Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Hugh Hopper, Alan Gowen|
Two Rainbows Daily
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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A Sincere Interplay
Eduardo Zanardi | Brazil | 03/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album, recorded within 1978 and 1980, presents two luminaires of Canterbury music scene, Hugh Hooper (bass) and Alan Gowen (keyboards), plaing together in the first seven tracks. In tracks 8-12, there is the contribution of drummer Nigel Morris (of Isotope band), in live performance. I don't like of Nigel presence, that don't contribute in nothing to musical improvisational ideas, and the sound of your drums is too much "slashing". The first seven tracks, however, shows the perfect integration within Hooper and Gowen (The track Waltz For Nobody is beautifull), with a strong jazz flavour (in the canterbury style, of course), heritage of yours late bands, Soft Machine and Gilgamesh respectively. Circa of one year after this record, Gowen died of leukemia. I knows that there is another album with the duo, named Bracknell-Bresse\Improvisations, but I don't heard it yet."
Hugh Hopper and Alan Gowen hit a homerun!!!
Jason Pumphrey | Falls Church, Virginia United States | 12/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is very cool album and It's a very unique listening experience!!! The very superb playing by bassist Hugh Hopper and keyboardist,the late Alan Gowen is awesome!!! It's actually very relaxing,this album is early new age music!!! Hugh Hopper can play lots of different styles and thats definately present here!!!And a few songs do include that great classic Hugh Hopper fuzz bass!!!The keyboard playing from Alan Gowen is just as great!!! And the CD contains some bonus cuts!!! Totally cool!!! Five Stars!!! A+"