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Fifth (the title is Fifth, the front cover shows the number 5), is a 1972 studio album by the Canterbury associated band Soft Machine. [1]

22 relations: AllMusic, Canterbury scene, Columbia Records, Elton Dean, Fifth (The Autumn Defense album), Fourth (Soft Machine album), Hugh Hopper, Jazz, Jazz fusion, John Stanley Marshall, London, Lowrey organ, Mike Ratledge, Phil Howard (musician), Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Rhodes piano, Robert Wyatt, Rock music, Roy Babbington, Six (Soft Machine album), Soft Machine.


AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.

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Canterbury scene

The Canterbury scene (or Canterbury sound) is a term used to describe a loosely defined style of music created by a number of progressive rock, avant-garde and jazz musicians, many of whom were based in the city of Canterbury, Kent, England during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Columbia Records

Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.

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Elton Dean

Elton Dean (28 October 1945 – 8 February 2006) was an English jazz musician who performed on alto saxophone, saxello (a variant of the soprano saxophone) and occasionally keyboards.

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Fifth (The Autumn Defense album)

Fifth is the fifth studio album by American indie band The Autumn Defense.

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Fourth (Soft Machine album)

Fourth is a 1971 studio album by the Canterbury band Soft Machine.

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Hugh Hopper

Hugh Colin Hopper (29 April 1945 – 7 June 2009) was a British progressive rock and jazz fusion bass guitarist.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jazz fusion

Jazz fusion, fusion, or jazz-rock is a musical fusion genre that developed from mixing funk and rhythm and blues rhythms and the amplification and electronic effects of rock music, complex time signatures derived from non-Western music and extended, typically instrumental compositions with a jazz approach to lengthy group improvisations, often using wind and brass and displaying a high level of instrumental technique.

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John Stanley Marshall

John Stanley Marshall, better known as John Marshall (born 28 August 1941), is an English drummer.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Lowrey organ

The Lowrey organ is an electronic organ named after Chicago industrialist Frederick Lowrey.

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Mike Ratledge

Michael Roland "Mike" Ratledge (born 6 May 1943) is a British musician.

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Phil Howard (musician)

Phil Howard is an Australian jazz drummer best known for his brief stint with the jazz-rock group Soft Machine.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.

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Psychedelic rock

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic drugs.

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Rhodes piano

The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became particularly popular throughout the 1970s.

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Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Roy Babbington

Roy Babbington (born 8 July 1940 in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England) is a rock and jazz bassist.

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Six (Soft Machine album)

Six is a 1973 instrumental album, originally released as a double LP by the British progressive rock band Soft Machine who were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene.

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Soft Machine

Soft Machine are an English progressive rock band from Canterbury, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_(album)

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