DAVE BAKER 20/20: Best of Dave Baker DAB Music Veteran contemporary jazz, Latin, and classical guitarist Dave Baker compiles his favorite solo, duo and ensemble tracks from his two decade recording career on his latest release 20/20: BEST OF DAVE BAKER. Keeping his nylon string playing and right hand techniques center stage, he runs the stylistic gamut with fresh interpretations of long beloved classic pop and jazz hits (Christopher Cross, Acoustic Alchemy, Steely Dan, etc.), 20/20 is a musical vision you’ll love! ~JONATHAN WIDRAN, smoothjazz.com. Dave-Baker_2020_36_SS_REMIXED        click to pause   Dave Baker, a very skilled acoustic guitarist, performs music that is impossible to classify.  A musical force in the Philadelphia area for quite a few years in settings ranging from a big band to fusion, 20 years ago he founded the DAB Music to document his solo playing and highly individual music. Since then he has released seven CDs including his previous set Blended.  20/20 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the DAB label by featuring 19 selections drawn from the earlier releases plus the newly recorded “Everything She Does Is Magic.” The focus is primarily on the guitarist (who sometimes overdubs additional parts) although some performances include duets with cellist Rich Kurtz (who is occasionally heard on bass) and bassist Lenny Fatigati or a larger band with percussionists. The music is consistently melodic, thought-provoking and often cinematic. While Dave Baker’s mixture of single-note lines and chords sometimes recalls Joe Pass a little, he is also inspired by classical guitarists, Latin music and some pop and folk stylists.  The 20 performances are so accessible that they do not require extensive...