Motéma Signs Drummer Ginger Baker

New album will feature Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth and Abass Dodoo

Ginger Baker, Iridium, NYC 10-13
Ginger Baker and Pee Wee Ellis, Iridium, NYC 10-13

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Motéma Music has signed Ginger Baker, the British drummer best known for his work with guitarist Eric Clapton and bassist Jack Bruce in the ’60s blues-rock band Cream. Baker, whose roots were in jazz and who has continued to play jazz after leaving Cream, will release a new album featuring saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis (who worked with James Brown), bassist Alec Dankworth and percussionist Abass Dodoo.