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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 31 May 2024, 21:22

1. MO
2. Isotope
3. Brand X




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NMB wrote:I much prefer tuneless twaddle to tuneful twaddle.

Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:25

From last year's Soft Machine PSL:

LMG wrote:I met the lovely, Late Hugh Hopper several times when he played with Clear Frame in various small South London venues, they were Charles Hayward, Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill and Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, steel drums), with guest Robert Wyatt on cornet on album only. The fabulous Tymon Dogg of Clash fame joined them one evening.

I recall a long between-set interlude standing drinking outside Camberwell College where they were playing, looking at St Giles Church, which has a jazz club in its cellar at weekends. Hugh became so enthusiastic at my description he said 'Can we wander over now and listen?'

'Erm - aren't you meant to be playing another set in a bit, here?'

So he did.

He promised to return for an evening there - I wonder if he did?

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Spock! » 31 May 2024, 21:25

C wrote:
LMG wrote:Who knows which musician played with both bands?


I’m not sure but I know Robin Lumley played on a Gary Boyle solo album


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Lumley produces their next album, so presumably played with both?
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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 31 May 2024, 21:28

LMG wrote:From last year's Soft Machine PSL:

LMG wrote:I met the lovely, Late Hugh Hopper several times when he played with Clear Frame in various small South London venues, they were Charles Hayward, Hugh Hopper, Lol Coxhill and Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, steel drums), with guest Robert Wyatt on cornet on album only. The fabulous Tymon Dogg of Clash fame joined them one evening.

I recall a long between-set interlude standing drinking outside Camberwell College where they were playing, looking at St Giles Church, which has a jazz club in its cellar at weekends. Hugh became so enthusiastic at my description he said 'Can we wander over now and listen?'

'Erm - aren't you meant to be playing another set in a bit, here?'

So he did.

He promised to return for an evening there - I wonder if he did?


Nice story Chris

I remember writing to his wife when he died and she kindly replied

I recall there was a benefit concert

He died far from wealthy….

I recall sending a donation as I couldn’t attend



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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:32

Spock! wrote:
C wrote:
LMG wrote:Who knows which musician played with both bands?


I’m not sure but I know Robin Lumley played on a Gary Boyle solo album


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Lumley produces their next album, so presumably played with both?


I did not know that.

I was thinking Morris Pert.

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:34

Lovely tubswork.

Some fantastic riffs.

This album is even better than I recall.

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Spock! » 31 May 2024, 21:35

Particularly enjoyed following Hugh's bass on the last one (Golden Section). Full of beautiful twists.
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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Spock! » 31 May 2024, 21:39

Brutal faded. Sure that could have been developed significantly.
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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:40

Spock! wrote:Brutal faded. Sure that could have been developed significantly.


Agreed

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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 31 May 2024, 21:41

These acoustic tracks remind me of Johnny Mc’s Extrapolation album

A fine album


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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 31 May 2024, 21:42

LMG wrote:
Spock! wrote:Brutal faded. Sure that could have been developed significantly.


Agreed


Ditto



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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Spock! » 31 May 2024, 21:45

C wrote:These acoustic tracks remind me of Johnny Mc’s Extrapolation album




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One of them reminded me of Shakti - how the piece made me feel more than an emulation.
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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 31 May 2024, 21:46

A tremendous album in great company

Thanks Chris, John & Zap

To reap and other absent friends and all the departed Canterbury Sceners


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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Spock! » 31 May 2024, 21:47

Really enjoyed that - drawn in so much that I wasn't able to engage with meaningful insights. Hope Zap got sucked in too.




To Reap, Hugh, and other absent friends. Have a wonderful weekend, take care,



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Re: PSL: Isotope, Friday 31st May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:49

Spock! wrote:
C wrote:These acoustic tracks remind me of Johnny Mc’s Extrapolation album




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One of them reminded me of Shakti - how the piece made me feel more than an emulation.


Gary Boyle is of course Indian, born in Patna.

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Re: PSLs: Renaissance/Isotope - oooof!

Postby LMG » 31 May 2024, 21:51

Terrific album. An old friend, enjoyed with old friends.

To absent friends. Reap. And Hugh.

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