Karl Jenkins In-depth Biography
Composer, arranger, keyboardist and woodwinds player Karl Jenkins} fell in with the London jazz} scene of the late '60s while studying at the Royal Acedemy of Music. Prior to spending over a decade in the last incarnations of Soft Machine}, he spent time in a number of jazz} groups, along with the Graham Collier Band} and Nucleus}; he also leant his services to recording sessions and tours for PJ Proby} and Scott Walker}.
Along with John Marshall}, the Welshman navigated Soft Machine} through most of the '70s, which saw the group developing their sound significantly away from their earlier years. After the band decided to call it quits, Jenkins} turned to film, TV, theater, and orchestra work. In the '90s, he spearheaded Adiemus}, a studio project that released a series acclaimed ethno-classical} discs. He has recorded under his own name as well, including 1998's Imagined Oceans}. ~ Andy Kellman, All Music Guide