The new book David Baker: A Legacy In Music comes with a career-spanning CD of David Baker’s music in live, studio, jazz, and Third Stream contexts. Here are a few samples from the CD:
- “Sandu” – featuring Killer Ray Appleton (drums), David Baker (trombone), Harold Gooch (bass), David Young (tenor saxophone); live recording from the Topper (Indianapolis), c. 1959 (10:13)
- “Le miroir noir” – Le chat qui pêche: For Orchestra, Soprano, and Jazz Quartet, featuring the Louisville Orchestra, Jorge Mester (conductor), Linda Anderson (soprano), Jamey Aebersold (alto and tenor saxophone), Dan Haerle (piano and electric piano), John Clayton (bass and electric bass), Charlie Craig (drums); recorded October 10, 1974; Louisville First Edition Records, 1975 (5:11)
- “Jubilee,” from Roots II – previously unreleased recording with Marianne Ackerson, piano; Sarah Caswell, violin; Mark Kosower, cello (5:11)
- “Dance of the Jitterbugs” – Basically Baker, featuring the Buselli/Wallarab
Jazz Orchestra, soloists Mike Stricklin (tenor sax), Peter Kienle (guitar), Brent Wallarab (trombone), Tom Walsh (alto sax), Mark Buselli (flugelhorn); recorded September 4-5, 2004, Echo Park Studios, Bloomington, Indiana; GM3049, 1997 (9:46); rerelease on Owl Studios forthcoming.
- “On the Road with the Hampton Sisters” – Imagine: Indiana in Music and Words featuring David Baker (reader), Monika Herzig (piano), Frank Smith (bass), Jamey Reid (drums); with “Route 66” (Bob Troup) and “God Bless the Child” (Arthur Herzog/Billie Holliday); ACME P 56605-49162, 2008 (5:04)