Friday, November 30, 2012

Found in the Obits

In the obituary for guitarist Mickey Baker:

In the early 1960s, he moved to France, first to Paris and later to Toulouse, and he rarely returned to the United States.
He studied composition and theory with the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, among other teachers, and experimented on his own, playing and writing in a variety of forms, including classical music; he wrote a series of fugues and inventions for guitar and a concerto, “The Blues Suite,” for guitar and orchestra.
An opera buff, he built a personal collection of record albums that numbered more than 200,000, his daughter, Heath Kern Gibson, said.


john_burke100 said...

I caught the Xenakis mention too. Of course I knew "Love is Strange" (which is on the soundtrack of Terence Malick's "Badlands," a favorite of mine) but had no idea what had become of "Mickey." I wish they'd said something about "Sylvia."

D. said...

john_burke100: Sylvia Robinson died last year.