To understand Ginger Baker's playing style (as opposed to merely copying it), one has to understand (at least) 3 things: 1) Drum rudiments, both as a tool of developing technique and as musical elements (applied to the drum kit); 2) African-inspired polyrhythmics; 3) Ambidexterity.
This DVD has information on all three, presented by the man himself. It is also well-annotated and has a section with slowed-down beats to help break the stuff apart. Also interesting are the parts where Baker discusses drum tuning, plays alongside a music number, and introduces a couple of creative sound effects by re-arranging some of the elements of his kit.
For anyone interested in gaining - and appreciating - essential rock drumming skills with a musical, artistic touch this is a must. Fans of Ginger Baker will buy this DVD because of his accent alone.