Newman Taylor Baker is a drummer best known for Singin'
Drums, his exploration of the washboard, and his work with
musicians Henry Threadgill, Billy Bang, Henry Grimes, Leroy
Jenkins, and Diedre Murray and choreographers Mickey
Davidson and Joanne Tucker
Mr.Baker currently performs in the ensembles of Makoto
Kuriya, Jemeel Moondoc, Sylwester Ostrowski, Henrique
Prince, Cheryl Pyle and Matthew Shipp, among others.
Singin' Drums, his solo drumset project, has also featured
collaborations with fellow drummers Horacee Arnold, Steve
Berrios, Susie Ibarra. In 2012, Mr. Baker collaborated with
his niece, mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker, along with pianist
Richard Lewis, on Singin' Drums: Voice and Drum which
premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.Baker
released his premiere solo drum recording, Drum Suite Life,
on Innova label in 2013.
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