Karl Jenkins and Mike Ratledge both have a number of things
in common. Primarily both were members of that revered British
band Soft Machine and both are composers of note. Karl
Jenkins is perhaps best known for his album Adiemus which
was a massive international hit which has spawned a number
of successful follow up albums.
Both musicians have also been involved in the composition and production of what is known as "Library music" for a great many years. This genre of music has been in existence for many years and involves the composition and recording of music for film and television which can then be taken "Off the Shelf" for various film and television programmes. It can also be specially commissioned music for specific projects.
Some Shufflin' is part of the series of recordings released under
the title Music For TV and Film which as the series title
suggests seeks to release these specially recorded pieces
of music to a wider audience. The albums of course will be
of interest to fans of Soft Machine and also fans of Karl Jenkins
and Mike Ratledge. Tracks include: Boss Brazil, Jungle Japes,
Reggae Five and Tasty Tango.