Saturday, October 15, 2011

Soft Macine: Ronnie Scott´s Jazz Club

Vinyl Lovers have released a double live LP with Soft Machine, from London´s Ronnie Scott´s in April 1970.
According to Michael King´s "Wrong movements. A Robert Wyatt history" (SAF 1994) Soft Machine were supporting John Williams 20 - 25 April. Mike Ratledge: "The way it (the 6 day residency) stretched our repertoire was very challenging, and we had to push ourselves into areas of freedom where we wouldn´t normally need to go".
Soft Machine had already been in the studio to start recording their third album when this happened, but the recordings for that one were mainly done in May. So the "Ronnie Scott´s Jazz Club" must be interesting stuff?! I have not got hold a copy yet, but It´s a must I guess.
Anyone heard it?

The band: Robert Wyatt, Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge og Elton Dean.

The tracks:
- Slightly All The Time/Out-Bloody-
- Eamonn Andrews
- Mousetrap *medley* (including:
Mousetrap / Noisette / Backwards /
Mousetrap - Reprise)
- Hibou Anemone And Bear
- Facelift
- Moon In June
- Esther's Nose Job *medley*
(including: Esther's Nose Job / Pigling
Bland Cymbalism / Esther's Nose Job -

Added November 6th:
This is the very same recording that we may find on the album "Somewhere in Soho" (Voiceprint 2004).

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