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Billy Cobham - 90% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Cobham, 16 May 1944, Panama. Cobham began playing drums while growing up in New York City, to where his family had moved while he was still a small child. He studied at the city’s High School of Music before entering military service. In the army he played in a band and by the time of his discharge had achieved a high level of proficiency. In the late 60s he pla Read more

Mahavishnu Orchestra - 64% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by guitarist John McLaughlin (4 January 1942, Yorkshire, England), between 1972 and 1976 the Mahavishnu Orchestra played a leading part in the creation of jazz rock fusion music. Mahavishnu was the name given to McLaughlin by his Hindu guru Snr i Chimnoy, and the unit’s early work showed the influence of Indian ragas. The first line-up included several musicians who Read more

John McLaughlin - 52% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Return To Forever - 49% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This jazz fusion group originally featured Chick Corea (Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA; keyboards), Joe Farrell (b. Joseph Carl Firrantello, 16 December 1937, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, d. 10 January 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA; soprano saxophone/flute), Flora Purim (b. 6 March 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; vocals), Stanley Cla Read more

Bill Frisell - 45% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Blues Instrumental
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Richard Frisell, 18 March 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Frisell is acknowledged as one of the most influential and exciting jazz guitarists to emerge in the latter half of the 20th century. Collaborating with artists from the world of pop, country, world and classical music has, in addition, brought his unique style to a much wider audience than many of his contemp Read more

Bill Laswell - 45% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 February 1955, Salem, Illinois, USA. Laswell started playing guitar but later switched to bass. He was, he has said, more interested in being in a band than in playing music, but in the 70s he became more committed and has since organized some of the most challenging bands in recent popular music, including Material, Curlew (with Tom Cora, Nicky Skopelitis and George Cart Read more

Weather Report - 45% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Funk
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by Joe Zawinul (Josef Erich Zawinul, 7 July 1932, Landstraße, Vienna, Austria, d. 11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria; keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (b. 25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA; reeds). The highly accomplished Weather Report was one of the groups credited with inventing jazz rock fusion music in the early 70s. The two founders had worked together Read more

Soft Machine - 44% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Instrumental
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1966, the original line-up was Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England; drums/vocals), Kevin Ayers (b. 16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England; vocals), Daevid Allen (b. 13 January 1938, Melbourne, Australia), Mike Ratledge and, very briefly, guitarist Larry Nolan. By autumn 1967 the classic line-up of the Soft Machine’s art-r Read more

Ornette Coleman - 39% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 March 1930, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The evolution of any art form is a complex process and it is always an over-simplification to attribute a development to a single person. If there is anyone apart from Louis Armstrong for whom that claim could be made, however, Ornette Coleman would be a tenable candidate. Charlie Parker and John Coltrane were great forces for progress, Read more

Bill Bruford - 37% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Scott Bruford, 17 May 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. A founder member of progressive rock outfit Yes in 1968, Bruford left four years later at the height of the band’s popularity. An accomplished drummer, he opted to join King Crimson, where his skills were put to even greater test, and remained there until leader Robert Fripp dissolved the line-up in 1974. Bru Read more

Tony Williams - 35% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 December 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 February 1997, Daly City, California, USA. Williams was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where his father, an amateur musician, encouraged him to take up drums. Williams studied with Alan Dawson and was sitting in at local clubs before he entered his teens. At the age of 15, he was freelancing in and around Boston and had alrea Read more

Sun Ra - 34% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herman Sonny Blount, 22 May 1914, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, d. 30 May 1993, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. One of the most extraordinary figures in twentieth-century music who deserves much greater attention, Sun Ra claimed to have arrived here from the planet Saturn on a date that cannot be revealed because of its astrological significance! More down-to-earth researchers have su Read more

John Scofield - 33% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 December 1951, Dayton, Ohio, USA. From an early background of playing with local R&B groups in Connecticut where he was raised, guitarist Scofield attended the renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston during the early 70s. He recorded with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker and eventually received an invitation to join Billy Cobham as replacement for John Abercrombie. F Read more

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - 33% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 August 1936, Columbus, Ohio, USA, d. 5 December 1977, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Originally named ‘Ronald’, Kirk changed it to ‘Roland’ and added ‘Rahsaan’ after a dream visitation by spirits who ‘told him to’. Blinded soon after his birth, Kirk became one of the most prodigious multi-instrumentalists to work in jazz, with a career t Read more

Chick Corea - 32% match to Ginger Baker

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA. After a very musical home environment, pianist Corea’s first notable professional engagements were in the Latin bands of Mongo Santamaría and Willie Bobo (1962-63), playing a style of music that continues to influence him today. Joining Blue Mitchell’s band in 1964, he spent two years with the Read more


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