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Though he may be physically frail due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteoporosis, Ginger Baker in his mid-seventies is still a drummer to be reckoned with. Why?, his debut offering for Motema Records -- and his first studio outing in 16 years -- features him in the company of his touring quartet of bassist Alec Dankworth, saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, and percussionist Abas Dodoo. The program is pure jazz. Two tunes here -- the modal "Ginger Spice" by Ron Miles, and his own blues "Cyril Davies" -- are ...

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  1. Ginger Spice
  2. Twelve and More Blues
  3. Cyril Davis
  4. Footprints
  5. Ain Temouchant
  6. St. Thomas
  7. Aiko Biaye
  8. Why?
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2014, Motéma Music

UPC: 181212001488


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