Friday, August 21, 2009

70 years ago this week

Drummer Ginger Baker turned 70 on Wednesday. Most folks will remember him as one of the members of the rock band, Cream. I've been more partial to his solo work (those two albums with his band Air Force or the subsequent 1972 album Stratavarious always did it for me). After his stint with Cream, Baker veered into jazz rock, straight-ahead jazz, and African music territory remaining consistently iconoclastic and rarely boring.

Here's a jam from 1971:

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