In the second part of a two-part “Conversations online,”
IU jazz legend David Baker continues his discussion with WFIU
jazz radio host Joe Bourne.
To complement Baker’s commentary, the audiostream features
music of Wes Montgomery, Artie Shaw and, of course, Baker
Baker, a trombonist, cellist and composer, is a Distinguished
Professor of music and chair of the Department of Jazz Studies.
His honors include nominations for the Pulitzer Prize and
the Grammy Award, and Down Beat magazine’s New
Star Award, the Jazz Education Hall of Fame Award, the National
Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame Award and the NEA
American Jazz Masters Award. In 2001, he was designated an
Indiana Living Legend.
Bourne began his career in public radio nearly 30 years ago
and is producer/host of the daily jazz program, Just You
and Me, for NPR-affiliate WFIU.
Conversations online is produced by Byron K. Smith.
Part II of the David Baker-Joe
Bourne "Conversation online"
to the entire Part II or listen by topic
musicians in the late 1950s
Indiana Ave. in Indy • Indy music scene
Wes Montgomery • "Bumpin'" featuring
Wes on guitar
Music families in Indy • Young Baker's ambition, music
transcends barriers • Racially mixed recordings
Shaw • "Begin the Beguine" featuring
Artie on clarinet
I of the conversation is available at:
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