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Baker, Marilyn

Violist and violinist who performed as a member of the Santa Monica Symphony.

She also performed with many other artists and groups such as American Jazz Philharmonic, Elmer Bernstein, Burt Bacharach, Stanley Clarke, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, George Duke, The Gap Band, Julio Iglesias, Quincy Jones, Barry Manilow, Manhattan Transfer , Santana, Nina Simone, Teena Marie and Dionne Warwick. Albums she has featured on include her own Marilyn Baker as well as Hot August Night by Neil Diamond , School Daze by Stanley Clarke, I Am and Faces by Earth, Wind & Fire, Amoroso/Brasil and Joao (I Really Samba) by Joao Gilberto, One Love: One Dream by Jeffrey Osborne, Single Woman by Nina Simone, It Only Takes a Minute by Tavares, This is Jazz Vol. 20 by Sarah Vaughan, Unforgettable by Natalie Cole, Tribute to Bing Crosby by Mel Torme , Q by Quincy Jones, Rock Swings by Paul Anka , Affirmation by Savage Garden, Walking in Avalon by Christopher Cross, The Gap Band , The Bass-ic Collection and the soundtrack to The Salton Sea among many others.

The Gap Band recordings
Baby Baba Boogie (Lonnie Simmons/Charlie Wilson )

She plays violin here on “Jenny Lee” by Shuggie Otis…

Sources:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bass-ic_Collection
  2. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:anfrxq9gld0e~T2
  3. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:jcfuxqr5ldde
  4. http://www.smsymphony.org/roster.html