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Ooh, tough one - all great musicians. Canterbury's one of those genres I'm so vague on, I've only heard a handful of albums to be quite honest. Richard Sinclair is a pretty prolific guy though, not my favourite musician, but he gets around. Big smile
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Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

Never liked Gong and their hippy trippy music.

I would think all Canterbury is hippy trippy music. Psyched ouutttt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:12
^ Not fusion, though, right?

Me: Bob Wyatt. His work with SM, Matching Mole, solo - he really knew how to get it on. An outstanding drummer, vocalist, and writer (what an ear for melody).
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I voted Mont Campbell because he's the coolest, especially as an old man
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Wyatt, Stewart, Sinclair. Impossible choice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 09:08
kinda shocked Phil Miller has no votes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 11:51
Originally posted by twseel twseel wrote:

I like many of 'em, but I'm a Wyatt-freak, so that's my vote.


Same.  I love Wyatt in Soft Machine, Matching Mole, his "solo" work, as well as various other projects/albums he contributed to.  He's also the artist included in PA that I'd most like to meet.
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Originally posted by Moogtron III Moogtron III wrote:

Originally posted by pfloyd pfloyd wrote:

Mine would have to be Dave Stewert. Love his work with Egg, Hatfield and National Health. 

Mine too, closely followed by Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle. 
Both made some excellent compositions, and Richard has a great voice too.
Correct. Richard Sinclair's voice is so unique.Still waiting for a re-release of "Back to Front ",a really under-rated  Caravan album.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

This is immensely impossible.

I love them all
Me too, and I would add Clive Brooks to the list. Voted for Mont Campbell anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 18:52
Excuse-moi d'casser ton fun mais j'me cherche une rime pour automne
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2013 at 22:22
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

I voted Mont Campbell because he's the coolest, especially as an old man

Yeah, he's chill. Forgot about him.
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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Not fusion, though, right?

What Canterbury being Fusion? Or Fusion being trippy?

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1. Wyatt
2. Richard Sinclair
3. Hillage
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Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks Fox On The Rocks wrote:


Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Not fusion, though, right?

What Canterbury being Fusion? Or Fusion being trippy?
That's what I was saying. How can all Canterbury (incl. JRF stuff like that from National Health and Matching Mole and SM) be hippy-trippy?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2013 at 17:59
Based on last weekend's excessive use of Caravan, I'm going with Dave Sinclair. There are so many others I could've voted for here, but Sinclair fulfils every need I crave for in music. He's got feel, intonation, a natural naiveness and maybe some of the most recognisable organ licks known to man. I simply adore his playing.
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I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.

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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

I will add Cressida's Peter Jennings organ.

If only Jennings used a fuzz-box on his Hammond..............their debut album is simply magic, but not what I'd consider Canterbury.......

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 21:17
One tough list to vote for only one! Went with Wyatt for his creativity, mutability and strength. 

Surprised Pierre Moerlen isn't on the list.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 26 2013 at 22:41
Really tough choice....they are all great.
Went with Stewart because he's been excellent in so many Canterbury bands.
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