Joining Soft Machine
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Karl Jenkins: a life in pictures
6. Joining Soft Machine
In 1972, Jenkins (pictured left) joined the progressive rock band Soft Machine. The group defied categorisation and played venues as diverse as the Proms, Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival. The album on which he first played with Soft Machine, Six, won the Melody Maker British Jazz Album of the Year award in 1973.