Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time. Their importance and influence was especially great in Europe, where they influenced several generations of bands, and their influences can still be heard to this day in bands like Jaga Jazzist. Tortoise and beyond.
„Soft Machine…certainly rank among the most influential ‚out‘ rock bands.“
Grides presents the most best-known version of the band recorded live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam on October 25, 1970, in a high-quality, previously unreleased recording, just a few months after the release of Third and at the peak of their popularity. It showcases them in transition between releases, with the band performing 3 of the four works from Third, as well as some of the earliest recordings of material from the upcoming Fourth, including some very different arrangements to what would eventually end up on that release. In addition, it features the earliest recording of Elton’s Neo-Caliban Grides, which has a fairly lengthy composed section that was never heard again. Bottom line: another excellent and essential archival release from a great band!
released May 23, 2006
Elton Dean : alto saxophone, saxello, electric piano
Hugh Hopper : bass
Mike Ratledge : electric piano, organ
Robert Wyatt : drums, vocals
Recorded on October 25, 1970 at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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This sale ends 11:59pm on 8/16/20