Hugh Hopper & Kramer – A Remark Hugh Made (1994) {Shimmy-076}

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Jazz / Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Neo-Psychedelia

This album is a collaboration between Hugh Hopper of The Soft Machine and Kramer. Robert Wyatt is featured on "Free Will And Testament." A Remark Hugh Made was produced and engineered by Kramer.

This album is recommended for fans of The Soft Machine and Kramer. Although this album was recorded long after the peak creative period of The Soft Machine, all artists on this CD demonstrate that they were not past their prime in 1994.

An inessential but accomplished collaboration that slightly updates the Robert Wyatt/Hugh Hopper-era Soft Machine sound with some ’90s New York downtown influences. Intelligent progressive rock doesn’t have much of an audience these days, so the record, though thoughtfully executed, is probably doomed to obscurity even by Kramer’s standards. Robert Wyatt fans will be interested to note his presence on "Free Will & Testament," for which he sings and writes the lyrics.

Hugh Hopper & Kramer - A Remark Hugh Made (1994) {Shimmy-076}

Hugh Hooper, who died of leukaemia in 2009, started his musical career in 1963 as the bass player with the Daevid Allen Trio alongside drummer Robert Wyatt. There can be few other free jazz bands of the era with such a stellar line-up. Unlike other legendary ensembles such as The Crucial Three (a Liverpool band from 1977, which featured three musicians who were to go on to enormous success), the Daevid Allen Trio actually played gigs and made recordings. All three members ended up in Soft Machine, which together with Pink Floyd, was the ‘house band’ of the burgeoning ‘underground’ movement that tried so hard to turn British cultural mores upside down for a few years in the latter half of the 1960s. (Hopper and Wyatt had also been in another legendary Canterbury band called The Wilde Flowers).

Hopper stayed with Soft Machine (for whom he was initially road manager) until 1973 playing at least one session with Syd Barrett along the way.

During his tenure the band developed from a psychedelic pop group to an instrumental jazz rock fusion band, all the time driven by the lyrical bass playing of Hugh Hopper. Hugh’s solo career meandered through the next few decades entering uncharted waters and producing some of the most sublime and peculiar records that you could possibly imagine.

In the mid-1990s he teamed up with another maverick talent for a couple of albums. His partner on these legendary recordings is Mark Kramer (known usually by his surname), who is almost equally as legendary as Daevid but in a completely different genre. He was a member of New York Gong and a band called Bongwater, and toured with many famous acts (usually playing bass guitar) including The Fugs and The Butthole Surfers.

In the late 1980s he was sound co-ordinator on Penn and Teller’s Broadway shows, and later formed a band with Penn Jilette. He started his own Shimmy Disc records, and in 1992 Kramer sold his Noise New York recording studio and moved just across the Hudson River where he’d found a house going into foreclosure with a state-of-the-art 24-track recording studio built in. He dubbed the studio Noise New Jersey, and continued to produce recordings.

The music that these two extraordinary talents made together is a glorious synergy of the most eclectic influences ranging from jazz to world music, all filtered through the hard edged post punk sensibility that Kramer had developed over the years. The music is completely insane and has very few reference points away from itself. I have been listening to nothing much else since I discovered it. It is not only massively cerebral but joyous and massively entertaining; the sound of two unique talents having fun and making music like no-one would ever make again. Yes, it’s THAT good!

Hugh Hopper & Kramer - A Remark Hugh Made (1994) {Shimmy-076}

Personnel:
Hugh Hopper – bass guitars, fuzz bass, piccolo bass
Kramer – piano, cheap organ, mellotron, voices, tapes, guitars, slide guitars, percussion, bass (3)
Robert Wyatt – words and voice (1)
Bill Bacon – drums and cymbals, percussion
Gary Windo – tenor sax and voice
Randolph A. Hudson III – guitar

tracklist:
01 – Free Will And Testament
02 – A Streetcar Named Desire
03 – We Can Work It Out
04 – The Twelve Chairs
05 – This Island Earth
06 – Superthunderstingercar
07 – John Milton Is Dead
08 – All In My Head
09 – Sliding Dogs
10 – His Wife For A Hat
11 – Lenny Bruce Sings
12 – His Hat For A Wife
13 – Our Final Remark

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