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Summary

David Baker (born as David Nathaniel Baker Jr. in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is a famous Composer from USA, he is 86 years old and still alive, born December 21, 1931.

Biography

David Nathaniel Baker Jr. is an american jazz trombonist (and cellist), composer, lecturer, jazz historian, author and jazz.

Baker studied (completed 1954) and Ph.D. from Indiana University. A career as a trombonist in the jazz scene of Indianapolis has been canceled by a jaw injury (he is listening to others on Stratusphunk and Ezz-thetics by George Russell), after which he moved to the cello, but rather it pursued a career as a composer and professor.

Later, Baker started as teacher at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, including that he also had numerous guest professorships at other universities (his students include Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker).

He is known for numerous jazz compositions sometimes symphonic character, the third attributed to stream. He has received commissions e.g. of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beaux Arts Trio, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Audubon String Quartet.

He was also very active in it, to document the oral history of jazz, and have written numerous books on jazz, including one on improvisational technique. He was chief conductor and artistic director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by David.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Baker_(composer)

Famous quotes by David Baker (10)


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"That is, the only reason salvation is necessary is to get us back to the garden. The Pentateuch not only presents where we began but also why we are not there any more, and why and how we need to get back"
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"What that book does for me is give me the tools in the same way that I had the tools when I learned the regular scales or the alphabet. If you give me the tools, the syntax, and the grammar, it still doesn't tell me how to write Ulysses"
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"I believe without exception that theory follows practice. Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice, theory is wrong. As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done"
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"It is rare that even a jazz musician finds an individual voice"
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"When I look back now, it must have been like Paris was at the time of Le Sacre du Printemps"
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"The Palestinian Authority refuses on an ongoing basis to take the necessary steps to prevent terrorists from getting into Israel"
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"In retrospect I realize that the threat was about ego rather than the validity of the music"
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"No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions"
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"I think we all realized that we had really been replicating things that had already been happening. I don't know if we were smart enough to realize that we were in a cul-de-sac, but we were curious"
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"I think we always move from imitation to assimilation to innovation, but I can't name you 20 people outside those we've already recognized who ever got to point three: innovation"


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