Ginger Baker - Elvin Jones - Art Blakey - duets..

jda

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Nothing happenin…Cat’s got delusions of grandeur with no grounds. They should make him an astronaut and lose his ass! – Jazz great Elvin Jones on Ginger Baker

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“Baker had better put his drums where his mouth is.”
Ginger Baker vs Elvin Jones, Lyceum 1970 – SMART


The great drum-off took place at London’s Lyceum Theatre during the Air Force tour on this day 50 years ago, when Jones joined the ensemble on Aiko Biaye and a thirty-two minute Do What You Like (YouTube link bookmarked

 
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jda

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"the front-story- where it started" - were Ginger's comment's in a March 19th 1970 issue of Downbeat "Max Really Carved Elvin" referring to a Gretsch Drum Night
beginning with the word "nevertheless"..
; Elvin after reading the Downbeat comments (pic13) responded-back or "by coincidence" in Life Magazine..
Then they met.

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jda

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The Art Blakey meeting..

"Baker would later challenge another jazz great, Art Blakey, but late in life would scoff at the notion of the events being anything other than duets which took place in the spirit of mutual respect and admiration. Either way, the colliding of two worlds certainly spiced up the music scene."

Ginger Baker and Art Blakey in 1973:


 
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jda

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Was once accused of using all the ink and paper the internet had
and that was on dial-up..
 
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jda

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and a lot of cars


plus funky Ed Thigpen w/ Oscar Peterson
add a dash (no pun) of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
 
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