GINGER BAKER & SALT “AFRICA NOW” invites DRUM BATTLE WITH ART BLAKEY
Afrika Now - Afrika heute", Live in Munich/Germany at the Jazz Fest “JAZZ NOW!” (a special event in cooporation with the Olympic Games 1972 in Munich), 1972-08-18
Promoter: Joachim Ernst Behrendt
Source: probably SBD>Reel Tape (low gen!)>trade on CDR>EAC Rip (Secure Modus), Flac Frontend, Level 6
Sound: great sound! (listen to mp3 sample as usual)
Ginger Baker : drums
Steve Gregory: tenor sax, flute
Bud Beadle: saxes
Tunde Koboje: bass
Berkley Jones: guitar
Laolu Akins: african drums
Kehinde Lijadu: vocals
Taiwo Lijadu: vocals
* special guest: ART BLAKEY: drums
1. Track01 [7:12]
2. Track02 [5:25]
3. Track03 [6:41]
4. Track04 [11:05]
5. Track05 [16:51]
6. Track06 [19:18]
7. Track07 [7:27] (cut's quite heavy, the complete song is No.2 of CD 2, maybe from another Broadcast??)
1. Track01 [1:37]
2. Track02 [18:18]
UPLOADED BY RICOLA
Notes from Ricola:
However I'm currently in a seeding stop for different reasons, I just decided to bring out a special request for one of my Japanese trader friends Takamura.
Some short general Infos about this show:
This is a very special one. At the "Jazz Now!" Festival in Munich Ginger Baker played with his SALT Band. It seems this Band is a Reunion of his Airforce Band, however it sounds quite different to me.
The special surprise this evening was the drummer Art Blakey and Ginger took the chance for some hot drum battles! Because it was such a fun for all, he did the same thing again at the Jazztage Berlin 1972.
I found a article about this show at the original issue of the JazzPodium 1972. It was a really conservative critic as usual at that time. It seems the german Jazz Purists was quite overcharged with this Fusion of different music styles.
For all the germans….please find the article attached in the comment section.
The show was aired at TV (at that time SWF) 1972 and another part one year later 1973. But this source was recorded on reel Tape. So I really don’t know if the original source is from TV or a separate SBD. For me it seems the last one, because the sound is really amazing if you compared it with the age of that recording.
Please find also attached a copy of the original script from the SWF for the TV Broadcast from 1972-1973.
I don’t get an answer from SWR for a complete setlist, but they told me it is still unissued until today.
The music is amazing and IMO a wonderful historic document of the very short time lived Band “Salt”.
Enjoy and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAKAMURA :)!!
PS: I’m always open for any corrections and also to get more details (for example a complete setlist) as long as you do it in a friendly way! Thanks!!