„This is great Hopper writing, fantastic psychedelic music with a hint of experimentation. Delta Flora is one of the most beautiful records to have come out in 1999…“ – Francois Couture/CFLX // „The beauty here is about substance & strong compositional development….natural & effortless. Highly recommended.“– All About Jazz.
Third time’s a charm! This is the third release by the hugely influential UK bassist & composer Hugh Hopper, along with Seattle musicians Fred Chalenor- bass & guitar, Elaine di Falco-Rhodes, organ, Wurlitzer, synth, accordion & voice and Tucker Martine-drums, plus guests.
In addition to the great playing that you would expect, the biggest pleasure about this release is the really rich pieces composed by Hugh & beautifully sung by Elaine. Hugh hasn’t worked with songs so successfully [or a singer this good] since Soft Machine Volume Two! And yes, there are lots of fabulous instrumental passage too.
For me, this is one of the very best things that Hugh has done in the last 20 years!
released May 15, 1999
Hugh Hopper > Bass and Fuzz Bass
Fred Chalenor > Bass, Guitar
Elaine di Falco > Accordion, Rhodes, Vox Organ, Wurlitzer, Synth, Voice
Tucker Martine > Drums, Percussion
Chrystelle Blanc–Lanaute > flute
Jon Hyde > Pedal Steel
Elton Dean > Alto Sax
Dave Carter > Trumpet
Robert Jarvis > Trombone
Craig Flory > Tenor Sax
Produced by Tucker Martine and Hughscore. Recorded At Flora Avenue Studio, Seattle, Washington and Delta Studio, Chartham, Canterbury.
September 1997 – September 1988. Engineered at Flora Avenue by Tucker Martine. Engineered at Delta Studio by Julian Whitfield. Mastered by Roger Seibel.