Ndr Jazz Workshop, Germany, May 17, 1973
23 Aug 19
Repressed and available again.
This long sought-after performance had never been seen since its original broadcast in 1973,- not even in poor quality bootlegs. It is the best quality video document that exists of the group, featuring clear and beautiful visuals and superb live stereo sound! This previously unreleased show was recorded for Germany's famous NDR Jazz Workshop series and it features Mike Ratledge (electric piano, organ), Karl Jenkins (oboe, baritone sax, soprano sax, electric piano), Roy Babbington(bass) and John Marshall (drums) joined by two special guests for the majority of the performance: Art Themen (tenor and
soprano sax) and Gary Boyle(electric guitar). Soft Machine were one of the classic UK avant/jazz-rock bands of all time, and their work continues to be name-checked by today’s hip experimentalists, such as Tortoise, Jaga Jazzist, Jim O’Rourke and others. Will appeal to fans of: Dennis Chambers, Miles Davis, Allan Holdsworth, Jaga Jazzist, Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin, Nucleus, Passport, Return To Forever, Weather Report