UK, 1970, Canterbury scene / jazz-rock / jazz fusion
Soft Machine – Third: This, in my opinion, is a ridiculous prog album, but in a good way, because it’s a double album with only four tracks. That means every side of the two vinyl records is one song each. Four about-20-minute tracks. Silly. And the tracks are all so wonderfully different that I think of them as individual EPs. You got jazz, you got weird and experimental, you got soft and soothing with flutes and sax, you got harder psychedelia. It’s all here, wrapped up in a present.