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Monday, June 08, 2009

r.i.p. Hugh Hopper

Bass guitarist Hugh Hopper has died yesterday, at age 64.
Here's a short note on the website of Jazzwise.

Here's a lenghty interview on AAJ.



Hugh Hopper, April 29, 1945 - June 7, 2009


Here's a first upload in tribute, featuring Hopper in the only Soft Machine show I have that is in very good sound. Dean and Hopper are re-united again now, I hope...

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Soft Machine
Donaueschinger Musiktage
Donaueschingen (Germany)
October 17, 1971 (MP2)


Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, fender rhodes electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, fender rhodes electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Phil Howard - drums

1. Gribes-Bloody-Rageous (41:04)

Sound: A
Source: DVB-S@320, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)

3 comments:

ubu said...

MP2 @ 320 (tagged + info):

http://rapidshare.com/files/242300458/Soft_Machine_1971-10-17_Donaueschingen__320_.rar

hulaboy said...

Thanks for sharing the music and the sad news. Soft Machine was one of my favorite bands in the very early '70s.

thefunkygoat said...

good blog! thanks for the share

FG