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Old 04-22-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Pretentious music??

It was also the Mellotron. That's why I love The Moody Blues. You get out the Mellotron and it's Strawberry Field's Forever . . . there's no sense of realism left.

The other bold instrument that was such a fixture to early prog, and also soul jazz, was the flute. The flute is not a masculine instrument. Plato warned long ago about the seductive dangers of flute music and its ability to make reality disappear.

I was reading on Wikipedia that Tippet had an early jazz band with Elton Dean. The Centipede orchestra was his creation.
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