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FACT mix 544: Tim Gane

Tim Gane knows a thing or two about jazz.

The Essex-born musician and studio maverick may be best known for absorbing krautrock, psychedelic pop and freaky library music into the peerless back catalogue of his band Stereolab, but the jazz ethos of freedom and experimentation has always been a key influence on his approach.

Currently fronting his new band Cavern of Anti-Matter, a kraut-informed trio that’s just made its epic debut with a triple-album, Gane has put his motorik impulses on pause momentarily to produce this two-hour odyssey into the undersung corners of avant-garde and free jazz.

“British jazz and other new music that’s mainly from the ‘60s and ‘70s, but that’s not to make any particular point about that,” is Gane’s concise introduction to the mix, which spans the radical minds of free improvisors Lol Coxhill, Cornelius Cardew and AMM, library music from Basil Kirchin, pioneering jazz-rock from Ian Carr and much more. Two hours!

It’s easily one of the most head-spinning mixes we’ve ever had the pleasure to bring you, and serves as a proper education if, like a lot of us, you’ve ever wanted to dig deeper into jazz but weren’t quite sure where to start.

After that, get stuck into Jon Dale’s Complete Guide to Stereolab.


‘Element I & II’ – Ian Carr with Nucleus
‘Torso’ – Ian Carr with Nucleus
‘Stained Angel Morning’ – Ray Russell
‘Pendulum’ – Mike Taylor Quartet
‘Conclusion’ – Basil Kirchin
‘Sketches of Israel’ – Michael Garrick
‘After Rapidly Circling The Plaza’ – AMM
‘Starless And Bible Black’ – The Stan Tracey Quartet
‘Voodoo’ – Tubby Hayes
‘The Great Learning, Paragraph 1’ – Cornelius Cardew/Scratch Orchestra
‘Kaleidoscope Of Rainbows’ – Neil Ardley
‘Worlds Within Worlds Pt 3: Emergence – Basil Kirchin
‘Jynjyg’ – John Surman
‘Original Peter’ – Mike Westbrook
‘Moontime’ – Dudley Moore
‘Black Hair’ – Don Rendell & Ian Carr Quintet
‘Towards The Darkness’ – Frank Denyer
‘One for You’ – Lol Coxhill/Steve Miller
‘The Hipster’ – Harold McNair
‘Anthem’ – Michael Garrick Quintet
‘Once Upon A Time’ – Basil Kirchin
‘That’s The One’ – Gregory Phillips
‘Fire’ – Third Ear Band
‘Study’ – The New Jazz Orchestra
‘Orpheus’ – Neil Ardley, Ian Carr & Don Rendell
‘Jaipur’ – Amancio D’Silva
‘The Great Learning, Paragraph 2’ – Cornelius Cardew/Scratch Orchestra
‘Tanglewood 63’ – Michael Gibbs
‘Synalto’ – Lol Coxhill
‘Ruperts Romp’ – The Dudley Moore Trio
‘Persephones Jive’ – Neil Ardley, Ian Carr & Don Rendell
‘Primitive London 1’ – Basil Kirchin
‘Second Coming’ – Michael Garrick Sextet



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