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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                         Issue # 150                          ::
  ::                 Thursday, February 24th, 2000                ::
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From: Cuneiform Records <CuneiWay@aol.com>
Subject: Gilgamesh
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:30:20 EST


Cuneiform is very pleased to announce that we will be releasing "Arriving  Twice" by Gilgamesh in late 2000 or early 2001.

This release consists of three previously unreleased demo & studio sessions from 1973 - 1975.

We are working from original reel masters and safety masters, so the final  sound quality will be extremely good for the time period.

There are several songs that are not found on any of Gilgamesh's issued
albums, as well as different versions [sometimes *significantly* different] of songs found on their first, self-titled album.

We have been working for many months on getting permission from all the  musicians involved - a fairly gargantuan task - and we have secured  everyone's blessing; as one of the musicians said after they heard the tapes, "The music you sent was very nice; time has been very kind to the music here, I think."

The musicians involved are:
Alan Gowen - electric piano, piano, synthesizer
Mike Travis - drums
Phil Lee - guitar
Neil Murray - bass [1973]
Steve Cook - bass [1974]
Peter Lemer - electric piano/synthesizer [1974]
Jeff Clyne - bass [1975]

We are currently seeing what photos and other materials are available for the booklet.

The booklet will be written by WR's Aymeric Leroy, who has interviewed all ex-members as well as various friends & collaborators of Alan Gowen specifically for this project.

In other Cuneiform news, in the next few weeks, Phil Miller and Pip Pyle will be editing and mastering "Playtime", the live National Health release from 1979 that we announced recently.

We're working on other projects of interest to this listserv, and will clue you in with more information as soon as we can.

Thanks for your continued interest and support.

Cuneiform Records


From: "Market Square Records" <info@pmpr.co.uk>
Subject: Kevin Ayers new album
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:47:16 -0000

Greetings Gong fans

Part-time Gongster Ayers is very much with us, living in France, working with a new band, and has a live album out right now on the UK-based Market Square label entitled "Turn The  Lights Down! - Live in London 1995".

Kevin is supported here by the wonderful Wizards of Twiddly - great album with songs spanning 70s to 90s.

Online details at http://www.themusicindex.com/marketsquare
UK distribution through Koch.

Cheers, Gavin P, Market Square Records


From: "GrahamClark" <GrahamClark@tinyworld.co.uk>
Subject: Isthmus in London
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 13:47:19 -0000

Hello Aymeric!

I thought you might like to know that I am putting on a concert of my trio Clark Thorne Fell, at
the Salon des Arts,
191 Queen's Gate, London SW7
tel: 0171 244 6952

on Feb 25th, doors open 8.30 p.m. (entrance (£5/£3.50)

This is for my free trio, the one on the CD ISTHMUS, with Jon Thorne on bass and Milo Fell on drums

Best wishes


From: Martin Wakeling <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: New Kevin Ayers
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 13:03:02 +0000

Hi all,

A new Cd has just been released (Feb 2000) with an almost complete live set from 10 March 1995 when Kevin Ayers and the Wizards of Twiddly played at Waterman's Arts Centre, Brentford, London. 'Turn The Lights Down' has 13 classic tracks and total time of 68 mins. Remastered sound is excellent (even Kevin could only find one complaint!). Hugely recommended. Released on Market Square, the CD can be obtained on the net from

Full track listing can be found on the Why Are We Sleeping website at
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~marwak/  in the News section.

Market Square have also released a short Cd of Ollie Halsall demos from 1979 under the title of Caves.  You can obtain these from the above Music Index site.  For more info and also details of the live 1971 Patto Cd 'Warts and All' see site at  http://www.zyworld.com/caves

There is also a vinyl LP (double) just released of Kevin Ayers called 'Radio Sessions'. Label is Turning Point and I understand this is a vinyl audiophile release of a previous CD.  Turning Point have done the same for a GONG release and I will send more details as soon as I get my copy.

Finally, Why Are We Sleeping issue 12 and Tour 99 issue in their new dinky A5 format have gone out to all subscribers with very few left (copies, not subscribers!). Please email me marwak@globalnet.co.uk if any one thinks they should have had a copy or wants to sign up to this very select digest.



From: "Simon Knights" <simon.knights@tesco.net>
Subject: Hatfield - Afters ?
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 12:43:04 -0000

Sitting on my shelf of records is a copy of 'Afters' by Hatfield and The North. Its been there (and played of course !) since it was released in 1980'ish and sits next to the two older records by the Hatfields.

Now, in the March 2000 issue of MoJo magazine it says that this record was withdrawn soon after its release for reasons unknown (to MoJo).

So, question to Aymeric (who knows most things) or other readers:
Why ?

Simon Knights,


From: Roger Farbey <mmr@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: Solid Gold Cadillac
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 14:36:47 +0000

Mike Westbrook's seventies jazz rock outfit Solid Gold Cadillac has just had both albums from the early 1970s re-released on the BGO label in the UK. The two albums are 'Solid Gold Cadillac' and 'Brain Damage'. Both albums feature ex Robert Wyatt collaborator George Khan on sax and on the first album sometime ex Softs bass player Roy Babbington. Also featured on this double album two for the price of one compilation are the excellent Phil Minton on astoundingly good vocals and trumpet, Chris Spedding on guitar (on a couple of tracks on the first album) Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, Alan Jackson on drums and Brian Godding on guitar (on the second album) amongst others. Oh, and Westie himself of course on electric piano. Superb band, superb re-release. Very highly recommended.

Also of possible interest to Rattlers, BGO have also just re-released two 2-for-the-price-of-one albums by the late great Graham Bond, godfather of British blues and probably also British jazz rock which would take in a large chunk of Canterbury type sounds. The first double album features his 'Sounds of 65' and 'There's a Bond Between us' albums by the Graham Bond Organisation (with Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Dick Heckstall-Smith). The second album consists of his two 'Holy Magick' albums originally released on the prog-rock Vertigo label.

Roger Farbey


From: "David Ashcraft" <dashcraft@mindspring.com>
Subject: Forgas: Extra-Lucide CD
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 04:52:22 -0600

Greetings, Aymeric!

I saw the new Forgas Band Phenomena CD listed in Wayside so I snapped it up and have been extremely pleased with it. While it carries on in the excellent melodic vein of last year's "Roue Libre" it has some great new players. The Spanish bassist is incredible and remids me of a young Percy Jones. This guy has quite a future ahead of him! The alto sax player is also hot and he adds a jazzy touch to the "Canterbury meets zeuhl" sound. The compositions are again superb and I would highly recommend the disc to fans of melodic progressive fusion. It is all instrumental and the tunes weave and evolve beautifully. All of the players get solo space and make the most of it, including guitarist Mathias Desmier who has a distinct Holdsworthian sound.

Thanks for supporting Patrick and helping this superb band to record and perform!

Regards, David


From: "Gnarly Geezer Order Processing" <orders@gnarlygeezer.com>
Subject: Holdsworth Update
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 18:07:09 -0800


Allan Holdworth's new CD "Sixteen Men of Tain" is for sale exclusively at:


New shows are now planned for the west coast U.S. with Europe, Japan, and
the rest of the U.S. still in the planning for this year. It will be a great year to get out and see Allan. To keep up on the latest shows check the news page periodically at:


Allan has been receiving hundreds of letters per week and he really does
appreciate them all however there is no way he can possibly answer them
individually. They are sorted for him and repeat questions and subjects are eliminated. The most unique questions and comments will be posted on the website periodically. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Allan is in Europe on a promotional tour right now (no shows). We will post some new responses next month. The end result will be a little insight into Allan's world.

Everyone at Gnarly Geezer wants to thank you for your support through the
growth of the web site. We are dedicated to bringing the world to attention. Allan's time is now and fans like yourself are a direct contributor when you purchase CD's and merchandise from the web site. It is making a difference and we thank you for your continued support.


Tom Voli
Gnarly Geezer Records
27660 Marguerite Pkwy., Suite C292
Mission Viejo, CA 92692


From: Ipsis Quest <ipsis@cheerful.com>
Subject: Jac La Greca & Ipsis Quest - Concert
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 17:34:52 +0000


Here are the details of Jac La Greca's next concert
with his band Ipsis Quest :

Saturday, March 4th at 10pm, Salle "Les Naiades"
12, rue du Parquet,
in Saint Jean Aux Bois (foret de Compiegne)
near Paris

Tickets : 60F  

Featuring Leandro Aconcha - Keyboards,
Herve Croce - Drums
Bernard Lanaspeze - Bass, and
Jac La Greca - Guitars.

Best regards

Jac La Greca / "Ipsis Quest"/ Fusion-Jazz
Including excerpts from the album released on Musea Records.


From: Hadley Kahn <hadleykahn@rcn.com>
Subject: Egg CD
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:17:30 -0500


I'm trying to track down a copy of the 1st Egg CD w/ the 2 singles bonus tracks. I realize that it's probably out of print, but is there any hope of turning one up somewhere? BTW, I'm in the U.S. & willing to mail-order.

Hadley Kahn


From: "Steve Ashworth" <stash4@lineone.net>
Subject: 'Magma message board'
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:21:43 -0000

I've just set up a new message board for Magma fans to exchange news and views at :

Please use and make it worthwhile.


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*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
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        [for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX]

==> GONG - EUROPEAN TOUR <===============================================

Apr 01 - Vlissingen (Netherlands), venue tba / Apr 06 - London, Subterranea (CD launch party) / Apr 13 - Leeds, Irish Centre / Apr 14 - Coventry, Colusseum / Apr 15 - Manchester, University / Apr 20 - Southampton, The Brook / Apr 21 - Reading, The AllyCat / Apr 22 - Bristol, Fleece and Firkin / Apr 23 - Bristol, Fleece and Firkin / Apr 27 - Exeter, Phoenix Arts Centre / Apr 29 - Bergen (Norway), The Garage / May 04 - Paris (France), Le Bataclan / May 07 - London, Hammersmith Palais

Didier Malherbe will guest on selected dates.

July... European and UK Festival dates, possibly including MIMI Festival.
Sept... Two or three UK dates possibly including Bath Festival.
Sept-Oct... US Tour and South American dates
Oct-Nov... Full European Tour
Maybe sometime this year... A couple of dates in Israel.

==> DIDIER MALHERBE / HADOUK TRIO <======================================

Mar 22 - Paris, Le Glaz' Art [info:] / Mar 23 - Nilvanges, Le Gueulard [info:] / Mar 24 - Metz, Les Trinitaires [info:] / Mar 25 - Charleville Mézières, Action Jazz [info:]

Official website: http://www.multimania.com/malherbedidier/

==> SLAPP HAPPY <========================================================

May 13/14/16/17 & 26/27/78 - Tokyo, Star Pine's Cafe (Kichijoji)
May 19 - Sapporo, Bessy Hall (Sapporo)
May 20 - Kyoto, Kyoto Univ. Seibu-Kodo

Information: Eyewill: tel/fax +81-3-5485-6490

==> JOHN ETHERIDGE <=====================================================

Feb 25 - Whitney (nr.Oxford), Bistro 35 [Sweet Chorus]
Feb 28 - Twickenham, Coach & Horses (London Rd) [w.Theo Travis]
Mar 04 - London, Vortex Jazz Bar [w.D.Phillips/J.Marshall]
Mar 09 - London, Vortex Jazz Bar [w.Billy Jenkins]
Mar 18 - London, Pizza On The Park (Knightsbridge) [w.Malcolm Creese]
Apr 08 - Jersey Jazz Festival [w.B.Castle, M.Creese, J.Marshall, playing the music of Pat Metheny]
Apr 14 - Norwich Art Centre [Sweet Chorus]
May 21 - Berwick Jazz festival [Sweet Chorus]


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> MAGMA <==============================================================

                       30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS:
                           May 12/13/14
                        Paris, Le Trianon
                   (80, boulevard Rochechouart)

+ Projects:
Early May - US tour + South American dates
European tour - hopefully sometime this year

+ Christian Vander Quartet:
Apr 27/28/29 - Paris, Le Sunset

Official website: http://www.seventhrecords.com

==> STEVE ADAMS BAND feat. ANDY WARD <===================================

European dates in late May/early June 2000 - including:
Jun 03 - Utrecht (Netherlands), Planet Pul festival

==> THEO TRAVIS <========================================================

Mar 12 - Lichfield, The Guildhall (City Centre) [info: 01543 262223]


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