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Penguin Cafe Orchestra - BBC Broadcast '89

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was a loose assembly of musicians headed by classically-trained guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes (Sussex, England, 1949-1997). Only Jeffes and cellist co-founder Helen Liebmann were core members; other musicians were drafted for the requirements of particular pieces or performances. Its sound does not fit easy categorization, but has elements of exuberant folk music and a minimalist aesthetic occasionally reminiscent of Philip Glass.

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra recorded and performed for 24 years until Jeffes died of a brain tumour in 1997.

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Added: Apr-6-2008 
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Tags: music, relax, chill, penguin, cafe, orchestra, soothing, uplifting, genius, Simon, Jeffes, tumour, 24, years, BBC
Location: Larbert, Falkirk, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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