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Soft Machine at the Anson Rooms

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Soft Machine at the Anson Rooms

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Soft Machine is one of the greatest UK avant/jazz-rock bands of all time. Their work, from their earliest performances as a psychedelic band, who were contemporaries of, and shared stages with Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, all the way to being one of Europe's best known 'fusion' bands has influenced several generations of bands, and continues to be name-checked by today's hip experimentalists.

This is three quarters of the celebrated 70's version of the legendary group which recorded the acclaimed 'Softs' album in 1975, completed by outstanding sax star Theo Travis (Robert Fripp/David Gilmour/Gong). The band plays material from the era (compositions by Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Karl Jenkins) as well as many contemporary works, as featured on their brand new album 'Hidden Details', released in 2018, exactly 50 years since the release of the band's 1968 debut album 'The Soft Machine'.

Whilst the line-up of Soft Machine may have changed many times since the heady days of the late 1960's, the band's spirit of musical adventure, and the ease with which it freely avoids being pigeon holed and can move from powerful progressive jazz fusion to atmospheric psychedelia to free improvised jazz-rock to ambient loop music continues to make it both unique and totally contemporary.

Line up
John Etheridge - guitar
Theo Travis - saxophones
Roy Babbington - bass
John Marshall - drums

Tickets - £20+bf

"Soft Machine were the grooviest, coolest psychedelic band of the era..."
- Phil Manzanera
"Soft Machine...certainly rank among the most influencial 'out' rock bands."
– Dusted

This event is part of Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival 2019. 10% OFF when booked before Christmas. See full line up - www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/programme/

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Anson Rooms
Richmond Building
Bristol
BS8 1LN

Tel: +44(0)117 331 8600

Opening Times

Date: (22 Mar 2019)
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