David Baker: A Legacy In Music by Monika HerzigDavid Baker: A Legacy In Music by Monika Herzig

David Baker: A Legacy In Music

byMonika HerzigForeword byQuincy JonesContribution byNathan Davis

Hardcover | November 16, 2011

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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.

Monika Herzig is a recording artist for Owl Studios and a touring jazz pianist. Her music has received awards from DownBeat Magazine, ASCAP, and Billboard. Herzig teaches classes on the music industry and community arts organizations at Indiana University as a member of the Arts Administration faculty.
Title:David Baker: A Legacy In MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253356571

ISBN - 13:9780253356574


Table of Contents

Foreword / Quincy Jones

1. Indiana Avenue and Crispus Attucks High School / Lissa May
2. A Star Is Born / Monika Herzig
3. New Beginnings / Monika Herzig and Nathan Davis
4. Defining Jazz Education / JB Dyas
5. 21st Century Bebop / Monika Herzig and Brent Wallarab
6. The Composer / David Ward-Steinman
7. David Baker and the Smithsonian: A Personal Perspective / John Edward Hasse
8. Social Engagement / Willard Jenkins
9. Coda / Monika Herzig

Bibliography of Written Works by David Baker
Selected List of Books, Articles, and Other Publications about David Baker
About the Contributors
CD Track Listing

Editorial Reviews

With the help of several key contributors, Herzig carefully traces Baker's career as a player, composer, educator and artist. It reads like the lives of several wrapped into one amazing person. . . . [T]his book is for anyone who wants to read about a class act, as well as a nice guy who wins in the face of great odds.