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Nucleus with Leon Thomas: Live 1970

Read "Live 1970" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Combine a British jazz-rock outfit with an American vocalist. Put them on stage at the 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival. Record the gig, pop the tapes in a safe place for over 40 years, then give them to the talented team at Gearbox Records. The result is Live 1970, by Nucleus With Leon Thomas, a beautifully produced, ...

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Nucleus with Leon Thomas: Live 1970

Read "Live 1970" reviewed by Roger Farbey



Almost forty five years after it was thankfully captured on tape, this first official release of the June 1970 Montreux Jazz Festival concert by British jazz rock pioneers Nucleus performing with American jazz vocalist Leon Thomas features a truly fascinating set of Thomas' repertoire and blindingly good performances all round.

This seemingly ...

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Soft Machine: Live 1970

Read "Live 1970" reviewed by John Kelman

Between Cuneiform Records and the Voiceprint/Blueprint label, Soft Machine fans have been exposed to a diversity of archival live material. Some of it may be of a decidedly lo-fi quality, but the performances and contexts far outweigh any sonic deficiencies. These live performances demonstrate how rapidly Soft Machine, through a plethora of personnel changes, evolved from ...