Ginger Baker of Cream fame has announced a new studio album called Why? out June 24. The upcoming release, which marks the drummer’s first new album in 16 years, has Baker performing with his touring group, Jazz Confusion.
Expect freewheeling jazz sounds on Why? The album consists of mainly instrumentals and songs with jazz textures and African beats. On top of originals, Why? features covers of Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints” and Sonny Rollins’ “St. Thomas,” plus a new version of Nigerian folk song “Aiko Biaye.”
Baker’s band Jazz Confusion features former James Brown and Van Morrison saxophone player Pee Wee Ellis, bass player Alec Dankworth and Ghanaian percussionist Abass Dodoo.
Why? Track List:
“Twelve and More Blues”