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Hugh Hopper

Hugh Hopper
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Composer and bass player Hugh Hopper (April 29, 1945, Canterbury, Kent, England — June 7, 2009) was part of the Canterbury scene. Originally a member of The Wilde Flowers, he replaced Kevin Ayers in Soft Machine in 1969 and stayed with the group until 1973, during what is considered the classic and most famous incarnation of the band. After leaving Soft Machine, he played mostly in the jazz / jazz rock vein with a vast number of different bands, many of them adopting a name with the word 'Soft' as a reference to his glorious past. He also produced a wide range of experimental music, often electronic or digitally combining various sounds, and collaborated with a large number of other artists.
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Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales Various Artists — Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales
(Zeitgeist Media 3, 2015, DVD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 1 - Memories Hugh Hopper — Volume 1 - Memories
(Gonzo Multimedia HST240CD, 2014, CD)
Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents Dave Willey & Friends — Immeasurable Currents
(AltrOck Productions ALT-021, 2011, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend
(Gonzo Multimedia HST261CD, 2009/2015, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 8 - Bass on Top Hugh Hopper — Volume 8 - Bass on Top
(Gonzo Multimedia HST250CD, 2009/2015, CD)
Humi (Hugh Hopper / Yumi Hara Cawkwell) — Dune Humi (Hugh Hopper / Yumi Hara Cawkwell) — Dune
(Moonjune MJR019, 2008, CD)
Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline
(ReR Megacorp BV-1, 2008, CD)
Delta Saxophone Quartet — Dedicated to You... But You Weren't Listening Delta Saxophone Quartet — Dedicated to You... But You Weren't Listening
(Moonjune MJR017, 2007, CD)
Hopper Picard Franklin Hayward — Numero d'vol Hopper Picard Franklin Hayward — Numero d'vol
(Moonjune MJR014, 2007, CD)
Soft Mountain — Soft Mountain Soft Mountain — Soft Mountain
(Hux Records 084, 2007, CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Steam Soft Machine Legacy — Steam
(Moonjune MJR016, 2007, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Phil Miller — Volume 5 - Heart to Heart Hugh Hopper & Phil Miller — Volume 5 - Heart to Heart
(Gonzo Multimedia HST247CD, 2007/2014, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 9 - Anatomy of a Facelift Hugh Hopper — Volume 9 - Anatomy of a Facelift
(Gonzo Multimedia HST260CD, 2007/2015, CD)
Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club
(Innerhythmic ICNCD 2007, 2006, 2CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Live at the New Morning Soft Machine Legacy — Live at the New Morning
(INAK 9076 2CD, 2006, 2CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Soft Machine Legacy Soft Machine Legacy — Soft Machine Legacy
(Moonjune MJR008, 2006, CD)
Soft Machine Legacy — Live in Zaandaam Soft Machine Legacy — Live in Zaandaam
(Moonjune MJR006, 2005, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 7 - Soft Boundaries Hugh Hopper — Volume 7 - Soft Boundaries
(Gonzo Multimedia HST249CD, 2005/2015, CD)
Daevid Allen with Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle — Brainville: Live in the UK Daevid Allen with Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle — Brainville: Live in the UK
(Bananamoon Obscura BMOVP002C, 2004, CD)
Brian Hopper — If Ever I Am Brian Hopper — If Ever I Am
(Voiceprint VP338CD, 2004, CD)
Soft Bounds — Live at Le Triton 2004 Soft Bounds — Live at Le Triton 2004
(Le Triton TRI-05511, 2004/2005, CD)
Soft Works — Abracadabra Soft Works — Abracadabra
(Moonjune Universal UICE-1029, 2003, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Jazzloops Hugh Hopper — Jazzloops
(Burning Shed no#, 2003, CD)
Glass — Live at Progman Cometh Glass — Live at Progman Cometh
(Musea FGBG 4736.AR, 2003/2007, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Solar Fires Burn for You Robert Wyatt — Solar Fires Burn for You
(Cuneiform Rune 175, 2003, CD)
Bone  — Uses Wrist Grab Bone — Uses Wrist Grab
(Cuneiform Rune 176, 2003, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 2 - Frangloband Hugh Hopper — Volume 2 - Frangloband
(Gonzo Multimedia HST241CD, 2003/2014, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Parabolic Versions Hugh Hopper — Parabolic Versions
(Voiceprint VP209CD, 2000, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 4 - Four by Hugh by Four Hugh Hopper — Volume 4 - Four by Hugh by Four
(Gonzo Multimedia HST246CD, 2000/2014, CD)
Brainville — The Children's Crusade Brainville — The Children's Crusade
(Gonzo Multimedia HST133CD, 1999/2013, CD)
Hughscore — Delta Flora Hughscore — Delta Flora
(Cuneiform Rune 110, 1999, CD)
Robert Wyatt — EPs Robert Wyatt — EPs
(Hannibal HNCD 1440, 1999, 4CD)
Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary
(boid v-boid 1, 1998, VHS)
Brainville — Live in NYC '98 Brainville — Live in NYC '98
(Voiceprint VP427CD, 1998/2008, CD)
Elton Dean / Hugh Hopper / Vince Clarke / Frances Knight — The Mind in the Trees Elton Dean / Hugh Hopper / Vince Clarke / Frances Knight — The Mind in the Trees
(Blueprint BP274CD, 1998, CD)
Pip Pyle — Seven Year Itch Pip Pyle — Seven Year Itch
(Voiceprint VP198CD, 1998, CD)
Hughscore — High Spot Paradox Hughscore — High Spot Paradox
(Tim/Kerr Records T/K 109-2, 1997, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Kramer — Huge Hugh Hopper & Kramer — Huge
(Blueprint BP248CD, 1997/2012, CD)
Alan Gowen & Hugh Hopper — Bracknell Bresse Improvisations Alan Gowen & Hugh Hopper — Bracknell Bresse Improvisations
(Voiceprint VP186CD, 1996, CD)
Mashu — Elephants in Your Head? Mashu — Elephants in Your Head?
(Voiceprint VP188CD, 1996, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Richard Sinclair — Somewhere in France Hugh Hopper & Richard Sinclair — Somewhere in France
(Voiceprint VP133CD, 1996, CD)
Hugh Hopper Band — Carousel Hugh Hopper Band — Carousel
(Cuneiform Rune 67, 1995, CD)
Caveman Hughscore — Caveman Hughscore Caveman Hughscore — Caveman Hughscore
(Tim/Kerr Records TK95CD093, 1995, CD)
Network (Conglomerate) — Precisely the Opposite of What We Now Know to Be True Network (Conglomerate) — Precisely the Opposite of What We Now Know to Be True
(Wenlock WEN005, 1995/1999, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Hugh Hopper / Mike  Travis — Volume 3 - North & South Hugh Hopper / Mike Travis — Volume 3 - North & South
(Gonzo Multimedia HST242CD, 1995/2014, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 6 - Special Friends Hugh Hopper — Volume 6 - Special Friends
(Gonzo Multimedia HST248CD, 1995/2015, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam Robert Wyatt — Flotsam Jetsam
(Rough Trade R3112, 1994, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Hooligan Romantics Hugh Hopper — Hooligan Romantics
(Ponk Fot9 HH1, 1994, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Kramer — A Remark Hugh Made Hugh Hopper & Kramer — A Remark Hugh Made
(Shimmy Disc / Second Shimmy Sh-076, 1994, CD)
Richard Sinclair — R.S.V.P. Richard Sinclair — R.S.V.P.
(Sinclair Songs CD 001, 1994, CD)
Theo Travis — View from the Edge Theo Travis — View from the Edge
(33JAZZ083, 1994/2003, 2CD)
Short Wave — Live Short Wave — Live
(Voiceprint VP347CD, 1993/2005, CD)
Gary Windo — Anglo American Gary Windo — Anglo American
(Cuneiform Rune 189, 1992/2004, CD)
Anaïd — Four Years Anaïd — Four Years
(AYAA Disques JMEC1991, 1991, CD)
Hugh Hopper Band — Mecano Pelorus Hugh Hopper Band — Mecano Pelorus
(Cuneiform 55506, 1991/1995, CD)
Lindsay Cooper — Oh Moscow Lindsay Cooper — Oh Moscow
(Victo CD015, 1991, CD)
Anaïd — Belladonna Anaïd — Belladonna
((Not on label) 03 JM, 1989, LP)
Syd Barrett — Opel Syd Barrett — Opel
(Harvest 5099991755629, 1988/2010, CD)
Soft Heap — A Veritable Centaur Soft Heap — A Veritable Centaur
(Impetus Records IMP CD 18219, 1988/1995, CD)
Hugh Hopper Band — Alive! Hugh Hopper Band — Alive!
(Blueprint BP150, 1987/1993, CD)
Phil Miller — Cutting Both Ways Phil Miller — Cutting Both Ways
(Cuneiform Rune 11, 1987/1989, CD)
Pip Pyle's Equipe Out — Pip Pyle's Equipe Out Pip Pyle's Equipe Out — Pip Pyle's Equipe Out
(Voiceprint VP213CD, 1987/1999, CD)
Patrice Meyer — Dromadaire Viennois Patrice Meyer — Dromadaire Viennois
(FMR 0986, 1986, LP)
Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan — Mercy Dash Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan — Mercy Dash
(Gonzo Multimedia HST130CD, 1985/2013, CD)
Gary Windo — His Master's Bones Gary Windo — His Master's Bones
(Cuneiform Rune 89, 1984/1996, CD)
Mother Gong — Robot Woman Mother Gong — Robot Woman
(Butt 003, 1981, LP)
Gilgamesh — Another Fine Tune You Got Me Into Gilgamesh — Another Fine Tune You Got Me Into
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2126, 1979/2009, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Monster Band Hugh Hopper — Monster Band
(Gonzo Multimedia HST128CD, 1979/2013, CD)
Soft Heap — Soft Heap Soft Heap — Soft Heap
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2131, 1979/2009, CD)
Soft Heap — Al Dente Soft Heap — Al Dente
(Reel Recordings RR 008, 1978/2008, CD)
Soft Head — Rogue Element Soft Head — Rogue Element
(Ogun OGCD 013 B, 1978/1996, CD)
Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen — Two Rainbows Daily Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen — Two Rainbows Daily
(Cuneiform Rune 77, 1978/1995, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Hopper Tunity Box Hugh Hopper — Hopper Tunity Box
(Cuneiform Rune 240, 1977/2007, CD)
Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan — Cruel But Fair Hopper / Dean / Tippett / Gallivan — Cruel But Fair
(Gonzo Multimedia HST137CD, 1976/2013, CD)
Isotope — Deep End Isotope — Deep End
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2274, 1975/2011, CD)
Isotope — Illusion Isotope — Illusion
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2273, 1974/2011, CD)
Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind — One by One Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind — One by One
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2083, 1974/2008, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Rock Bottom Robert Wyatt — Rock Bottom
(Thirsty Ear thi 57045.2, 1974/1998, CD)
Hugh Hopper — 1984 Hugh Hopper — 1984
(Cuneiform Rune 104, 1973/1998, CD)
Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind — Freedom Is Frightening Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind — Freedom Is Frightening
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2087, 1973/2008, CD)
Soft Machine — Six + Seven Soft Machine — Six + Seven
(Edsel MEDCD 740, 1973/2004, 2CD)
Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth Soft Machine — Fourth / Fifth
(Columbia 493341 2, 1972/1999, CD)
Soft Machine — Live in Paris May 2nd, 1972 (aka Live in France) Soft Machine — Live in Paris May 2nd, 1972 (aka Live in France)
(Cuneiform Rune 195/196, 1972/2004, 2CD)
Soft Machine — BBC Radio 1967-1971 Soft Machine — BBC Radio 1967-1971
(Hux Records 037, 1971/2003, 2CD)
Soft Machine — Drop Soft Machine — Drop
(Moonjune MJR023, 1971/2009, CD)
Soft Machine — Grides Soft Machine — Grides
(Cuneiform Rune 230/231, 1971/2006, CD+DVD)
Soft Machine — Virtually Soft Machine — Virtually
(Cuneiform Rune 100, 1971/1998, CD)
Soft Machine — Backwards Soft Machine — Backwards
(Cuneiform Rune 170, 1970/2002, CD)
Soft Machine — Breda Reactor Soft Machine — Breda Reactor
(Voiceprint VP345CD, 1970/2004, 2CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 2 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 2
(Voiceprint VP202CD, 1970/1998, CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 4 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 4
(Voiceprint VP204CD, 1970/1998, CD)
Soft Machine — Facelift Soft Machine — Facelift
(Voiceprint VP233CD, 1970/2002, 2CD)
Soft Machine — Noisette Soft Machine — Noisette
(Cuneiform Rune 130, 1970/2000, CD)
Soft Machine — Third Soft Machine — Third
(BGO BGOCD 180, 1970/1993, CD)
Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy Kevin Ayers — Joy of a Toy
(EMI 07243-582776-2-3, 1969/2003, CD)
Soft Machine — Live at the Paradiso 1969 Soft Machine — Live at the Paradiso 1969
(Voiceprint VP139CD, 1969/1995, CD)
Soft Machine — Spaced Soft Machine — Spaced
(Cuneiform Rune 90, 1969/1996, CD)
Wilde Flowers — Tales of Canterbury: The Wilde Flowers Story - Brian's Tale Wilde Flowers — Tales of Canterbury: The Wilde Flowers Story - Brian's Tale
(Voiceprint VPB 123, 1969/1994, CD+Book)
The Soft Machine — Volume Two The Soft Machine — Volume Two
(Sundazed CD 5342, 1969/2010, CD)
The Wilde Flowers — The Wilde Flowers The Wilde Flowers — The Wilde Flowers
(Voiceprint VP123, 1969/1994, CD)
Robert Wyatt — '68 Robert Wyatt — '68
(Cuneiform Rune 375, 1968/2013, CD)
Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 1 Various Artists — Canterburied Sounds Volume 1
(Voiceprint VP201CD, 1968/1998, CD)
The Soft Machine — The Soft Machine The Soft Machine — The Soft Machine
(Sundazed SC 6305, 1968/2012, CD)
Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 2 Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 2
(Voiceprint VP234CD, 1968/2001, CD)
Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1 Soft Machine — Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1
(Voiceprint vp231cd, 1967/2001, CD)
Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963 Daevid Allen Trio — Live 1963
(Blueprint BP122CD, 1963/2005, CD)

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