Formed in 1967, Pentangle was inspired by Bert And John, a collaborative album by folk guitarists Bert Jansch (3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland) and John Renbourn (b. 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England). Vocalist Jacqui McShee (b. Jacqueline McShee, 25 December 1943, Catford, South London, England) an established figure on the traditional circuit, joined Danny Thompson (b. Daniel Henry Edward Thompson, 4 April 1939, Teignmouth, Devon, England; bass) and Terry Cox (b. Terence William Harvey Cox, 13 March 1937, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England; drums), both of Alexis Korners Blues Incorporated, in a quintet which also embraced blues and jazz forms. Their respective talents were expertly captured on The Pentangle (1968), where the delicate acoustic interplay between Jansch and Renbourn was brilliantly underscored by Thompson and Coxs sympathetic support and McShees soaring intonation. Stylish original material balanced songs pulled...
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