Tag Archives: Soft Machine


April 21, 2024

It takes a jazz connoisseur today to know about PAT SMYTHE QUARTET, the British foursome commanded by a piano player who, having served in Joe Harriott’s revolutionary ensemble and helped introduce free jazz the UK, gathered a band of his … Continue reading

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SOFT MACHINE’s Classic Quartet Unveil Historical Two-Night Stand

February 29, 2024

There are musicians for whom “more of the same” is like a red rag to a bull, and SOFT MACHINE have always saw such a notion as a challenge, which is why, while they might perform the same pieces during … Continue reading

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Refreshed SOFT MACHINE Honor Harry Beckett

December 20, 2023

Their first album may have been issued 55 years ago, yet SOFT MACHINE don’t seem to be slowing down – and not only in terms of restless touring but also from the new releases point of view. Yes, there was … Continue reading

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HUGH HOPPER – Jazzloops / The Stolen Hour

May 19, 2023

Burning Shed 2003 & 2004 / Explore Rights Management 2023 A veteran of avant-garde endeavors ventures on a voyage into a Möbius band and back again. To suggest that Hugh Hopper was just a bassist would seem to be a … Continue reading

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SOFT MACHINE Uncover Another Historic Document

January 31, 2023

While the current incarnation of SOFT MACHINE are preparing a fresh studio platter for issue in June, the ensemble’s archivists have been busy finding recordings from the British collective’s classic era. Lately, there have been quite a few of those, … Continue reading

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