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  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                         Issue # 135                          ::
  ::                  Wednesday, August 4th, 1999                 ::
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From: "A.J. Rotshuizen" <age@cable.a2000.nl>
Subject: Noisette
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:34:43 +0200

Hello y'all,

I was thrilled to hear that Cuneiform is releasing a 1970 Soft Machine concert featuring Dobson. I've heard a boot-tape with a similar concert and it is really GREAT material. I'm glad labels like Steve's take the risk (& the effort) to release this kind of music. Keep up this good work Steve!

Facelift is missing but ala, there's more than enough Facelifts released, and probably more to follow in the next millenium :-)

Thanx Aymeric, for the excellent review of the Greaves/Meyer/Hopper/Pyle concert (what kind of a bandname could that be? Rainville? Soft Ghmp? l'Equip' Out Revisited?),

nuff said,



From: "Steve Ashworth" <stash4@lineone.net>
Subject: Rattlin' with MP3 ?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 13:26:01 +0100

For many of us, getting to hear the music we like has been difficult -  going off reputations, reviews or recommendations before parting with cash , or by chance purchases, which have occasionally been bad gambles. Otherwise, all too thin (especially in the U.K.) concerts and radio braodcasts, or the frowned upon tape swaps have been used to explore new musical avenues.

With the growing MP3 sound file format and its playback software now easily available, this is an excellent and accesible way to hear a track or two of interest. Would the likes of Voiceprint, Cuneiform, GAS, ReR etc consider placing tracks * WITH THE ARTISTS PERMISSION * on the Internet on their own websites or other MP3 depositories I wonder ? This would help advise the listener what was on a CD, and certainly take the element of risk out of buying the music of previously unknown artists - an action that would be much appreciated by those (like myself !) with limited funds to spend. Who knows, the artists concerned may even gain some more converts in the process.

What does the panel think ? Over to you....



From: Craig Shropshire <v-dorje@ticnet.com>
Subject: "Noisette"
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 14:30:51 -0500

Another thing to note re: Steve/Cuneiform's release of "Noisette" is that the original release of "Facelift" on THIRD is actually comprised of 2 different shows, pieced together.............  (Both Croydon on Jan 4, `70, & at Mother`s Club Birmingham Jan. 11th `70).

SO, how about the Mother`s performance of "Facelift"? Also unuseable for
same reasons?

Craig Shropshire


From: "David Voci" <david_voci@tcibr.com>
Subject: Soft/Delivery
Date: 28 Jul 99 17:08:44 -0700

Hello to All,

I'd like to offer my appreciation for the recent release entitled Fools Meeting by Delivery. This is a classic CD with very lengthy/informative liner notes that show us the very roots of what became many different CB bands stemming from the Miller Bros./Babbington/Pyle/Coxhill/Richard Sinclair etc. personnel roster.

At first, the vocals started to get a little iffy with obvious reference to Janis/Grace as the liner notes would also explain... Some Brit groups that came to mind inasmuch as this vocal tendency were Zephyr, Babe Ruth, Julie Driscoll etc but the great thing here is that as the disc progresses, there are no shortage of musical treats that await the listener. Rooted in Blues, some jazz tendencies(minimal)and an overall good listen...get it. In some places I was even reminded of Stan Webb's early guitar playing in Chicken Shack.

Second topic is that as I am all for Soft Machine live stuff, is there any way we fans will ever get any live stuff from the other lineups (Jenkins,Etheridge,Holdsworth etc...).

I was lucky to be able to get a hold of the second BBC live disc with Jenkins but as to anything else I sure haven't seen a thing.  I realise that this has been asked before.

Have a good one,



From: Geoff Castle <castleg@turret.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Paz founder, Dick Crouch dies
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 03:07:18 +0100

Followers of the British Latin jazz fusion scene will be saddened to hear of the death, on Thursday 22nd July, of vibes player Dick Crouch, the founder, ex-leader and composer of Paz. He started the band whilst working as a producer at the BBC in Kensington House. His colleagues were well aware that his office was being used as the Paz office from where Dick was booking the band's gigs. His office door had a poster with PAZ in huge letters on it. From 1973, Paz played every Sunday night for 8 years to capacity audiences at the nearby Kensington pub. I also joined the band in 1973 and enjoyed a long and enduring association with Dick right up till the present day.  

The band's first recordings were live radio broadcasts for BBC jazz club. Pete Freshney, the chief engineer at Kensington House secretly arranged for weekend recording time to record album tracks. The first album, Kandeen Love Song, consisted of one side of radio cuts and the other of studio tracks from these clandestine recordings. Kandeen Love Song was issued by Spotlite Records and soon became a top-selling British jazz album. Some of these early tracks are available on CD on the Best of Paz and Amor en Paz (Love in Peace).  

AC/DC, the band's signature tune, written by Dick, first appeared on the Paz are Back album in 1981. This was a huge hit on the jazz club dance floor, 1000 white label LPs selling out in two weeks. A later version of this tune appeared on the band's top-selling album, Look Inside, produced by Paul Buckmaster. Paul had just collaborated with Miles Davis with the album On the Corner in 1983. Look Inside topped the fusion charts for several weeks and was issued in Japan and the US. Since then the band has recorded an album every 2 or 3 years, the 10th and most recent being Samba Samba (1998) issued by my own label, Turret Records.

Dick was always a great enthusiast about Paz music. As a writer he could incorporate unusual harmonies with attractive and melodic lines to make uplifting tunes. He was greatly influenced by Jobim and managed to involve superb South American percussionists such as Angelito Peres, Roberto Pla, Joao Bosco d'Olivera with British giants of percussion such as Simon Morton and Chris Fletcher. His total commitment to Paz, "The Inventors of jazz fusion" and his genuinely held belief that it is one of the best bands in the world was a positive element of the band's success. He will be missed by the members and fans of Paz as well as his partner Jeanine. He leaves a teenage son James and daughter Beth by his former partner Ann Curtis.  

Paz has always included many of the best musicians in London, a tribute featuring many of the star players is planned for Friday September 3rd at the Bull's Head in Barnes. More details will be posted on the Turret Records site in the near future.  

Geoff Castle


From: "frederick chalenor" <fredelaineoats@earthlink.net>
Subject: Hughscore stuff, fred & elaine on tour
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 07:09:33 -0500

Hello Aymeric

I thought I would send you this bit of information regarding Fred Chalenor and Elaine diFalco from Hughscore. We will be all over Europe this fall touring as members for the longstanding Seattle group the Walkabouts. I actually started working with them last fall and recorded with them in February of this year. The cd was recorded in the mountains north of Seattle with British engineer Phil Brown. Phil has made some very interesting cd's of his own. One that I know of is on Resurgence/Voiceprint called AV !. He also engineered the Last couple of Talk Talk cd's.

Anyway Hughscore's new cd is out on Cuneiform and we now writing for the next one. Once again the core group will be Hugh Hopper, Elaine diFalco, Tucker Martine and Fred Chalenor.

The main reason I am sending out this itinerary is to let anybody know who likes the Hopper/Hughscore stuff to come on down and check out the Walkabouts and Say hi. Elaine and I will be happy to hang out talk. Come find us! I just heard there will be some dates added in Greece at the end. I will send these as soon as i know them. Any other Hughscore questions can be e-mailed to us at: fredelaineoats@earthlink.net

thanks, Hope to see you

PS: some upcomming Fred chalenor releases will be:
Land: Winnebago Weekend ( with Jeff grienke, Lesli Dalaba, and Bill Reifland) and a second cd from Radio Chong ( I play stick in that group) both cd's will be on First World. A new lable started by Bill Reifland, Jeff Greinke and Trey Gunn from King Crimson. And speaking of Trey, he will be subbing for me in land at the Bumbershoot festival here in Seattle at the end of August while I am on the road with the walkabouts.

>The Walkabouts/ Trail Of Stars --- Tour 1999

>we 08/25/'99 fly into Amdam    Beverungen
>fr 08/27/'99 Stavanger (N) Folken
>sa 08/28/'99 Bergen (N) Garage
>su 08/29/'99 Oslo (N)  John Dee
>mo 08/30/'99 Stockholm (S) Studion
>tu 08/31/'99 Malmö (S)  KB
>we 09/01/'99 Copenhagen Pumpehuset
>fr 09/03/'99 Groningen (NL) Vera
>sa 09/04/'99 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg  
>su 09/05/'99 Eindhoven (NL)Effenaar
>mo 09/06/'99 Bochum (D) Bahnhof L.
>we 09/08/'99 Kiel (D)  
>th 09/09/'99 Köln (D)  Kantine
>fr 09/10/'99 Bielefeld (D) Forum
>sa 09/11/'99 Dresden (D) Starclub
>su 09/12/'99 Hamburg (D) Fabrik
>mo 09/13/'99 Berlin (D)  Kesselhaus
>tu 09/14/'99 Leipzig (D) Moritzbastei
>we 09/15/'99 Heidelberg Karlstorbahnhof
>th 09/16/'99 Bern (CH) ISC
>fr 09/17/'99 Freiburg (D) Jazzhaus
>sa 09/18/'99 Plauen (D) Folkherbst
>su 09/19/'99 Schorndorf (D) Manufaktur
>tu 09/21/'99 München (D) Muffathalle
>we 09/22/'99 Darmstadt(D) Centralstation
>th 09/23/'99 Brussels (B) NuitdeBotanique
>sa 09/25/'99 Dublin (IRE) Whelans
>su 09/26/'99 Manchester (GB) University  
>mo 09/27/'99 London (GB) Underworld
>tu 09/28/'99 Paris (F)  t.b.a.
>we 09/29/'99 Luzern(CH) Schuur
>th 09/30/'99 Stafa (CH)  Kulturkarussel
>fr 10/01/'99 Linz (A)  Posthof
>sa 10/02/'99 Praha (CZ) Akropolis
>su 10/03/'99 Vienna (A) Szene Wien
>mo 10/04/'99 Ljubljana (SL)  t.b.a
>tu 10/05/'99 Zagreb (HR) Aquarius
>th 10/07/'99 Barcelona(SP)    Bikini
>fr 10/08/'99 Rioja(SP)  festival
>sa 10/09/'99 Lisbon (P)  Aula Magna
>su 10/10/'99 Porto (P)             Hard Club


From: LOLOREC@aol.com
Subject: Bon shows
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:11:36 EDT

Hello friends!

Just a friendly note on some LoLo Records activity.

Bon will be touring in late summer/early fall. More dates are to be added soon, so check out the website for the latest info: http://www.lolorecords.com

Hansford Rowe's solo release will be available in Sept. This cd titled "Like No Other" features Hanny on vocals & bass, David Fuiczynski, Happy Rhodes,  Jon Catler, Bob Muller, & others. We will have copies available, along with  most of the LoLo catalog at the BON shows.

Project Lo w/ Happy Rhodes will be touring in Nov. Six dates have already been confirmed. More to come soon!

* * * *

Bon Lozaga - guitar
Hansford Rowe - bass
Vic Stevens - drums

27 - Valentines     Albany, NY     17 New Scotland Ave. (518)-432-6572
28 - Brass City Records    Waterbury, CT   489 Meadow St. 2nd fl
29 - TBA
30 - TBA
31 - Knitting Factory     N.Y.C.  74 Leonard St. (212)-219-3006

1 - Café Tattoo   Balt., MD     4825 Belair Rd. (410)-325-7427
2 - Hole In The Wall    Richmond, VA    307 N Laurel St., (804)-225-7103
3 - Bessies    Wilmington, NC     133 Front St. (910)-762-0003
4 - Local 506   Chapel Hill, NC     506 W Franklin St. (919)-942-5506
5 - Borders Books & Music   Raleigh, NC     8825 N Six Forks Rd.
10 - Down To Earth   Mt. Holly, NJ    82 High St. (609)-265-0368
12 - Iota   Arlington, VA    2832 Wilson Blvd. (703)-522-8340
24 - Borders Books and Music Cuyahoga Falls, OH 335 Howe Ave.(330)-945-7683

1 - Upstairs At Nick's    Phila., PA   16 South Second St.  (215)-928-0665  
2 - Phantasmagoria    Wheaton, MD   11319 Elkin Ave. (301)-949-8886


From: twostools <utwo@twostools.com>
Subject: Gilgamesh
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:14:20 -0400

Why is there no mention of Gilgamesh? Does it not rank in its pedigree to be mentioned alongside Hatfield and National?

In addition, I am seeking more possibilities of Alan Gowen's recorded archives beyond what i've found;  the National Health, Hatfield and the North, Soft Heap/Head, Before a Word Is Said, and with Hugh Hopper (2 Rainbows and Improvisations) these I have found either on vinyl or CD.

This is a general calling out to see if anyone knows of early Alan Gowen recordings or involvement from "Assegai" or "Sunship" being available? How about live recordings of Gilgamesh (BBC Broadcasts?) or more live Hatfield and National (aside from Missing Pieces). It took me quite a while to find what I have thus far (Especially difficult to procure the first Gilgamesh album on CD, let alone LP).

I send my thanks to the Canterbury Web site for providing a much needed information guide to this arm of musical mastery  as well as for reviewing my inquiries and responding or passing it on to whomever might assist my search.


From: Earl Rapp <donnamx@waterw.com>
Subject: 7 Year Itch
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 14:15:07 +0400

Hello Rattler's:

If you are only going to buy 1 more cd this summer.
Please get Pip Pyle's "7 Year Itch" ! the cd is fantastic.
It runs the gammit of feelings and sounds.

The cast is outstanding & the compositions are great.
It represents a body of work, Pip has been working on for years.
This cd is very well planned and produced with love. the sound is inspiring.

some of the highlights !

track 1.  Richard Sinclair singing to a Pip beat works for me.
          with Dave Stewart and Elton Dean, and Phil Miller
          come on this is it.

track 2.  is great ..... french lyrics; beautiful feel.

track 3.  "Strawberry Fields Forever" has Barbara Gaskins
          singing Pip's jazz work up of the Beatles classic.
          maybe the best Beatles re-make ever !
          In the liner notes Pip says: he put a Elvin Jones feel
          to the song
          It feels more like Max Roach to me. <grin>
          warning section 2 of this song will blow your mind <promise>

I could go on & on !! please believe me every song, in this cd works.
On its own level. Hugh Hopper is a killer on track 9 for example.

The song called:  "L'etat Des Choses" is so scary. it only has low notes. Hugh does 4 bass tracks fuzz, wah-wah, double speed and Backwards.

and the finale is a grandoise march, off into the sunset.
featuring the dream brass section of Didier Malherbe, Elton Dean and 5 other great players.

seek this album out. it is on Voiceprint, so you should be able to find it.
this is not a dose of nostalgia, it is very creative and now sounding..
"7 Year Itch" is a must have (imho) for Canterbury addicts.

Best Wishes:
Earl Rapp


From: "Nick Loebner" <nloebner@siroyan.com>
Subject: Gigantic Land Crabs (in new singer search)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 08:46:41 +0100

Hello all,

Our band is currently seeking a singer. We strated as a Canterbury Scene tribute band (a la Going Going) - but are intending to do a mixed set of covers & originals in future. We are based in West London.

Our repertoire of covers includes: Memories, Place of My Own, Land of Grey and Pink, Hello Hello, Nan True's Hole, Esther's Nose Job,...

Interested? Please email me!

- Nick.


From: "Nick Loebner" <nloebner@siroyan.com>
Subject: Caravan: The Show of our Lives
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 08:53:26 +0100

Hi all,

Who ignored this release (on Mooncrest Records) believing it to me (yet another) compilation? It's not. The versions are all apparently previously unreleased. The quality is pretty good - although there are some poor edits, with intros missing and sudden violent fade-outs on some tracks. I guess for completisits only - although the material is very good.

My question: can anyone here pin-point the original source of these interesting recordings?

- Nick.

[Much of this material sounds similar to the versions on both volumes of Caravan's BBC sessions released on Hux Records last year, with some exceptions, the most notable being versions of "For Richard" and "And I Wish I Were Stoned / Don't Worry", featuring the original line-up - AL]


From: Speck1106@cs.com
Subject: Gilgamesh
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 01:45:26 EDT

I would like to find out how to purchase the first Gilgamesh recording. I  thought I saw that it was on disc on Virgin on a discography on this site  (calyx). If you can help answer this query I would be forever grateful. I'm a  drummer with a fusion style band called "Facelift". We got the name from the  Soft Machine tune and didn't know about the magazine. I'll have to subscribe  but being in the states is abit more difficult. I just ordered "Another fine  tune..." from Net Beat. I'm completely new to this as you can see.         

Cheers, sincerely
Ken Sokolov
143 Tatum Lane Eugene, Oregon 97404 USA


From: gong-gas <gong-gas@gpo.sonnet.co.uk>
Subject: July 99 GAS Rolling e-flyer Part 2
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 99 14:56:16 +0000

As is unfortunately traditional there were a few errors in the 7/99 GAS e-mail flyer. Apologies to all for the mistakes. Here are some corrections and fine tunings.
Additions, changes and further details to the gig list sent out in the 7/99 GAS e-mail flyer. All the other dates and details sent out were correct as far as we know and still stand.
Sun 1st Aug        UK-Buxton: Badam Festival
This festival has been cancelled due to the ‘antis’ on the council and in the                 police getting the upper hand at the last minute. Deep shame and highly                     suspicious. As the licensing police officer say to the festival organiser after it was canclled “That’s the script I was given, it’s not happening”.
    tel 01298-77280 for ticket refunds
Thurs 5th Aug    UK-Southampton: Talking Heads. tel 01703-555-899
Sat 7th Aug           UK-Bath: Window Arts Centre. tel 01225-421-700
Wed 11th Aug    UK-Cornwall, St Just,: Moon Shadow - tel 01736-788-926
Sun 29th Aug    France-Haute Loire, Les Amis de L’Epouvantail Festival, 43150 Hadron, France. tel 00-33-(0)471-0849-151
Wed 1st Sept     Germany-S.W. Germany-to be confirmed
Fri 3rd Sept     Germany-S.W. Germany-to be confirmed        
Fri 15th Oct         UK-Glastonbury: Town Hall-tbc
Available now (all prices in UK pounds stirling)

CD Goddess T- ‘Electric Shiatzu’ (Voiceprint) 12.50
Organic techno/trance. The band is Gilli Smyth, Orlando Allen, Tone, Nick Spacetree with Mark Hewins and Daevid guesting many of the tracks,  Plus the help and input of a host of other musicians and some whales! Highly good.

CD Here & Now- ‘Gospel of Free-Live 76-78’ (GAS) 12.50
Also just about in. From the vaults, a wild live, psychedelic experience with Here & Now. The accompanying 32 page booklet is crammed with the photographs and artifacts, the history and thoughts and the tall tales of those transforming times.

PO BOX 871

tel  +44 (0) 1458 833 049    fax +44 (0) 1458 833 958


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*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

        [for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX]

==> CARAVAN <============================================================

Oct 01 - London, Astoria
[+ special guests Annie Haslam/Michael Dunford]

==> DIDIER MALHERBE <====================================================

Didier's website: http://www.multimania.com/malherbedidier/

==> KEVIN AYERS / BELGIAN DATES <========================================

Aug 20 - Mechelen-Vismarkt, Dijlesfeesten
Aug 22 - Wilrijk, Spytelinck Kasteel
Sep 19 - Bornem, CC

Info: BOOM! Bookings, phone: + 02 360 28 51

==> E.DEAN / H.HOPPER / K.TIPPETT / J.MARSHALL <=========================

Sep 04 - Chemnitz (Germany), Augustusburg Castle

Info: http://home.t-online.de/home/Olaf.Seidel/

==> ANNIE WHITEHEAD / ROBERT WYATT PROJECT <=============================

Oct 10 - Nottingham / Oct 20 - Nancy (France), Jazz Pulsations Festival [also Gong/Magma] / Nov 14 - London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

This project will consist of Robert Wyatt compositions performed by a 10-piece band featuring Julie Tippetts (vocals), Ian Maidman (vocals/bass), Didier Malherbe (sax/fl), George Khan (sax), Harry Beckett (tpt), Jeanette Mason (kb), Liam Genockey (d) and Gazy Azuks (pc). Phil Manzanera (gtr) will also be appearing. Please note that Robert Wyatt *will not* be appearing, although he will be attending various rehearsals to lend his ideas and direction.


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> VIKKI CLAYTON BAND feat. FRED T. BAKER & CLIVE BUNKER <===============

Aug 06 - Leicester, Bayou Club (Royal Mail) / Aug 12 - Cropredy Village Church [info: 01295-750235] / Sep 22 - Bristol, The Albert Hole (Bedminster)

==> BILL BRUFORD'S EARTHWORKS <==========================================

Aug 13 - Brecon (Wales), Jazz Festival

==> PHIL MANZANERA / 801 LATINO <=========================================

Sep 24-26 - Durban, South Africa
Oct 06 - Newark, Robert Wyatt Festival

Further UK, France and Spain dates to be confirmed.
Phil Manzanera's new studio album "Vozero" will be released in September.

Info: http://www.manzanera.com


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