Ginger Baker

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About Ginger Baker

While Ginger Baker is best known as the brilliant percussive force behind the legendary '60s bands Cream and Blind Faith, he has had a restless and varied solo career since then. The first leg of it included a stint as the leader of Ginger Baker's Air Force, a large jazz-fusion outfit that recorded two well-received albums in 1970. Baker then moved to Nigeria, built a recording studio, and played with a few local acts, including Fela Kuti. The next few decades saw Baker playing with a variety of bands: Hawkwind, PiL, BBM, Atomic Rooster--but his most critically acclaimed post-Cream work has been with jazz ensemble the Ginger Baker Trio, where his understated playing complemented the subtle stylings of guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Charlie Haden.

Lewisham, London, England
August 19, 1939

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