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Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

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Gilgamesh Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into Charly 1978Today's Rediscovery pays tribute to a musician who has been dead for over 30 years but whose brief body of work remains a seminal part of the British Canterbury scene that included groups like Soft Machine, Caravan and Hatfield and The North (see the Rediscovery column on Hatfield's superb second and final studio recording, 1975's The Rotter's Club). Keyboardist Alan Gowan may have passed ...

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Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

Read "Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into" reviewed by Nic Jones

British bass guitarist Hugh Hopper's recent death in the summer of 2009 throws this reissue into some sad relief. Recorded and originally released some 31 years ago, the fare is fusion of an order made rare by the fact that it's played with a measure of diffidence and an absence of empty technical fireworks. In short the music, all of it written by band members, gets the chance to breathe, yet its airy, listener-friendly surface resounds at deeper, more profound ...


Ocean Blues

"Ocean Blues" performed by the Dave Wilson Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café (Philadelphia) on March 29, 2018. From the album One Night At Chris’ (2019) featuring Dave Wilson (saxophone), Dan Monaghan (drums), Tony Marino (bass) and Kirk Reese (piano).

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