Hugh Hopper

Hugh Hopper & Matt Howarth - The Stolen Hour (2004) {Burning Shed Reissue 2014}

Hugh Hopper & Matt Howarth - The Stolen Hour (2004) {Burning Shed Reissue 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 141 Mb | Data -> 7 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004, 2014 Burning Shed | bshed 0204
Jazz / Experimental Jazz / Experimental Rock / Electronic

Gloriously atmospheric, jagged and intense, 2004's 'The Stolen Hour' was a superb extension of Hugh Hopper's 'Jazzloops' series of explorations written to accompany the distinctive imagery of American comic book artist, Matt Howarth. Assisted by, amongst others, Robert Wyatt (cornet, voice), John Marshall and Didier Malherbe, Hopper updated the Jazz-tinged Minimalist looping he initially developed in the 1960s, evoking the innovative spirit of early Soft Machine, while simultaneously suggesting new possibilities for his music. Matt Howarth's 'The Stolen Hour', the visual inspiration for this landmark in the development of Hopper's truly idiosyncratic talent, is featured as a pdf file on the enhanced CD.
Hugh Hopper - 1984 (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec DSD Remaster SICP 30325}

Hugh Hopper - 1984 (1972) {2013 Japan Mini LP Blu-spec DSD Remaster SICP 30325}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 319 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2013 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 30325 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue features remastering in 2013 and the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Includes bonus tracks. Originally released in 1973 by the Soft Machine bassist shortly after the band had lost eccentric drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt and had begun their evolution into a respectable (and somewhat predictable) jazz-rock ensemble, this was Hopper's attempt at something more experimental.

Soft Heap - Al Dente (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 7, 2016
Soft Heap - Al Dente (1978)

Soft Heap - Al Dente (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Reel Recordings, RR 008 | ~ 464 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock

From the remnants of Soft Machine, electric bass guitarist Hugh Hopper and saxophonist Elton Dean formed the quartet Soft Heap to further advance their progressive jazz-fusion oriented ideas. As keyboardist Mike Ratledge, multi-instrumentalist Karl Jenkins, and electric guitarist Allan Holdsworth took Soft Machine into a different, louder arena, Hopper and Dean were more intrigued with the intuitive creative improvised side of the music away from their initially strict Canterbury orientation…

Lowell Hopper - Playing It Cool (2016)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Nov. 27, 2016
Lowell Hopper - Playing It Cool (2016)

Lowell Hopper - Playing It Cool (2016)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 47:11 | 107 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Get Jazzed Records | #888295512633 | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Kick back and turn up the volume! "Playing It Cool" from guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Lowell Hopper is packed with a rich selection of funky grooves and soulful instrumental tracks. A "must have" for your collection!
Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)

Hugh Coltman - Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz à Vienne (2016)
Jazz vocal | 01:35:16 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 218 Mb
Label: Okeh | Year Of Release: 2016

Shadows - Songs of Nat King Cole & Live at Jazz ŕ Vienne to dwupłytowy album Hugh Coltmana, wspaniałego wokalisty brytyjskiego, którego zawartość stanowią doskonałe piosenki Nat King Cola nagrane w wersji studyjnej, a także rejestracja koncertu artysty podczas festiwalu “Jazz ŕ Vienne ” (5 lipca 2015 ). Pomysł stworzenia albumu z utworami Nat King Cola drzemał w głowie wokalisty od lat. To właśnie utwory tego kompozytora były ulubionymi przez matkę Hugh (zmarła gdy miała 7 lat), stanowiły więc muzyczne tło dorastania artysty. Wybór utworów, aranżacje kierują uwagę słuchaczy w kierunku bluesa – ulubionego gatunku muzycznego wokalisty….

Hugh Masekela - No Borders (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 12, 2016
Hugh Masekela - No Borders (2016)

Hugh Masekela - No Borders (2016)
Jazz, World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:17 | 185 MB
Label: Semopa

World-renowned trumpet and flugelhorn legend Hugh Masekela returns with a fiery 44th album entitled No Borders.

Sophia Domancich Trio - La Part Des Anges (1997)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 8, 2016
Sophia Domancich Trio - La Part Des Anges (1997)

Sophia Domancich Trio - La Part Des Anges (1997)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Gimini, GM 1008 | rel: 1997 | 280Mb

Over the last twenty years, Sophia Domancich has become closely associated with the Canterbury scene in the hearts of its fans. Like fellow French citizen Patrice Meyer, she has worked with most of the key figures of the genre : Pip Pyle, Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, John Greaves, Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller and Didier Malherbe all played with her at one point, often over a long period of time.
Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 138MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, African Music, Funk

This classic recording has a beautiful balance of African aesthetics meet American soul, jazz, funk, rock and pop. The songs have a vintage sound that could only have been made by a South African playing American music in 1971. Along these lines, the album cover is the perfect visual representation of the music. While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever. The disc has an enjoyable mix of slow ballads, township infused instrumentals and fast funk. The song writing is superb, the musical improvisation is good and the voices soar.

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 3, 2016
Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 511MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 206MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World, Afrobeat

Presumably to commemorate his 60th birthday, Hugh Masekela released an album of primarily African works. The album starts with a tribute to Fela, a kindred spirit in African horn playing and a friend of Masekela. After that, it moves on through a number of traditional songs and trips down memory lane. The liner notes give a good deal of background information on each of the songs (always a plus). From time to time, the music seems to slip into something of a contemporary Harry Belafonte-esque sound (which perhaps might not be completely surprising, given the repeated collaborations between Belafonte and Miriam Makeba, coupled with Masekela's marriage to Makeba). Despite (or due to) any such similarities that may arise, this is international pop at its best. Also, the backing vocals of the Family Factory group are exceptional, at the very least.

Hugh Prestwood - I Used to Be the Real Me (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Oct. 23, 2016
Hugh Prestwood - I Used to Be the Real Me (2016)

Hugh Prestwood - I Used to Be the Real Me (2016)
Country, Folk | MP3 320 kbps | 50:21 | ~116 Mb
Label: Cleopatra Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Hall of Fame songwriter Hugh Prestwood, whose hits include Judy Collins' 1978 hit Hard Time For Lovers and the 1990 number 1 smash hit for Randy Travis Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart,proudly presents this brand new album! I Used To Be The Real Me includes Prestwood's own take on the song he penned for Trisha Yearwood, and which earned him an Emmy award, the emotional ballad The Song Remembers When!