John Marshall


John Stanley Marshall, better known as John Marshall, born 28 August 1941 in Isleworth, Middlesex, is an English drummer.

He was a founding member of the jazz rock band Nucleus and has worked with various other jazz and rock bands and musicians, among them J.J. Jackson, Barney Kessel, Alexis Korner, Graham Collier, Michael Gibbs, Arthur Brown, Keith Tippett,Centipede, Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Soft Machine, Dick Morrissey, Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, John Surman, Charlie Mariano, John Abercrombie, Arild Andersen, and Eberhard Weber's Colours.

Since 1999, he has worked with former Soft Machine co-musicians in several Soft Machine related projects like SoftWhere, SoftWorks and Soft Machine Legacy.


Soft Machine Legacy


Graham Collier / Deep Dark Blue Centre (1967, Deram)

Michael Garrick / Jazz Praises at St Pauls (1968, Airborne)

Barney Kessel / Blue Soul (1968, Black Lion)

Graham Collier / Down Another Road (1969, Fontana)

Neil Ardley / Greek Variations (1969, Columbia)

Mike Westbrook / Marching Song Vol. I&II (1969, Deram)

Nucleus / We'll Talk About It Later (1970, Vertigo)

Indo-Jazz Fusions / Etudes (1969, Sonet)

Michael Gibbs / Tanglewood '63 (1970, Deram)

Mike Westbrook / Metropolis (1971, RCA)

Volker Kriegel / Inside:The Missing Link (1972, MPS)

Soft Machine / Fifth (1972, CBS)

Hugh Hopper / 1984 (1973, CBS)

John Surman / Morning Glory (1973, Island)

Pork Pie (Van't Hof. Mariano, Catherine, Marshall) / The Door is Open (1975, MPS)

Elton Dean & Alan Skidmore / El Skid (1977, Vinyl)

Eberhard Webers Colours / Silent Feet (1977, ECM)

Soft Machine / Land of Cockayne (1981, EMI)

Uli Beckerhoff, J.Abercrombie, A.Andersen, J.Marshall / Secret Obsession (1991, Nabel)

John Surman/John Warren / The Brass Project (1993, ECM)

Michael Gibbs / By The Way (1994, Ah Um)

Theo Travis / View From The Edge (1994, 33 Records)

Jandl/Glawischnig / Laut & Luise (1995, Hat Hut/Du)

Graham Collier / Charles River Fragments (1995, Boathouse)

Marshall Travis Wood / Bodywork (1998, 33 Records)

Roy Powell / North by Northwest (1998, Nagel-Heyer)

SoftWorks / Abracadabra (2003, Universal Japan)

Arild Andersen mit Vassilis Tsabropoulos und John Marshall / The Triangle (2004, ECM)

Soft Machine Legacy (2006, MoonJune)