Playing In A Room With People

by JBK

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ichnaton Fabulous performance of this illustrious group. I love the sound of these instruments. Hear that bass ? Favorite track: Big Wheels In Shanty Town.
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Jean-Maurice Great music with worldclass musicians. Simply fantastic!
Gerrit Wessendorf
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Gerrit Wessendorf It's just pure joy to listen to this album. How I love and miss Mick Karn's bass! No matter which type of sound JBK and the Japan family & friends explored over the years, it has always been special, exquisite, very unique, never grown old. Thank you - I wish I could have experienced the room with those people playing live. Favorite track: Saday Maday.
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rikm An amazing live album featuring three of my favorite musicians playing at the peak of their abilities. Pure bliss...

paul withers
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paul withers Music for spine tingles.
Great performances and quality.
I attended the London gig and was lucky enough to bump into the guys later that evening walking down the street, flight cases in hand. Surreal. Love it, great night. Favorite track: Saday Maday.
Victoria Carter Clowes
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Victoria Carter Clowes I have a love/hate relationship with this album. 'love' because it shows just how accomplished a band JBK were; nothing could match these 3 musicians when they were on form together. 'hate' because I was stupid enough to miss out on seeing them live and that is something I will long regret. You need this in your life. Favorite track: Big Wheels In Shanty Town.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    With this download comes Part 1 of JBK performing live at the Astoria 2 in London 12.04.1997. Part 2 is free with the 'Medium Label Sampler' here on Bandcamp. The picture and sound quality of the video is poor however as it’s free it can be enjoyed as a look back to the event and has not been edited or tampered with in any way.
    2 Medium JBK postcards are also here to download and a limited number of remaining stock will be inserted into the physical CD, one card per purchase.
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  • Final remaining stock of original release
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A live release in 2001 from Jansen, Babrieri & Karn's own Medium Productions label which folded in 2004, these are all remaining stock with all original artwork presented in a 6 panel digipak.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Playing In A Room With People via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Walkabout 04:24
Saday Maday 06:36


A live album released in 2001 from Jansen, Babrieri & Karn's own Medium Productions label which folded in 2004


released February 27, 2016

all tracks performed by jbk with steven wilson and theo travis

jansen: drums / sampled percussion / keyboards
barbieri: synthesisers / keyboards
karn: bass guitar / bass clarinet / vocals
wilson: electric guitar
travis: saxophones / flute

'walkabout' performed by richard barbieri (live)
'types of ambiguity' performed by steve jansen (studio)
special guest appearance by natacha atlas
recorded live in london and tokyo
engineered and mixed by steve jansen
art direction and design eland avian
photography gareth sambidge


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