Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Centipede - Septober Energy (1971)

Septober Energy is the only album of the jazz / progressive rock big band Centipede. Produced by Robert Fripp, it was originally released 1971 in the UK. The album is a four part suite consisting of four tracks of about 20 minutes each. Septober Energy - Part 4 is based on the instrumental track Green and Orange Night Park that was part of The Keith Tippett Group's 1970 album Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening. Another version, titled Septober Energy and including vocals, can be found on the album Bristol concert by Mujician and The Gregorian Ensemble, recorded 1991.- Wikipedia

Violins: Wendy Treacher, John Trussler, Roddy Skeping, Wilf Gibson, Carol Slater, Louise Jopling, Garth Morton, Channa Salononson, Steve Rowlandson, Mica Gomberti, Colin Kitching, Philip Saudek, Esther Burgi
Cellos: Michael Hurwitz, Timothy Kramer, Suki Towb, John Rees-Jones, Katherine Thulborn, Catherine Finnis
Trumpets: Peter Parkes, Mick Collins, Ian Carr, Mongezi Feza, Mark Charing
Altos: Elton Dean, Jan Steel, Ian McDonald, Dudu Pukwana
Tenors: Larry Stabbins, Gary Windo, Brian Smith, Alan Skidmore
Baritones: Dave White, Karl Jenkins, John Williams
Trombones: Nick Evans, Dave Amis, Dave Perrottet, Paul Rutherford
Drums: John Marshall, Tony Fennell, Robert Wyatt
Vocalists: Maggie Nicole, Julie Tippetts, Mike Patto, Zoot Money, Boz Burrell
Basses: Roy Babbington, Jill Lyons, Harry Miller, Jeff Clyne, Dave Markee, Brian Belshaw 
Guitars: Brian Godding
Piano: Keith Tippett

1. Septober Energy (Part I) 21:43
2. Septober Energy (Part II) 23:34
3. Septober Energy (Part III) 21:21
4. Septober Energy (Part IV) 18:45