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Lyn Dobson

Lyn Dobson

Saxophones and Flutes

Lyn Dobson is one of the UK's most talented improvisers who has explored the world of music ranging from Rock to Folk, R & B to Soul, Blues to Jazz, African, Indian… you get the picture.

Lyn’s musical career has spanned 4 decades, starting in the 60's as a sideman and featured soloist with Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames and Manfred Mann. Lyn played the solo flute choruses on Manfred's big 60's hit single, 'Pretty Flamingo', for example. Lyn became very much in demand as a session musician on recordings from that time onwards, recording with Humble Pie, The Locomotive, Ray Russell and others.

In 1970 Lyn was particularly busy in the studios, playing on Keef Hartley's 'Battle of NW6", Nick Drake's "Bryter Later" and John Martyn's "The Road To Ruin" before hooking up with The Soft Machine to record on three tracks ("Facelift", "Slightly all the time" and "Moon in June") for their classic album "Third". Over the next three years, Lyn recorded albums with Mike D'Abo, Mick Softley and others and made a third album with Keef Hartley - "Little Big Band".

In 1974, Lyn recorded his first solo album - "Jam Sandwich", in between working on "Some Days You Eat The Bear" for Ian Mathews & Southern Comfort. More recordings with Humble Pie, Alan Stivell and Soft Machine saw out the decade, after which Lyn took a break from recording during the 1980's.

Moving back into recording in the early 90's, Lyn recorded two albums with the Third Ear Band, "Magic Music" and "Brain Waves". The year 2000 saw the release of a Soft Machine 'best of' album called "Noisettes" featuring some of the best of Lyn's work with the band.

Lyn is currently living and performing with various groups in Chania, Crete.

Between 1999 and 2003 I wrote and recorded an album of original material and an album of jazz standards with Lyn that are currently being prepared for release.

If you would like Lyn Dobson to work on your next project, please call to check availability.

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