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The Return of King Crimson
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Nov 19, 2007

Ending weeks of speculation in various online communities, Robert Fripp has revealed in his latest online diary that drummer Gavin Harrison (of Porcupine Tree) will be joining King Crimson.

The band will be playing a series of live dates in Chicago’s Park West – most recently the venue to RF and the LoCG appearance in the windy city.  Fripp notes “Park West is a fave venue, and one I have been working for 27 years. The LCG were here in 1989 & 1990…This is also the venue where, according to our current plans for King Crimson’s return to active-service in 2008, preparatory to the 40th. Anniversary Celebration of 2009, The Beast Of Crim will be playing a 4-night residency in August 2008 with KC’s third double-drumming formation.

The first formation: Jamie Muir & Bill Bruford (1972-73);
the second formation: Pat Mastelotto & Bill Bruford (1994-97);
the third formation: Pat Mastelotto & Gavin Harrison.

A fourth double-drumming formation, of 1981-84 (Adrian & Billy B), doesn’t quite count as Adrian’s primary focus was in the front line.”

Harrison is one of the most respected drummers of his generation, adding a prodigious technique to the work of Porcupine Tree as well collaborating with Jakko Jakszyk on The Bruised Romantic Glee Club, and most recently, Drop – an album with bassist and singer, 05Ric and also featuring contributions from Fripp. Some may recall Drop was featured as a DGMLive giveaway (see my review on the blog), perhaps hinting at Harrison's proposed involvement. Only DGMLive  regular, Chocolatefireguard, spotted the listing on King Crimson's myspace site: the top four musicians have been there for a couple of months now.

More details will be announced regarding  rehearsal schedules and ticket availability as soon as we get them.


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Happy Birthday David
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Apr 23, 2014
Birthday greetings to David Cross who celebrates his 65th today.



Small Part In A Movie
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Apr 23, 2014
You never know where King Crimson will pop up as jacethecrowl explains. "I work in a film archive and quite accidentally encountered this today. A co-worker called me over with a question and a strand of film with this credit was laid out on her light bench. This is from the trailer for "The Devil's Triangle" (1974?)."






Tippett & Travis & Soft Machine Legacy
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Apr 22, 2014
Keith Tippett will be joining Soft Machine Legacy in London next week. Tippett has played with the band before which will feature John Etheridge (guitar), Roy Babbington (bass) John Marshall (drums) and of course, Theo Travis on sax.



Of Tippett’s Crimson connections Theo writes "Robert produced Keith’s Centipede album which included John Marshall…so all in the family! Actually I first met Robert when he came to a Soft Machine Legacy gig at the Pizza Express London back in 2006 (the night Mike Ratledge popped in later!)"

Tickets are available here or, if you’re feeling lucky, on the door at The Jazz Cafe (where of course P1 and P2 have played).


KC In The Mind
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Apr 22, 2014
My thanks to Throbber for spotting the appearance of a well-known King Crimson tune on BBC Radio 4 (at around the 10 minute mark) in this programme. 


Ade For Whales
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Apr 22, 2014
My thanks to gr00n1 for sending in this item regarding a rather special guitar intended for Adrian Belew and other guitarists


Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 21, 2014
Mister Stormy has dusted off a tape from 1992 wherein Trey Gunn and Robert Fripp can be heard working on an idea here


The Road To Red At Home 36
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 21, 2014
Dan Sonnier's box arrived in California well ahead of the  Xmas break, which is just as well considering his remarks he included with the photo...



"Very much enjoying it! Especially the remastered Asbury Park improv. One of my favorite things by them! Great to hear it all over again.

Team that up with my recent 5.1 Close to the Edge and an upcoming delivery of the BeBop Deluxe at the BBC and I'm afraid I'm about to become very sedentary and very happy!..."


Slow Selfie
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Apr 17, 2014
Amidst the task of making Slow Music in Seattle on April 15th, the team (plus a couple of Humans) found time to take a selfie...


 
Mark Colman was at the Portland show which he describes as "pure art and as ballsy as fuck"

Belew's State Of FLUX
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Apr 17, 2014
Adrian Belew has been talking on his Facebook page about his work with his FLUX app and uploaded a couple of screen grabs. If you're not on Facebook you can read a summary of his comments here.



KC81 Double Show Download
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Apr 14, 2014
Two back-to-back shows from 1981 are available to download from today.



You can find out about KC's first night at the Old Waldorf here and their second gig here. 

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