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    Posted: February 16 2019 at 19:27
I wrote about my recent experience seeing Soft Machine live in Berkeley, California and briefly meeting bassist Roy Babbington. I was chuffed that Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Records posted my blog entry on his Facebook page!


Really hoping they come back to the US again!
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Well, I wrote another blog post, this time about a live Miles Davis album on the eve of the electrification of his music. On the surface not prog, and yet one of the most progressive artists of the 20th century - that has to count for something?



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Originally posted by hieronymous hieronymous wrote:

I wrote about my recent experience seeing Soft Machine live in Berkeley, California and briefly meeting bassist Roy Babbington. I was chuffed that Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Records posted my blog entry on his Facebook page!


Really hoping they come back to the US again!

Well, I enjoyed reading it. Roy is tops, and a first-rate upright bassist in more conventional jazz contexts as well as his electric work. I think the first time I heard him was on a duet album of Ellington numbers with pianist Stan Tracey and I was immediately captivated by his melodic sense as well as his way of propelling a tune.


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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

Well, I enjoyed reading it. Roy is tops, and a first-rate upright bassist in more conventional jazz contexts as well as his electric work. I think the first time I heard him was on a duet album of Ellington numbers with pianist Stan Tracey and I was immediately captivated by his melodic sense as well as his way of propelling a tune.

Thanks for reading! One of the things I want to keep doing is writing about bassists that have influenced me, that blow me away, etc. I guess write about music in that way too. Also share my collection of music and hopefully insights that I have gained. 

That's cool that you have experienced those other aspects of Sir Babbington's career - my knowledge is definitely limited to his tenure in Soft Machine.


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He was great on the Delivery album with Carol Grimes. He is an awesome bassist, and he played that rare 6 string bass you see him with on the Soft’s Seven album.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

He was great on the Delivery album with Carol Grimes. He is an awesome bassist, and he played that rare 6 string bass you see him with on the Soft’s Seven album.

This one?


Pretty sure this is the '62 he mentions in this article in Jazzwise Magazine:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hieronymous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2019 at 09:24
That Bass VI is partly what led me to become a fan. He is one of the only bassists who I am aware of that plays it like a "regular" bass and with his fingers. Seems like a contradiction since he came from the double bass. Lots of great shots in it from the video of the NDR Jazz Workshop 1973 video:


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