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Monday, June 22, 2009

Soft Bounds - Paris 2004

Here's the final Hugh Hopper post - find the other four here.

This particular band features a pair of talented French musicians along with old buddy Elton Dean. Both Sophia Domancich and Simon Goubert were subject of an earlier post, very different in style - a 2008 show of the trio D.A.G. (with Jean-Jacques Avenel) can be found here.

Now back to Hopper... this is a fairly good and very listenable audience recording from the Sunset in Paris. If you prefer, burn it to three discs in order not to interrupt the continuing flow of the music in Set 2.

Soft Bounds
Paris (FR), Sunset
November 26, 2004

Elton Dean - saxello & alto sax
Sophia Domancich - piano & fender rhodes
Hugh Hopper - bass
Simon Goubert - drums


Set 1 (47:18)
1. The Day Before (Sophia Domancich) 15:35
2. Spanish Knee (Hugh Hopper) 6:34
3. Kings and Queens (Hugh Hopper) 11:38
4. Le retour 'Emmanuel Philibert (Simon Goubert) 13:30

Set 2 (51:02)
5. Introduction (0:28)
6. Slightly All the Time (Mike Ratledge) 7:12 >
7. drum solo (7:21)


1. Gimlet Abides (Elton Dean) 9:05 >
2. First in the Wagon (Elton Dean) 14:44
3. Grey Day Blues (Elton Dean) 12:08

Set 3 (34:22)
4. One Two One Two (Hugh Hopper) 14:49
5. La part des anges (Sophia Domancich) 19:33

TT: 132:43

Sound: A-/B+
Source: audience recording
Lineage unknown

Note: many tunes are followed by short announcements


ubu said...

The links will follow in a while.

Please forgive my disfunctional posting of late... it will be even worse as in a week, I'll be off for a two week holiday (well-deserved, believe me!)

ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

wightdj said...

Excellent. Thanks and enjoy your holiday.

john said...

This is a really great session, thank you very much.