Grammy Award — winning engineer/producer David Baker died in his sleep on July 14, 2004. Baker had recorded for ECM, Enja, Blue Note, Atlantic, Sony, Verve, Black Saint/Soul Note, MaxJazz, Universal/Polygram, among many other labels. His long-term working relationship with Shirley Horn earned him a Grammy Award in 1998 for I Remember Miles. Other artists Baker worked with include Will Boulware, Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, Larry Coryell, Maceo Parker, Sun Ra and Medeski, Martin & Wood. Recently, Baker devoted his time to doing archival recordings for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2003/04 season, including performances by the Dave Brubeck Octet and Toots Thielemans.
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