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Album Review

With producer Bill Laswell, who mixes African drummers (Ayib Dieng, Mar Gueye, Magette Fall) with fusioneers (Bernie Worrell, Jonas Hellborg, Nicky Skopelitis) and bassists (Jah Wohble and Laswell) to land in a "middle passage" of worldbeat. Not bad at all. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Fantastic album

This album is a bridge between jazz and rock. Obviously, there is an emphasis on drumming and rhythm, but it goes so much further beyond with the participation of such a world class set of musicians. Fantastic album. Great for both detailed listening and as a soundtrack for cocktail hour.

great music

Very good music by a fine group of musicians .


Born: August 19, 1939 in Lewisham, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Ginger Baker was rock's first superstar drummer and the most influential percussionist of the 1960s. There were other drummers who were well-known to the public before him, including the Beatles' Ringo Starr and, in England at the end of the '50s, the Shadows' Tony Meehan, but they were famous primarily for the groups in which they played and for attributes beyond their musicianship. Baker made his name entirely on his playing, initially as showcased in Cream, but far transcending even that trio's...
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