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    Ginger Baker

    Another founding member of Cream has passed. Eric is the last man standing.

    Ginger Baker RIP
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    I always enjoyed Cream, it was one of the best Rock trios around. This is sad news.
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by waltesefalcon View Post
    I always enjoyed Cream, it was one of the best Rock trios around. This is sad news.
    Many fond High School memories evoked listening to Cream.
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Was reading that Baker hated Jack Bruce... with violent tension there-in (as Baker could be a seriously loose canon).
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    Re: Ginger Baker

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    Somehow I did not listen to Cream that much coming up.

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    One of the greats! Listen to him in “Toad”

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Is that the sheet music in the background at 4.54?
    How do drummers notate music?

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    Is that the sheet music in the background at 4.54?
    How do drummers notate music?

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    presumably by beat

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Speaking of Cream - love this girl's covers.

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Ginger Baker was indeed a loose cannon. He was a tormented soul, had many issues, addiction being just one of them. That said, he was a genius, and is probably the greatest drummer, not just in rock, to have ever picked up a pair of sticks. We will not see his like again. RIP.

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    She is a very talented drummer.

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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    She is a very talented drummer.

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    I assume you mean Sina and not Ginger
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    Yes.

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    I assume you mean Sina and not Ginger
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    I with my total lack of musical knowledge could not really follow the score but when my wife watched it she pointed out that every time note was on the bottom row the foot pedal was used.
    So in that piece the drummer was working to the music score. In "Toad" is Ginger Baker going from Memory like a pianist would do or a bit more like a Jazz musician and improvising?

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    In Toad I would guess staying to the basic pattern with a lot of improvising. There are various cuts of it out there, not all alike but similar.
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    Re: Ginger Baker

    I have heard some Jazz music described as a colouring book. It gives you the outline to stay with in but you chose the colours. Some pieces by some artists you play note for note with no embellishments.

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