Third Ear Band

Third Ear Band (Avant-Garde Jazz Prog - Gatefold) (MBLP1031)

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Third Ear Band (Avant-Garde Jazz Prog - Gatefold)

Third Ear Band

Magic Box

5205381103127

LPS 166578

MBLP1031

JAZZ

1

LP 22,30 €

180 GRAM PRESSING VINYL

ORIGINAL GATEFOLD ARTWORK

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Although they were loosely affiliated with the British progressive rock scene of the late '60s and early '70s, Third Ear Band was in some ways more of an experimental ensemble performing contemporary compositional work.

For one thing, they didn't use electric instruments, or even guitars, instead employing violin, viola, oboe, cello, and hand percussion. More important, they didn't play conventional rock "songs." They featured extended instrumental pieces that often built up from a drone, or hypnotic pattern, to a dense, raga-like crescendo, somewhat in the manner of some of Terry Riley's work.

Their "progressive rock" tag probably arose because they recorded for Harvest Records, Britain's leading art rock label, which was home to Pink Floyd, Kevin Ayers, Pete Brown, Edgar Broughton, and many other progressive acts

PERSONNEL:

  • Glen Sweeney - percussions
  • Paul Minns - oboe, recorder
  • Richard Coff - violin, viola
  • Ursula Smith - cello

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Air
  • A2. EartH
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Fire
  • B2. Water