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Soft Machine was formed in 1966 by Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers and Daevid Allen. Wyatt had already worked with Allen in the Daevid Allen Trio (which Ratledge occasionally jammed with) in 1963, and with Ayers in the Wilde Flowers in 1964. Although the band had its roots in Canterbury, it soon became a London- based band. In January 1967, the band's one and only single ever was recorded : it had two songs on it, "Loves Make Sweet Music" and "Feelin', Reelin', Squeelin'". Three months later, a collections of demos was recorded at DeLane Lea Studios with producer Giorgio Gomelsky, but not officially released until 1971 (on two compilations on the French Byg label)

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Yves Rousseau Septet: Fragments

Read "Fragments" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Yves Rousseau, contrabbassista e compositore francese, è uno dei quei personaggi talmente poliedrici ed eclettici che è davvero difficile circoscrivere all'interno di un genere o uno stile. Classe 1961, vanta una carriera densa di lavori e, soprattutto, di incontri che lo hanno portato sulla retta via di un jazz contemporaneo, melodico, ibrido e sempre ricco di ...

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Elephant9: Arrival Of The New Elders

Read "Arrival Of The New Elders" reviewed by Chris May


Unlike jazz or rock, both of which originated in the US, jazz-rock was born simultaneously in the US and Europe, with a British band the first off the blocks. Soft Machine's eponymous debut was released in 1968. It was followed by drummer Tony Williams' Lifetime's Emergency! (Polydor) in 1969 and trumpeter Miles Davis' Bitches Brew (Columbia) ...

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A Random Selection Of The Best New Releases Of 2020, Part 1

Read "A Random Selection Of The Best New Releases Of 2020, Part 1" reviewed by Len Davis


Best new releases of 2020. Playlist Soft Machine “The Tale of Taliesen" from Live at Baked Potato (Moonjune) 00:00 Raoul Bjorkenheim “Saturn" from Solar Winds (Long Song) 05:54 The Backstage “Isolation" from Isolation (Reingold) 11:40 Scott Jones “Floki's Shipyard" from Fictional Characters (Self Produced) 17:34 Gavin Harrison / Antoine Fafard “Transmutation Cycle" from Chemical ...

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Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 3

Read "Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 3" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway December 8-11, 2020 December 8Beady Belle Beady Belle is a soul/jazz band led by vocalist Beate S. Lech. For this performance she was joined by her husband Marius Reksjø on electric bass, plus keyboardist ...

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Soft Machine: Live At The Baked Potato

Read "Live At The Baked Potato" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


European progressive jazz-rock ensemble Soft Machine seems to have run through more lives than even the luckiest tomcat. They've been first-rate musicians at every incarnation, and it's heartening to hear John Etheridge (guitar), John Marshall (drums), Roy Babbington (bass) and relative newcomer Theo Travis (piano, flute, saxophone) sound so vibrant as well as accomplished on Live ...

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Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Soft Machine and More

Read "Stanley Clarke, Return to Forever, Soft Machine and More" reviewed by Len Davis


In the second part of this week's show we take the way back machine and revel in the glow of classic Jazz Rock and Fusion from the 70's. Enjoy the show! Playlist Stanley Clarke “Power" Stanley Clarke (Columbia) 0:07:22 Return to Forever “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" After the Cosmic Rain (Polygram) ...

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Love Letters & Postcards from the Jazz Heart

Read "Love Letters & Postcards from the Jazz Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Brian Andres Trio Latino Mayan Suite Bacalao Records 2020 Drummer and percussionist Brian Andres may have been born in Cincinnati but his musical homeland is Latin America. A drummer by age ten, Anders studied at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and eventually followed his Latin ...

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Soft Machine: Live At The Baked Potato

Read "Live At The Baked Potato" reviewed by Chris May


Live At The Baked Potato was recorded in Los Angeles in 2019 as part of Soft Machine's 50th Anniversary Tour. (Fact check: 2019 was the band's 53rd and this lineup's fourth anniversary). The latest album is a lot of fun even though it bears little resemblance to the music of the revolutionary 1966 -1969 lineups featuring ...

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Meet Tom Kohn

Read "Meet Tom Kohn" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Like many of our Jazz Super Fans, Tom Kohn's passion for music started when he was a teen, with a job in a record store and a penchant for acquiring albums that would impress even the most dedicated adult collectors. He grew up into a music business day job but, after suffering a life-changing event, he ...


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