Soft Machine: Gaslight, New York NY
Ian Dove, Billboard, 17 July 1971
ORNETTE COLEMAN'S presence in the audience was no coincidence — there's mutual admiration between the CBS group and the avant jazzman. It's also apparent in the Machine's work which leans far, far over to the far, far out, recalling the approach of Archie Shepp and Pharaoh Sanders in format (one long set, almost an hour) and Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in approach.
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