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David Baker, extraordinary recording engineer, dies. td Mon Jan 1 11:23:28 2007
David Baker, legendary recording engineer and producer who worked with Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell and zillions of others, died on July 14, at the age of 58.

I worked with David in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory of Music's electronic music studio when we were both studying there one summer. In a box in my studio I have the 1/4" master of a tape piece we composed together for a dance troupe. I lost touch with David when he moved back to the US, and didn't realize that the David Baker whose name I saw on all those recordings was the same person (it's a fairly common name, so I thought it was a coincidence) until I saw mention of his studying in Toronto while reading his obituary.