Ginger Baker's Air Force is a jazz-rock fusion supergroup led by drummer Ginger Baker. The band formed in late 1969 upon the disbandment of Blind Faith.
Ginger Baker's Air Force was recorded live at Royal Albert Hall in January of 1970 - in fact, this may be the best-sounding live album ever to come out of that notoriously difficult venue - at a show that must have been a wonder to watch, as the ten-piece band blazed away in sheets of sound, projected delicate. flute parts behind multi-layered African percussion, or built their songs up Bolero-like, out of rhythms from a single instrument into huge jazz-cum-R&B crescendos
Ginger Baker's Air Force was a jazz-rock fusion band comprising Ginger Baker on drums, Steve Winwood on organ and vocals, Ric Grech on violin and bass, Jeanette Jacobs on vocals, Denny Laine on guitar and vocals, Remi Kabaka on drums, Chris Wood (of Traffic) on tenor sax and flute, Graham Bond on alto sax, Harold McNair on tenor sax and flute, and Phil Seamen on percussion.
Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The word supergroup is so overused but Air Force more than lives up to that especially if you like percussion. However, there are many other excellent musicians here including Denny Laine and Winwood in particular. I was a jazz snob at one time and didn't even consider Baker as anything but a good rock drummer.
Members: Ginger Baker (drums) Steve Winwood (organ, vocals) Rick Grech (violin, bass) Jeanette Jacobs (vocals) Denny Laine (guitar, vocals) Remi Kabaka (drums) Chris Wood (tenor sax, flute) Graham Bond (alto sax) Harold McNair (tenor sax, flute) Phil Seamen (percussion). Associated Acts: Blind Faith Cream The Graham Bond Organisation Baker Gurvitz Army. Genres: Hard Rock Blues Rock Rock Jazz Rock. Formed: In 1969 in London, England. Debut Album: Ginger Baker's Air Force (1970). Did You Know: The group disbanded in 1972.