Different Times, Different Places (vol. two)
Ogun Recordings Limited, 2016
Compilation of previously unreleased recordings featuring the music of bassist Harry Miller.
Unavailable on CD for nearly 15 years, this Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered from the original tapes and fully restores the original artwork.
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'The long overdue release of the re-mastered edition of the classic 1976 album SOFTS by the celebrated Jazz and Rock group SOFT MACHINE'.
Karl JENKINS (Keyboards)
Mike RATLEDGE (Keyboards)
John MARSHALL (Drums)
Roy BABBINGTON (Bass)
John ETHERIDGE (Guitar)
Alan WAKEMAN (Saxophones)
On the right:
Soft Machine somewhere near Dublin, c. 1975. From left to right:
Roy Babbington, Alan Wakeman, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins and John Etheridge
My Only Desire Records, 2016
This unreleased session from trumpeter Harry Beckett, was originally recorded in 1974 for BBC Radio 2. Remastered from the original tapes, it presents a brilliant snapshot of music from the era, as he mixes turbo-charged jazz with his Caribbean heritage and the rock and funk of the 70s.
Beckett's group includes the twin saxophone line-up of Alan Wakeman on tenor and soprano and Don Weller on tenor saxophone, Brian Miller on electric piano, Paul Hart on electric bass, John Webb on drums and Robin Jones on percussion.
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Review by Richard Williams on thebluemoment.com website
Review by Sammy Stein in the Something Else! webzine, 4 June 2016
audio clip on YouTube
Click HERE for a review in JazzWise