Thursday, August 12, 2004

Ginger Baker & Sonny Sharrock - Geneva 3/19/87

This one really piqued my interest when I traded for it recently, and it lived up to it's billing, being avery interesting set. Baker lays down a bunch of different rythyms accompanied by African percussion while Sharrock improvises over the top of it. If you think it would turn out to be like an old Cream type jam, think again - while Sharrock is certainly grounded in the blues, it is the estatic saxophone of atrists like Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane that are his primary influences, and especially in the sections where chanting vocals fill in between the guitar and percussion this recalls classic Sanders records like Karma and Thauid.

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