Live At The Jazz Cafe 2009
NTSC/Region 0. Live DVD release from the legendary drummer. In August 2009, Ginger Baker miraculously reached his 70th Birthday. In October he also published his long awaited autobiography. To coincide with these two momentous events a 'gig with special friends' was held at London's Jazz Cafe on November 4th, 2009.This DVD commemorates this historic and prestigious event and invites you to share the music and atmosphere of the venue. Ginger demonstrates his musical fluidity and prowess with a range of numbers spanning the back catalogue of his phenomenal career. He is helped in this by guitarist/singer Chris Goss, bassist extraordinaire Jonas Helborg, percussionist Dodoo Abass, world renowned saxophonist Peter King, along with Ginger's daughter Leda Baker on guitar/backing vocals. For the last two numbers Ginger is joined by his 'surprise' guest and very 'special' friend Steve Winwood in a moving reconciliation that sees them play two show-stopping Blind Faith numbers.
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Top Customer Reviews
The concert was held to celebrate Ginger's 70 year birthday- quite a miraculous event considering his life style - and cast a stellar band with Chris Goss (Masters Of Reality)and bass virtuoso Jonas Hellborg. The repertoire is kind of a historic trip through G.B.'s illustrious career. Be-bop with Thelonious Monk and "Bemsha Swing" featuring a brilliant Hellborg solo. Cream: a rather short run through of "Sweet Wine" with some less than stellar vocals from Goss and Baker's daughter Leda, "Iko Beiya" from Airforce.
The playing is rather tight for an ad hoc band and it's a great pleasure to hear Jonas H. play some straight rock and blues.
Unfortunately we only get around 45 min. of music and a big shame that the proceedings stop - for contractual reasons - when Steve Winwood enters the scene!