Artchipel Orchestra / Ferdinando Farao - Play Soft Machine (Mega Blowout Sale)

The Artchipel Orchestra, led by conductor / arranger Ferdinando Farao, is a Italian big band (over 20 participants) and Ferdinando is a big fan of the British jazz and jazz rock scene of the 70s, having previously covered tunes by Alan Gowen, Dave Stewart, Mike Westbrook & Fred Frith, among others.

Here, he's tackling the Soft Machine book, but even though the title is "Play Soft Machine", a more accurate title would be "Plays Hugh Hopper's Tunes For Soft Machine", as that's what this mostly is.

Included is Facelift Prelude, Facelift, Kings and Queens, Noisette, Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening, Mousetrap and (breaking the Hugh barrier) Moon In June.

Caveat: This CD, was not commercially produced, despite being over an hour long and professionally recorded. Instead it was paid for and conceived as a 'free CD' on the front of the fabulous Italian jazz magazine Musica Jazz. The CDs come in a nice little paper sleeve, and these are the leftovers from that distribution, but the fact that they are no shrink wrapped and were warehoused for the magazine means that all copies have a tiny amount of visible 'ringwear' on the front cover. These are new and unplayed copies.

Hear them rip into Facelift

  • LabelMusica Jazz
Your Price $7.00

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