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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 86                          ::
  ::                     Monday, March 8th, 1998                  ::
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From: Aymeric Leroy <bigbang@alpes-net.fr>
Subject: News
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 1998 18:41:11

Last week has been great for me as far as Canterbury music was concerned. Being on holiday in England for a few days, I took the opportunity to visit Mark Hewins at his Musart headquarters in South London where much work has been undertaken lately by Mark and an all-star line-up of Canterbury scene musicians on the forthcoming new Lady June project, "Rebela - A Fantasy Autobiography", of which Mark is producer and composer. I was lucky that my visit coincided with Pip Pyle being there to lay down drum and percussion parts to a section of the long instrumental piece "Nine". I was given the opportunity to hear an unmixed tape of the whole thing and it sounded great, with contributions by Phil Miller, Elton Dean, Graham Clark and Lol Coxhill of particular note. The release is not expected until the end of the year, but it will certainly be worth the wait.

While I was there, the recording of Pip's drums was interrupted by an acrimonous lady upstairs who complained at the noise. "I don't mind normal music", she shouted. "But this certainly isn't, and I'm going to call the police!". Mark explained that she was actually the noisiest of all the people living in the building, and that he'd actually been encouraged by other neighbours to do as much noise as possible... Eventually, the police didn't turn up, Pip finished his part and everything was fine.

Mark mentioned that he was expecting Geoffrey Richardson to turn up soon, his being probably the last guest contribution to "Rebela". He also mentioned the possibility of himself and Geoff doing a couple of duo gigs with techno/trance rhythm backing ! Can't wait to hear that !!!

A couple of days later, I attended a small gig by Graham Clark, ex-Gong violin player, at the Royal Festival Hall, with a trio called Kora Colours, very much in the Indian style, with an Indian tabla player and a singer named Ravi who also performed on a traditional stringed instrument (forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject - it sounded like a harp, a wonderful sound). Very good vibes, and lyrical contributions from Graham with a style that reminded me of Jean-Luc Ponty's recent 'world music' offerings.

I spotted Mike Howlett in the attendance and took the opportunity of asking what he'd been up to in recent months. He said he's done some writing, and done the odd gig with a couple of bands, including Spacehead with Graham. He's looking forward to doing some more touring with Gong in the spring, and possibly play some jazzier music with a different combination of Gong musicians that could include Pierre Moerlen and Graham Clark (are we in for some more "Shamal"-style magnificence ?...).

Last night, I drove to St Jean aux Bois, a small village near Compiegne (itself near Paris), to attend the second gig of In Cahoots' short French tour. The venue 'Les Naiades' was a friendly little sort of inn with even a fireplace on the side of the stage. Eventually, it was filled with about 50 people, all apparently having a very good time !

As for the rest of the tour, In Cahoots was a horn-less quartet version with Phil Miller, Peter Lemer, Fred Baker and Pip Pyle. I'd first heard this special combination last September in Groningen and liked this unusual approach very much (not that I don't wish to see Elton Dean and Jim Dvorak back in the line-up soon!) which obviously gives more room to each instrumentalist to express himself than the 'big band' sextet line-up. The gig was divided into two sets of five pieces each, as follows :

Set One : No Holds Barred
          ED Or Ian
          Big Dick
          Above And Below

Set Two : Half Life
          On The Up Side Of Things
          Diggin' In
          Your Root 2

Encore :  Green & Purple

- I'd love to hear a recording of "No Holds Barred" by this line-up. The original version (on "Diggin'In") was good, but had programmed, rather than live, drums. And I don't think the version on "Live In Japan" does the piece justice.
- For those who'd been wondering who "Ian" was in the title "ED Or Ian" ("ED" being obviously Elton Dean) - well, that's a pun on the mode on which the composition is based, E-dorian.
- "Big Dick" is a new composition by Peter Lemer and its title, which brings a smile to everyone in the audience when announced, is actually a sort of tribute to Dick Heckstall-Smith of Colosseum fame. This piece originated in a gig with the Jazz & Poetry Group, where Peter was asked to contribute a riff for an improvisation, which he later rearranged into this new piece. This was one of the highlights of the evening. Pip, in particular, played some of his most furious drumming ever (possibly the best I ever heard him play in a live context).
- "Above And Below" - the more I hear this piece, the more I like it ! One of Phil's most beautiful compositions, this benefitted from the contribution of a local guitarist, and longtime friend/supporter, Serge Wodrascka, on the introduction. As usual, Peter Lemer graced us with a fantastic moog solo.
- "On The Up Side Of Things" was yet another new piece, this time courtesy of Fred Baker. Fred told me after the gig that he'd written it originally for the Miller-Baker duo as a replacement piece for "Underdub" (too bad they're dropping it!). The group arrangement gave it an almost exotic, very danceable groove and feel, and a couple could actually be seen dancing to it, much to the band's surprise... Fred told me he's still playing with singer Vicki Clayton and has been at work on a couple orchestral projects which I hope we'll hear more about in the near future.

I asked the various members of the band what they'd been up to lately. Phil modestly said he'd spent most of his time basically improving his playing. As a matter of fact, Phil's performance was marvelous, without a trace of the cliches so many guitarists can't help using. I was left thinking the man draws his inspiration from outer space. Each one of his solos was pure Miller, full of his usual weird melody lines, not forgetting his now legendary facial expressivity. Phil also mentioned that he's kept playing regularly with Caravan's Doug Boyle, although no specific project is in the works apart from trio gigs with Fred Baker later on.
Peter Lemer told me his solo project has been delayed a bit due to water flooding his home studio. I asked him again whether there was any chance that his never released solo albums from the 70's with Laurie Allan, Francis Moze and Allan Holdsworth would be issued one day. He said he still hadn't checked whether the tapes were in good enough condition. Let's keep our fingers crossed...
Some of the most exciting news came from Pip Pyle. Pip will release his solo album sometime this Spring, and hopes to be touring later this year with it. And I was astonished to hear that Dave Stewart has agreed to join his live band. This remains to be confirmed, of course, but it seems pretty likely now. Joining them would be their ex-REM collaborator Jakko Jackszyk on guitar and vocals, Barbara Gaskin on vocals, and Pierre Marcault on percussion, and others. Pip said there were no plans for gigs by either Equip'Out or Short Wave in the near future, explaining that in the latter case this is mostly due to no-one really being the leader and, consequently, trying to find gigs for it. Asked whether he'd composed some new music recently, he said no, that he wanted to concentrate on his solo album until it was completely finished, and that he generally writes with a specific project in mind anyway (such as the first Short Wave CD).

On a final note, Fred Baker told me the Canterbury Festival might be on again for next Summer, possibly on the same day (July 11), and mentioned that Miller-Baker would then be part of the line-up. This remains to be confirmed of course.



Subject: Caravan BBC
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 11:30:09 -0500

O.K., what exactly do I have to do to get my sweaty palms on the Caravan BBC Fishermen set??? i made the mistake of puchasing an obvious boot of the BBC stuff, and was disappointed to say the least of the sound quality. So, just tell me what it takes to get a hold of these discs. (I understand that there may be two)

Thank You

[The second volume of this excellent collection will be released next Summer. I assume this will include material from 1975-80. BBC material from 1969-70 not on the first volume is known to exist, but all the bootlegs I've heard had a very low-fi sound quality. I'll try to get more information from Hux Records anyway. - AL]


From: Gabe_Camacho@usccmail.lehman.com (Gabe Camacho)
Subject: Canterbury Dream Label updates
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 12:08:57 -0500

I've been meaning to write to the list about the Canterbury Dream label.

I'm glad Michael started this thread.

I can add 2 items to his list, #'s 14 and 17, bringing the list to:

Canterbury Dream Partial Discograqhy:

CTD 007/8  - National Health     - Dreams Wide Awake
             2CD set- Disc One is Virgin Demos and Paracelsus 1976 BBC
                      Disc Two is Live at The Bottom Line, NYC 1979
CTD 009    - National Health     - Public Hygene
             Live at The Collagiate Theatre               -December 17, 1976
CTD 010    - Hatfield & The North- NbH
             Live at The Collagiate Theatre               -April 28, 1975
CTD 011/012- Bruford             - Confusion
             2CD set- Live At Toad's Place, New Haven, Ct.-July 18, 1979
CTD 014    - Caravan             - Long Walk Desert
             Live at Reading Festival                     - 1975
CTD 015/016- Gong                - Break Through The Commune
             2CD set- Live At Piper Club, Viareggio, Italy-April 21, 1976
CTD 017    - Kevin Ayers         - Rapt in Thought
             BBC 72/London 75/London 76
CTD 019    - Matching Mole       - Pataphysical Machine
             Live at Olympia, Paris                       - May 15, 1972

As Michael had said I also have no idea where they can be found, so please
don't ask.

On the other hand, if you can offer me any of these, then please contact me



From: "Tony Perez" <tperez@bway.net>
Subject: magic man
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 00:01:16 -0500

Hi im sorry to bother you but im trying to find  a song called magic man and i think the caravan song might be  the one i  want can you e-mail me the lyrics or point me to a place that i can find  them?



[There is an extensive lyrics archive on the Calyx website. This includes transcriptions (sometimes pitiful attempts I must admit) of most of Caravan's songs. The URL is : http://www.alpes-net.fr/~bigbang/lyrics.html - AL]


From: "simon.ainley" <simon.ainley@lineone.net>
Subject: Manzanera/801
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 20:44:19 -0000

Many thanks for sending me the latest(?) WR that intriguingly mentioned Expression Records in relation to what appears to be an album of the Live concert by Manzanera/801 at Manchester in October 1977

This was the best night of my life and to think that the recording of what was an exceptionally good night is available is extraordinarily blinding news.

Do you know any more about it?



From: "Dan Kurdilla" <dkmjf@sprynet.com>
Subject: Canterbury Dream label
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 20:21:35 -0500

Hi, Aymeric,

Re: Michael Clare's comments/inquiry in WR 85 about the Canterbury Dream label, a couple years ago I briefly had a CD on this label by the Soft Machine. I don't remember the title, but it was a concert recording from the "Bundles" period.  The recording quality was so wretchedly bad that I didn't even listen to the whole thing, but took it back to the store where I'd bought it (which has since gone out of business)  and got my money back.  Judging from the sound, I'd think this music could have been recorded on a pocket cassette recorder from outside the concert hall.

That's all I have to relate this time...

Best regards,
Dan Kurdilla


From: Robert Bennett <rob.bennett@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Lost Hatfield and the North Sessions?
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 05:16:05 +0000

Hello fellow Rattlers,

It has been a very busy season in terms of digesting new Canterbury material! I have to mention especially the CD I received by "Volare".

Volare are a quartet from Georgia, USA that sound like they have been directly injected with the souls of folks like our Phil Miller, Alan Gowen, various Muffins et al. It is a delight to hear compositions played in the "Hatfield" style with great skill and sensitivity. In some ways the playing is more consistent than many National Health tunes (I know, this is heresy!).

Has anyone else gotten hold of this CD yet? Don't wait. Seek it out and enjoy. (It is available through Wayside Music). I am going to try to find out more about these chaps. It would be nice to get an interview and see if they will be touring etc. It would also be a dream to have them use a guest vocalist such as Richard Sinclair on their next work (I'm already drooling at the possibility).

I'm also greatly enjoying "Virtually" by Soft Machine, "Schleep" by Robert and "Curious Corn" by Ozric Tentacles.

It was nice to hear from Phil Howitt. Keep up the good work!

Rob Bennett
Rochester, NY


From: Robert Bennett <rob.bennett@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: [Fwd: Volare]
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 1998 09:06:57 +0000

Just got this E-mail regarding Volare... It is a shame that they broke up, but looks like we might be hearing more from the guitarist at least...

Rob Bennett

>From: LASERCD <LASERCD@aol.com>
>Subject: Re:  Volare
>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 19:17:41 EST
>The situation with Volare is that they essentially dissolved after the release
>of the album.  Members moved far away from one another. They would like to
>make another album but I'm not holding my breath. The guitarist, Steve Hatch,
>and drummer, Brian Donohoe have joined Somnambulist and will cut an album in
>the fall.

[My understanding when recently interviewing the band was that Volare was to be put "on ice" for a while but the guys insisted there were plans for a second album sometime. Let's hope this will materialize... - AL]


From: Richard Derrick <normdeplume@megabytecoffee.com>
Subject: Kevin Ayers - CALIFORNIA SHOWS
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:09:21 -0800

As of today, flights are booked, and the Kevin Ayers California mini-tour will be happening.  Two cities only - San Francisco and Los Angeles. Michael Clare will send SF info as soon as possible.  Here's the LA show info:

Friday, 29 May 98
11637 West Pico Boulevard
West Los Angeles
310 444 9870
tickets $12, available through Ticketmaster (at some point!)

SF show will be the previous weekend.



From: Strong Comet <cometail@netvision.net.il>
Subject: My Canterbury Tales
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 03:08:55 +0200

Hello fellow Rattlers,

Just returned from a marvelous vacation in London. This city amazes me everytime by the enormous opportunities it gives to art lovers (art, as in all forms of art).

Although did not manage to see many gigs (it was quite a poor week), I did manage to see Lol Coxhill, who apparently is very active in playing live, and has a gig series called Standard Conversions with Steve Noble and Pat Thomas. I caught the latter playing with Lol at the Vortex Jazz Cafe in north London, playing a free style session in front of a small crowd of a dozen people, who though it would be nice to listen to some free jazz on a London chilly night. Pat Thomas on piano, keyboards and all sort of tapes, which to my taste were absolutely unnecessary. They played mainly very free style jazz, with Lol letting his sax make sounds never heard before coming out of a saxophone, and Pat playing loops and tapes and some keyboard stuff. When they returned to the standard jazz, it was clear to everyone attending what great talent those guys have. Lol still keeps his great sense of humour, and can go straight to stand up
comedy if no saxophone is within reach.

While in London, I thought why not go see the place where many lovable musicians came from, so one day I bought a  train ticket, and after less than three hours traveling in the beautifully green countryside, I arrived at Canterbury. It is really a beautiful place, on the riverside, with many many many many shops of all kinds. But to my very great disappointment, Canterbury artists were hard to find, and only one shop held some copies of Canterbury music. Shleep was nowhere to be found. Even in two music fairs held up that day, I couldn't find anything. Well, that was also the situation in central London. Although Shleep was very well represented, still other stuff was unavailable. Soft Machine's Virtually couldn't be found anywhere in central London. The only things I found were Wyatt's Peel Sessions CD, The Amazing Band's Roar , Michael Mantler's School Of Understanding and Wyatt's collaboration with Working Week's Venceremos "7. I guess buying directly from the labels through the net is the ideal way to get a hold of this hard to get music...

While in London I did a crazy thing. I called the Melody Maker and asked permission to use their archive to dig up some seventies stuff printed in their newspaper. To my surprise they granted me permission, so I found myself in this tiny room with old smelly large books containing all magazines from the thirties until today. It was quite amusing seeing all 70's artists having gigs, interviews, reviews and everything else. So after an hour of leafing through hundreds of pages, I found only three items on Robert Wyatt. A review on Rock Bottom, The Drury Lane Show poster and Rock Bottom Poster. The print I have is quite unusable, but I'm working on it to be included on the Wyatt Web Site.

If you've read this far, I'd like again to thank all those who wrote me and led a hand. If anyone has any material related to Wyatt and would like it being added to the Wyatt Web Site, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Strong Comet


From: rabin <rabin@BINAH.CC.BRANDEIS.EDU>
Subject: back to school sale
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 1998 17:23:51 -0500

I'm returning to grad school, and to celebrate/raise cash I've got a few Canterbury etc novelties to sell.  I thought it best to give the rattlers first dibs, should any holes in your collection be filled by these.  (keep them in the family as it were.)  If you want to know what these things are about consult the "Ultimate on-line Canterbury Discography", or ask me about prices, pressing info, condition, whatever!  If not, I'm off to the nearest second hand store.

caravan cunning stunts
matching mole 1st
matching mole  little red record
robert wyatt  end of an ear
kevin ayers  joy/shooting
kevin  confessions of dr dream
kevin  sweet deciever
kevin  yes we have no mananas
eno  taking tiger mountain
national health  1st
national health  of cues and cures
national health  d.s. al coda
peter blegvad   naked shakespeare
the lodge  smell of a friend

mark hewins  electric guitar
tom newman  fine old tom
hopper/hewins  adreamor
mashu  elephants in your head?
conglomerate  precisely the opposite of what we know to be true
phil miller  parallel
va (incl hopper, p miller)  unsettled scores
va passed normal vol 5 (allen, dean, hodgekinson, hopper, i. culter,
mother gong etc etc)
va passed normal vol6&7 (allen, blegvad, short wave etc etc)

ps has anyone been impressed by stereolab's "dots and loops"?  Their use
of horns and time signatures is wonderfully like Softs vol 2!

anyhow, best and will someone answer my question about whether gong est
mort was edited for cd?
Ely Rabin


From: Michael Clare <mykelc@earthlink.net>
Subject: Kevin Ayers In San Francisco
Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 13:54:06 -0800

Hello Aymeric-
I finally have a confirmation on the Kevin Ayers concert in San Francisco -- It will be at Bottom Of The Hill at 1233 17th St.
It will be on Saturday May 23 (not the 22nd as previously reported).
I think there will be a solo set and a set backed by SF band Mushroom (see review in current Audion Magazine). Advance tickets will eventually be available at http://ticketweb.com

All for now-
Warm Regards-
Michael Clare


From: Jim Powers <j.and.m.powers@juno.com>
Subject: Soft Machine in "Goldmine"
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 16:01:51 -0800 (PST)

Dear Aymeric,

The editor of "Goldmine" e-mailed today, that my Soft Machine  article is scheduled for issue #462 (April 10) featuring Hall &  Oates on the cover.  It's been a while since I finished the  article, however, the long lag time enabled me to add a few things like "Shleep" and the wonderful Kevin Ayers BBC archive
discs.  So, Rattlers, I hope you enjoy the piece and it does the band justice.  Don't forget to write and thank editor Greg Loescher, and encourage future pieces about Canterbury and  psych/prog music in general.

Catch you on the flip side,

Jim Powers


Subject: Caravan
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 14:51:57 -0500

Forget my post about getting grubby paws on the Oblivion Fishermen disc. The good news is that it is readily available to prog fans in the U.S. at mid-import price. Its' great to hear, and its' much better than the widely booted B.B.C. discs that I actually was dumb enough to buy eight weeks ago at a staggering twenty five U.S. dollars. Now my only question is, "when can I get my grubby paws on volume two????



From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: New Releases
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 1998 15:20:16 -0500

Hello Friends!

Great news for Camel fans!  To be released this month is the double live CD,
Coming of Age, taken from performances on their 1997 World Tour!  In addition to the CD, Camel Productions is also releasing a video of one of the performances which will be available in both NTSC and PAL formats! You'll find this listed, along with a graphic for the new CD, on our Camel page at <http://www.artist-shop.com/camel>.

On our Voiceprint page, you'll find new releases there by Claire Hamill, John Martyn and The Fall.  You'll also find descriptions of new albums due to be released in March and April which include:

        Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper/The Mind in the Trees

New Studio album from legendary Canterbury musicians Elton Dean and Hugh
Hopper recorded in 1997 with Vince Clarke and Frances Knight.

The new issue of Expose' (issue #14) is now out. This one is another 80 page
monster, packed with information, not cluttered with advertising.  Here is a
rundown of the contents:

Live Events:    Cover: "Projekt" darkwave/dark-ambient festival, Chicago
        ProgDay '97 in North Carolina
        Strange Days Spacerock festival, Sherman NY
        Bill Frisell
        Expose' Concert Series

Artist Profiles / Interviews:    
        Zendik Tribe
        Edhels (+ Interview of Marc Ceccotti)
        Volare interview
        Providence interview
        0.720 Aleacion interview
        Eloy (+ interview w/Frank Bornemann)
        Djam Karet (+ interview)
        Thijs Van Leer (Focus) interview    
        Present (+ interview w/Roger Trigaux)

+ News, and over 200 Reviews (Roundtables, New Releases, Archives, Reissues,
Demos & Books)

4 Issue Subscription rates are as follows:

USA                $ 20.00
Canada/Mexico (Air)        $ 22.00
Europe/S.America (Air)        $ 30.00
Asia/Australia/NZ (Air)        $ 32.00

You can subscribe to Expose directly through The Artist Shop.  Check out our
Expose page at <http://www.artist-shop.com/expose.htm>

Bill Bruford and Tony Levin will be doing a short tour of the east coast to
promote their forthcoming album, Upper Extremities.  Here's the info which
you'll also find on our Discipline page at

        Bruford - Levin Upper Extremities

         Bill Bruford -drums, percussion and a little keyboards
         Tony Levin -basses and stick
         Chris Botti -trumpet
         David Torn -guitars and loops


         April 15th Birchmere in Alexandria, Va
         April 16th Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pa
         April 17th Orion Sound Studio's in Baltimore, Pa 2 shows
         April 18th Knitting Factory in New York City, N.Y 2 shows
         April 19th House of Blues in Cambridge, Ma

Speaking of Bill Bruford, I have a very interesting item in stock.  One of
my customers special ordered a UK import of Bill Bruford's
Earthworks/Heavenly Bodies.  Unbeknownst to my customer, a friend of his in
Japan found a copy and sent it to him (GOOD FRIEND!!!), so this copy is now
available!  Heavenly Bodies is basically a collection of various tracks from
the four Earthworks albums and also includes TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE
TRACKS!  The cost is $20.95 and it's available to the first person to order
it.  If I get a bunch of orders, I'll see if I can special order more of these.


                          Gary Davis
The Artist Shop                              The Other Road
http://www.artist-shop.com          artshop@artist-shop.com
phone: 330-929-2056               fax:330-945-4923
       Check out the latest Artist Shop newsletter at


From: "Michael J. Cross" <mike@mjckeh.demon.co.uk>
Subject: New Caravan release 1998
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 21:07:03 +0000


Thanks for your wonderful Canterbury site.

I've just today received a newly-released Caravan CD called "Songs for Oblivion Fishermen" (Hux Records, HUX 002, 1998). It contains tracks recorded for various BBC radio sessions in 70, 71, 73, 74. The sleeve notes describe it as the first of 2 volumes which will include every available recording from these BBC sessions (1968 to 1982).

If you don't already have the details of this let me know, and I'll send them to you.

all the best,
Michael J. Cross    BSFA Magazine Index at http://www.mjckeh.demon.co.uk

[I recently saw in London a new Caravan CD entitled "Travelling Man", which is actually a compilation of "The Battle Of Hastings" and "All Over You", on a label specialised in cheap compilations, hence a very attractive price - AL]


From: Nicolas Houle <nickh@videotron.ca>
Subject: Keith Tippett discography
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 16:56:30 -0400

Hello Aymeric and Rattlers,

I took a look at old issues of WR and noticed that you would appreciate a complete biography of Keith Tippett.  So here's a few titles that you can add (this list is just a short add to your discography, so i havent include his first solo albums and his work with Centipede, Ovary lodge, Ninesense, Dean, etc.)

-BLUEPRINT, with Julie Tippett & others, 1972, RCA
-WARM SPIRIT-COOL SPIRIT, with Julie Tippett, 1976
-NO GOSSIP, with Louis Moholo, 1980, FMP, Germany
-MUJICIAN, 1981, FMP, Germany
-TERN, with Larry Stabbins & Louis Moholo, 1982, FMP Germany
-MUJICIAN II, 1986, FMP, Germany
-MR. INVISIBLE AND THE..., with Julie Tippett & Maggie Nicols, 1987, FMP, Germany
-MUJICIAN III, 1989, FMP, Germany
-COUPLE IN SPIRIT, with Julie Tippett, 1988, EG
-66 SHADES OF LIPSTICK, with Andy Sheppard, 1991(?)
-UNE CROIX DANS L'OCEAN, 1995, Victo, Canada

With MUJICIAN (the band with Paul Dunmall, Paul Rodgers & Tony Levin) :

-THE JOURNEY, 1992, Cuneiform (deleted)
-POEM ABOUT THE HERO, 1994, Cuneiform
-BIRDMAN 1996(?), Cuneiform

Hope this help.


Nick, Quebec.

[I decided on certain boundaries for the scope of the Discography when starting it, and one of these was to not include Tippett's jazziest output. But I'll try to include a more or less comprehensive discography on his page - AL]


From: Anthony Shaw <tonyshaw@clinet.fi>
Subject: Gong Tour
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 20:53:38 -0800

Dear Rattlers far and wide - greetings from the snowy North,where spring energies are just about making an appearance thru' slush and snow - all of which brings concert going to my mind(hibernation immanently ending)

So does anyone know what happened to the proposed inclusion of the Swedish leg of the Gong Tour?? WR#85 mentioned only French dates - are there any more to come? Any contact addresses/agents???

For any other Rattlers in the vicinity (Finland) have you noticed the recent stock of Canterbury/Gongish disks in Digelius Records? Well worth a look
(PS No financial association!!)

Rgds Tony in H'sinki

[No European dates apart from the French tour have been announced yet. I seem to remember Mike Howlett told me that was it for the time being but I'm not entirely sure - AL]


From: mail@musart.co.uk (Canterbury Musicians Server)
Subject: MUSART Noticeboard
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 17:23:26 GMT

< http://www.musart.co.uk/noticbd.htm >

Elton Dean March 7th 1998
Elton Dean & Mark Hewins duo concert at the Vortex (London)
April 19th 1998

Graham Clark March 5th 1998
Graham's RFH concert (inc. Kora player and a tabla player who sings!)
Attendee's spotted; Lady June, Mark Hewins, Mike Howlett, Aymeric Leroy,
John Wickes-Journalist... etc.
Quite a few friends turned up to see a Very Melodic concert!

Elton Dean March 4th 1998
Elton's new trio (ED3) recording here at Musart, with Mark Hewins producing.
Bass, Roberto Bellatalla; Drums, Mark Sanders.
Release date to be announced.

Aymeric Leroy March 3rd 1998
Our good friend Aymeric stops by for lunch at Musart, (he's in London for a
few days) whilst Pip does his last session for Rebela in the Musart studio.


[Thanks again for the spaghetti bolognese, Mark ! - AL]


From: Mark Bloch <markb@echonyc.com>
Subject: Wyatt/Shleep US distribution
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 15:27:19 +0100

Patrick Little <pjl@MATH.AMS.ORG> said:
> It seems that Wyatt must be headind for the big time.  Last week, here
> in the USA, there was a 5 minute review of "Shleep" on National Public
> Radio's "All Things Considered".
> And did anyone over here also catch Kurt Loder's tiny blurb of Wyatt and
> "Shleep" on MTV News!  Good God, what does it all mean???

It just means that Thirsty Ear, the label that released Shleep in the US is doing a good job. As I've said before, they are really pushing it, much to Robt.'s advantage. Because I think his time has come. Not to be Bruce Springsteen, but to get acknowledged that he is a master among us. And to attract the fans that can appreciate him, like us, for instance. And so Kurt Loder is among them. He loves "Shleep"!!! I suppose the stupid MTV format prevents them playing the entire video. (It is of the song Last Will and Testament. He talks in between about the CD format and from what I saw on MTV, the videop also featurtes his face in profile singing- while images of him as a kid play behind him. Quite nice.)

I wish they'd play the whole thing. But perhaps if they did that it would mean then he WOULD be Bruce Springsteen. I'm not holding my breath for mass appeal just yet. Although if any of you are in the UK- I'd like to hear how the CD is being recieved/played there because I understand it is quite popular!

PS Thirsty Ear will re-release most of Robert's solo work on CD in the next year incrementally.


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Mar 10 - Marseille, Espace Julien []
Mar 11 - Montreuil, Instants Chavires []

Mar 11 - London (England), Pizza Express [West End Lane NW6] (JE solo)
Mar 16 - Isleworth (England), Jolly Gardeners [0181.892.1929]
Mar 25 - London (England), The Heathcote [0181.988.0011]

Apr  4 - Paris (France), venue unknown (tbc)
Apr  8 - Brussels (Belgium), Jules/Travers
Apr  9 - Lille (France), B Plan
Apr 10 - Cafe de la Barre, Bretagne (France)

Apr 30 - Bethune [near Lille] (France), venue unknown
May  1 - Strasbourg (France), Laiterie
May  2 - Nancy (France), Terminal Export
May  5 - Ploemur [near Lorient] (France), Oceanis
May  7 - Blois (France), Chateau d'Eau
May  9 - Perpignan (France), Mediator
May 11 - Toulouse (France), Bikini
May 12 - Bordeaux (France), Theatre Barbey
May 14 - Paris (France), Bataclan
May 15 - Rennes (France), Salle de la Cite

May 23 - San Francisco (CA), Bottom Of The Hill [1233 17th St]
May 29 - Los Angeles (CA), The Gig [11637 W.Pico Bld] [tel: 310.444.9870]

Apr 15 - Alexandria (Va), Birchmere
Apr 16 - Philadelphia (Pa), Theatre of Living Arts
Apr 17 - Baltimore (Pa), Orion Sound Studios (2 shows)
Apr 18 - New York City (N.Y), Knitting Factory (2 shows)
Apr 19 - Cambridge (Ma), House of Blues

Mar 14 - Ashwood Park (UK), Hotel Buxton
Mar 19 - Chesterfield (UK), Attic
Mar 21 - Newcastle (UK), Cumberland Arms

Apr 24 - Rostock (Germany), Zabrik
Apr 25 - Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhaus
Apr 26 - Utrecht (Netherlands)
Apr 28 - Unterschleisheim (Germany), Burgerhaus
Apr 30 - Ulrichsberg (Germany), Jazz Atelier
May  1 - Willisau (Switzerland), Rathausbühne
May  2 - Le Mans (France), Jazz Festival
May  4 - Gent (Belgium), Vooruit

Mar 15 - Munich (D), Café Ruffini (solo)
Mar 18 - Paris (France), Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (with Tom Cora)
Mar 19 - Paris (France), Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers (with T.Cora/C.Cutler)
Mar 25-28 - Rennes (France) (with François Verret)
Mar 29 - Karlsruhe (D), Blockflöte (solo)
Apr 18-19 - Brest (France) (with François Verret)
May 18 - St. Etienne (France) (with Louis Sclavis/J-P Drouet)
May 29 - Tullins (France), MJC (with Noél Akchoté)
May 30 - Figeac (France) (with Louis Sclavis)

Apr  2 - London, Purcell Rooms

All Sunday nights at The Vortex
[139 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16]
feat. various combinations of the following musicians :
Elton Dean, Jim Dvorak, Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard, George Haslam, Marcio Mattos, Alex Maguire, Liam Genockey...

Jul 11 - Canterbury (line-up tba - possibly Caravan, Kevin Ayers, Miller-Baker...)

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