The Amazing Band was a free-jazz outfit, originating in 1963 and based around trumpeter Mal Dean and violinist Rab Spall (who had appeared on "Moon In June" on Soft Machine - Third
). Other members of what appears to have been a floating ensemble include Top Topham on guitar, Miriam Spall on vocals, Jim Mullen on double bass, Mick Brannan on alto sax and drummer Ken Hyder (after Wyatt's stint with the band). Immortalised by a Melody Maker article in September 1970 which also suggested that Spall and Dean had formed a band in the mid-Sixties in Oxford, which was called The Korean War and also featured Wyatt and Mike Ratledge. Amazing Band recorded an album, "Roar", at London's Pathway Studios in June 1970, which remained in the vaults until it was finally released in 1997 by Future Music Records.
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