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Bob Baker | The Romance Language of Music

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The Romance Language of Music

by Bob Baker

These original compositions are inspired from the heart. They take you from dreams to uplifting joy. Soulful, relaxing and inspiring. This new CD would be ideal for weddings.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Crisanta's Dream
3:46 $1.50
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2. Rapture in the Quiet
5:57 $1.50
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3. The Romance, The Storm, The Resolve
6:07 $1.50
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4. Gethsemane
5:12 $1.50
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5. Joy
3:54 $1.50
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bob will thrill you with his natural feel for a variety of different musical genres influenced by his early classical training, rock, jazz and gospel. His easy connection with audiences creates a rapport with his music that is at once familiar, but quite uniquely his own. Bob’s Asian/Irish multi-racial background influences his distinctively diverse musical style as well as his own special perception of culture and connection.
Bob Baker began his professional music career voted top trombone soloist at the Wichita jazz festival in 1971. He toured with Jerry Lee Lewis and later joined the group MS Funk, based out of Chicago, as a brass player and keyboardist.
He toured for several years in MS Funk under the stage name “Chaz” Baker, dedicating himself to keyboards, digital pianos and synthesizers. Bob has performed and recorded with a wide array of famous musicians including Tommy Shaw (MS Funk, Styx), Dan Fogelberg, Mark Andes (Firefall, Heart), Larry Stewart (Airborne) and Rosemary Butler (Jackson Brown, James Taylor). He has recorded at Paragon (Chicago), Paramount (LA), Widget (Muscle Shoals), Northstar (Boulder), Applewood and Caribou (Nederland) recording studios. 

His new CD "The Romance Language of Music" is just the beginning of great things to come.

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Kathy Parsons

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"The Romance Language of Music" is a five-song solo piano EP by Bob Baker, a former jazz trombone player who switched to piano and keyboards after a short tour with Jerry Lee Lewis and hearing the statement that “horn players will come and go but they will always need piano players to Rock ‘n Roll.” Nicknamed Chaz, he performed and toured with a wide variety of musicians before launching his solo career. The Romance Language of Music draws on this broad range of musical experience and incorporates Baker’s Filipino/Irish multi-racial background as well as classical, jazz, rock and gospel influences into a musical language that is distinctly Baker’s own. Sometimes tender and lyrical and sometimes upbeat and effervescent, there is a very impressive collection of music on this relatively short album.

"The Romance Language of Music" begins with “Crisanta’s Dream,” a beautiful love song with a gracefully-flowing left hand and a sweetly lyrical right - sure to evoke a contented sigh! “Rapture in the Quiet” is blissful tranquility set to music. Passionate and intense in some passages, this is a good kind of intensity that doesn’t disturb the peaceful vibe of the piano. “The Romance, The Storm, The Resolve” is the longest of the five pieces at a little over six minutes. It begins with a quiet, melodic delicacy that gently builds to a little past the mid-point of the piece (the romance), becomes much more dramatic with powerful chords (the storm), and again becomes peaceful (the resolve). It’s a beautiful concept piece! “Gethsemane” tells its poignant story without words, relying on emotionally expressive playing to tell the tale in a heartfelt way that words never can. “Joy” goes into an entirely different direction and literally dances for joy with breathless excitement and enthusiasm.

As I was writing this review, I kept thinking, “This is my favorite” with each track. The pieces are all outstanding and you can download the entire album for under $10. Recommended!
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