Canterburied in Seattle 2003

This second instalment of the Progman Cometh festival archives addresses the second and final edition of the festival, and is more complete in its documentation of the Canterbury Scene part of the festival, although for understandable reasons it is missing the sets by the headliners for both nights – Procol Harum and the Alan Parsons Live Project. It was felt that booking more famous headliners would attract a large audience and expose them to more obscure areas of the ‘progressive’ scene. It was a brave attempt, and although attendance was insufficient to ensure a third edition, it did produce the memorable event documented here, combining both night’s opening sets featuring the band Glass, whose drummer Jerry Cook was the mastermind behind the event, and a fairly large contingent of Canterbury Scene luminaries. Jerry and the other drummer in Glass, Paul Black, provide all the drumming here, while the Sherman brothers, Jeff (bass, keyboards) and Greg (keyboards) perform on the Glass material and make occasional appearances elsewhere. All those present provide material, including both 1970s/1980s classics as well as (then) newer material, mostly from In Cahoots, SoftWorks and Psychic Warrior, all performed in various unusual combinations. Enjoy!

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Once again, these recordings are presented in mp3 format on this site, but uncompressed versions are (or will soon be) available for a very moderate price on the Glass Bandcamp site, where long time band friend Robert Carlberg has been doing great work documenting the earliest recorded endeavours of Glass (some of them, particularly the early ones, very Soft Machine-influenced). Grateful thanks to Jerry Cook and the other members of Glass for releasing these recordings from the vaults. And thanks to Erik Poulsen for sharing his photos from the event.

Check out the Glass and Cuneiform Records Bandcamp pages –

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