John Etheridge brings the Soft Machine Legacy to the Band on the Wall for an exclusive engagement with special guest Keith Tippett (piano).
Soft Machine Legacy is a reunion of 3 members of 70’s pioneer band Soft Machine (John Etheridge, Roy Babbington, John Marshall) reedsman Theo Travis. They have been together for 9 years (originally with Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean) and have produced 5 albums.
Pianist Keith Tippett has been a national treasure and cornerstone of the improvising scene for 5 decades with an astonishing history of creativity. At the Frankfurt Jazz Festival in 2012, Keith joined Soft Machine for a triumphant concert and this unique collaboration is being re united especially for this years Manchester Jazz Festival.
“Tippet’s playing was dizzyingly virtuosic” Decode Magazine
Keith Tippett solo piano
John Etheridge guitar
Theo Travis tenor saxophone
Roy Babbington bass
John Marshall drums
A Manchester Jazz Festival Event
The Picturehouse Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.