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Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Formed: 1973 in England
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Disbanded: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, Folk, Other
Group Members: Marcus Beale, Braco, Danny Cummings, Dave Defries, Simon Jeffes, Giles Leaman, Helen Liebmann, Bob Loveday, Ian Maidman, Trevor Morais, ...See All
Biography: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra (PCO) was founded by British composer Simon Jeffes (born February 19, 1949; died December 10, 1997). Born in Sussex, England, and raised in Canada and around Europe, Jeffes began playing the guitar at the age of 13 while attending boarding school in England and then studied ...Read full biography
Broadcasting from Home
Released: 1984
Label: Caroline Distribution
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Bandleader Simon Jeffes composed the leadoff track "Music for a Found Harmonium" on a harmonium he found abandoned on a Tokyo street, which offers an inkling of the musical inspiration that sprang from ...Read full review
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Released: 1981
Label: Caroline Distribution
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The sophomore album from Simon Jeffes' homegrown band took over three years to record, but the signs are here that it was a labor of love. While drawing compositional and textural inspiration from both ...Read full review
More Penguin Cafe Orchestra albums: Main Albums (13), Compilations (9), Singles & EPs (1)