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.
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.
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
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’.
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.
Pyle – drums
Dean – alto sax, saxello
Meyer – guitar