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    Keith Tippet

    https://musicaficionado.blog/2020/01...ett-1969-1971/

    "“In this one piece he has done more than almost anybody else that comes to mind in breaking down barriers in rock, jazz and classical music” raved a Melody Maker article in 1971. The magazine was not known to often dish out such enthusiastic reviews about British jazz music but this time it nailed it. The receiver of these accolades was Keith Tippett. He not only broke down those barriers, he created music that sounded as if these barriers never existed, such as the topic of the aforementioned review, the double album Septober Energy by his group Centipede. This is the story of his music journey at the beginning of his rich career, during which he released and participated in some of the most interesting albums of that period."

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    While I enjoy the You Are Here album from 1970 and some of his other 70s work (notably Cruel But Fair with Dean/Gallivan/Hopper and the Frames album with Ark), I was never really keen on Septober Energy.

    I always dug Mujician, though.
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    He got around - King Crimson In the wake of Poseidon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicaficionado.blog
    The magazine was not known to often dish out such enthusiastic reviews about British jazz music but this time it nailed it.
    Not fair to Melody Maker, which devoted a sizeable portion of its weekly issue to jazz back in those days, with top journalists like Richard Williams, Steve Lake and others dealing with the current UK scene.
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    Momentarily startled when I saw "Keith Tippett" followed by Year - Year until I realized what the years were, given his recent health travails.

    Although I can hear it from Youtube, I'd like to see a recording of one of his recent appearances with Soft Machine released.

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    Alladin Sane & Cat Food still blow me away
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosebone View Post
    Alladin Sane & Cat Food still blow me away
    if memory serves Mike Garson is credited on Aladdin Sane. If there's a Tippett version out there I'm guessing it would also be a good listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 2 View Post
    if memory serves Mike Garson is credited on Aladdin Sane. If there's a Tippett version out there I'm guessing it would also be a good listen.
    Funny. I remember hearing "Aladdin Sane" on the radio when it came out and thinking it was Tippett too.

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