Slightly All the Time - Soft Machine (1970)
After the proto-prog psychedelic musings of Soft Machine's highly influential first and second albums, no one was expecting the jazz rock epics that emerged on the double disc Third.
I don't think the band did either.
They continued to display fleeting moments of brilliance after Third's release date, but they never scaled these quintessential heights again. Play today's track, the disc's penultimate statement, for your friend whose obsessed with fusion era Miles Davis and watch their minds melt with the thrill of discovery of a kindred spirit they never knew existed. The Canterbury scene these titans hailed from isn't just a progressive rock offshoot. It is a masterclass in music all to itself! Google it, and find more brilliance.
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