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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN'? -                     ::
  ::     The Weekly (or so) Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts   ::
  ::                         Issue # 186                          ::
  ::                   Friday, August 3rd, 2001                   ::
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Hi all,

Sorry for the delay between issues... I think most of you don't mind anyway, most of us are having our summer break, aren't we? Anyway, I'd delayed this issue as I'd planned to write a few CD reviews but I guess these will have to wait until the next one. These include the Softs CDs discussed below, which Brian Hopper has been kind enough to send me copies of, and new releases by Happy Accidents (a large ensemble led by ex-Wilde Flower Graham Flight) and Brian's collaboration with Robert Fenner.

Last but not least - in almost exactly two weeks, the second edition of the Canterbury Sound Festival will take place. Having attended the first one, I urge everyone to be there! I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it myself, but I'm sure you'll all have a great time!



From: driel <driel@fsw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Subject: Re: On certain archival releases
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 09:16:42 +0200

Dear Aymeric,

I'd like to respond to Andy's complaints in the last WR. I haven't heard or seen 'Turns On' Vol. 1 and 2 either, but I felt the same as Andy after I bought the entire 'Canterburied Sounds' (vol. 1-4) and, again, after buying 'Man in a deaf corner'. In fact, it turns out that I have listened to these CDs only once and stored them in my collection. Apparently, 'Turns on' will be even worse.

Just like Andy I fear that these CDs can do harm to the reputation of the artists whose work is represented so poorly. I'm afraid these CDs are only released to earn money from die-hard Canterbury/Soft Machine fans. Can we do anything, as a group of people united through this list, to stop Voiceprint or Mooncrest, or whoever is ripping us off?

Do not understand me wrong: Voiceprint have also issued quite a few very interesting archival releases (e.g., Slapp Happy - Camera and the Wilde Flowers album) and also their catalogue of new and re-releases contains very interesting stuff - e.g., old and new albums by Hugh Hopper, John Greaves, Elton Dean, Dagmar Krause, and so on].

Best wishes
Jan van Driel

Email: Driel@ICLON.leidenuniv.nl

[I have a couple of comments to make on this. First of all, if someone is to be "blamed" for these CDs, it should not just be some "greedy label", since the releases you mention were conceived and prepared by musicians - in this case Brian Hopper - with, I believe, the permission of the other musicians concerned. Although Daevid Allen's message below seems to contradict this assumption in the case of 'Turns On'. Anyway, I personally think these releases would do much less harm to non-diehard followers (who may buy these CDs thinking they are retrospectives of material taken from studio albums) if, as I said in the previous issue, mention was made on the cover of the below-standard sound quality of the recordings. - AL]


From: Daevid Allen
Subject: The Soft Machine as corporate viagra
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 00:23:20 +1000

[The following is a message sent by Daevid Allen to various people, including me, after being forwarded Andy Gee's message in WR#185 - AL]

Dear Andy Gee,

Thanks for your letter and I agree with your feelings 100%. In an ideal world, business people would take pride in integrity & quality of product. In this world of the military/industrial corporate morality it is common practice to cash in on the good name of fundamentally good natured groups and make a quick killing with a run of 500 or 1000 & vanish. Sound business acumen it's called.

Truly cynical labels take pride in never paying royalties, holding these monies as a slush fund to defend themselves with bodyguards & a fortress of jackal lawyers.

Speaking as an original member of Soft Machine I fully support you in addressing your issues to the labels concerned - for the responsibility is theirs.

The idea that somehow some or any of the musicians involved benefit from releases such as these is as far fetched as a balinese basketweaver having some sort of royalty percentage or some degree of quality control over their basket at the point of its final sale in a fashionable Parisian boutique.

The Music Business in my experience mostly does everything it can to reduce or eliminate completely the need to pay the original creators of the product they sell.

It is a point of pride with this breed to outwit artists who are mostly not specialists in business but specialists in music. Thus the artist is penalized unfairly. This however is the system in use.

Labels rise & fall and sell their stock onwards to a point way beyond the artist's knowledge or control.

If I had any power regarding these recordings being on sale, I would use that energy to withdraw & destroy this material and refund you doubly- once for your material loss and a second time to reward you for your active discernment.

Finally, I can only apologise (on behalf of all bands caught with their pants down & soft machines out) for those people in the market place who destroy our credibility while claiming to represent us. I swear I did not have sex with that A&R person!

I trust that we can all say the same.

Daevid Allen


From: "Charlie Himmelberger" <chimmel@fast.net>
Subject: plea for help!
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 18:49:59 -0700

I saw Arzachel mentioned in here and I was wondering if you could assist me by pointing me in the direction to find the words to 'Clean Innocent Fun' by Dave Stewart/Steve Hillage's old band Arzachel, I have the CD & LP but no lyrics!

Thanks Charlie

[I would have liked to help Charlie with this but I must confess my attempt at transcribing these lyrics has been rather pathetic. There must be about 3 or 4 lines in the whole song that I can make out... And this goes for much of the rest of the CD. Anyone who's willing to take up the challenge is welcome to do so! - AL]


From: dashcraft@mindspring.com
Subject: London Jazz Scene
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:00:48 -0400

Greetings, Aymeric!

Just got back from a vacation in England and I wanted to share some info with your readers. I was astounded with the vibrant London jazz scene and especially the number of Canterbury-related artists who are performing regularly.

I caught a wonderful gig with John Etheridge's quartet (more about that in my next posting) and I picked up a copy of "Jazz in London" which is a free gig listing (web site is www.jazz-in-britain.com).

In July & August alone the following are/will be playing: Theo Travis Quartet, Phil Lee, Jimmy Hastings, Django Bates, Tony Coe, Carol Grimes Band, and lots of Etheridge. Trevor Tompkins is also active on the jazz scene. Many of the gigs are free as well!

Just wanted you to know that many of these musicians are quite active and are quite accessible in the London area.

Regards, David


From: michael clare <mykelc@earthlink.net>
Subject: UofE US Tour Dates
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 22:53:39 -0700

HI Aymeric,

This is hopefully the definitive list of gigs for US in August -



Saturday August 18: Egg Lake Shake-
         Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

touring with ANALOGUE II   http://www.analogueII.com

Tuesday August 21: Khyber, Philadelphia

Wednesday August 22: Palomas,  Baltimore

Thursday August 23: Millvale Industrial Theater, Pittsburgh
       http://www.mit.telerama.com/  with KEVIN COYNE

Friday August 24: Noware, Cleveland 3615 Superior Ave Cleveland, OH

Saturday August 25: Schubas, Chicago   http://www.schubas.com/


Monday August 27 New York, Knitting Factory


From: Hiroshi Masuda <hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp>
Subject: Blast Japan tour
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 01:10:28 +0900

Hi Aymeric!

We fixed Blast Japan tour. Here is the tour schedule.

7, Yokohama Jazz Promenade (biggest jazz festival in Japan), tel. 045-682-4108
8, Tokyo, Mandala 2, 0422-42-1579
12, Kyoto, RAG, 075-241-0446

Any questions to POSEIDON Productions.


POSEIDON Productions
tel. 5902-7981 (week day 22:00-02:00, weekend 10:00-02:00)
mobile 090-6009-3767 (week day 10:00-20:00)
Fax. 5902-7982
email: hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp


From: "Roger Bunn" <policy.office@mihra.org>
Subject: Maya
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 20:54:28 +0100

Well thanks to those who said that a non "formal" edition of Maya would be acceptable now that we have decided not to release the 1000 copies planned due to recording difficulties at Voiceprint's end of the line. A question of standards huh?

We will be contacting you as soon as copies have been made. As soon as the Allen cognoscenti who have asked for Maya copies have been supplied. In all probability we will not burn any more. So no matter what the condition of the recording, it will be very rare indeed..

OK, those who do not want copies, and who wish for a return of any monies, must say.




From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: Canterbury releases
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 18:39:21 -0400

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>.  Meanwhile, here are some excerpts
for Canterbury fans.

New releases from Voiceprint <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt>

John Etheridge/Ash
John Etheridge has been at the top of the jazz and contemporary guitar world for over 25 years. His background includes stints with Darryl Way's Wolf, Soft Machine and Stephane Grapelli. His career has also included touring and recording with many great musicians including Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Miroslav Vitous, Tony Williams, Pat Metheny, John Williams, Nigel Kennedy and Andy Summers.  'Ash' was recorded in 1992 and is now made available on compact disc with new artwork on the new Jazzprint label. This quartet led release sees Etheridge embrace a number of idioms, including acoustic, classical, jazz - rock fusion and cover versions. All emphasise his all round playing ability, highlighting influences for Django Reinhardt to John McLaughlin. Line Up - John Etheridge - guitars; Steve Franklin - keyboards; Henry Thomas - bass; Dudley Phillips - double bass; Mark Fletcher - drums
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt/ash.ram>

Brian Hopper, Robert Fenner/Virtuality
Brian Hopper has played saxophone with The Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine, Zobe, Beggars Farm and others. More recently he has taken an interest in getting to grips with music sequencing on the computer and has written some new material partially using his earlier jazz and rock roots which also reflect ethnic music and synthesised sounds. Robert Fenner had played with 'Runestone' which had a somewhat new age-ist appellation and he was keen to include jazz inflenced saxophone into his ambient music. Brian and Robert then proceeded to make 'Virtuality' which they describe as a musical journey, a sort of imaginary Cook's tour with suggestions of exotic locations blended into the soundscape. There are also the jazzier, rhythmic elements, which provide a contrast, and serve to anchor the exotic into a space that is perhaps unexpected. Some of the music is also designed to relax by, incorporating as it does biorhythmic factors that harmonise with essential elements of our own organic functions. The rock jazz fusion will appeal to soft machine fans who will also appreciate the lovingly chosen artwork.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt/virtuali.ram>

Andrew Downes/Concerto for Two Guitars  
The Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Strings by Andrew Downes was commissioned by the two eminent guitarists Simon Dinnigan (acoustic guitar) and Fred T. Baker playing on a fretless electric bass guitar, breaking new ground in bringing this 'rock' instrument into a 'classical' medium. They are accompanied on the CD by players who are mainly from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. This new release comprises the first recording of Andrew Downes' Concerto for Guitar, Bass Guitar and Strings, and Cool Largo by the same composer, the Usher Waltz for solo guitar by Koshkin, and three exciting transcriptions of works by Bach and Mozart. These latter works show the two soloists, Simon Dinnigan and Fred T Baker at their most brilliantly virtuosic. The Concerto derives much of its influence from rock music and jazz, but at the same time there are strong elements of non-western (particularly African and Native-American) melodic and rhythmic styles blended with sounds from European renaissance, medieval and folk music. It represents, in musical terms, a real fusion of many different cultures. After its first performance in Birmingham in 1997, the Birmingham Post critic wrote "Andrew Downes' Concerto was full of delightful music."
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt/2guitars.ram>

Happy Accidents/Scitatics
The legendary Canterbury Music scene is alive and well with The Happy Accidents. The band was instigated by Graham Flight the brilliant musician formerly of the Wilde Flowers. Not only did Happy Accidents give concerts, they also performed theatrical improvised radio plays! Operas without words! The band members have always had a wonderful sense of camaraderie and have never taken themselves too seriously injecting plenty of humour and weirdness into both their music and live gigs. Increasingly the sounds made by conventional instrumentation were becoming blurred as they experimented and incorporated modern electronic sounds and devices into their music. This lack of distinction began to be apparent with the release of their CD 'Phenomenon' in 1998, and has continued with this latest release 'Scitatics'. This album contains structured songs interspersed with many moments of ordered mayhem and with sonic textures blending and distorting the traditional instrument sounds with those produced by modern technology. Graham's keyboard playing is at its best with the combined talents of Alexi Nonis (guitar) Marvernie Fuller, (vocals), Will Glanfield (sax, clarinet), Mick Grierson (guitar), Nigel Hobbins (bass), Robert Jarvis (trombone), Neil Sloman (soprano & tenor saxes) and Matt Williamson (drums). This line-up results in a synthesis of the many musical styles which have evolved into this complex, rhythmic, multi-layered music. Lovingly chosen artwork makes this album a real gem for followers of the Canterbury Scene. Another fan of the band is the great Robert Wyatt who upon hearing 'Scitatics' for the first time announced "I want to be in that band!" - so knocked out was he by the rhythmic precociousness of what was happening.
soundbite - <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt/scitatic.ram>

Coming soon from Voiceprint <http://www.artist-shop.com/voiceprt>

John Greaves/The Caretaker  
John Greaves has had a long and distinguished career having been a member of Henry Cow and later becoming a highly respected composer and solo artist. 'The Caretaker' is John's brand new studio album and is a follow up to 'Songs'. This new album not only has songs written by John but also by Peter Blegvad (Slapp Happy ) and Andy Partridge (XTC).

John Greaves/On the Street Where You Live
John Greaves has had a long and distinguished career having been a member of Henry Cow and later becoming a highly respected composer and solo artist. 'On The Street Where You Live' consists of some beautiful romantic and well known melodies which John sings with all the style and class of an accomplished crooner!! This album will appeal to a wide audience with these well known songs which have been well arranged by John. The romantic atmosphere is enhanced by the French pianist Marcel Ballot and guitarist Patrice Meyer who provide a great background to John's distinct voice. With exquisite artwork this classy album will be welcomed by John's many fans as well as well as those who love the popular and timeless songs he sings.

Didier Malherbe/Bloom  
Founder member of Gong, Didier Malherbe became renowned for his brilliant saxophone playing and the band's performances with Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth were always packed with appreciative and enthusiastic fans. Didier formed his own group Bloom in 1977 and looked for musicians in Paris and the result was a brilliant blend of talents. Yan Emeric Vagh was a young guitarist with a very original style on both acoustic and electric guitars. Mico Nissim played piano and mini-moog and Didier was later to participate in the ten-piece band 'Decaphonie' which Mico formed after he performed in the O.N.J. (Orchestre National de Jazz). The drummer Jano Padovani, was quite at ease with odd rhythms whilst Peter Kimberley, a British Parisian (ex-Bachdenkel), played a 6-stringed bass on 'Whiskers'. On this album Didier not only performs brilliantly on the saxophone and flute but also sings. This is the first time that Bloom is available on CD and will appeal not only to the extensive Gong following but also to fans of the Canterbury Scene.

Didier Malherbe/Faton Bloom
Didier Malherbe was not only a founder member of Gong but has a reputation as a brilliant saxophonist and highly acclaimed jazz musician. Gong and the group Magma, had the same tour management and were often sharing the bill and sometimes jammed together. It was through these arrangements that Didier teamed up with the original pianist of Magma, Francois "Faton" Cahen. In 1984 they formed the Faton-Bloom group along with Eric Bedoucha, a jazz-rock drummer originally from North Africa, bass guitarist Remy Sarrazin and percussionist Roger Raspail, from Guadeloupe. The group toured extensively and successfully in France until the late 1980's, during which time they gathered a large following of dedicated and loyal fans.

Soft Machine/Soft Machine Turns On Volume 1  
Robert Wyatt (formerly of the Wilde Flowers) and Mike Ratledge, along with Kevin Ayers and Deavid Allen had formed a band called Mister Head which was later to become Soft Machine. The musicians along with Brian and Hugh Hopper, were to become the core of the Canterbury Music Scene. In 1967 Soft Machine became established on London's growing psychedelic club scene and their distinctive style was emerging having been influenced by modern jazz, R&B and twentieth century European music. The repertoire in that year consisted mainly of original songs written for the Wilde Flowers by Hugh Hopper, Brian Hopper and Kevin Ayers. Many of these songs can be heard on this album and in some cases there is more than one version included to show both the musical development of the band and also to contrast their greater emotional intensity in which they imbued their live performances. The source material was by and large from recordings taken in unfavourable conditions with basic equipment designed for private use but due to the huge Soft Machine following and the rarity of professionally made recordings during this period it is worth overcoming the shortcomings of the sound quality. The daring blending of musical forms and the energy which combine to yield sounds not heard of in other bands of this era will make this a must for fans of the Canterbury Music Scene.

Soft Machine/Soft Machine Turns On Volume 2
This album is a continuation of Soft Machine Turns On Volume 1. As the year 1967 progressed so did the musical exposure of Soft Machine and their shows incorporated full audio-visual experiences of the time to include light displays. It is these shows from which the tracks on volume 2 are taken. The songs incorporate the works of Kevin Ayers, Hugh and Brian Hopper and there are pieces by Mike Ratledge and Robert Wyatt which would later flourish into extended suites and form the backbone of their live recordings and concerts. During 1967, Australian Daevid Allen was forced to leave the band due to an expired passport but he was later to form Gong. Soft Machine continued as a trio until Andy Summers joined them as guitarist for the American tour in 1968 where the band were the support for Jimi Hendrix. It was after this tour that Hugh Hopper rejoined the band with Kevin leaving, and Soft Machine then entered it's classic phase. This album captures Soft Machine prior to its classic period with a distinctive style created by Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers from the Wilde Flowers along with Daevid Allen and Mike Ratledge. The band indulged in considerable improvisation with long continuous sets sometimes ear splittingly loud. Some brilliant tracks with stylish artwork which will be a must for followers of the Canterbury Music Scene.

Howard Riley & Keith Tippett/Interchange - The Bern Concert  
Howard's influences include Bill Evans, Thelonius Monk and Art Tatum and he first started recording with that other doyen of Free Jazz, Keith Tippett in the eighties. Two recordings were released, "First Encounter" on Impetus and "In Focus" on Affinity. The Bern concert was recorded on December 8th 1993. The music is completely unrehearsed and spontaneous and reflects the technical skills and inventiveness of these two awesome musicians.

Murray Head/Sooner or Later
For Sooner or Later, Murray was locked away in a studio for months on end with Steve Hillage and a sequencer to create this album. Steve Hillage had not only played with Gong and System 7 but has also produced Simple Minds and It Bites. The line up on this album is impressive and includes Jakko, Barbara Gaskin and Dave Stewart (ex Egg, Hatfield And The North) on backing vocals. Whilst Geoffrey Richardson from Caravan and Miquette Giraudy of System 7 give their all on guitar and keyboards. With sleeve notes written by Murray, the artwork is carefully chosen whilst the album has been carefully mastered.

imports that have been released within the last month. You'll find these listed at <http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/imports/new.htm>:

Part of The British Rock Legend Series. Digitally remastered reissue of 1974 album packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Scheduled to include five bonus tracks.

Part of The British Rock Legend Series. Digitally remastered reissue of 1975 album packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Scheduled to include three bonus tracks, 'Stuck In A Hole' (Single Version), 'Keeping Back my Love' (previously unreleased) & 'For Richard' (live version).

Japanese digitally remastered reissue of British prog-rock album originally issued on Fontana in 1973 & unavailable domestically. Packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve.

Full title, If I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You. Part of The British Rock Legend Series. Digitally remastered reissue of 1970 album packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve. Scheduled to Includes four bonus tracks, 'A Day In The Life Of Maurice Haylett', 'Why?' (demo version of 'And I Wish I Were Stoned'), 'Clipping The 8th' (demo version of 'Hello Hello') & 'As I Feel I Die' (demo version).

Japanese digitally remastered reissue of British prog-rock album originally issued on Fontana in 1971 & unavailable domestically. Packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve.

Japanese digitally remastered reissue of British prog-rock album originally issued on Fontana in 1972 & unavailable domestically. Packaged in a limited edition miniature LP sleeve.


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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 - PHILADELPHIA (PA), Khyber / Aug 22 - BALTIMORE (MC) / Aug 23 - CLEVELAND (OH), Grogshop / Aug 24 - CHICAGO (IL), Schubas / Aug 25 - DETROIT (MI), Magick Stick / Aug 26 - PITTSBURGH (PA), Millvale Industrial Theatre / Aug 27 - NEW YORK CITY (NY), Knitting Factory

Info: http://www.universityoferrors.com/

==> Kevin AYERS <========================================================

Aug 25 - TILBURG (Holland), Bosvreugd [open-air concert]

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

Aug 18 - CANTERBURY Festival

Sep 08/09 - MEXICO CITY, Mex Prog Festival

Oct 10 - GREECE (details tba)

Oct 26 - CHIDDINGFOLD (Surrey), Chiddingfold Live Club [01428 682949] / Nov 03 - LONDON, Astoria LA2 London [support: Colin Bass (Camel bassist)] / Nov 08 - MACCLESFIELD, Bar Cuba [01625 669944] / Nov 09 - DEAL, Astor Theatre [01304 366077] / Nov 15 - WOLVERHAMPTON, Robin 2 [01384 637747] / Nov 16 - MILTON KEYNES, Stables Theatre [01908 280800]

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

==> GONG <===============================================================

Oct 03 - LONDON, Royal Festival Hall [also: The Orb & Acid Temple Mothers] / Oct 04 - EXETER, Phoenix

Oct 05 or 06 - ATHENS (Greece) [tbc] / Oct 06 or 07 - SALONIKA (Greece) [tbc]

Oct 10 - BRIGHTON, Concorde II / Oct 11 - SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook / Oct 12 - ALDERSHOT, Princess Hall / Oct 13 - HARLOW, The Square
[these gigs will be with Didier Malherbe]

Oct 14 - MACCLESFIELD, Bar Cuba / Oct 15 - NORWICH, Arts Centre / Oct 17 - LEICESTER, The Charlotte / Oct 18 - WOLVERHAMPTON, Robin / Oct 19 - SHEFFIELD, Boardwalk / Oct 20 - MILTON KEYNES, Wavendon Stables / Oct 22 - PENZANCE, Acorn Theatre / Oct 24 - BLACKBURN, King George's Hall / Oct 25 - LEEDS, Irish Centre / Oct 26 - MANCHESTER, University / Oct 27 - WIDNES, Queens Hall / Oct 28 - CREWE, Limelight / Oct 29 - STOCKTON, The Arc / Oct 31 - NEWCASTLE, University Student Union / Nov 02 - GLASGOW, Renfrew Ferry / Nov 03 - ABERDEEN, Glow 303 / Nov 04 - EDINBURGH, Liquid Room

Nov 08 - ZOETERMEER (Netherlands), De Boerderij

Nov 09 - KARLSRUHE (Germany), venue tbc / Nov 10 - GESEKE (Germany), venue tbc / Nov 11 - HILDESHEIM (Germany), venue tbc / Nov 12 - BERLIN (Germany), Knaak / Nov 13 - HAMBURG (Germany), Logo

Nov 15 - KRISTIANSAND (Norway), venue tbc / Nov 16 - STAVANGER (Norway), venue tbc / Nov 17 - BERGEN (Norway), The Garage, venue tbc / Nov 19 - OSLO (Norway), So What! / Nov 21 - GOTHENBURG (Sweden), Musikens Hus / Nov 22 - COPENHAGEN (Denmark), venue tbc / Nov 23 - ODENSE (Denmark), venue tbc

Nov 25-26 - Austria
Nov 27-28 - Switzerland
Nov 29-Dec 04 - Italy

Dec 08 - WINTERTHUR (Switzerland)

Dec 05-15 - France & Spain

Info: http://www.planetgong.co.uk

==> 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

Dec 08/09 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG

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.

Info: http://www.philmiller-incahoots.co.uk

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

Oct 16/17/18 - PARIS, Satellit' Cafe / Oct 25 - LIMOGES, Centre Culturel / Nov 22/23/24 - PARIS, Sunset / Dec 04/05 - FESTIVAL STRASBOURG MEDITERRANEE

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

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

Sep 14/15 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> SOPHIA DOMANCICH <===================================================

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] <=========================

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

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

==> KING CRIMSON <=======================================================

Aug 03 - DENVER (CO), Red Rocks (w/TOOL) / Aug 06 - SEATTLE (WA), Paramount (w/TOOL) / Aug 07 - SEATTLE (WA), Paramount (w/TOOL) / Aug 08 - PORTLAND (OR), Schnitzer Concert Hall (w/TOOL) / Aug 10/11 - SAN FRANCISCO (Berkeley) (CA), Community Theater (w/TOOL) / Aug 13/14 - LOS ANGELES (CA), Wiltern (w/TOOL) / Aug 15 - SAN DIEGO (CA), SDSU Theater, 8pm (w/TOOL) / Aug 17/18 - MEXICO CITY (Mexico), Teatro Metropolitan

Line-up: Robert Fripp (guitar), Adrian Belew (vocals, guitar),
         Trey Gunn (warr guitar), Pat Mastelotto (drums)

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

Sep 01 - CHAPEL HILL (NC), ProgDay Festival

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

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

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 QUARTET <===============================================

Aug 26 - CROYDON, The Gun (12.45pm) / Sep 01 - CRONDALL (Surrey), The Pit / Sep 03-08 - LONDON, Ronnie Scott's [also: Georgie Fame] / Sep 09 - BARNET, Bulls Arts Centre / Sep 12 - TEIGNMOUTH, London Hotel / Sep 13 - St.AUSTELL, Cliff Head Hotel / Sep 14 - LAUNCETON, Golf Club / Sep 15 - FALMOUTH, Arts Centre / Sep 16 - BRISTOL, Albert Inn / Sep 20 - NOTTINGHAM, Bonnington Theatre / Sep 21 - BOXFORD, The Fleece [guest: Roger Beaujolais, vibes] / Sep 22 - LONDON, 606 Club / Sep 23 - LINCOLN, Jazz at the Lawn [guest: Roger Beaujolais, vibes] / Sep 24 - WATFORD, Pizza Express [guest: Roger Beaujolais, vibes] / Sep 27 - COVENTRY, Biggin Hall Hotel [guest: Roger Beaujolais, vibes] / Sep 28 - CAMBRIDGE, Sophbeck Sessions [guest: Roger Beaujolais, vibes] / Sep 30 - ASCOT, JAGZ at the Station / Oct 04 - EDINBURGH, venue tbc / Oct 05 - MONTROSE, Links Hotel / Oct 06 - PAISLEY, Arts Centre / Oct 07 - ABERDEEN, The Lemon Tree / Oct 08 - DURHAM, University  

Line-up : Theo Travis (tenor sax & flute), Phil Peskett (piano/organ),
          Andy Hamill (double bass), Marc Parnell (drums)

Info: http://www.theotravis.com


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