Modern Jazz
172201 - 0166458
Modern Jazz
172201 - 0166458

The Paris Concert - The 40th Year Jubilee Celebration


As a celestial phenomenon neighboring the musical big bang of

the Sixties, The Soft Machine Legacy echoes the melodious growl of

an era when rock'n'roll, blues, jazz, jazz-rock, funk, soul, pop were, as yet,

nothing more than a magma of sounds challenging the musicians' ability to shape

the course of music to come. In those days, Soft Machine symbolized the

uncompromising dialog between those rock and jazz

musicians who were determined to create a synthesis of the

untamed energy of rock and the improvisational thrust of jazz. Forty years

later, The Soft Machine Legacy musicians have not forsaken their dreams.

Immune to the leveling pressures of show biz, Hugh Hopper, John

Marshall, John Etheridge and Elton Dean - who died shortly

after this last reunion at the New Morning - still mesmerized their fans.


the cheeks be rosy, or the heads speckled with grey: freedom

is ageless.

Recorded: December 12th 2005

  • Ash
  • Seven For Lee
  • 1212
  • Baker's Treat
  • Has Riff
  • Kings & Queens
  • Sideburn
  • Two Down
  • Kite Runner
  • Strange Comforts