28 January 1945, Bristol, Avon, England. As the drummer, vocalist and guiding spirit of the original Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt established a style which merged the avant garde with English eccentricity. His first solo the excellent Matching Mole, was bedevilled by internal dissent but a planned relaunch was forcibly abandoned following a tragic fall from a window, which left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. His second solo Rock Bottom ('74) was produced by Nick Mason. In '99 a 5-cd box sees the light, cover-paintings and layout done by his wife Alfreda Berge.

Just two (sorry) albums to mention; Shleep ('97) with:

Paul Weller - guitars, harmony vocals,
Brian Eno - vocal chorus, synthesiser,
Phil Manzanera - guitar,
Jamie Johnson - guitar,
Gary Azukx - djembe,
Chucho Merchan - bass guitar, bass drum,
and others.

Cuckooland ('03) with:

David Gilmour and;
Brian Eno,
Paul Weller,
Alfreda Benge,
Gilad Atzmon,
Annie Whitehead and, most importantly,
Karen Mantler. (The daughter of Carla Bley; she provides vocals, songs and even harmonica on a host of tracks).

In 2005 an old bootleg comes out officially: Robert Wyatt & Friends In Concert 1974..

Robert Wyatt - vocals,
Dave Stewart - keyboards,
Laurie Allan - drums,
Hugh Hopper - bass guitar,
Fred Frith - violin, guitar, viola,
Mongezi Feza - trumpet, Gary Windo - reeds,
Mike Oldfield - guitar, Julie Tippetts - keyboard, vocals,
Nick Mason - drums,
Ivor Cutler - vocals.

Session for:

Syd Barret, ('70, with Carla Bley among others),

Henry Cow,

Hartfield Nort,

Kevin Ayers,

Daevid Allan,

Michael Manter ('77),

Nick Mason, Fictive Sports ('81),

Brian Eno ('76, '86),

'live with david '02 Phil Manzenera, (Guitarisimo with Eno, John Wetton, Tim Finn, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme)(he is also a friend of David Gilmour),

again Michael Manter ('88, with Rick Fenn who played with Nicky Mason too),

Ruijchi Sakamoto (Beauty '90, with Pino Palladina Youssou N'Dour and many others),

David Haines ('94 with Carla Bley among others),

and live at David Gilmour's party in June 2001 and januari 2002.

Phil Manzarena 6PM ('04).

David Gilmour; On An Island ('06).


Updated 30 January 10 by São Nicolau.
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