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Centipede

Band, 1970-1971 GB, London
Jazz and Rock

Centipede were an English jazz/progressive rock/big band with more than 50 members, organized and led by the British free jazz pianist Keith Tippett. Formed in 1970, it brought together much of a generation of young British jazz and rock musicians from a number of bands, including Soft Machine, King Crimson, Nucleus and Blossom Toes.Centipede performed several concerts in England, toured France, and recorded a double-album, Septober Energy (produced by Robert Fripp), before disbanding at the end of 1971. They reformed briefly in 1975 to play at a few French jazz festivals.

        
Members
PortraitRobert Wyatt
voc, dr *1945 GB
PortraitBrian Smith
ts, fl, ss *1939
PortraitJulie Tippetts
voc
PortraitLarry Stabbins
sax, ts, ss *1949 GB
PortraitIan Carr
tr, fh 1933-2009 GB
PortraitKeith Tippett
p *1947 GB
PortraitElton Dean
as, ep 1945-2006 GB
PortraitMaggie Nicols
voc *1948 GB
PortraitNick Evans
tb *1947 GB
PortraitBrian Godding
g *1945 GB
PortraitMarc Charig
cor *1944 DE
PortraitKarl Jenkins
p *1944 GB
PortraitJohn Marshall
dr, perc *1941 GB
PortraitRoy Babbington
eb, b *1940 GB
PortraitAlan Skidmore
ts, sax *1942 GB
PortraitDave Markee
b GB
PortraitIan McDonald
voc, key *1946 GB
PortraitGary Windo
ts, sax 1941-1992 GB
PortraitMongezi Feza
tr, cor 1945-1975 ZA
PortraitHarry Miller
b 1941-1983 ZA
PortraitJeff Clyne
b, eb 1937-2009 GB
PortraitPaul Rutherford
tb *1959 GB
Tim Kramer
vc
Dave Perrottet
tb
PortraitBoz Burrell
voc, b, eb 1946-2006 GB
PortraitWilf Gibson
vn *1942 GB
PortraitDave Amis
tb
Mike Hurwitz
vc
PortraitDudu Pukwana
as 1938-1990 ZA
Jill Lyons
b
Colin Kitching
vl
Tony Fennell
dr GB
Channa Salononson
vn
Esther Burgi
vn
Catherine Finnis
vc
PortraitZoot Money
voc *1942 GB
Katherine Thulborn
vc GB
PortraitBrian Belshaw
voc, b, eb *1944
Wendy Treacher
vn
PortraitJohn Rees-Jones
vc, cb *1948
Louise Jopling
vn
Mick Collins
tr
Suki Towd
vc
Steve Rowlandson
vn
Philip Saudek
vn
Jan Steel
as, fl
Garth Morton
vn
PortraitMike Patto
voc
John Williams
bs, sax
Carol Slater
vn
Peter Parkes
tr
Dave White
bs, cl GB
PortraitRoderick Skeaping
vn GB
PortraitMicaela Comberti
vn 1952-2003 GB
John Trusler
vn
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Sacrificing life for admiration on Sacrificing life for admiration by Centipede

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Septober EnergyCentipede1971Album
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