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Soft Machine Six

Soft Machine “Six”

Soft Machine “Six” Album – Live Record

Side one

  1. “Fanfare” – 0:42
  2. “All White” – 4:46
  3. “Between” (Jenkins / Ratledge) – 2:24
  4. “Riff” (Jenkins) – 4:36
  5. “37½” (Ratledge) – 6:51

Side two

  1. “Gesolreut” (Ratledge) – 6:17
  2. “E.P.V.” (Jenkins) – 2:47
  3. “Lefty” (Soft Machine) – 4:56
  4. “Stumble” (Jenkins) – 1:42
  5. “5 From 13 (for Phil Seamen with Love & Thanks)” – 5:15
  6. “Riff II” (Jenkins) – 1:20

Note: “Lefty” composer credit changed to (Hopper / Jenkins / Marshall) on later CD editions.

Soft Machine “Six” Album – Studio Record

Side one

  1. “The Soft Weed Factor” (Jenkins) – 11:18
  2. “Stanley Stamp’s Gibbon Album (for B.O.)” (Ratledge) – 5:58

Side two

  1. “Chloe and the Pirates” (Ratledge) – 9:30
  2. “1983” – 7:54

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Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue


When he released “Bitches Brew” in 1970, Miles Davis opened up a new angle to jazz which stirred up emotions like no other record before. Some critics accused Davis of selling out, while the public bought it like crazy. It is one of the most examined albums of all time, even garnering a box set of the sessions. To date, “Bitches Brew” is one of the top selling jazz albums of all time. “Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue” examines the next step in the creative process…performing these songs live. The 1970 Isle of Wight featured an array of performers from The Who to Jethro Tull to Joni Mitchell. With improvisation playing a big role in the perormance, the band (Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gary Bartz and Dave Holland) had to be “on”, yet ready to change on the fly. Directed by award-winning producer Murray Lerner, “Miles Electric” sits down with several of the performers who played with Miles, interspersed with his 1970 Isle of Wight performance, as well as artists such as Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell, who describe the impact Miles Davis had towards music.


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