David Nathaniel Baker, Jr. (1931-) had composed in a wide range of genres and styles, including works for jazz, orchestra, solo voice, chorus, piano, and chamber ensemble. He served as Jazz Studies Department chairman at Indiana University and authored many books and articles, often on themes of African-American music.
Honors page from Indiana University's Alliance of Distinguished Rank Professors notes his abilities and achievements that garnered this distinction.
Transcript of NPR's Milestones of the Millennium with host Martin Goldsmith. Includes RMM audio of the broadcast with music edited out.
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