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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN'? -                     ::
  ::     The Weekly (or so) Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts   ::
  ::                         Issue # 183                          ::
  ::                   Monday, June 11th, 2001                    ::
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Hi everyone,

My apologies for one of the longest delays between issues... It just seems time passes very quickly and I hadn't noticed it being so long since #182. Well, not many people have sent contributions anyway, so this issue will consist mainly of information about gigs and that sort of stuff.

I have had the privilege of attending a few very nice gigs this past month. John Greaves and his trio celebrated the long-awaited release of John's new album "The Caretaker" with a gig at La Maroquinerie in Paris. Johan Asherton, a French Nick Drake-influenced singer whose 1992 "The Night Forlorn" had John and Pip Pyle backing him (not at all Canterbury-ish nonetheless), opened the evening with a pleasant set of intimistic and nostalgic songs sung to his own accompaniment on acoustic guitar. Then John Greaves, Patrice Meyer and Manu Denizet took the stage to perform a set comprising most of the new songs from the album plus a few oldies such as "How Beautiful You Are", "Silence", "Almost Perfect Lovers" and "(Ballad Of) The Green Boy". Please refer to WR#169 for a closer look at John's current music. Again, this is one of the best 'power trios' I've heard and John has tailored his material perfectly for this instrumentation - a radical departure from the 'Songs' era.

Early this month In Cahoots came to France for two gigs with a unique line-up of Phil Miller, Fred Baker and Pip Pyle plus Doug Boyle on second guitar. Doug, whom you will be familiar with as the superb lead guitarist in the current line-up of Caravan, can be heard on two tracks on the new In Cahoots album "Out Of The Blue". His soloing skills were used to full effect during the gig, Phil playing rhythm and written lead parts most of the time. Of the two gigs, in Lillers and Compiegne, I attended the second one, which had the added appeal of a guest appearance by Elton Dean using his newest toy, a "straight alto sax" (the alto equivalent of what the saxello is to a soprano), which he used on his recent "QED" album.


Above And Below
Open Sea
Eastern Region
Phrygian Blues [with Elton]

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Delta Borderline
ED Or Ian?
Half Life
Parallel [with Elton]
Your Root 2 [with Elton]

* - *

Improv [with Elton]

Yes, an Improv as encore, and a superb one at that. 20 minutes of In Cahoots at its most spontaneous. A pity InCa don't jam more often - this isn't to say the rest of the gig wasn't great, but this was a very welcome surprise. It was also nice to hear "Underdub", the old Hatfield tune which I don't think Phil and Pip had played since the HTN TV gig in 1990.

A UK tour, InCa's largest so far I think, is already booked for September and October. European dates are being set up at this very moment - if you can in any way help with this, you are welcome to contact me. InCa have also been invited to perform in Japan, exactly ten years after their previous visit there, next December. All these dates should feature the regular sextet - Phil, Fred, Pip, Elton plus Jim Dvorak and Pete Lemer.

Now I'm off to England for a few days to attend part of the Meltdown Festival. Hope to meet some of you there!



courtesy of Ralph Cross


Caravan are beginning a new album. One track is well under way, with much work done by Pye, with overdubs added. More tracks will be laid down in the coming weeks, with band members adding their bits. There is lots of optimism about the recording, coming on the back of so much interest in the band. There are likely to be 3 or 4 tracks written by Dave Sinclair, with the remainder by Pye. More information to follow as it emerges.


This album originally came out on vinyl as 'The Best of Caravan: Live'. It was an excellent recording and concert and is often requested for release. A combination of detective work by Sergio Bath in the U.S. and Mark Powell has unearthed the original recordings as well as some additional material. The entire 82 minutes will be put together and released on Universal/ Decca in September or October this year. There will be new artwork plus a new title. The album will only be available on import in France, Germany and the Benelux countries. The line up is Pye Hastings, Richard Coughlan, Dave Sinclair, Geoffrey Richardson and Mike Wedgwood on bass.


From: "antonio siniscalchi" <antonjjo@inwind.it>
Subject: WR-considerations
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 15:18:46 +0200

We fans of Canterbury, fans of prog, fans of anything that is a few years old in rock music field, are inevitably somehow victims of nostalgia...

Something comparable must happen to many of our beloved  musicians. Almost 30 years after he left Soft machine, Elton Dean's cds are still presented as the music of an ex Soft Machine member, and I know for sure he is as much annoied as accustomed and resigned about it. Just the same as Hopper I think (read between the lines of his interviews or his liner notes in  BBC live in concert 1); not to mention Ratledge and Wyatt.

I chose Soft Machine as an example to present my opinion but I could tell you the same of so many  other musicians; what is Mike Ratledge doing? What's Rattling? Some of them just MOVED, radically, Ratledge, Jenkins, Stewart, Campbell, P.Shulman... less radically Cutler, Frith, Dean, Pyle, Miller... but they must be, more or less, from time to time, bothered by their past. I remember Elton Dean indisputably, deservedly and righteously complaining (when I met him in 1981) about people (me too) constantly asking him about the Soft Machine, he bitterly said: "I can't understand why you all still ask me about Soft Machine, I am doing something else!" "Maybe because the music was good", I replied.

Some musicians must feel trapped in their past, at times. Lots of fans are trapped in their nostalgia, still dreaming of a Genesis reunion, A gentle Giant, a Hatfield and the North (they did, did they like it?) a Henry Cow, still hoping for a new old sounding release, very very rare they are. As for me I shall not buy a Gong again expecting a new "YOU", I probably  shall not buy any more Gong; Shapeshifter and Zero to infinity are ,to me, two Allen's expanded solo efforts. Our beloved musicians are not going to repeat a Queues and cures, a Fourth, a Grey and Pink, an Octopus, A Praise of Learning, a  Foxtrot, a Rotter's club, a Lark's tongues, a Little red record; rock is a special kind of music; most of its fascinating and challenging features have  their roots in that peculiar alchemy, that creative fury, that powerful rage and  enthousiasm that are typical of youth age and that with age increasing will pass away forever. Stravinsky was 30 when he composed The Rite of Spring, Hindemith was 27 at the time of his first Kammersymphonie, they too lost that fury, but classical music has got much more peculiarities for a composer to keep on being  progressive.

All the best to you Aymeric and everyone from a nostalgic and aware rattler.


From: "Alan Lankin" <lankina@att.net>
Subject: National Health
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 11:02:17 -0400

Does anyone remember National Health doing a gig in Center City  Philadelphia around 1979?
(Not the gig in nearby Bryn Mawr preserved on "Playtime.")

Alan Lankin


From: pjsears@earthlink.net (Paul Sears)
Subject: The Muffins 2001 and Beyond
Date: 27 May 2001 06:05:28 -0700

The Muffins have returned to work as a direct result of the support we have received over the years, and we will be releasing two new CDs. THANK YOU for your support! The first, "LOVELETTER # 1" is excerpted from studio sessions dating back to 1998, and from live shows during 2000. This is in production, and will be available very soon.

The second - "BANDWIDTH"  is a full studio production that will be completed this summer. There are surprises on both. Please check the CUNEIFORM Records website for news, and feel free to contact me. We are very excited to be returning to the Knitting Factory on July 28, and look forward to our appearance at PROGDAY Sept 1. We do have new material to debut.


From: Mike King
Subject: Epic Soundtrack
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 13:08:00 -0700 (PDT)

In reply to 'bosxby'
Hello fellow Rattler's.

I had a bit of a twinge reading the inquiry regrading the CD whereabouts of the Epic Soundtrack single "Jelly, Babies" (1981). I ask myself the same question as this indeed is a wonderful song, if bleak minor key pop is your cuppa tea. Yes it was suggested/accepted to appear as a part of "Flotsam Jetsam" back in 1994, that is until money was mentioned. Apparently when Robert learned that Epic was asking 150 pounds to allow its inclusion he recalled that the session didn't pay him a figure anywhere near that. Funny how it goes, or doesn't as the case may be.

Simpy great to read about Robert's upcoming "Meltdown Festival"! What a deep joy for him to be able to have one of his heroes (Max Roach) perform under his banner. Wish I could be there!

Keep up the great work Aymeric!
Mike King


From: Cuneiform2@aol.com
Subject: June 26 2001: Cuneiform Night at The Knitting Factory, NYC
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 14:59:30 EDT

Downtown Music Gallery and Cuneiform Records present
featuring 3 bands on Cuneiform Records
direct from their sold-out performance at NEARfest 2001

BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC (Boston, Massachusetts)
DJAM KARET (southern California)

on TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2001at
Main Stage
74 Leonard St.
New York, New York
phone: (212) 219-3006
1st show begins promptly at 8pm; band order as listed above
admission $12

For more information:
Knitting Factory:  http://www.knittingfactory.com/calendar
Downtown Music Gallery: http://www.dtmgallery.com
Cuneiform Records: http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/artistnews.html

All three Cuneiform bands will be performing at NEARfest, the 3rd annual North East Art Rock Festival, held at at Bethlehem Pennsylvania on June 23rd and 24th  2001.  Festival tickets sold out in January within 2 3/4 hours of announcement. If you were unable to attend NEARfest, or if you were one of  the 1,000 folk who got a seat at the festival and want the music to go on,  then join us at the Knitting Factory on June 26, 2001!!!

If you are with the press and want more to interview any of the bands, or want more information, please contact Joyce at Cuneiform (phone: 301-589-8894; email: Cuneiform2@aol.com). If you are with radio and want any of the bands to appear on your show for either an interview or performance, contact Joe at Cuneiform (phone: 301-589-8894; email: CuneiformRadio@aol.com).

About the bands:
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic website: http://www.birdsongsofthemesozoic.org
"Birdsongs of the Mesozoic is a strong example of how musically effective and aesthetically successful the blending of avant-garde music and rock can be". (John Covach, Progression)

Deus Ex Machina:
Cuneiform's most recent signing is this Italian sextet, who will be releasing their debut Cuneiform release [their seventh release] in early 2002. Consisting of keyboards, violin, guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Deus Ex Machina have gained an enviable reputation for their incredible high energy shows.

Djam Karet website: http://www.djamkaret.com
"Although they've managed to barely skirt the insatiable feasting by jam  band lovers of Phish and Govt. Mule, California's Djam Karet may be partially responsible for the rise of free-form instrumentals and rock-edged improvs in the '90s. Since the late '80s, this quartet has roamed the West Coast festival circuit with a soaring, hard-rock attack that condenses the bombast of King Crimson with the cosmic glide of Pink Floyd, then tosses in some Windham Hill ambiance for blissful conclusions; for anyone who has heard them, the listener usually takes one step back in awe". (Richard Proplesch, Jam)


From: Jonny Greene <jonny@planetgong.co.uk>
Subject: Gong News June 2001 (PP)
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 10:30:06 +0000

Gilli's B-day
Snapper DVD
Gong Archive Project update

All the Planetgong updates

Here & Now offshoot gig
Gong Royal Festival Hall gig with the Orb
Gong UK Tour - Nearly all the dates
Gong European Tour - Dates in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Thom returns to UK

Didier's Bloom and Faton Bloom

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Gilli's birthday was celebrated with great gusto and sausages (veggie and organic meat) the other day in Australia. And as she pointed out to me it was also sort of the 'birthday' of all her children as well, because girls are born with all the eggs they ever produce already inside them. So when she was born in a way so were Tasmin, Tali and Orlando. Interesting thought.

Daevid is busy at work compiling a GAS members CD of rare, unreleased and exclusive Gong Family tracks. Some of you have already sent renewal subscriptions and even more have sent e-mails asking how to join. Within the next week I will put up new pages about what to do if you want to join and provide the ability to do so online.

Snapper Music plan to release the DVD of the Gong Subterreania gig sometime in September.


Yo ho ho and a pile of 1/4" tapes. Still haven't got the webpage up about this but the first release to be born from the Winter work of Graham Hinton and myself has reached the artwork stage. The most excellent Peter Hartl (of 'You Remixed' and '22 Meanings' design fame) is working on the Gong Glastonbury Fayre CD right now.

The plan  is to have the same high quality didgi-pak format as used Daevid and Harry Williamson's  22 Meanings. The Glastonbury CD will be the first in what we hope will build into a library of definitive Gong Family releases. By that I mean using only original recordings, mastered to the highest  quality and with artwork,  illustrations and
liner notes that fully expand, develop and do justice to the recordings.

As this is to be a 'Gong' library the design  will encompass that brief and each CD we release in the series will be linked stylistically to the others. Maybe  the spines will be similar and develop an image across their number. Something  that makes a cohesive whole of however many CDs we produce, and it could be a quite a lot judging by what we have heard over the past few months.

At present we also plan to only release this imprint directly to yourselves via the net, by mail order and at gigs. So it's as close to 'from band to Gong friend' (I don't even really like the word fan) as possible. Anyway somehow it will be well away from the world of "shifting units to punter"',  'sales' that aren't sales with their automatic distribution commissions and charges and all that other crap.

The audio work for the second in the series has also now been completed and we are busy discussing what the third and fourth CDs should be.

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Luc Pilmeyer has produced more Errors banknotes along the lines of the one on the Planetgong homepage. A whole series from the Pataphysical bank are now available at:

I must admit to being an Internet Radio virgin but long time Gong friend Ian Marquis runs one and often plays Gong and related musics. If you want to check it out:-

I can't remember if I've given you this link before but it's a Space-rock e-zine that is partial to a slice of Gong.

Anyone remember violinist Graham Clark playing on the rather fine Sleepy People CD? Well they have a site at

If you find any Gong related pages or sites of interest please let us know.

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For the past month with Wes the Webmaster away in Spain taking a well earned break I've had to relearn some web-authoring skills. So apart from keeping the news and gigs pages updated I have been dipping in here and there to make some much needed corrections throughout the site. There are a few cranky frames and other anomalies, but Wes is due back any minute so we should get those sorted soon.

The Links page has been tidied up, updated and expanded, a process that will of course continue. If there are any you think should be there and aren't  please tell do me.

The Lyrics section is once again growing. Added recently have been the words to Camembert Electrique, Flying Teapot, Shamal, Electric Shiatsu and Bloom. If you spot any errors please do let me know, or if you feel like taking on the task of transcribing some lyrics and e-mailing them to us please do.

The lyrics to Angel's Egg, You, Glo and She Made the World will be added soon, in fact all the Mothergong lyrics will be there in the next couple of weeks as Gilli is working on it at the moment.

An  account of Gilli and Daevid's Lismore University Lecture on the French Revolution in 1968 is on the PG site in the GAS Archives

Recent additions and returns to the Kasbah (which by the way can now
accept Switch and American Express Cards) include:-
Didier's Bloom and Faton Bloom CDs
Daevid's Happiest Time of Your Life CDs on Spalax and Charly
Owl and the Tree LP
Flying Teapot (reissue) LP
Peel Sessions LP
Long sleeved Camembert Electrique T-shirts in M/L/XL
And more

GAS produced artifacts on the edge of extinction include:-
Gong 25th Birthday Party poster, (half a dozen left)
Steffe and Visitation EPs (3 or 4 of each)
Blue Mandala shirts (3 small ones left)
Zero to Infinity shirts (20-30 left)
We won't produce any of these things again as there are just too many other ideas bubbling away and money is limited.

While I'm on the subject of vanishings, other things that are
probably terminal include:-
Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy CD
All Spalax CDs? Now that Snapper have 'exclusive' European distribution agreements for the Charly catalogue it may mean that all the Gong related Spalax CDs will go. I don't know this for certain but already there are a couple of titles that I haven't been able to get hold of and Spalax haven't released any new titles for nearly a year.

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grouped by band or artist and then in chronological order.

Kif Kif, Steffe and Twink (all of Here & Now fame) are joined by Tim Flatus of the UK Invisibles for this special gig. Should be good, expect the unexpected at the debut of this new project
Sat 23rd June - Glastonbury, Assembly Rooms 01458 834 677

All manner of Gong museos appearing during the Robert Wyatt selection of gigs at the Royal Festival Hall. Theo with A. Gabarek (with David Id engineering), Didier now confirmed with the Soupsongs band, Bill Laswell and Charles Hayward together. And of course loads of other great musicans and gigs all chosen by Robert.
Find out all about it at:  http://www.rfh.org.uk

KANGAROO MOON  - UK/European Dates, June/July
Thur 14th June - Austria, Hochst, Q-V Stadel Festival http://www.stadel.at
Fri 15th June - Austria, Breitenbach, Kulturzeldt
Sat 16th June - Austria, Vienna, Szene http://www.szenewien.com
Thur 28th June - UK, Sussex, Stone Circle Camp 01825 713 692
Fri 29th June -  Glastonbury Assembly Rooms  01458 834 677
Sun 1st July - Bridport, The Bull  01308 425 713
Tues 3rd July - Exeter, Cavern 01392 495 370  tbc
Wed 4th July  - Bristol, Fleece and Firkin 0117 927 7150
Thur 5th July - Upton Cross, Liskeard, Sterts Arts Centre 01579 362 382
Fri 6th July - Winchester, Tower Arts Centre  http://www.towerarts.co.uk
Sat 7th July - Wiltshire, Larmertree Fest   http://www.larmertree.co.uk
Wed 11th July - Brighton, Komedia 01273 647100
Sat 14th July - Hebden Bridge, Trades Club 01422 845 265
Sun 15th July -  Ashton under Lymne,  Wychwood 0161 344 0321
Fri 20th July - Chester, Telfords 01829 752005
Sat 21st July - Sheffield, Lakeside Festival
Info: http://www.kangaroomoon.com

Faculty - Daevid Allen, Josh Pollock, Michael Clare, Jason Mills
Fri 17th Aug - Seattle with Kinski, venue tbc
Sat 18th Aug -San Juan Island, Wa, Egg Lake Shake
21st -25th Aug - Philly, NY, Chicago,  Detroit, Pitsburg, DC, with Analogue II, tbc
More info:   http://www.universityoferrors.com/

GONG - USA/Canada and South America Dates, September
No Gong dates this year I'm afraid... Sorry it just didn't work out, hopefully we can get something for next year. If you need a shot of alien try the University of Errors, it's probabably just the ticket.

GONG - Irish gigs, End of September
Still strong possibilities of a visit both North and South. Just waiting for them to get back to us.

GONG - Greek gigs, October
Booked, but the gig order and the  exact dates are not fully confirmed yet
Fri 5th or Sat 6th Oct - Athens
Sat 6th or Sun 7th Oct - Salonika

GONG - UK Tour, October/November
UK tour starts with a very special London gig with the Orb and Acid Temple Mothers at the Royal Festival Hall. And as an added bonus this will be one of those rare, but oh so wonderful occasions when both Didier and Theo will both be in the band.

Wednesday 3rd Oct - London, Royal Festival Hall, tel 0207 960 4242
Info:  http://www.rfh.org.uk

Thur 4th Oct - Exeter, Phoenix  http://www.ambience-fsoe.org
Wed 10th Oct - Brighton, Concorde II
Thur 11th Oct - Southampton,The Brook
Fri 12th Oct - Aldershot, Princess Hall
Sat 13th Oct - Harlow, The Square
Mon 15th Oct - Norwich, Arts Centre
Wed 17th Oct - Leicester, The Charlotte
Thur 18th Oct - Wolverhampton, The Robin
Fri 19th Oct - Sheffield, Boardwalk
Sat 20th Oct - Milton Keynes, Wavendon Stables
Sun 21st Oct - Glastonbury, tbc
Mon 22nd Oct - Penzance,  Acorn Theatre
Wed 24th Oct - Wrexham, Central Station
Thur 25th Oct - Leeds, Irish Centre
Fri 26th Oct - Manchester, University
Sat 27th Oct - Widnes, Queens Hall
Sun 28th Oct - Crewe, Limelight
Mon 29th Oct - Stockton, The Arc
Wed 31st Oct - Newcastle, University, Student Union
Fri 2nd Nov - Glasgow, Renfrew Ferry
Sat 3rd Nov - Aberdeen, Glow 303
Sun 4th Nov - Edinburgh, Liquid Room

GONG - European Tour, November/December
Dates so far include the following (more precise details soon)
Wed 7th Nov - Belgium, tba
Thur 8th Nov - Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
Fri 9th Nov - Germany, Karlsruhe
Sat 10th Nov - Germany, Geseke
Sun 11th Nov - Germany, Hilsesheim
Mon 12th Nov - Germany, Berlin
Tue 13th Nov - Germany, Hamburg
Thur 15th Nov - Norway, Kristiansand
Fri 16th Nov - Norway, Stavanger
Sat 17th Nov - Norway, Bergen, The Garage   http://www.garage.no
Mon 19th Nov - Norway, Oslo, So What!   http://www.sowhat.no
Wed 21st Nov - Sweden, Gothenburg
Thur 22nd Nov - Denmark, Copenhagen
Fri 23rd Nov - Denmark, Odense
25th/26th Nov - Austria, tba
29th Nov-4th Dec - Italy, tba
Sat 8th Dec - Switzerland, Winterthur
5th-15th Dec - France/Spain, tba

A possible ending for this Gonging around may be a special gig/party type affair...or we may just go and have a quiet cup of tea, either way you'll be invited. Further details as they appear.

THOM THE WORLD POET - UK 'Resurrection' Tour, Sept/Oct
Thom will be in the UK and available Sept 20 -Oct 20. Dates so far:-
Fri 5th Oct - Bristol International Poetry Festival, at the CUBE cinema with jazz band
12th-14th Oct- London, Paddington International Poetry Festival with Richard Heley

"Yes friends, it's that time again. He rolls around like the sun wanting to be useful in his verbal professions employ him day and night make it right! Reply to this if you have doorways open as always-happiness and gratitudes" -Thom

If you can help by booking a gig for any of the bands or musicians, or in any other way please contact us and we will connect you with the exactly the right people.


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

==> DAEVID ALLEN's UNIVERSITY OF ERRORS <================================

Aug 17 - SEATTLE (WA), venue tba (with Kinski) / Aug 18 - SAN JUAN ISLAND (WA), Egg Lake Shake / Aug 21-Sep 01 - PHILADELPHIA (PA), ATHENS (GA), CHICAGO (IL) [also touring with Analogue] / Sep 02-08 - DETROIT, NEW YORK CITY [also touring with Need New Body]

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

Jul 22 - BURG-HERZBERG Festival (Germany)
Also: Fiddler's Green, Anekdoten, Embryo and Birth Control

Info: http://www.think-progressive.de

Held between July 19-22, 2001, the festival will also feature Magma, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Anekdoten, Keef Hartley Band, Embryo, RPWL and Birth Control.

Aug 18 - CANTERBURY Festival

Sep 08/09 - MEXICO CITY, Mex Prog Festival

Other plans for CARAVAN include dates in the South of France and Italy (but not this spring as initially announced), at least one date in Greece in October, and a UK tour of about 8 dates in November.

And also:

Jan 26/27 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG
(The addition of a third date on Jan 28 is a possibility, depending on ticket sales for the first two)

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

==> IN CAHOOTS [SEXTET] <================================================

Sep 25 - NEWCASTLE, The Cluny / Sep 27 - NOTTINGHAM, The Bonnington Centre / Sep 28 - HULL, Adelphi Theatre / Sep 30 - COLCHESTER, St Mary's Art Centre / Oct 03 - LEEDS, The Wardrobe / Oct 04 - BIRMINGHAM, Jazz and Spice / Oct 06 - OLD HARLOW, St John's ARC Market Street / Oct 08 - LONDON, Vortex Jazz Bar

+ dates in France, Italy and the Netherlands (all dates tbc) Oct/Nov

Dec - TOKYO (Japan), TLG (exact dates tbc)

Line-up: Phil Miller, Peter Lemer, Fred Baker, Pip Pyle
         Elton Dean, Jim Dvorak

If you can help with bookings in these countries, please contact me and I'll forward your details to the band.

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

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

==> DAVE STEWART & BARBARA GASKIN <======================================

Sep 14/15 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG


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

Jun 11 - SANTA CRUZ (CA), Kuumbwa Jazz Centre / Jun 12-13 - SAN FRANCISCO (CA), Yoshi's

Jun 20-24 - LONDON, Pizza Express Jazz Club

Info: http://www.bbprod.demon.co.uk/news.html

==> CUNEIFORM NIGHT <====================================================

Jun 26 - NEW YORK CITY (NY), Knitting Factory

Sponsored by the Downtown Music Gallery

==> CURLEW <=============================================================

Jul 09 - St.PAUL (MN), Clown Lounge (10.30pm)

Debut performance by the new line-up, & a warm-up for their upcoming new album

Line-up: George Cartwright (saxophones), Fred Chalenor (bass),
         Bruce Golden (drums), Chris Parker (piano),
         Davey Williams (guitar)

==> DJAM KARET <=========================================================

Jun 19 - CLAREMONT (CA), The Press Restaurant/Bar / Jun 24 - BETHLEHEM (PA), NEARfest (sold-out) / Jun 26 - NEW YORK CITY (NY), Knitting Factory (see above)

Line-up: Gayle Ellett (guitar & keyboards), Mike Henderson (guitar),
         Aaron Kenyon (bass), Chuck Oken (drums)

==> SOPHIA DOMANCICH <===================================================

Jun 29 - VITROLLES [Didier Levallet Quartet] / Jul 19 - MONTPELLIER, Festival [S.Goubert Quartet] / Aug 16/17/18 - PARIS, Sinsire [S.Goubert Quartet] / Aug 19 - CLUNY [S.Goubert Quartet] / Oct ?? - ANGERS [S.Domancich Trio] / Dec 12 - BORDEAUX [S.Domancich Quintet] / Dec 14 - ARGENTEUIL, Cave Dimiere [S.Domancich Quintet] / Apr 27 - PARIS, Maison de la Radio [S.Domancich Quintet]

SD Trio: C.Tchamichian, S.Goubert
SD Quintet: S.Goubert, C.Tchamichian, J-L Capozzo, M.Marre

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


Jun 25 - PARIS, Palais des Congres

Jul 20 - MAIDENHEAD, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts (Sweet Chorus)

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

==> FOREVER EINSTEIN <===================================================

Jun 20 - NEW HAVEN (CT), Festival of Arts and Ideas

Line-up: C.W. Vrtacek (guitar), Eric Carlson (bass), John Roulat (drums)

==> FRED FRITH <=========================================================

Jun 16 - BASEL (Switzerland) [with Arte Sax Quartet and Urs Leimgruber] / Jun 17 - LONDON, Meltdown Festival [Massacre] / Jun 24 - KREMS (Austria), Donau Festival [with Attwenger]

==> ANJA GARBAREK <======================================================

Jun 12 - LONDON, Purcell Room (Meltdown Festival) / Jun 27 - HACKNEY, The Ocean (broadcast for Mixing It - Radio3) / Jul 07 - QUARTZ Festival (Norway) / Jul 19 - LONDON, Camden Jazz Cafe / Jul 21 - MOLDE Festival (Norway) / Jul 24 - NICE (France), Nice Jazz Festival

Line-up: Anja Garbarek (voice), Susan Balingall (backing vocals),
         Theo Travis (saxophones, flutes), Lawrence Pendrous (piano,
         keyboards & guitars), Ellen Blair (viola & violin),
         Dudley Phillips (bass),  Steve Jansen (percussion & electronics)

==> MAGMA <==============================================================

Jul 21 - BURG-HERZBERG festival (Germany) / Jul 22 - WURZBURG festival (Germany) / Aug 01 - NEUCHATEL (Switzerland) [also: ANGE] / Aug 25 - RIEC-SUR-BELLON (France)

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

==> The MUFFINS <========================================================

Jul 28 - NEW YORK CITY (NY), Knitting Factory / Sep 01 - CHAPEL HILL (NC), ProgDay Festival

Line-up: Dave Newhouse (keyboards, woodwinds), Tom Scott (woodwinds),
         Billy Swann (bass), Paul Sears (drums)

==> PRESENT <============================================================

Jul 22 - WURZBURG (Germany), AKW

Sep 15 - BALTIMORE (MD), Orion Studios / Sep 23 - FORT WORTH (TX), The WreckRoom / Sep 26 - CHIHUAHUA (Mexico), venue tbc / Sep 29 - LOS ANGELES (CA), Knitting Factory / Sep 30 - SAN FRANCISCO (CA) / Oct 10 - CHICAGO (IL), Martyrs / Oct 13 - KENT (OH), Robin Hood / Oct 20 - NORTH PLAINFIELD (NJ), Heavy Metal Sound Studios... and more tbc

Nov 28 - PRAGUE (Czech Rep.)

More info: http://www.totalzoo.com/present

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

A major national tour is currently being organised for the Theo Travis Quartet for September 2001 to coincide with the release of the new album (as yet untitled). Provisional dates include Scotland, Cornwall, Devon, Norwich, London, Croydon, Nottingham, Boxford, and Durham. Others are under discussion.

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


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