Hugh Hopper

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1980-1989

2-7/6/1980, Hopper/Gowen, Trinity Road, London, sessions for "Two Rainbows Daily" LP

1. Seen Through A Door
2. Morning Order
3. Fishtank I
4. Two Rainbows Daily
5. Elibom
6. Every Silver Lining
7. Waltz For Nobby

Alan Gowen - keyboards
Hugh Hopper - bass

released as Two Rainbows Daily (Red/Europa 1980 LP - Cuneiform 1995 CD)


Hopper/Gowen - Two Rainbows Daily (Cuneiform CD)

21/9/1980, Hopper/Gowen/Morris, South Hill, Bracknell

1. Chunka's Troll
2. Little Dream
3. Soon To Fly
4. Bracknell Ballad
5. Stopes Change
6. Floating Path
7. Now What Exactly?
8. Zaparoshti

Alan Gowen - keyboards
Hugh Hopper - bass
Nigel Morris - percussion

tracks 1-5 released on Two Rainbows Daily CD release (Cuneiform 1995 CD), tracks 6-8 released on Bracknell-Bresse Improvisations (Blueprint 1996 CD)

13/6/1981, Mother Gong, Oxes Cross, North Devon, sessions for "Robot Woman" LP

1. Disco At The End Of The World
2. Womans Place
3. The Sea
4. Listen...
5. Searching The Airwaves
6. Billi Bunker's Blues
7. Military Procession
8. Customs Man
9. Red Alert
10. Stars
11. Australia

Gilli Smyth - vocals
Harry Williamson - guitar
Nik Turner -oboe
Didier Malherbe - saxes, flute
Yan Emeric - guitar, vocals
Mo Vicarage - keyboards
Dane Craneberg - bass
Hugh Hopper - bass on 8 (and more?)
Guy Evans - drums
Steve Broughton - drums
Dave Sawyer -percussion
John Newsham - vocals
Steve Hillage - guitar
Mike Howlett- bass

released as Robot Woman (Butt 1981 LP)

11/1983, Hopper/Sinclair, Bresse-sur-Grosne, France, sessions

1. Long Lingers Autumn Time (Hopper/Seager)
2. Potted History (Hopper/Bennett)
3. Keep On Caring (Sinclair)
4. Cruising The Eastern Sky (Sinclair/Hopper)
5. The Oldest Story Ever Told (Hopper/Bennett)
6. Video Shows (Sinclair/Hopper)
7. Solidarity (Hopper/McLewin)
8. Only The Brave (Sinclair/Hopper)
9. Colin-A-Dell (Hopper/Seager)

Hugh Hopper - bass (on 1,3,5-7), keyboard (on 1,2,7), gong (on 8), occasional backing vocal
Richard Sinclair - vocals, guitar (on 2-6,8,9), bass (on 1,3)
Serge Bringolf - drums (on 3,4), percussion (on 6)
Jacky, Helene and Pascale - backing vocals (on 4,7)

released as Somewhere in France (Voiceprint 1996 CD); track 1 released on Parabolic Versions (Voiceprint 2000 CD)

19/12/1983, Robert Wyatt, Blackwing Studios, sessions for "Amber And The Amberines"

1. Amber And The Amberines

Hugh Hopper - Casio keyboard
Robert Wyatt - Wasp keyboard, vocal

released on the NME cassette compilation Dept. Of Enjoyment (1984) and on Work In Progress (Rough Trade 8/1984 EP - Rough Trade CD)

27/3/1984, Dean/Ponzol/Schroeder/Hopper/Gallivan, SWF Radio Concert, Wuppertal, Germany

tracks unknown

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello
Peter Ponzol - soprano sax (?)
John Schroeder - guitar
Hugh Hopper - bass
Kent Carter - bass or cello (?)
Joe Gallivan - drums, percussion, synthesizer

unreleased recording

21-22/4/1984, Hugh Hopper, Oakwood Studio, Canterbury

1. Iron Lady
2. Dr. Dance

Hugh Hopper - bass, keyboards
Rick Biddulph - guitar, vocals
Mike Travis - vocals on 1
Amanda Parsons - backing vocals on 2 (?)

track 1 released on Hugh Hopper And Odd Friends (Voiceprint 1993 CD) and on Parabolic Versions (Voiceprint 2000 CD)

24/9/1985, Hopper Goes Dutch, Zeezicht, Utrecht, Holland

1. Lullaby Letterbomb
2. Hanging Around For You

Hugh Hopper - bass
Frank v/d Kooy - tenor sax, soprano sax
Kees Veldhuizen - alto sax, soprano sax
Dionys Breukers - keyboards
Hans v/d Zee - guitar
Andrť Maes - drums

released on Alive! (Voiceprint 1993 CD)

10/1985, l'Equip' Out, Sax'aphone, Montpellier, France

1. Janna
2. Excerpt From 'RÍve De Singe'

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

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


In Cahoots 1985 (ltr Phil Miller, Elton Dean, Pete Lemer, Pip Pyle,
Hugh). From Cutting Both Ways booklet.

9-15/11/1985, In Cahoots, Vacant Studios & Spaceward, London, 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)

11/1985, l'Equip' Out, Studio Village, Montpellier, France, sessions for "Pip Pyle's Equip' Out" LP

1. Foetal Fandango
2. Mannello
3. Midnight Judo
4. Jocelyn
5. Porc-Epic

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

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

19-22/3/1986, Anaid, Studio (?), Roissy-en-Brie, France, sessions for "Vetue de Noir" LP

tracks unknown, except:

1. Vetue de Noir
2. Spa

Emmanuelle Lionet - vocals
Jean-Max Delva - drums, percussion, vibes, keyboards
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Hugh Hopper - bass
Sophia Domancich - piano
Patrick Morgenthaler - synthesizer

released as Vetue de Noir (? 1986 LP), listed tracks released on Four Years (JMEC 1991 CD)

23/5/1986, In Cahoots, Burgerhaus, 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)

8/6/1986, In Cahoots, Bass Clef, London, session

1. No Can Do For (Lemer) (?)

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

unreleased recording

Sometime in 1986, Patrice Meyer, Studios PFL, France, sessions for "Dromadaire Viennois"LP

1. The Quartet incl:
- a. Amusante Clementine
- b. Dromadaire Viennois
- c. Rasoir
2. Cinq Bucoliques, incl:
- a. Les Flocons d'Avoine
- b. La Valse Lydienne
- c. L'Ecole Buissonniere
- d. La Retenue
- e. La Recreation

1.
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Patrick Morgenthaler - keyboards
Hugh Hopper - bass
Pip Pyle - drums
Didier Malherbe - tenor sax, flute
Catherine Tantin - vocals

2a.
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Didier Malherbe - flute
Catherine Tantin - vocals

2b.
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Didier Malherbe - flute
Jean-Paul Celea - bass

2c.
Philippe Coutelen - violin
Kerstin Elmquist - cello
Lea Lucine - vocals

2d.
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Didier Malherbe - flute
Jean-Paul Celea - bass
Guy Hayat - drums

2e.
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Didier Malherbe - soprano sax, flute
Florence Antraygues - vocals
Henri Texier - bass
Patrick Buchmann - drums

released as Dromadaire Viennois (FMR 1986 LP)

15/2/1987, Hopper Goes Dutch II, Podium, Schiedam, Holland

1. Glider
2. Forget The Dots
3. Turfship Enterprise
4. Double Booked
5. Nomali
6. Golden Section
7. Seven For Lee
8. Springtime 85

Hugh Hopper - bass
Frank v/d Kooy - tenor sax, soprano sax
Kees Veldhuizen - alto sax, soprano sax
Dionys Breukers - keyboards
Hans v/d Zee - guitar
Pieter Bast - drums

tracks 1-6 released first released as Alive! (HHOP 1991 cassette), re-released on Alive! (Voiceprint 1993 CD), tracks 7-8 released on Meccano Pelorus (WMAS/Cuneiform 1991 CD)

16/11/1987, In Cahoots, BBC Jazz Today Session

tracks unknown

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

unreleased recording

18/11/1988, Anaid, Montigny, France, sessions for "Belladonna" LP

tracks unknown, except:

1. Belladonna
2. Arabesque

Emmanuelle Lionet - vocals
Jean-Max Delva - drums, percussion, vibes, keyboards
Hugh Hopper - bass
Pierre-Marie Bonafos - saxes
Jean-Marc Houssepain - bass
Christian Hossaine - drums

released as Belladonna (03JM 1988 LP), listed tracks released on Four Years (JMEC 1991 CD)


From Carousel CD, ltr. Kim Weemhoff, Frank v/d Kooij, Patrice Meyer, Dionys
Breukers, Hugh. Picture is signed by Frank, Patrice and Hugh.

29/9/1989, Hugh Hopper Band, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland

1. Wanglosaxon
2. Spanish Knee
3. Meccano Pelorus
4. Miniluv

Hugh Hopper - bass
Frank v/d Kooy - tenor sax, soprano sax
Dionys Breukers - keyboards
Patrice Meyer - guitar
Pieter Bast - drums

released on Meccano Pelorus (WMAS/Cuneiform 1991 CD)

8/10/1989, Oh Moscow, Victoriaville, Canada

1. England Descending
2. The Allies
3. Lovers
4. Oh The Passing Of Time, Europe
5. Liberty Bonds
6. On German Soil
7. Curtain Descending
8. Prayer
9. Forgotten Fruit
10. Oh Moscow

Lindsay Cooper - alto sax, sopranino sax, bassoon
Sally Potter - vocals
Alfred 23 Harth - tenor sax, clarinet
Phil Minton - trumpet, vocals
Hugh Hopper - bass
Elvira Plenar - piano, synthesizer
Marilyn Mazur - drums

released as Lindsay Cooper - Oh Moscow (Victo 1991 CD)

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