Soft Machine Legacy-Steam (Promo) (TQMP)

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Soft Machine Legacy\r\nSteam (Promo)\r\n\r\n\r\nOriginal Release Date-2007\r\nLabel-Moonjune Records\r\n\r\n\r\nCD>EAC>WAV>Trader's Little Helper>FLAC (Level 8)\r\n\r\n\r\nIncludes artwork.\r\n\r\n\r\n01-Footloose\r\n02-The Steamer\r\n03-The Big Man\r\n04-Chloe & The Pirates\r\n05-In The Back Room\r\n06-The Last Day\r\n07-Firefly\r\n08-So English\r\n09-Dave Acto\r\n10-Anything To Anywhere \r\n\r\n\r\nLine-up\r\nJohn Etheridge / electric guitar\r\nHugh Hopper / bass guitar, loops\r\nJohn Marshall / drums, percussion\r\nTheo Travis / Tenor & Soprano saxophone, flute, loops\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nallaboutjazz Review\r\n\r\nBy\r\nGLENN ASTARITA,\r\nPublished: August 12, 2007\r\nSoft Machine Legacy: Steam\r\n\r\nThis ensemble's birthright continues via numerous personnel changes over the years as its longstanding members—bassist Hugh Hopper and drummer John Marshall—carry the proverbial torch. With sax great Elton Dean's passing in 2006, Soft Machine Legacy has regrouped and surged onward. Regardless, this effort looms as a milestone of sorts.\r\n\r\nMulti-woodwind ace Theo Travis' presence looms mightily here, especially when mixing it up with legendary guitar virtuoso John Etheridge. One of the underlying factors on this release pertains to the quartet's divergent and angular mode of attack. It's uncluttered jazz-fusion, where space and depth are used as part of their arsenal amid numerous thematic reconstruction forays. Besides the improvisational aspects, the band's fabled infusion of whimsical Canterbury-era melodies remains intact. The musicians attain a happy medium that combines memorable hooks with tricky time signatures and killer riffing.\r\n\r\nOn \"The Big Man, Marshall's polyrhythmic, African tom-tom patterns generate the underbelly for the soloists' psychedelic jazz/rock-like extrapolations. Travis and Etheridge perform with a vengeance throughout the disc, combining spacey elements with garrulous soloing maneuvers, while forging a group sound that generates a multi-textural scope. Combining punchy backbeats and complex jazz-based unison runs, the artists cover a wide-ranging musical vista.\r\n\r\nTravis' whirling flute phrasings elicit notions of Jethro Tull flautist/front-man Ian Anderson to complement a mainstream jazz vibe on \"Firefly. Moving forward, Travis subsequently employs soprano sax to ride atop Hopper's monster bass lines, where Marshall raises the bar during his extended, tour de force solo. Meanwhile, on \"Dave Acto, Etheridge goes for the slam-dunk with ringing harmonics and lightning fast licks.\r\n\r\nSparks were unequivocally flying all over Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman's studio when Steam was recorded over three days in December 2006. \r\n\r\n________________________________\r\n\r\nBrought to you by TQMP. (The Quality Music Project)\r\n\r\nIn this project we, fellow pirates share only quality items out of our CD collections in lossless FLAC and include covers, especially for those who like to burn and print and put it in a nice and shiny jewel case. Well, you all know the drill :)\r\n\r\nRipped by Exact Audio Copy V0.99 from 01-23-2008, encoded to FLAC with 1024kb/s\r\nGet Your Free Copy of the EAC and FLAC suite at:\r\n\r\n\r\nPlease feel free to join the TQMP project!\r\nThe \"rules\" are simple: Rip your CD (no 1980's cassette tapes or vinyl rips please!) in lossless format AND include artwork. Include cue- and logfiles for the purists and the TQMP search tag in your title, so it can easily be found. (Yes, on Google as well..)\r\n\r\n\r\nSay »thank you« by seeding... just seed, it is not harmful to your health!
01-Footloose.flac 60.119 MB
02-The Steamer.flac 33.817 MB
03-The Big Man.flac 31.869 MB
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