Pip Pyle

Pip Pyle was a key figure in the Canterbury Music scene. In fact, as a founder member of Hatfield And the North and National Health, he deserves mention as one of the greatest progressive rock drummers. 

In 1994, his band, Equip’ Out, performed a live show in Paris which is now released here for the first time.   This particular line-up (of Pip, Elton Dean, Patrice Meyer & Paul Roger) only ever did a handful of gigs.   

Elton Dean is a totally unique musician and has, over the years, lent his immense talents to bands like Soft Machine, Soft Heap and In Cahoots, as well as many jazz ensembles featuring Keith Tippett, Hugh Hopper and John Etheridge. 

Patrice Meyer started his career as early as 1973, playing in jazz-rock bands and later joining Jacques Thollot's band. In 1983, he released his first solo album, ‘Racines Croisées’. 

Paul Roger took up the bass guitar when he was just 14 years old.  Since the mid 1970s, he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Elton Dean, Keith Tippett, Stan Tracey & Alan Skidmore. 

The accompanying 8 page booklet includes a brief note from Pip Pyle, plus rare artist photo’s.



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  1. Verse de Blue
  2. Ifi Riff
  3. Rumblestlltskin
  4. Rumble Skin Stilt
  5. Beneath

Pip Pyle – drums

Elton Dean – alto sax, saxello

Patrice Meyer – guitar

Paul Roger – bass

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