A real curio from the archives recorded live at London’s legendary marquee club in 1963.
The DAEVID ALLEN TRIO is basically the embryonic SOFT MACHINE without KEVIN AYERS. With ROBERT WYATT on drums, HUGH HOPPER on bass, and MIKE RATLEDGE on keyboards.
Originally released in 1993, the liner notes are by DAEVID ALLEN, and HUGH HOPPER, and provide a fascinating insight into those early days.
Sound quality isn’t great, but is a must have CD for die hard Canterbury fans and completists.
It was recorded using one microphone on a Phillips monophonic domestic tape recorder.
Love is a Careless Sea, My Head is a Nightclub, Capacity Travel, The Song of the Jazzman, Dear Olde Benny Green is a-turning in his Grave, Ya Sunne WOT, Frederique la Poisson avec frite sur le dos.