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Born: October 12, 1945. Died: July 14, 2004.
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 [l=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 [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/VanguardVanguard Records[/url' 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 [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/ECM+RecordsECM[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Enja+RecordsEnja[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Blue+NoteBlue Note[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Atlantic+RecordsAtlantic[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Sony+Music+Entertainment+Inc.Sony[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Verve+RecordsVerve[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Black+SaintBlack Saint[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Soul+NoteSoul Note[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/MAXJAZZMaxJazz[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Universal+Music+GroupUniversal[/url and [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/PolyGramPolygram[/url, and worked with such artists as [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Frank+ZappaFrank Zappa[/url & [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mothers+Of+Invention%2C+TheThe Mothers of Invention[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin[/url and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Larry+CoryellLarry Coryell[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Shirley+HornShirley Horn[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Al+Di+MeolaAl DiMeola[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Medeski+Martin+%26+WoodMedeski, Martin & Wood[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Maceo+ParkerMaceo Parker[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+ScofieldJohn Scofield[/url, [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+ZornJohn Zorn[/url and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Sun+RaSun Ra[/url, and engineers/producers such as [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Yoshihiro+SuzukiYoshihiro Suzuki[/url and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Yasohachi+ItohYasohachi Itoh[/url.