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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN'? -                     ::
  ::     The Weekly (or so) Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts   ::
  ::                         Issue # 173                          ::
  ::                  Thursday, January 4th, 2001                 ::
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                 An Interview with Peter Carlton

I had the pleasure of receiving a copy of Peter Carlton's video "Where But For Caravan Would I...? - An Affectionate Tribute" in my letterbox shortly before Christmas.

Of course, it's a rarest of pleasures to watch a film made about a band from the Canterbury scene, but it's obvious from the introduction that a lot of work and passion went into this one. Peter has interviewed the current members of Caravan - including three of the four original members - and unearthed quite a few archival documents (including a German TV performance of "Place From My Own" from 1969 and lots of photos and memorabilia) to tell the story of Caravan in a most entertaining manner. Those who have never seen Caravan "in the flesh" will be pleased to discover how nice and down-to-earth these people are!

In addition to this historical bit, we are also treated to the entirety of Caravan's set at last summer's Canterbury festival. The one-hour performance consists mostly of classics, including "Nine Feet Underground" and the long medley, among many others. Very professional camera work ensures a nice moment in front of your TV screen!

I asked Peter to tell us more about the background to this project:

"As I explain in the video, I grew up in Canterbury and the (rather scruffy) Wilde Flowers van was a familiar sight with its floral decoration. In my late teens, I drank in the 'cool' pubs such as the Olive Branch and the Seven Stars, spending my days hanging around the Foundry, a hippy coffee bar whose tables sat on old-fashioned wrought-iron sewing machine treadles, and occasionally at the Beehive, a club in Dover Street.

The members of Caravan were regular visitors to all these places and I was used to seeing them around, but they were a few years older than me and I didn't know them personally. In those days, they always seemed to be first to wear the fashionable clothes of the day - Afghan coats, loon pants, etc.

I saw them perform several times in and around the city and bought their  first album when it first went on sale. In 1970, I left Canterbury to go to University, but still bought and listened to their albums, losing touch as fashions changed in the late 70s.  Although I kept listening to favourite tracks from the early days, it wasn't until five years ago when Richard Coughlan came to Faversham with his wife Sue as managers of my local pub, the Sun Inn, that my interest was re-awakened.

The Sun is owned by the local brewery Shepherd Neame and in 1997 I produced a video to mark their 300th anniversary (it's the oldest working brewery in Britain). As part of the production, I filmed in the Sun (getting the rare shot of Richard behind the pumps which appears in the Caravan video). Richard saw the finished piece, realised that I had talents other than a high consumption of his beer (!), and suggested that I make a video about Caravan. As my work is normally commissioned by clients, my first question was: 'Whereís the money coming from?'. That was a question which wasn't then resolved, despite discussions with Pye and others, and the whole project remained no more than a good idea until the Spring of last year, when it became clear that the much-mooted Canterbury Sound Festival was at last going to go ahead.  

At that point, I had a decision to make: whether to put up the money to  record the gig; or to forget the whole thing. I decided, perhaps rashly, to go for it and, with the technical assistance of some of my old broadcasting contacts, put together a four-camera outside broadcast to cover the event.  

On the day, I was practically in despair, because Caravaní's set was switched to take place after that of Gong, who then over-ran and caused immense sound problems by re-patching the front-of-house sound mixing desk. Also, because they came on so late, most of Caravan's set was performed after nightfall. We hadn't brought special lighting and therefore had to work with some pretty difficult conditions. Nevertheless, we had some pretty good pictures. I had already spent a day filming interviews and rehearsals. I then bought some archive footage from Radio Bremen and spent half a day putting on tape all the stills, posters, personal photographs, etc., which were lent to me for the purpose by Pye, Richard and Geoff. With the help of Mark Powell, producer of the recent two-CD Anthology, I also arranged for the audio to be re-mixed, to deal with some of the initial sound problems.

My original plan was to have the video edited and duplicated ready by the end of September, in time for the band's autumn tour. Unfortunately, I also have to earn a living and my clients kept me busy until the end of November, when I was finally able to begin the edit with my colleague Alan Paul. We had it finished at last by early December and, once we had approval and comments from Richard and Pye, I was able to begin duplication and distribution in time for Christmas.  

As for the content and shape of the video, I felt strongly that it would be wrong to attempt a definitive history of the band: there are plenty of people around who know far more about Caravan and the Canterbury sound than I do. I therefore decided on the ìaffectionate tributeî approach and, as far as possible, tried to let the members of the band speak for themselves.

As you can imagine, after all the problems and delays, I find it hard to be objective about the finished result. Some days, I think we did a good job under the circumstances. On others, all I notice are the glitches. Nevertheless, I've received some good feedback from people who've bought the video and I hope this favourable word-of-mouth will help sell the 1000 copies I need to break even!"

So dear fellow Canterbury-music fans, rush in your hundreds of thousands to buy this excellent and collectable artefact!

It is available for £15 + £2.50 P & P in the UK, and £15 + £4.50 in Europe. SECAM and NTSC versions are available at £20 + P & P (£5.50 for US and Canada). Contact Peter at <peter.carlton@monopoly-tv.com> for overseas ordering information.



I am pleased to announce, as I have played a minor part in it, that two rare Soft Machine/Robert Wyatt related films will be shown in Paris later this month as part of a festival of cinema at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

The two films in question are "Beyond Image" by Mark Boyle, and "Solar Flares Burn For You". "Beyond Image" is an experimental film featuring an example of Boyle's light-shows in 1969, set to the music of Soft Machine performing a section of "Facelift". "Solar Flares Burn For You" is an equally (well, even more) experimental film which has music specially performed by Robert Wyatt - again, a repetitive rendition of the eponymous track which appeared in a different version on Robert's "Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard" album.

These films will be shown as part of a "Psychedelic Programme" (and later repeated during a "Pop Weekend" during February, details unknown as yet). This is itself a part of a "BFI Production" day on January 29th. The BFI is the British Film Institute, and the programme consists of films produced by the BFI since its creation. It includes films like Peter Greenaway's "Draughtman's Contract".

The "Psychedelic Programme" will be screened starting at 8pm in Cinema 2 at the Centre Pompidou on January 29th, and will also include the following films: "Meatdaze", "Solo", "Arcade", "San Francisco", "Head Rag Hop", "Love Affair" and "Incident".


From: Rick Chafen
Subject: Mystic Playtime
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 09:36:15 -0800 (PST)

As a early recipient of National Health's "Playtime", I'd like to encourage readers to encourage friends to plan on acquiring this wonderful live testament to some of our favorites.

The number 21 comes to mind: There were twenty-one tours of North America which I coordinated -- National Health was but the first of them. Now, twenty-one years after the event, we finally have recorded evidence of the incredible delights which were awaiting audiences anywhere on that tour.  

I'm so excited to have a CD finally released from a tour, it gives me hope for the next twenty years.  Sort of like Pip's prophecy --maybe by 2021, people will be able to listen to all twenty-one of the tours that ran on what Daevid Allen and I called "The Path."

And, perhaps there's no connection, but while National Health were encamped at our house that week in 1979, a wonderful and creative spirit was scouting out potential parents.  My daughter wanted in on all that fun!

Vanessa turns 21 this year. Her letter to the Chicago Art Institute pointed to a upbringing in an environment where eccentric, creative artists from around the world were common houseguests.

But, anyway, as a big fan of the past, and a gleeful student of the fact that there's always more of it every day, I'm writing and pacing with Playtime.  

Thanks to Steve and Cuneiform for releasing it, and thanks to you, Aymeric for the loving care and attention to detail you bring to your listening and writing sessions. (That detail in the notes about a certain song they only played in Sweden!) I think you listen better than all the rest of us!)

In short, and with no mysticism intended, "Playtime" is fabulous and essential. Hope everyone catches up. Start off the true millenium in playful style.



From: Ely Rabin <rabin@brandeis.edu>
Subject: mont's bass
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 16:12:55 -0500

Here's a question:

In an interview (http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.yarwood/dirk.htm) Mont Campbell talks about his bass having a thin neck and how that was a boon to his playing. Sure enough, on the back of the first Egg album, there he is holding something that looks like a detergent box with some pillboxes and a pool cue stuck to it. What sort of bass is that?

And I'd like to raise a question I've asked before, but nobody knows the

My cd of Mercy Dash lists 6 tracks, but has only 5. Is something missing?  Does the vinyl have the same situation?


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Hugh Hopper replies: "Well, I think the last track is divided into two names - the first part with Elton doubletracked with Keith is WAFFLING AGAIN and the second part which is mostly fuzz bass with Keith is PUNK OM. Can't really remember..."


From: wyatt_orgy@hotmail.com
Subject: 22hr of Robert Wyatt!
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 10:00:07 -0500

Tune in to WHRB 95.3 FM in Cambridge, MA or online at http://www.whrb.org for a continuous 22 hours of the music of Robert Wyatt, including the albums of Soft Machine, his solo work, and collaborations.

For more info on the artist and musician whose work bridges freejazz, psychedelia, artpunk, and experimental music, check out:

In addition to the Robert Wyatt Orgy, which will be broadcast ***4pm Thursday January 11 to 2pm Friday January 12,*** WHRB will be offering musical excesses of other rock, classical, jazz, regional, underground music, and more!

A full Orgy schedule can be found at:


From: "Dhr. Steyns" <paperlte@westbrabant.net>
Subject: radioshow
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 21:55:47 +0100

Please also add PAPERLATE ROCK SHOW HOLLAND to your list.

Paperlate is broadcast every sunday-evening on BRTO-Radio in Bergen op Zoom, Holland. We're on the internet too - http://www.paperlate.net

In our picture gallery there's even a picture of Richard Sinclair, playing live in our show back in 1996!

Abdre Steijns


From: "Girard, Serge" <SGIRARD@janbe.jnj.com>
Subject: Softmachine Bundless
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 16:23:36 +0100

Hello Calyx people,

Anyone out there who can tell me where I can find "Bundles" from the Soft Machine?

Thank you,
Serge Girard


From: "Mark Jung" <markj@artsmia.org>
Subject: ebay alert: pile of relevent material
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 08:44:35 -0600

hi folks -

I've posted a stack of LPs on Ebay that may be of interest to some or most of you.

While I'm afraid that many of the auctions will be over by the time you read this, you can email me at santavenecia@uswest.net and I'll add you to my list to notify for the next batch - among those up now are "Neil's Heavy Concept Album", some early Mnemonists disks, and a bunch more.

My user name there is m.jung, search for me and ye shall find -



From: u.bartels@t-online.de
Subject: Richard Sinclair?
Date: 03 Jan 2001 07:43 GMT


Unfortunately I have not read many of the past issues of "WR" - so sorry for asking something, which has been discussed before. I want to ask, if there's anything new from Richard Sinclair. What is he doing? Can we expect any new recordings in the future? For me it seems, that he is totally faded away. From all Canterbury musicians he was always (for me) one of the most typical representative of the "Canterbury-Feeling" and I miss his wonderful voice and bass playing.


Uwe Bartels

[These days Richard is spending his time between Canterbury and Holland. He hasn't been very active since 1996 although he still plays the occasional gig - mostly private parties. He has amassed a lot of ideas for his next album, but as far as I can tell from my meeting with Richard last September, a lot of work remains to be done to finalise material for a new work. Stay tuned... - AL]


From: GHodges223@aol.com
Subject: Denio/Frith concert
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 22:26:13 EST

Speaking of this future concert which I intend to attend,

>AMY DENIO, with FRED FRITH and others
>Apr 05 - OAKLAND, CA (USA), Mills College

Did anyone in the SF Bay Area on this list, get to see Fred Frith with Chris Cutler and Beth Custer at the Great American Music Hall, SF, or Chris Cutler's solo show/discussion (week of 11/13/200) in the Mills College Ensemble Room?

I had car problems one night, and the other I got off work too late to get to it, (though I made a frustrated attempt).  Would really like to hear any feedback.

Happy New Year!


From: "Eric Van Monckhoven" <eric.vm@pp.inet.fi>
Subject: Two CDs
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 20:53:03 +0200

Dear Rattlers,

I'm not an expert in progressive music but maybe these two CDs may interest some of you.

The first one is "A Different You", a compilation of Robert Wyatt songs by Italian artists ( among them Jovanotti and Franco Battiato).
There are 18 titles and it's distributed by CPI (1998)
http://www.cpi.it - e-ma:l cpi@cpi.it
(It's published with the words to all the songs)

The second one is "Chris McGregor and the South African Exile's Thunderbolt" recorded live at "Open Ohr Festival" on May 17th, 1986, compiled and edited by Gunter Gretz on PAM (Popular African Music)
fax + 49-69-7682959.
It's 75:52 of great music by a line-up of fantastic artists: McGregor, Dyani, Beckett, Pukwana, Mothle, Matthews and Saul.
Included is a small account of the Brotherhood of Breath's story by Theo Meyer, their manager 1988-1992.
More about them on "Chris McGregor and the Brotherhood of Breath", Flint, Michigan, 1995 by Maxine Mc Gregor - Chris's wife.

Have a good listening


From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: Canterbury News
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 16:52:07 -0500

Hi, folks:

The latest Artist Shop newsletter is out and you'll find it in its entirety at <http://www.artist-shop.com/news.htm>. Here are some excerpts for Canterbury fans:

New releases from Voiceprint and associated labels

Anthony Moore/The Only Choice
Anthony began his recording career in the early seventies providing the soundtracks for experimental films. Along with Dagmar Krause and Peter Blegvad he went on to form the group Slapp Happy who joined forces with Faust to release their debut album Sort Of in 1972. The band then signed to Virgin and built up a cult following of fans, critics and musicians such as Henry Cow and Robert Wyatt. Anthony left the band in 1975 and pursued an erratic solo career, releasing Out on Virgin in 1976 and Flying Doesn't Help in 1979 and World Service in 1981 on Do - It. The Only Choice was originally released in 1984, on Parlophone and was to be Anthony's final solo album. The track No Parlez was later covered by Paul Young and when Roger Waters left Pink Floyd, Anthony began writing lyrics for the band. The album was produced by Laurie Latham (The Stranglers, Echo & The Bunnymen, Paul Young ) and featured musicians include Dagmar Krause, Marc Feltham and Kate St. John.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt/choice.ram>

Future releases from Voiceprint and associated labels (pre-order now)

Hugh Hopper/Parabolic Versions
Hugh Hopper is a legendary figure within the "Canterbury Scene," as bassist with the mark 2 line up of Soft Machine. The Softs were one of the most innovative acts to emerge from the late 60's Underground Scene.  They were regulars at Middle Earth and UFO clubs, played and hung out with Hendrix, were supported regularly by Pink Floyd and employed Damon Albarn's father! This record reflects the work Hugh has achieved with various creative singers and lyricists, from 1983 through to 1999.   Featured musicians include Lisa S Klossner, Richard Sinclair, Rick Biddulph and Robert Wyatt. Features the original and unreleased version of "Was A Friend" with Robert Wyatt on vocals and Hugh on keyboards and bass. Wyatt included a new version of this cut on his most recent album "Shleep."

Elton Dean/Q E D
Elton Dean, Canterbury legend and Soft Machine horn allegory is back better than ever with a stunning new album!! The CD has brilliant artwork and the sleeve notes are personally written by Elton. Voiceprint is pleased to announce Elton's latest studio opus which is the result of over three decades of producing the most interesting and unique music. Elton's music has matured with age and the quality and delivery is better than ever. Musicians featured on QED are Alex Maguire (piano, Hammond organ), Tony Bianco (drums), Roberto Bellatalla(bass), Mark Sanders (drums), Paul Dunmall (tenor sax), Simon Picard (tenor sax), Jason Yarde (alto sax), Paul Rogers (bass), Nick Evans (trombone) and Jim Dvorak.(trumpet/pocket trumpet). 'Sax. Com', 'Sheepdogs' and 'Deep Crease' were recorded as part of the Wireless Festival at the Red Rose Club.

Annie Whitehead/Naked
Annie Whitehead needs no introduction... but for those of you who really should know better... She has her own band, has played in the Penguin Café Orchestra and has been dubbed the first lady of British Jazz.  Naked was Annie's first studio album and this was issued by FCZ and received stunning reviews at the time. Due to the record company disappearing Naked was lost until now. This brilliant album has been re-issued with stunning new deluxe full colour artwork.  There is a huge surge in Annie's profile due to her touring with both Soupsongs (Robert Wyatt project) and her own band. She has also just released a new solo record The Gathering on the Provocateur label.

Keith and Julie Tippets/Couple in Spirit 2
Keith and Julie Tippets, are the first couple of improvised music. Prior to her marriage to Keith, Julie was a well known performer in her own right. As Julie Driscoll she performed with many top artists including Brian Auger. Couple in Spirit is recorded live and captures the whole unique interplay which transcends the the written musical page. Their ethereal bond works not just as husband and wife, but also as they become one to create the most harmonious music. This is an excellent follow up to the very popular Couple In Spirit on the EG label. This recording has been specially mastered for CD with artwork by Inca Tippet the talented daughter of this husband and wife team. Both Julie and Keith tour extensively which keeps their profile high, and Julie is also involved in the Soupsongs tour which is the Robert Wyatt project.

Keith Tippett/Friday 13th
Anybody who knows anything about the UK Jazz scene will have heard of the uniquely talented Mr. Tippett. However Keith's talents haven't just been hidden in the tight knit community of the jazz scene. He has crossed over into the rock arena by working extensively with King Crimson, during what has been described arguably as their finest hour. Friday the 13th captures Keith at his best at the height of his most recent Japanese tour. A breathtaking performance by one of Britains finest musicians!  This recording has been specially mastered for CD and it is the first time it has been issued outside Japan. The album comes complete with deluxe sleeve artwork which is both interesting and striking. A must for all Keith Tippett's fans and for those who enjoy interesting and stunning music.

Geoff Richardson & Jim Leverton/Poor Man's Rich Man
Jim Leverton is in the current line up of Caravan and was Steve Marriott's right hand man. Geoffery Richardson has played with Caravan, Quantum Jump, Rupert Hine and Anthony Phillips. Rich Man's Poor Man is the second studio album by this duo and is full of Canterbury Scene sounds. The music is filled with rich textures and the fine playing by Jim and Geoff make this a stunning album. Jim and Geoff were recently on a nationwide tour with Caravan which precedes the reissues of Caravan back catalogue by DECCA. All this will increase the profile of both artists dramatically with press and radio interest. Digitally mastered for CD with great artwork this album is a must for Soft Machine and Caravan fans.

Available now from Clearlight Music <http://www.artist-shop.com/clearlight>

Clearlight Symphony/Forever Blowing Bubbles
This album followed the heady success of Symphony by charting into new territory. Forever Blowing Bubbles is also based on keyboardist Cyrille Verdeaux's piano and synthesizers but incorporates a more cohesive group sound featuring bassist/vocalist Joel Duregenot (ex-Zao), violinist David Cross (King Crimson) & guitarist/flutist Jean Claude d'Agostini (Magic Circus). Shorter songs with more variety are featured with pronounced synthesizer textures and a strong symphonic/psychedelic ambiance. Long a favorite of certain Clearlight fans, Bubbles was remastered to provide the best sound quality possible.  In addition to the original tracks, this CD also boasts the presence of three bonus tracks remixed in 2000 from the original 16 track master tape. "Sweet Absinthe" was recorded for the original sessions but left off the LP because of its length.  Featuring the triple tracked guitar artistry of Christian Boule along with Verdeaux's inventive keyboards and tuned drums with Gilbert Artman, this track transports the listener straight into the next level.  The song "Without Words" was remixed to bring out the symphonic qualties of the keyboards, in particular the multliple layers of Mellotron that were obscured on the original mix.  "Flute Aquatique" is a remix of "Jungle Bubbles" but with Francois Jeanneau's flute and percussion taking center stage creating a piece that would not be out of place at any world music festival.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/clearlight/bubbles.ram>

Coming soon from Cuneiform <http://www.artist-shop.com/cuniform>

National Health/Playtime
Although the lineup of Alan Gowen, John Greaves, Phil Miller and Pip Pyle were together longer than any other version of National Health, there has been no recorded evidence until now. Recorded at two concerts in 1979 - including one show that features the addition of guest guitarist Alain Eckert (Art Zoyd) - the majority of this CD freatures compositions never before heard from National Health. With previously unpublished photos and a history of this final period of the band.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/cuniform/playtime.ram>

Elton Dean/Moorsong
This British jazz saxophone legend first came to prominence as a member of Soft Machine.  A unique voice on alto sax and saxello, he is a pioneer in the 'Brit-jazz' realm and has appeared as a leader or featured side man on dozens of albums. Joining him on this introspective and melodic venture are his fellow In Cahoots member bassist Fred Baker, drummer Liam Genockey, guitarist Mark Hewins, Alex Maguire on Hammond organ, and percussionist Mark Sanders.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/cuniform/moorsong.ram>

I should also mention that you'll find full length tracks for the above
Cuneiform releases at Artist Shop Radio <http://www.artist-shop.com/radio>.

Recently released from ReR <http://www.artist-shop.com/rer>
Faust/The Wumme Years - 1970-73 ....CD box set
Four classic remastered CDs [Faust, So Far, Tapes, ‚71 Minutes], a bonus disc of previously unheard material, and a 40 page booklet of interviews and rare photos.

Available now from HTD <http://www.artist-shop.com/htd>
Caravan/The HTD Years
The Albion Band/The HTD Years
The Groundhogs/The HTD Years
Three great new collection from HTD featuring three of the label's top bands - the progressive Canterbury classic, Caravan; the English folk of The Albion Band; and the ripping blues of The Groundhogs!
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/htd/caravan.ram>
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/htd/albion.ram>
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/htd/wolf.ram>

Now let's move along to recently released imports which you'll find at

Gong Reissues
Japanese reissues of the progressive rock act's catalog. Digitally remastered using 20 bit K2 Super Coding. Packaged in miniature LP sleeves.

Originally released in 1973.
Originally released in 1971.
Originally released in 1973.
Originally released in 1969.
Originally released in 1974.
Originally released in 1980.
Originally released in 1990.

12 tracks of jazz, rock and r & b mingling effortlessly with Arabic, Indian and European folk influences.

Remastered reissue of 1975 album for the talented duo. Eight tracks including, 'Daybreak', 'Morning Psalm' and 'Brimstone Spring Lullaby'.


                          Gary Davis
The Artist Shop                              The Other Road
http://www.artist-shop.com          artshop@artist-shop.com
phone: 877-856-1158, 330-929-2056       fax:330-945-4923
     Artist Shop Radio <http://www.artist-shop.com/radio>
       Check out the latest Artist Shop newsletter at


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

==> PETER BLEGVAD & JOHN GREAVES <=======================================

Jan 09 - LONDON, 12 Bar Club (8pm - £5)
Support by Emma Tricca and her string band

More info: http://www.12barclub.com/listings/jan2001.htm

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

CARAVAN will be appearing during the BURG-HERZBERG festival, held between July 19-22, 2001 in Germany. Other bands appearing include Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Anekdoten, Keef Hartley Band, Embryo, RPWL and Birth Control. Other plans for the band include dates in Italy and Southern France during the Spring, and an appearance at MexProg Festival (Mexico) in September 2001.

Line-up: Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, Richard Coughlan, Geoff Richardson,
         Doug Boyle, Jim Leverton, Simon Bentall

==> DIDIER MALHERBE & HADOUK TRIO <======================================

Jan 18 - NICE, Cedac Parc de Cimiez / Jan 19 - CHOISY-LE-ROI, Theatre Paul Eluard [Festival Sons d'Hiver] / Mar 23 - VILLEBON-SUR-YVETTE, MJC Bobby Lapointe / Apr 05 - TRAPPES, Le Grenier A Sel / Apr 24 - QUIMPER, Theatre de Cornouailles

Didier plays his vast array of wind instruments, joined by Loy Ehrlich (hajaj & synth) & Steve Shehan (percussion)


Mar 29 - HYERES,  Festival Souffles de Rythmes

by CARAIBES TRIO, with Roger Raspail (percussion)
                   and Alain Jean-Marie (piano)

More info: http://www.malherbedidier.com


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> BILL BRUFORD'S EARTHWORKS <==========================================

Jan 26 - BRIDPORT, Arts Centre / Jan 27 - PENZANCE, The Acorn Theatre / Jan 28 - BATH, University / Jan 29 - EXETER, Phoenix Arts Centre / Feb 9-11 - TOKYO (Japan), Mediage Theatre, Minato-ku

The West Country dates conclude EarthWorks' largest UK tour ever.

Watch out for the new album "The Sound Of Surprise", rel. Feb/Mar 2001

Updates, add. info: http://www.bbprod.demon.co.uk/news.html

==> AMY DENIO, with FRED FRITH and others <==============================

Apr 05 - OAKLAND, CA (USA), Mills College

==> JOHN ETHERIDGE [ex-Soft Machine guitarist] <=========================

Jan 10 - MONTAGU,  Montagu on the Garden Hotel (Montagu St, W1) / Jan 14 - WEST HAMPSTEAD, Sirous / Jan 16 - LONDON, Vortex (Stoke Newington) / Jan 17 - LONDON, The Pheasantry (Kings Road)

Info: http://www.johnetheridge.f9.co.uk

==> F.FRITH / I.MORI / Z.PARKINS <=======================================

Jan 12 - PARIS (France), Sons d'Hiver [solos evening] / Jan 13 - PARIS (France), Sons d'Hiver [Traffic Continues w. Ensemble Modern]

==> ALLAN HOLDSWORTH TRIO <==============================================

Mar 26-31 - LONDON, Ronnie Scott's Club

==> NEARFEST 2001 <======================================================

Jun 23/24 - BETHLEHEM, PA (USA), Lehigh University

Featuring: PFM, Porcupine Tree, After Crying, The Underground Railroad, Under the Sun, Deus Ex Machina, California Guitar Trio, Djam Karet, White Willow and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic.

More info: http://www.nearfest.com

==> PFM <================================================================

Jan 23 - PESCARA, Palasport / Jan 25 - CATANIA, Teatro Metropolitan / Jan 26 - LECCE, Teatro Ariston / Feb 02 - PORDENONE, Palasport / Feb 03 -  VERONA, Tenda Extravagario / Feb 04 - TRENTO, Auditorium S. Chiara / Feb 09 - COMO, Teatro Sociale / Feb 10 - BRESCIA, Teatro Tenda / Feb 15  - ROME /  Feb 16 - PESARO, Palasport / Feb 25 - MESTRE, Teatro Toniolo / Mar 05 - MILANO, Teatro Smeraldo / Mar 07 - GENOVA, Politeama Genovese

Line-up: Franco Mussida, Flavio Premoli, Patrick Djivas,
         Frank DiCioccio + others

Info: http://www.pfmpfm.it

==> RENAISSANCE <========================================================

Mar 09 - LONDON, Astoria [also: Sonja Kristina's Cloud 10 & Claire Hammill] / Mar 13 - OSAKA (Japan), Big Cat / Mar 14 - NAGOYA (Japan), Bottom Line / Mar 16 - TOKYO (Japan), Kouseinenkin-Kaikan

Line-up: Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, Terence Sullivan,
         Mickey Simmonds, Rave Tesar, David Keyes

First live dates for the reformed 1970s group that toured a lot with Caravan circa 1975. New album, "Tuscany", already out in Japan.

==> LOUIS SCLAVIS QUINTET <==============================================

Jan 27 - VINCENNES (France), Festival Sons d'Hiver / Mar 30 - NIMES (France), Festival de Nimes / Apr 20 - LYON (France), Pierre Benite / Apr 28 - LE MANS (France), Europa Jazz Festival / May 03 - ANGERS (France), Theatre / May 27 - BATH, Festival

==> B.THOMPSON'S PARAPHERNALIA <=========================================

Apr 09-14 - LONDON, Ronnie Scott's Club

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

Feb 03-10 - LONDON, Ronnie Scott's Club

Info: http://www.travis33.demon.co.uk


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