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Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion @ BB King's 6/25/2014
DCist: What was the impetus behind forming this band? Who is in the group and why did you choose these musicians?Cantankerous interview subject, renowned/reformed wild man, and drum god, Ginger Baker released Why? this week, his first album in 16 years. Along with that his band, Ginger's Baker's Jazz Confusion are on tour as we speak, and played NYC's BB King Blues Club on Wednesday (6/25) and Thursday (6/26) as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. A man of few words, the former Cream/Blind Faith drummer has no problem letting his music do the talking. Pictures from Wednesday's BB King's show are in this post.
Ginger Baker: I don't understand "impetus." Abass Dodoo African drums, Alec Dankworth bass and Pee Wee Ellis horn. Because they are all bloody good musicians.
DCist: Your playing and music has always drawn from international influences. What are some of the inspirations behind the music this band is playing?
GB: We just play what we feel.
DCist: What can the audience expect in terms of the material you'll be playing?
GB: We play the stuff on the record Why? plus a couple...don't expect a super long set 'cause I'm too old. [DCist]
Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion