Hillbillies since 2010. Mr. Baker currently offers clinics and master classes in collaboration with saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowki to music conservatories throughout Poland. With Mickey D and Friends and the Avodah Dance Company, hebrings dance/music residencies and workshops to schools, communities and correctional facilities throughout the U.S. Newman Taylor Baker has served as peer review panelist for such organizations as American Composer Forum and Chamber Music America. Awards Newman Taylor Baker was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a Meet The Composer grant.

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Woodblock
Genres
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Z Jam Blues on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Acuity on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Just Friends on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Ballad for L on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Desert Storm on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Let's Don't on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Driving Sideways Backwards on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Boundaries on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker
Pat's Theme on The Bern Nix Trio: Alarms and Excursions by Bern Nix, Fred Hopkins & Newman Baker

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Drum • Suite • LifeNewman Baker2010Album
The Spirit Of ThingsDavid Schnitter - Dominic Duval - Newman Baker2008Album
Live At The Kerava Jazz Festival: FinlandKali Fasteau, Kidd Jordan, Newman Baker2007Album
IntrospectionIvo Perelman With Rosi Hertlein, Dominic Duval, Newman Baker2006Album
Ukom Memory Songs For Organ & PercussionsNoel Dacosta, Lorna McDaniel, Newman Baker1981Album
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