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November 4, 2007

 

Quincy Jones and Lionel Hampton Mosaic sets up for pre-order

Lionel Hampton Mosaic setJust in time for Christmas: Mosaic Records has discographical information and audio clips up for their forthcoming Quincy Jones and Lionel Hampton sets, out later this month. The Hampton includes the vibraphonist’s remarkable late-1930s small-group dates…

October 19, 2007

 

David Baker: Quincy Jones Mosaic out soon

David BakerOne of the great things about working at WFIU is having David Baker stop by occasionally for appearances on Joe Bourne’s weekday afternoon program “Just You and Me”. As busy as he is, he’s always been incredibly generous with his time, and I’m always grateful for any chance to speak with him. He’s full of stories, insights, and good will; a few minutes in his presence and you’ll understand why he’s been such a successful jazz educator.David came in today to chat about the inauguration concert for Indiana University president Michael McRobbie that he’ll be conducting Sunday night…

October 2, 2007

 

Indiana Avenue: From Glory to Decline

(This is a continuation of a previous post, Along the Avenue: the Legacy of Indianapolis Jazz.)Lockefield GardensIndianapolis in those days was sharing in the euphoric glow of the post-World War II economy. Lockefield Gardens, the expansive and beautiful housing complex built during the Depression to provide…

September 18, 2007

 

Along the Avenue: the Legacy of Indianapolis Jazz

Street of dreams: Indiana Avenue was a world unto itself that sent out artists such as J.J. Johnson and Freddie Hubbard to the wider world.

August 29, 2007

 

Photo of jazz educator David Baker

The Basics of David Baker, Part 2

More of our 2007 conversation with jazz educator David Baker, who passed away on March 26, 2016 at the age of 84.

August 28, 2007

 

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The Basics of David Baker: a Conversation

A 2007 interview with composer, trombonist/cellist, and jazz educator David Baker, who passed away March 26, 2016 at the age of 84.

July 14, 2007

 

David Baker this Monday night

David BakerFor south-central Indiana readers of the blog: David Baker will be leading the Festival Jazz Orchestra, a top-flight group of IU jazz faculty & students, in performance Monday evening. To hear Baker in some classic small-group sessions…

August 12, 2006

 

When Russell Met Baker

David BakerIn the summer of 1959 a 27-year-old David Baker and several bandmates from Indianapolis attended the Lenox School of Music…

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