Bassist Jonas Hellborg will be touring Europe this year with Ginger Baker on drums, and Regi Wooten on guitar. From Hellborg's official website:
"Jonas Hellborg and Ginger Baker played together for the first time 1985 on the now legendary Public image Ltd. recording "Album". Several Tours and Albums ensued, such as "Middle Passage" and "Unseen Rain".
Many prominent musicians have collaborated with the duo through the years, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worell, Jens Johansson, to name just a few.
Ginger Baker has since many years been living in South Africa where he has been concentrating mainly on his love for horses and Polo Playing.
As a rare opportunity, he has agreed to do this tour to give European audiences a chance to sample his still unparalleled approach to drum kit playing, while highly influential on all the generations that came after him, never fully emulated by any other drummer.
Ginger Baker is the Jazz Drummer whose head was turned around by drum legend Phil Seamen introducing him to African drumming. Taking this unique fusion as the rhythmical backbone in forming groups like The Cream, Blind Faith and Airforce he elevated the art of drumming in popular music.
The Jonas Hellborg Group featuring Ginger Baker is musically founded on this Afrocentric approach to rhythm, pinned down by master drummer Abas Dodoo and made complete by one of the most spectacular guitar players on the planet, Regi Wooten.
Many people curse themselves for having missed the chance to see Hellborgs Group with the late Shawn Lane, now the subject of massive trading of recordings from live gigs. Do not miss this chance to experience another groundbreaking musical ensemble."
Hellborg/Baker Tour Dates
|28-Sep||Aarburg CH||Moonwalker||online tickets here|
|2-Oct||Waldkraiburg D||Haus Der Kultur|
|8-Oct||Vienna A||Porgy & Bess|
|9-Oct||Gleisdorf A||Forum Kloster|
|10-Oct||Maribor SL||Narodni Dom|
|12-Oct||Aschaffenburg D||Colos Saal||online tickets here|
|14-Oct||Dresden D||Tante Ju|