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    Posted: August 22 2007 at 11:57

The latest edition of jazzwise, published today state they will be interviewing Robert Wyatt on the October 2007 edition to coincide with his new album, suggested to be a three part composition. We are told to expect a variety of musical styles, although many of Wyatt's usual collaborators will be playing, e.g. trombonist Annie Whitehead and Jam-man Paul Weller.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2007 at 19:29
Originally posted by Dick Heath

The latest edition of jazzwise, published today state they will be interviewing Robert Wyatt on the October 2007 edition to coincide with his new album, suggested to be a three part composition. We are told to expect a variety of musical styles, although many of Wyatt's usual collaborators will be playing, e.g. trombonist Annie Whitehead and Jam-man Paul Weller.



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Title of album: Comicopera, which divided into 3 Acts: Lost In Noise, The Here & Now, and Away With The Fairies , and in part is an observation on human foibles,  from love and religion to war. It will be released  by the indie label Domino on 7th October. Jazzwise say of the advanced copy they have: It has more a live band feel than previous and is one of Wyatt's very best works.
Line-up:
Wyatt: voice, cornet, percussion
Gilad Atzmon; sax
Annie Whitehead: trombone
Yaron Stavi: Bass
Monica Vasconcelos: Voice
Orphy Robinson: vibes
Brian Eno: keys
Paul Weller : guitar
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 08:03
i cannot wait. Cuckoo land was one of the best, if not the best Robert wyatt album's and there's a good chance this one'll be even better..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 08:39
Originally posted by Froth

i cannot wait. Cuckoo land was one of the best, if not the best Robert wyatt album's and there's a good chance this one'll be even better..
 
same for me; CUCKOOLANDThumbs%20Up was so GOOD!!!!   a crime for any prog-rock lover not to give at least a listen!!
 
Robert Wyatt hasn't lost a step!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 08:54
Cuckooland is good, but sounds more like Modern Jazz than Prog-jazz to me.
I find it a bit boring, IMO Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 09:08
Cuckooland is one of those albums that grows on you gradually. Having said that, I don't think it's anywhere near as good as Shleep, which IMO is just about on a par with Rock Bottom. A new Wyatt album is always worth waiting for, and even the lesser ones are still flawed gems, so I'll be giving Comic Opera my undivided attention when it comes out.
'Like so many of you
I've got my doubts about how much to contribute
to the already rich among us...'

Robert Wyatt, Gloria Gloom


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 09:18
I'm pleased to say that fans of Canterbury's jazzier elements are getting it good at the moment. No only a pending Robert Wyatt album, but also albums by Soft Machine Legacy, Hugh Hopper, the late Elton Dean and Phil Miller are, or or about to be, released by Moon June Records.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 09:23
Originally posted by Dick Heath

I'm pleased to say that fans of Canterbury's jazzier elements are getting it good at the moment. No only a pending Robert Wyatt album, but also albums by Soft Machine Legacy, Hugh Hopper, the late Elton Dean and Phil Miller are, or or about to be, released by Moon June Records.
 
Just waiting for the miraculous return of MIKE RATLEDGE after all those years!LOL and life will be perfect!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2007 at 09:27
Also among the SOFT MACHINE alumni, we're having the return of our dear old friend KEVIN AYERSClap
 
Kevin is coming back with a new album after 15 years september 10:  THE UNFAIRGROUND
it's already on pre-order on Amazon.Not that i expect LADY RACHEL, but who knows?
 
Told you only Ratledge is missing! 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2007 at 20:42
The new ROBERT WYATT album will be released oct 15 in the USA
 
UNFAIRGROUND from KEVIN AYERS is due for sept 4 in the USA.
Also worth noticing is that HUGH HOPPER is playing  on itTongue
 
.........2 ex-bassists of SOFT MACHINE on the same albumThumbs%20Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2007 at 12:24
Let's just say that RW does it again!   

Do 'The Stanley' otherwise I'll thrash you with some rhubarb.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2007 at 15:26
 
On October 8, 2007 Robert Wyatt is to release his new album and first for Domino Records.
 
Called 'Comicopera', the 16 track album will be available on both CD and double vinyl formats. It was produced by Robert himself, and recorded at his home in Louth as well as Phil Manzanera's Gallery Studio.
 
'Comicopera' is divided into three Acts - 'Lost in Noise', 'The Here and The Now', and 'Away with the Fairies', and is initially more diverse and live sounding than it's predecessor 'Cuckooland'.
 
Featuring a cast of musicians including Brian Eno, Paul Weller and Phil Manzanera, Robert says he was keen for the album to capture the sound of a group of musicians playing in the room together, but more importantly to have friends playing together. "Music isn't just an abstract pleasure, it is a company, when you play a record. Why I like Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, the Big Bands - is because every character in the band is identifiable as that person - there's this group of humans in a room" he says. It is this that gives 'Comicopera' a sense of spontaneity, despite it's deliberate pacing and construction as something of a three Act 'Opera'

 
 
 
Tracklisting:
 
Act One: Lost In Noise
1 Stay Tunes
2 Just As You Are
3 You You
4 A.W.O.L.
5 Anachronist
 
Act Two: The Here and The Now
6 A Beautiful Peace
7 Be Serious
8 On The Town Square
9 Mob Rule
10 A Beautiful War
11 Out of The Blue
 
Act Three: Away With The Fairies
12 Del Mondo
13 Cancion de Julieta
14 Pastafari
15 Fragment
16 Hasta Siempre


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2007 at 06:44
Initial response to THE UNFAIRGROUND in the British media has been very positive, even though the album is only 34 minutes long. I'm ordering my copy straightaway.
Vive la banane!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2007 at 23:00
34 minutes long?

And is that the Del Mondo that's on Phil Manzanera's Diamond Head?

I'm still looking forward to it though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2007 at 23:14
Originally posted by fuxi

Initial response to THE UNFAIRGROUND in the British media has been very positive, even though the album is only 34 minutes long. I'm ordering my copy straightaway.
Vive la banane!
 
Hey, this is still typical KEVIN AYERSLOL  34 minutes after 15 years of retirement, that's productive!! but as long as it is GOOD 34 mns, that what counts!! i am ordering it as well......Wyatt and Hopper are guesting!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2007 at 23:22
Oh, the Ayers is only 34 minutes, phew!

Oh and I want the new Hopper album, I added it to the 'chives the other week.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2007 at 11:46
Originally posted by Geck0

Oh, the Ayers is only 34 minutes, phew!

Oh and I want the new Hopper album, I added it to the 'chives the other week.
 
YES, 34 mns long, but check Kevin Ayers website; you'll see all the British reviews.....real good!     and you can also have an idea how he looks nowBig%20smile
 
Hey!   SOFt Machine one and Vol 2 were only 33 mns long!!LOL so there is hope for hapiness!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2007 at 13:17
Robert Wyatt's face adorns the front cover of this month's Jazzwise magazine, and large chunk of the article about Comicopera etc., can be read at the following:
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2007 at 03:25
Oh Dear, my copy of the new RW album is still on the way to me... Meanwhile, all I can do is check out some blogs about it, such as this one:

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/10/where_are_the_heirs_to_awkward.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2007 at 07:54
I bought Comicopera on Saturday. First impressions are excellent but I will post a review soon.
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