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The Full Works Concert with Catherine Bott 8pm - 10pm
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Karl Jenkins: the great Welsh composer’s life in pictures
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.