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Liverpool International Jazz Festival: Soft Machine, 25th February

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope Creative Campus, Sunday, 25th February, 7:30pm. Tickets £15

John Etheridge – electric guitar
Theo Travis – saxophone
Roy Babbington – bass
John Marshall – drums

Three quarters of the celebrated 70’s version of the legendary group, which recorded the acclaimed Softs album in 1975, are completed by outstanding sax star Theo Travis. The band plays material from the era (compositions by Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, Karl Jenkins) as well as many contemporary works, as featured on their recent album Burden of Proof.

“Burden of Proof is, to put it mildly, absolutely exquisite. These are four musicians who are masters of their craft, and truly at the top of their game, not only as soloists but as contributors in an actual band. They’ve put together here a collection of songs that basically has something for everyone; challenging jazz-fusion, adventurous prog-rock, bits of chaotic free-jazz, atmospheric instrumental popjazz, and even a little hard rock. Extraordinary!”

http://www.thecapstonetheatre.com/whatson/lijfsoftmachine.html

0151 291 3578

capstone@hope.ac.uk

The Capstone Theatre
Liverpool Hope University
Creative Campus
17 Shaw Street
Liverpool
L6 1HP