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Michael R. "Mike" Ratledge (born April 1943) is a musician. Ratledge was part of the scene and a long-time member of Soft Machine. Ratledge also met Brian's younger brother Hugh, and Robert Wyatt. In 1961 he met Daevid Allen, who interested them in playing jazz. Through Cecil Taylor's piano pieces Ratledge became familiar with the music of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and John Coltrane.Unlike his friends, Ratledge wanted to further his education, and studied at University… read more

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  • One of my favourite keyboardists ... Mike... you are very good musician.
  • thank you

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