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Encyclopedia > Mark Charig

Marc Charig (born 1944 in London) is a British trumpeter and cornetist. Trumpeter redirects to here. ... Bâ™­ cornet The cornet is a brass instrument that closely resembles the trumpet. ...

He was particularly active in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he played in settings as diverse as Long John Baldry's group, Soft Machine, and Keith Tippett's group and his Centipede big band. Charig also featured on several King Crimson albums, being particularly prominent in a long solo on the title track of Islands. John William Baldry, popularly known as Long John Baldry (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005) was a pioneering British blues musician. ... The Soft Machine were a pioneering British psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, Kent, England, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. ... Keith Tippett is a British jazz pianist and composer. ... Centipede was a jazz/progressive rock/Canterbury sound big band with more than 50 members, organized and led by the british free jazz pianist Keith Tippett, that brought together much of a generation of young British jazz and rock musicians, e. ... King Crimson is an English musical group founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. ...

In the mid 1970s he also toured with the group Red Brass, which featured singer Annie Lennox. He also appeared with the Brotherhood of Breath and recorded with Mike Osborne, as well as releasing his own Pipedream LP on Ogun Records. Annie Lennox Annie Lennox (born Griselda Ann Lennox on 25 December 1954 in Aberdeen, Scotland), is an Oscar, Brit, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning British rock musician and vocalist. ... Seminal big-band created by Chris McGregor at the end of the sixties. ... Ogun Records was created by the husband and wife team of Hazel Miller and Harry Miller, to document the music being created by a group of open-minded musicians in London at the end of the 1960s and into the 1970s. ...

He is also a member of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra.

More recently, he has recorded [KJU:] a CD of quartet improvisations.

External links

  • Biography at Calyx, the Canterbury website

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Lizard (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1385 words)
The group was then augmented with supporting players, including another In the Wake of Poseidon alumnus - the noted jazz pianist Keith Tippett - together with Yes vocalist Jon Anderson, and brass / woodwind players Robin Miller, Mark Charig, and Nick Evans.
Lizard is arguably King Crimson's most jazz-inflected album, developing further in the direction suggested by the track "Cat Food" on In the Wake of Poseidon (also released as a single).
The two styles are then combined in a rousing, worldless chorale, that segues into the track's next section, "Bolero".
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