A session player / band-member who emerged from the “Cantebury Scene” -the late 60s, early 70s period centered in the Kent, England town wherein musicians created a unique blend of progressive, jazz, and psychedelia; Bill MacCormick anchored some of the most influential and groundbreaking slabs of the era.
Among the most stellar of his recordings is 801 Live: a collaborative effort of MacCormick, Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno, Simon Philips, Francis Monkman, and Lloyd Watson.
The Fender Precision headstock album cover image says it all! Captured at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall 3 September 1976, MacCormick is up in the mix, plying funky grooves and countermelodies with an incredibly punchy P bass tone.
Bill’s distinctive rhythm & blues approach to the genre was unique, especially on such additional watershed albums by Quiet Sun (Mainstream), Brian Eno (Here Come the Warm Jets), and Robert Wyatt (Nothing Can
Stop Us, Matching Mole), to cite a select few.