David Baker

Real Name:
David Howard Baker
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Born: October 12, 1945 in Mount Vernon, New York. Died: July 14, 2004 in Rochester, New York.

A Grammy Award-winning Producer and Engineer, Baker's career started in 1965 with a series of indoor and outdoor field recordings.

In 1967 he joined Apostolic Studios in New York City and continued his training simultaneously at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and The Institute of Audio Research in New York. He rose to Chief Engineer at Apostolic and stayed on until the studio closed in 1970.

From 1973 until 1975, he was Vanguard Records' Chief Engineer. He then freelanced until the mid-1980s, when he was asked to remaster the entire Vanguard catalogue. He worked with over a dozen other labels than Vanguard, including ECM, Enja, Blue Note, Atlantic, Sony, Verve, Black Saint, Soul Note, MaxJazz, Universal and Polygram, and worked with such artists as Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, John McLaughlin and Larry Coryell, Shirley Horn, Al DiMeola, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Maceo Parker, John Scofield, John Zorn and Sun Ra, and engineers/producers such as Yoshihiro Suzuki and Yasohachi Itoh.

Not to be confused with UK engineer Dave Baker.
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David Baker - Cosmic Furnace album art Roger Powell Roger Powell - Cosmic Furnace (Album) Atlantic US 1973 Sell This Version
David Baker - May Dance album art Terumasa Hino Terumasa Hino - May Dance (Album) Flying Disk Japan 1977 Sell This Version
6578-2-RB David Baker - Air Lore album art Air (4) Air (4) - Air Lore(CD, Album, RE) Bluebird (3) 6578-2-RB US 1987 Sell This Version
David Baker - Other Aspects album art Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy - Other Aspects (Album) Blue Note US 1987 Sell This Version
CCD 4325 David Baker - Keeper Of The Drums album art Marvin "Smitty" Smith Marvin "Smitty" Smith - Keeper Of The Drums(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD 4325 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
ECD 22090, ECD 22090-2 David Baker - Live At The Public Theater New York 1980 Vol. II album art Gil Evans Gil Evans - Live At The Public Theater New York 1980 Vol. II(CD, Album, RE) Evidence (5), Evidence (5) ECD 22090, ECD 22090-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
ATM-SC-1587, ATM SC 1587 David Baker - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, No. 9 In E Flat Major, K. 217 / Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, No. 14 In E Flat Major, K. 447 album art Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alfred Brendel, I Solisti Di Zagreb*, Antonio Janigro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alfred Brendel, I Solisti Di Zagreb*, Antonio Janigro - Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, No. 9 In E Flat Major, K. 217 / Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, No. 14 In E Flat Major, K. 447(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, RE, RM) Vanguard Classics, Vanguard Classics ATM-SC-1587, ATM SC 1587 US 2004 Sell This Version

Vocals

MIL-1003 David Baker - Silent Film album art Ayuo Takahashi Birds Of Paradise and 2 more… Ayuo Takahashi - Silent Film(LP, Album) School MIL-1003 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
David Baker - Marinai, Profeti e Balene album art Vinicio Capossela Vinicio Capossela - Marinai, Profeti e Balene La Cùpa Italy 2011 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

7194 David Baker - Love Speaks album art Mister Spats* Mister Spats* - Love Speaks(LP, Album) Pausa Records 7194 US Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

CR 7259 Potomac Crew (Your Love Is) Good To Go [LP Version] (as D. Baker) and 2 more… Potomac Crew - (Your Love Is) Good To Go(12") Clean Records (7) CR 7259 US 1985 Sell This Version
David Baker - Is It Love? album art The Basement Boys Present Ultra Naté Is It Love? (Club Mix) (as Baker) and 1 more… The Basement Boys Present Ultra Naté - Is It Love? (Maxi) Warner Bros. Records, Eternal US 1991 Sell This Version
OCD 3025 David Baker - Four Jazz Legends Live At Newport 1960 album art Cannonball Adderley Quintet*, Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band*, Oscar Peterson Trio*, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet Cannonball Adderley Quintet*, Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band*, Oscar Peterson Trio*, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - Four Jazz Legends Live At Newport 1960(CD, Comp, RM) Omega (19) OCD 3025 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
David Baker - My Summertime album art Ray Barretto & New World Spirit Ray Barretto & New World Spirit - My Summertime (Album) Owl Records (4), EMI France France 1995 Sell This Version

Production

David Baker - Music To Eat album art Hampton Grease Band Hampton Grease Band - Music To Eat (Album) Columbia Canada 1971 Sell This Version
David Baker - Open Sky album art Open Sky Open Sky - Open Sky (Album) PM Japan 1973 Sell This Version
David Baker - Cosmic Furnace album art Roger Powell Roger Powell - Cosmic Furnace (Album) Atlantic US 1973 Sell This Version
David Baker - Nefertiti album art Andrew Hill Andrew Hill - Nefertiti (Album) East Wind Japan 1976 Sell This Version
David Baker - I Love To See Ya Dancin' album art Blackwell Blackwell - I Love To See Ya Dancin' (Single) Bellaphon Germany 1976 Sell This Version
David Baker - Boogie Down Mess Around album art Blackwell Blackwell - Boogie Down Mess Around (Album) Penny Farthing Germany 1976 Sell This Version
PAP-9074 David Baker - Leaving album art Richard Beirach / Jeremy Steig Richard Beirach / Jeremy Steig - Leaving(LP, Album) Trio Records PAP-9074 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
6308 254 David Baker - Song Of The Tenor album art Bud Freeman Bud Freeman - Song Of The Tenor(LP) Philips 6308 254 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BF 18518 N David Baker - Rock On album art Hunter (4) Hunter (4) - Rock On(7", Single) Bellaphon BF 18518 N Germany 1977 Sell This Version
David Baker - At The Village Vanguard Vol.2 album art The Great Jazz Trio The Great Jazz Trio - At The Village Vanguard Vol.2 (Album) East Wind Japan 1977 Sell This Version
VIBN-3 David Baker - Live At Sweet Basil album art Junior Mance Junior Mance - Live At Sweet Basil(LP, Album) Flying Disk VIBN-3 Japan 1977 Sell This Version