Welcome aboard as Squadron Leader Baker scrambles his crew to fly you to new musical heights and rediscover some old standards along the route! Originally formed late in 1969 after the demise of supergroup Blind Faith, Baker (formerly GBO & Cream) hit on the idea of reinventing the Big Band sound of his youth. After sell out debut shows in Birmingham and London’s Royal Albert Hall on 12 & 15th January 1970, many agreed in hindsight that Airforce 1 well and truly brought the African influence into the popular arena for the first time.
With a changing line up of star musicians, two albums, Airforce 1 and 2 were released in 1970, to critical acclaim that remains to this day. Now in 2015, after successfully touring with his Jazz Confusion, Ginger has decided wear his wings one more and travel in a new direction with blues, Africa, vocals, rhythm and harmony. Airforce 3, will feature previous material and add exciting new arrangements whilst showcasing new talent and collaborating with old friends.
Join us for this special club show, which precedes a bigger world tour planned in 2016.
Please extinguish your cigarettes and fasten your safety belts; we can promise you will have a fantastic flight.
Yes for a short time only you can sit in and learn from a legend.
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GINGER BAKER ANNOUNCES ‘A DRUMMERS TALE’ LIVE A ONE OFF EVENT IN HONOUR OF HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY SATURDAY 3RD MAY – O2 ISLINGTON ACADEMYFebruary 17th, 2014
Monday 17th February – Legendary drummer Ginger Baker has today announced that he will play a very special one of event at O2 Islington Academy in London on Saturday the 3rd of May. The show will feature performances of material from the drummer’s exemplary recording career including music from Cream, Blind Faith, Graham Bond Organisation, Fela Kuti, Airforce, Baker Gurvitz Army and his current outfit Ginger Bakers Jazz Confusion. Ginger will be joined onstage by his band and some very special guests.
Special VIP tickets are available from Pledge Music http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gingerbaker
In conjunction with this show Ginger is releasing a career spanning anthology on CD and Vinyl, entitled ‘A Drummers Tale’ and an exclusive Photo Album via PledgeMusic. Reaching 75 is a milestone for any working musician but in the case of Ginger Baker it is truly worth celebrating.
By teaming up with PledgeMusic, the Baker family is able to offer, direct to the fans, a first listen and look at this collection of tracks, chosen by Ginger, from all the different stages of his long and extraordinary career. In addition Ginger and his daughter Nettie Baker have compiled a very personal family album picture book of art, artwork, photos and other images many of them never seen before.
For this and more exclusive offers visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gingerbaker
GINGER BAKER – ‘A DRUMMERS TALE’ LIVE
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Saturday 3rd May 2014 – O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
Ginger Baker tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 21st February priced £30.00 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Special VIP tickets will be available from Pledge Music http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gingerbaker
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Legendary drummer, Ginger Baker, launches his career spanning Anthology “A Drummer’s Tale” together with an exclusive Picture Book through PledgeMusicJanuary 31st, 2014
Reaching 75 is a milestone for any working musician but in the case of Ginger Baker it is truly worth celebrating. To mark this 2014 event Ginger Baker has joined forces to create and release a 20 track career spanning Anthology package called “A DRUMMER’S TALE” together with a very personal Picture Book compiled with the help of his daughter Nettie.
By teaming up with PledgeMusic, the Baker family are able to offer, direct to the fans, signed exclusive items, VIP tickets to a gallery show and one off “Drummer’s Tale” Gig in London and there will even be a series of Drum clinics for fans who want to learn from the master, details of which will be announced shortly.
Alongside the Anthology containing music from all the different stages of Ginger’s long and extraordinary career, Ginger and Nettie have compiled a very personal scrap book of art, artwork, photo’s and other images many of them never seen before creating a limited edition Picture Album.
Everyone who Pledges or pre-orders through this campaign will have their name included in a special thank you section of the CD and Picture Book.
Ginger says of the campaign,
“Stand by your beds everyone! its been over thirty years since the RSO launched my last ‘The Best of Ginger Baker’ anthology album WITHOUT consulting me about the content! This time I’m in charge, with no label and with the help and support of Pledge Music I am ready to release “A Drummer’s Tale” and the events that inspired these personally chosen tracks from my long career.
“There will also be a book full of very rare family owned photos and memorabilia. With PledgeMusic the plan is to give you, the fans, something very exclusive. I know you’ll enjoy it, Thanks for your support throughout the years & remember ‘don’t cheer, throw money’! ”
Nettie Baker says,
“It is with great pleasure that we can finally offer up this definitive collection of tracks chosen by Mr B and encompassing all the highlights of his long, iconic and illustrious career. With the help of Pledge Music we are now able to offer all our fans the chance to participate in what is certain to be not only a landmark lifetime anthology of music, but with several exciting spin offs, such as a new book and much more to come, also a fitting accompaniment to Ginger Baker’s 75th Birthday this year!
“I know this is something you’ve all been waiting for, so please let’s show our love for my very talented Dad by getting this campaign on the map!”
Check out A Drummer’s Tale here.
Beware of Mr Baker will be showing in cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Don’t miss Beware of Mr Baker with Ginger Baker at the Curzon Soho Q&A – May 9, 2013 – get your tickets here.
October Tour – U S A
8th October – Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th October –IRIDIUM, New York
14th October – City Winery, Chicago
15th & 16th October –Dakota, Minneapolis
19th October – Yoshi’s, Oakland
18th October – MIM, Phoenix
22nd & 23rd October – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle
Check out Jazz Confusion here