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David Baker: A Legacy In Photos

David Baker through the years, with friends and colleagues as well.

David Baker: A Legacy In Photos

  • David Baker trombone

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    Photo: Courtesy of David Baker

    Baker practicing at home in Indianapolis in the late 1950s.

  • David Baker 1959

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    Photo: Courtesy of Jamey Aebersold

    David Baker leading his big band in performance at the French Lick Jazz Festival, 1959.

  • David Baker Wes Montgomery back to back

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    Photo: Duncan Schiedt

    Baker with guitarist and friend Wes Montgomery in 1959.

  • abcs of jazz

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    Photo: Courtesy of Jamey Aebersold.

    The ABCs of jazz education: Jerry Coker, Jamey Aebersold, and David Baker in Denmark, 1983.

  • David Baker cello

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    The cellist at work.

  • baker gingold

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    David Baker and Joseph Gingold, 1970.

  • David Baker classical

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    The composer: David Baker in the early 1970s.

  • David Baker L.A. Lakers

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    Photo: Courtesy of David Baker

    Baker Laker: the man, the basketball fan.

  • Baker Jones

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    David Baker and Quincy Jones.

  • Lida Baker flute

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    David's wife Lida Baker performing on flute.

  • Baker with arms folded

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    The dean of jazz.

  • David Baker J.J. Johnson

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    Baker with fellow Indianapolis trombonist J.J. Johnson in 1988.

  • Baker conducting

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    The conductor in action.

  • baker and brubeck

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    Baker with pianist and fellow jazz legend Dave Brubeck in Monaco, June 1992.

  • SJMO pyramids

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    Photo: courtesy of David Baker

    The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in front of the pyramids.

David Baker’s long trajectory of professional accomplishment has taken form in several guises, as player, conductor, composer, bandleader, and educator. Many of the photos in this slideshow are also included in the book David Baker: A Legacy In Music.

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