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RIP Ginger Baker
#3011262 10/06/19 06:33 PM
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Re: RIP Ginger Baker
Dave Bryce #3011277 10/06/19 10:32 PM
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My father was a jazz drummer, and a damn good one. He had disdain for most rock drummers - except when I turned him on to Ginger Baker. Dad thought he was amazingly innovative, musical, and precise, and I couldn't agree more. Even though I'm not a drummer, he was a huge influence on me for other instruments, and well as for "assembling" drum parts from acoustic drum loops and electronic drums. His reliance on toms, and super-sparing use of cymbals, was part of his signature sound.

Listening to him also taught me a lot about bass. That may not make sense to most people, but when you listen to how he played the toms...

I never got to meet him, only Jack Bruce. Maybe that's just as well; he had a reputation of being pretty volatile. Maybe it's best just to remember his incredible drumming skills. Wasn't anyone like him at the time, and hasn't been anyone like him since.

Re: RIP Ginger Baker
Dave Bryce #3011960 10/11/19 04:39 PM
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I bought a drum that day. Someone who I had left a message for an old Rogers kit over 2 months ago called and asked if I was still interested.

Not sure if Ginger's passing had anything to do with it.... maybe


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