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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RIP David Baker

Perhaps one of America's greatest jazz educators, David Baker passed away on March 26.
His transcriptions and analysis of jazz solos are regarded by many as the definitive. Many a time I've sat reading Down Beat absorbing his wisdom. Truly a jazz guru who really did know the score - pardon the pun.
Trumpet, trombone and, after his lip was gone, cello. One of the greats who perhaps deserved more recognition of his achievements. A giant!
David Baker was 84. He will be sadly missed by any jazzer who felt there was more to the music than just getting up and blowing.
Sadly missed.
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Lance,

1 comment :

Unknown said...

I met David a number of times having studied Jazz Theory with him and he was an amazing person. Very erudite and a master at explaining things in a simple and informative way. I was told had to stop playing trombone after a car crash where he broke his jaw and was refused treatment at an american hospital. He will be missed by many for sure.

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