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Dec 9, 2022 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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Exploring multiple facets of jazz-adjacent prog-rock, edgy fusion, Canterbury, Zeuhl, Rock-In-Opposition, avant-prog, Rock Progressivo Italiano, world music, ambient, anything virtuosic.
Hot Butter Popcorn
Popcorn - Single Musicor 1972
Hot Butter was an American instrumental group fronted by Moog synthesizer player Stan Free, known for their cover of the Gershon Kingsley song 'Popcorn'. The Hot Butter version of the song was a global hit and was the first "successful" version of the song.
Set Break: Pop Corn
"Popcorn" (first version "Pop Corn") is an instrumental composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 for the album Music to Moog By.
Chick Corea What Game Shall We Play Today
Return To Forever ECM Records 1972
Chick Corea recorded this just prior to forming the jazz fusion group that would take the name "Return To Forever".
Herbie Hancock Quasar
Crossings Rhino/Warner Records 1972
Herbie Hancock, a child prodigy, was longtime keyboard player with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis' bands. "Crossings" is the followup to the 1971 "Mwandishi" LP.
Weather Report Second Sunday in August
I Sing the Body Electric Columbia/Legacy 1972
Along with Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report can trace its origins to Miles Davis' late 60's line up.
Miles Davis One And One (Unedited Master)
The Complete On The Corner Sessions Columbia/Legacy 1972
Miles Davis is joined by ~18 musicians, including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Dave Liebman, and Collin Walcott.
Set Break: Up next: Raga Rock
Released all over the world, Popcorn was an inescapable international hit.
Popcorn in France, where it was #1 for 4 weeks.
Oregon The Silence of a Candle
Music of Another Present Era Vanguard Records 2006
US American jazz and world music group formed in 1971 by Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Collin Walcott.
Magic Carpet Take Away Kesh
Magic Carpet Magic Carpet Records 1972
UK Psychedelic folk rock band. They released one LP on the Mushroom label in 1972.
Cosmic Eye Dream Sequence I (feat. Amancio D'Silva)
Dream Sequence (feat. Amancio D'Silva) The Roundtable 1972
Cosmic Eye's only album called Dream Sequence (1972) was conceived by the indian-born jazz guitarist Amancio D'silva.
Self Legacy Recordings 1972
Formed in 1969, they played a blend of jazz, progressive rock, Indian Music, and new age rock.
Set Break: Up next: the early German electronic scene
Popcorn was released as a single and became a hit in mainland Europe, spending several weeks at No. 1 in numerous countries.
In Germany, Popcorn spent 3 weeks as #1.
Cluster II Brain 1972
Multi-instrumental and electronics duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius formed 1971 in Berlin.
Kraftwerk Klingklang (excerpt)
Kraftwerk 2 Philips, Germany 1972
Kraftwerk was founded in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1970. Kling Klang is a sidelong track named after their studio and is a series of improvs over a slowly evolving electronic rhythm. (We're listening to only half of it.)
Neu! Groenland Records 1972
Neu! was formed in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1971 by Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger after they left Kraftwerk. The group disbanded in 1975.
Set Break: Up next: some European prog from 1972
An alternate cover released in the UK.
Amon Düül II Deutsch Nepal
Wolf City United Artists Records 1972
Amon Düül II was formed in 1968 in Munich, Germany, and disbanded in 1981.
Soft Machine Pigling Bland
Fifth CBS 1972
Soft Machine are an English rock and jazz band from Canterbury formed in mid-1966, named after the novel "The Soft Machine" by William S. Burroughs. Their line up and style has changed considerably over the years.
Nektar Desolation Valley / Waves
A Tab In the Ocean Cherry Red Records 1972
Nektar were originally a group of British musicians living and working together in Germany during the early to mid seventies.
Jean-Luc Ponty Experience Flipping part 1
Open Strings MPS Records 1972
Jazz quintet featuring Joachim Kühn on piano.
Moving Gelatine Plates Cauchemar
The World Of Genius Hans Replica Records 1972
French progressive rock and fusion band from the early 1970's. They were strongly influenced by Canterbury bands like Soft Machine and Caravan, and are often compared to the Dutch band Supersister.
Khan Stargazers (feat. Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart)
Space Shanty (feat. Steve Hillage & Dave Stewart) Deram Records 1972
UK prog rock band formed by Steve Hillage, and keyboardist Dave Stewart while he was with the group "Egg". Associated with the 'Canterbury scene'. They were only active in 1971-72 and released one album.
Aphrodite's Child The Lamb
666 Vertigo 1972
Aphrodite's Child recorded 3 albums together. Vangelis wanted to move more and more towards his own experimental direction, which can be recognized on the "666" album. After its release the group split up.
Set Break: More from 1972
Another alternate cover released in the UK. Hot 🧈🍿
Matching Mole Beer As In Braindeer
Matching Mole Columbia 1972
Matching Mole was a short-lived UK progressive rock band from the Canterbury scene. Robert Wyatt formed the band in October 1971 after he left Soft Machine and recorded his first solo album The End of an Ear.
Slapp Happy Heading For Kyoto
Sort Of Polydor 1972
German/English/American avant-pop group founded in 1972 in Hamburg.
Mahogany Rush The New Beginning
Maxoom Kot'ai 1972
Led by guitarist Frank Marino, this is their debut. Their first three LPs are strongly influenced by different Jimi Hendrix songs.
Wishbone Ash Blowin' Free
Argus MCA Records 1972
Founded in Torquay, UK in 1969, their two guitarists developed a melodic twin guitar lead style that would become the trademark of 'Wishbone Ash'.
Curved Air Melinda (More or Less)
Phantasmagoria Warner Brothers 1972
A progressive rock band from the UK, formed in 1970.
Set Break: Up next: Rock Progressivo Italiano from 1972
Popcorn had this alternate cover in the UK, Germany and Greece.
PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi Per Un Amico
Per un amico - EP RCA Records Label 1972
Formed in Milan, Italy, in 1970, Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) is one of the leaders of the 70s prog movement in Italy. PFM developed a style which is uniquely Italian while maintaining links with the rest of the prog world.
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso La Conquista Della Posizione Eretta
Darwin! Ricordi 1972
Founded in Rome, Italy in 1969, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is one of the most important progressive rock bands to come from Italy, along with Le Orme and PFM.
Le Orme Aspettando L Alba
Uomo di pezza Universal Music Italia srL. 1972
Le Orme is an Italian progressive rock band that started in the sixties in Venice as a beat group. They are one of the most popular and enduring of the RPI groups.
De De Lind Cimitero Di Guerra
Io Non So Da Dove Vengo, E Non So Dove Mai Andrò. Uomo È Il Nome Che Mi Han Dato (Remastered) Universal Music Italia srL. 1972
De De Lind was founded in Milan in 1969, and was named after a Playboy model from 1967. They released a few singles and one LP.
Il Paese Dei Balocchi Canzone della speranza
Il Paese dei Balocchi WMI Italy 1972
Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's who made just the one album. Their enigmatic name "Il Paese Dei Balocchi" ("The Land of Toys") is a reference to the fictional location in the Italian novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio" (1883).
Set Break: Meanwhile: New York City is the place where they said "Hey, babe..."
Brazil had a totally different cover of Hot Butter's LP.
Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side
Transformer RCA/Legacy 1972
In 1970, Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground during the recording of "Loaded". "Transformer" was his solo debut. "Walk On The Wild Side" is a countercultural anthem, Lou Reed's biggest hit and his signature song. Surprisingly, it got wide radio airplay, despite dealing with subjects considered taboo at the time, including transgender people, drugs, male prostitution, and oral sex. The song's risqué lyrics refer to real people he met at Andy Warhol's New York studio. Wikipedia
And I'm sorry, but despite commercial airplay, I still had to edit this track for the FCC.