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Album: Clear Frame, Clear Frame (Continuity)

This first release on Charles Hayward’s Continuity label finds the former This Heat drummer involved in a series of absorbing improvisations with a select crew of free-jazz stylists: Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper, veteran sax eccentric Lol Coxhill, young vibes/steel pans innovator Orphy Robinson, and national treasure Robert Wyatt on cornet.

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Russell, John: The Face of the Moon (1793-7)

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You can be in two minds about the Moon. You may know very well that it is a globe like the Earth, with half of its surface continually illuminated by the Sun. As it orbits the Earth, this illumination become visible to us in changing proportions, resulting in the Moon's monthly cycle of phases - new moon, half moon, full moon etc. This has been understood since Galileo. All the same, it can be hard to jettison entirely the folkloric notion that the Moon, as it changes its appearance, is actually changing its shape. It literally waxes and wanes, swells and shrinks. And the new moon really is a cut-out silver sliver.

John Bartholomew: Scion of a map-making dynasty

Only those who have experienced it themselves can appreciate what it means to be born into a dynasty. Six generations of the Bartholomew family, culminating in John Bartholomew (John Christopher Bartholomew, or "JCB") and his younger brothers Peter and Robert, built the map-making dynasty of John Bartholomew and Sons.

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