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Ginger Baker - Why? album download
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Why? is the fourth album by British drummer Ginger Baker. It was released in 2014 on Motema Music, and is his first solo album in 16 years. Ginger Spice" (Ron Miles) – 6:08. 12+ More Blues" (Alfred Ellis) – 7:25. Cyril Davis" (Ginger Baker) – 6:44. Footprints" (Wayne Shorter) – 6:56. Aïn Témouchent" (Ginger Baker) – 6:46. St. Thomas" (Sonny Rollins) – 6:04. Aiko Biaye" (Traditional) – 7:28. Why?" (Ginger Baker) – 4:45. Ginger Baker – drums. Pee Wee Ellis – saxophone. Alec Dankworth – bass.

Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and a founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer", while his individual style melds a jazz background with African rhythms.

More albums from Ginger Baker: Faces And Places Vol. 4 by Ginger Baker. Stratavarious by Ginger Baker. Horses & Trees by Ginger Baker. African Force by Ginger Baker. No Material by Ginger Baker. Unseen Rain by Ginger Baker. Middle Passage by Ginger Baker. Coward Of The County by Ginger Baker.

Written-By – Ginger Baker. Made in the EU. Track 5 "Ain Temouchant" is titled "Aïn Témouchent" on the promo release of the album. Title for track 2 "Twelve And More Blues" is also slightly different on this version from how it is on the promo release, on which it is titled "12+ More Blues".

Why?, his debut offering for Motema Records - and his first studio outing in 16 years - features him in the company of his touring quartet of bassist Alec Dankworth, saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, and percussionist Abas Dodoo. The program is pure jazz. Two tunes here - the modal "Ginger Spice" by Ron Miles, and his own blues "Cyril Davies" - are revisioned workouts from his Coward of the County album, while his Algerian-tinged "Ain Temouchant" dates from his trio with Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell on Goin' Back Home.

Drummer Ginger Baker has led an extraordinary life, with stints in Cream, Blind Faith and Fela Kuti’s band peppering his 74 years. Nevertheless, he remains a man of few words. On June 24th, Baker will release his first new album in 16 years – titled Why? – but right now, he has little to say about it. Read our amazing most recent Q&A with Ginger Baker. As for the reason it took him nearly two decades to record again, he simply says tempus fugit, Latin for time flies

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Ginger Spice
Written-By – Ron Miles
2 Twelve And More Blues
Written-By – Alfred Ellis
3 Cyril Davis
Written-By – Ginger Baker
4 Footprints
Written-By – Wayne Shorter
5 Ain Temouchant
Written-By – Ginger Baker
6 St. Thomas
Written-By – Sonny Rollins
7 Aiko Biaye
Arranged By – Ginger BakerWritten-By – Nigerian Traditional*
8 Why?
Vocals – Kudzai*, Lisa BakerWritten-By – Ginger Baker

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motéma Music
  • Copyright (c) – Motéma Music
  • Licensed To – Mebran Rights Management Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Membran Media GmbH
  • Distributed By – Membran Media GmbH
  • Published By – Distance For Safety Music
  • Published By – Czedon Music
  • Published By – Rock And Roll Stew Music
  • Published By – Kobalt Music Publishing
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing
  • Published By – Prestige Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Real World Studios
  • Mixed At – The Engine Room
  • Mastered At – Turan Audio


  • Bass – Alec Dankworth
  • Co-producer – Abass Dodoo*, Alec Dankworth
  • Drums – Ginger Baker
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer] – José Tomaz Gomes
  • Management – Ina Dittke
  • Mastered By – Tim Turan
  • Mixed By – Chris Kimsey
  • Percussion – Abass Dodoo*
  • Producer – Ginger Baker
  • Saxophone – Pee Wee Ellis


Total Program: 52:27

1. Distance for Safety Music/BMI
2. Czedon Music
3. Rock and Roll Stew Music/BMI
4. Kobalt Music Publishing/BMI
5. EMI Music Publishing/PRS
6. Prestige Music Ltd/BMI
7. EMI Music Publishing/PRS
8. Rock and Roll Stew Music/BMI

Recorded at Real World Studios, Box Mill, Wiltshire, UK
Mixed at Miloco - Engine Room
Mastered, Turan Audio Ltd., Oxford, UK

℗ + © Motéma Music LLC under exclusive license to Mebran Rights Management Ltd.
Marketed and distributed by Membran Media GmbH.
Made in the EU.

Track 5 "Ain Temouchant" is titled "Aïn Témouchent" on the promo release of the album. Title for track 2 "Twelve And More Blues" is also slightly different on this version from how it is on the promo release, on which it is titled "12+ More Blues".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 85150 33846 9
  • Label Code: LC 29284
  • Rights Society: mcps

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MTM148 Ginger Baker Why? ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Motéma MTM148 US 2014
233846P, PROMO_233846 Ginger Baker Why? ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Motéma, Membran, Motéma, Membran 233846P, PROMO_233846 Europe 2014
233846 Ginger Baker Why? ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Motéma 233846 Russia 2014