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David Baker attained plaudits as a new player, writer, and instructor, and on two instruments. While operating toward his doctorate at Indiana College or university in the first and middle-’50s, Baker performed in a number of big rings, including Lionel Hampton’s. He also worked well in the Western Coastline orchestras of Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson in 1956 and 1957, going his own music group back Indianapolis in 1958-1959, after that became a member of George Russell’s experimental combos for 3 years (showing up on such landmark Russell albums as 1960’s Stratusphunk, 1961’s Ezz-Thetics, and 1962’s The Stratus Seekers), while also spending a while in Quincy Jones’ orchestra. At once Baker was regarded as a coming celebrity on trombone, but a personal injury he’d suffered in 1953 eventually caused him to change in 1962 to cello, which he performed within the Charles Tyler documenting Eastern Man Only in 1967. Baker selected the trombone support within the ’70s, playing within the 1972 recording Living Period with Expenses Evans and George Russell performing. Still, though he’s added some solid trombone and cello solos, Baker was most widely known as an important composer and author of many books and evaluation of jazz functions. His piece “Amounts,” a concerto for single bass, jazz music group, woodwinds, and strings, garnered a 1973 Pulitzer Reward nomination. He going the jazz division in Indiana University’s music division and offered on many nationwide sections and commissions on jazz. At once Baker was chief executive of the Country wide Jazz Service Corporation. He passed away in March 2016 at age 84.

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Full Name David Baker
Died March 26, 2016, Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Profession Professor, Biochemist
Education University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, San Francisco
Nationality American
Awards Overton Prize
Music Songs Goddess On A Hiway, You're My Queen, Car Wash Hair, Opus 40, The Dark Is Rising, Tonite It Shows, Life Is Precious, The Funny Bird, Observatory Crest, Something for Joey, Frittering, Chasing a Bee, Nite and Fog, Tides of the Moon, What A Gyal, Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp, In a Funny Way, Hero, I Collect Coins, Lincoln's Eyes, A Drop in Time, Meth of a Rockette's Kick, Little Rhymes, Jammin, Hudson Line, Secret for a Song, Bronx Cheer, Empire State, Holes, Very Sleepy Rivers, People Are So Unpredictable, Coney Island Cyclone
Albums Spring Music, African Heritage Symphonic Series, Volume III
Movies St. Elmo's Fire

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