Today January 22nd is Phil’s Birthday
Hugh Hopper & Friends – Paris – New Morning – 6th Nov 1991: This was recorded a couple of nights before the performance at Jacky Barbier’s club in Burgundy shared elsewhere on this site, and another soundboard recording, although inferior in quality – I seem to remember digitising this from a couple of cassettes in Pip’s collection. It has a version of “2PM” which the above-mentioned gig lacks, but conversely this doesn’t have the long improv after Didier’s “VZG” poem. I don’t think any of this turned up on the official CD (the oddly-titled, actually half-studio half-live “Live”), but this has most of the same pieces, but with some very cool extras, like the long medley of “Miniluv”, “Facelift” and Phil’s “Green & Purple”, and versions of Pip’s “Shipwrecked” and Phil’s “Nowadays A Silhouette” that are different enough to the other available versions that they would merit a release. Enjoy!
Hugh Hopper – bass
Didier Malherbe – tenor & soprano sax, flute
Phil Miller – guitar, guitar-synth
Pip Pyle – drums