Elton Dean

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1980-1989

early/2/1980, Elton Dean Quintet, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany, sessions for "Boundaries" LP

1. Boundaries
2. Oasis
3. Basho
4. Out Of Bounds
5. Fast News

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Keith Tippett - piano, marimba, voice, bottle
Mark Charig - cornet
Marcio Mattos - double bass
Louis Moholo - drums

released as Boundaries (Japo 1980 LP)

6-11/10/1981, National Health, Matrix, London, sessions for "D.S. Al Coda" LP

1. Portrait Of A Shrinking Man
2. T.N.T.F.X.
3. Black Hat
4. I Feel A Night Coming On
5. Arriving Twice
6. Shining Water
7. Tales Of A Damson Knight
8. Flanagan's People
9. Toad Of Toad Hall

Dave Stewart - keyboards
Phil Miller - guitar
John Greaves - bass
Pip Pyle - drums, electric drums
Ted Emmett - trumpet
Annie Whitehead - trombone
Amanda Parsons - backing vocals
Barbara Gaskin - backing vocals
Jimmy Hastings - flute
Elton Dean - saxello
Richard Sinclair - vocals

released as D.S. Al Coda (Europa 1982 LP - Voiceprint/ESD CD)

5-7/3/1982, Soft Heap, Jacky Barbier's, Bresse-Sur-Grosne

1. Dying Dolphins
2. A Veritable Centaur
3. Space Funk
4. Tunnel Vision
5. Nutty Dread
6. Bossa Nochance
7. Jackie's Acrylic Coat
8. Thaid Up
9. A Flap
10. Day the Thirst Stood Still

Mark Hewins - guitar, voice, echo unit
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, flute
John Greaves - bass, voice, organ
Pip Pyle - drums, electric drums
Alain Eckert - synthesizer guitar on 3 & 10

released on A Veritable Centaur (Impetus 1995 CD)

31/5/1983, Soft Heap, BBC Session, London

1. Toot De Sweet

Mark Hewins - guitar, voice, echo unit
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, flute
John Greaves - bass, voice, organ
Pip Pyle - drums, electric drums

released on A Veritable Centaur (Impetus 1995 CD)

25/10/1984, Keith Tippett Septet, Barnfield Theatre, EXeter, sessions for "A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating with Only My Will for an Anchor" LP

1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4
5. Dedicated To Mingus

Larry Stabbins - tenor sax, soprano sax
Elton Dean - saxello & alto sax on 5
Mark Charig - cornet, tenor horn
Nick Evans - trombone
Paul Rogers - double bass
Tony Levin - drums, percussion
Keith Tippett - piano

released as A Loose Kite in a Gentle Wind Floating with Only My Will for an Anchor (Ogun 1985 LP)

Sometime in 1984 (?), Ken Hyder's Big Team, sessions for "Under The Influence" LP

1. Jute's Oot
2. Owed to Philly Joe
3. A Night in Benbecula
4. Hipsters, Flipsters, and Soapy Soutar's Sisters

Elton Dean -saxello, wooden flute
Nick Evans - trombone
Ted Emmett - trumpet
Chris Biscoe - saxes, alto clarinet
Paul Rogers - double bass
Roberto Bellatalla - double bass
Tony Marsh - drums
Ken Hyder - drums

released as Under The Influence (Konnex 1984 LP)

18/4/1985, Elton Dean Quintet, Osteria Delle Dame, Bologna, Italy

1. Port Of Call
2. Dust Up

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Harry Beckett - trumpet
Nick Evans - trombone
Marcio Mattos - double bass
Liam Genockey - drums

released as The Bologna Tape (Ogun 1988 LP)


Cover of "Equip' Out"

28-31/10/1985, l'Equip' Out, Village Studios, Montpellier
1-2/11/1985 Sax'Aphone, two live gigs for "Pip Pyle's Equip' Out" LP

1. Foetal Fandango
2. Hannello
3. Midnight Judo
4. Jocelyn
5. Porc-Epic
6. Janna
7. Excerpt From 'RÍve De Singe'

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Didier Malherbe - tenor sax, flute
Sophia Domancich - piano, synthesizer
Hugh Hopper - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released as Pip Pyle's Equip'Out (52e Rue 1987 LP - Voiceprint 2000 CD)


In Cahoots 9185 (ltr. Phil Miller, Elton, Pete Lemer, Pip Pyle, Hugh Hopper)

12-13/11/1985, In Cahoots, Spaceward Studios, Cambridge, sessions for "Cutting Both Ways" LP

1. Green & Purple Extract/Hic Haec Hoc/A Simple Man
2. Eastern Region
3. Second Sight
4. Hard Shoulder
5. Figures Of Speech
6. Green & Purple

Phil Miller - guitar
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Peter Lemer - synthesizer
Hugh Hopper - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released on Phil Miller - Cutting Both Ways (Cuneiform/Impetus 1987 LP - Cuneiform CD)

Sometime in 1985 (?), Harry Beckett, Wave Studios, sessions for "Pictures of You" LP

1. What's The Secret
2. Pictures Of You
3. One Step Ahead
4. In Case You Hadn't Heard Mrs Smith Is Here
5. The Chosen One

Harry Beckett - trumpet
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Pete Sabberton - piano
Mick Hutton - double bass
Tony Marsh - drums
Tim Whitehead - tenor sax on 3
Leroy Osborne - vocals on 2

released as Pictures of You (Paladin Records/Virgin 1985 LP)

3/1986, Elton Dean Quintet, Sao Paulo, sessions for "Welcomet" LP

1. Welcomet
2. Rio Rules
3. Obrigado

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Harry Beckett - trumpet
Paul Rutherford - trombone
Marcio Mattos - double bass
Liam Genockey - drums

released as Welcomet (Impetus 1987 LP)

23/5/1986, In Cahoots, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany

1. Wanglo Saxon (Hopper)
2. Janna (Dean)
3. Above & Below (Miller)

Phil Miller - guitar, guitar synthesizer
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Peter Lemer - keyboards
Hugh Hopper - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released on Phil Miller - In Cahoots Live 1986-1989 (Mantra 1991 CD)

14/7/1987, Dennis Gonzalez & Dallas-London Sextet, Boathouse Studio, London, sessions for "Catechism" CD

1. Surely Goodness and Mercy (Kwela for Carol) Take One
2. The Sunny Murray-Cecil Taylor Dancing Lesson
3. Hymn for John Carter
4. Catechism (Part One)
5. Catechism (Part Two)
6. Surely Goodness and Mercy (Kwela for Carol) Take Two
7. The Names We Are Known By

Dennis Gonzalez - trumpet
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Rob Blakeslee - trumpet, flugelhorn
Kim Corbet - trombone on 4 & 5
Keith Tippett - piano
Marcio Mattos - double bass
Louis Moholo - drums

released as Catechism (Daagnim 1987 CD)

6-7/7/1988, In Cahoots, Woodcray Studios, London, sessions for "Split Seconds" LP

1. And Thus Far
2. Truly Yours
3. Double Talk
4. Your Root 2
5. Foreign Bodies

Phil Miller - guitar, guitar-synthesizer
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Steve Franklin - synthesizer
Fred Baker - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released on Phil Miller - Split Seconds (Reckless 1989 LP/CD)

Sometime in 1988, Elton Dean, London, sessions for "Duos" Tape

1. He Who Dares
2. P.R. Department
3. K.T.
4. Small Strides
5. Oh Really ?
6. Riolity
7. He Wins

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Mark Hewins - guitar on 1 & 7
Paul Rogers - double bass on 2
Keith Tippett - piano on 3
Howard Riley - piano on 5
Marcio Mattos - double bass on 6

released as Duos (ED Tapes 1988 tape), tracks 1-3 & 6 appear on Two's and Three's (Voiceprint 95 CD), track 7 to be included on Moor Than (Cuneiform 2000 CD)

7/5/1989, Elton Dean, Covent Garden Jazz Saxophone Festival, London

1. Unda
2. Rising
3. Seven for Lee
4. Small Strides
5. Fall In Free
6. One Three Nine

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Paul Dunmall - tenor sax, baritone sax
Simon Picard - tenor sax
Trevor Watts - alto sax
Paul Rogers - double bass
Tony Levin - drums

released as Elton Dean's Unlimited Saxophone Company (Ogun 1990 CD)

18/10/1989, In Cahoots, 0'42, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

1. For The Moment (Miller)

Phil Miller - guitar, guitar synthesizer
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Steve Franklin - keyboards
Fred Thelonious Baker - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released on Phil Miller - In Cahoots Live 1986-1989 (Mantra 1991 CD)

25/10/1989, In Cahoots, Bass Clef, London

1. All Is Not Lost (Franklin)
2. Red Shift (Miller)

Phil Miller - guitar, guitar synthesizer
Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Steve Franklin - keyboards
Fred Thelonious Baker - bass
Pip Pyle - drums

released on Phil Miller - In Cahoots Live 1986-1989 (Mantra 1991 CD)

Sometime in 1989, Elton Dean, London, sessions for "Trios" Tape

1. Reconciliation
2. Unda
3. The Return
4. Rising
5. Ova
6. Reunion

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Marcio Mattos - double bass
Howard Riley - piano
John Etheridge - guitar
Fred T. Baker - bass
Keith Tippett - piano

released as Trios (ED Tapes 1989 tape), tracks 1 & 4 appear on Two's and Three's (Voiceprint 95 CD)

Sometime in 1989, Elton Dean Quartet

1. The Duke
and more?

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Paul Dunmall - tenor sax
Paul Rogers - double bass
Tony Levin - drums

released as EDQ Live (ED 1989 tape), track 1 appears on Two's And Three's (Voiceprint 95 CD)

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