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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxi
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  1. 1. Indiana Avenue and Crispus Attucks High School
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. A Star Is Born
  2. pp. 16-45
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  1. 3. New Beginnings
  2. pp. 46-64
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  1. 4. Defining Jazz Education
  2. pp. 65-120
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 121-138
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  1. 5. 21st Century Bebop
  2. pp. 139-172
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  1. 6. The Composer
  2. pp. 173-229
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  1. 7. David Baker and the Smithsonian: A Personal Perspective
  2. pp. 230-287
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  1. 8. Social Engagement
  2. pp. 288-302
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  1. 9. Coda
  2. pp. 303-325
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  1. Appendix A: List of Compositions
  2. pp. 327-357
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  1. Appendix B: Awards and Honors
  2. pp. 358-360
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  1. Appendix C: Service
  2. pp. 361-364
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  1. Appendix D: Performing Experience
  2. pp. 365-366
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  1. Appendix E: Teaching
  2. pp. 367-369
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  1. Appendix F: Professional Societies and Organizations, Past and Present
  2. p. 370
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  1. Bibliography of Written Works by David Baker
  2. pp. 371-379
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  1. Discography
  2. pp. 381-393
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  1. Selected List of Books, Articles, and Other Publications about David Baker
  2. pp. 395-397
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 398-400
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  1. CD Track Listing
  2. pp. 401-402
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 403-420
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253005243
Related ISBN
9780253356574
MARC Record
OCLC
775866762
Pages
448
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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