Dean, Elton - Just Us (expanded)
“The debut album was recorded while Dean was still with Soft Machine, and made largely with fellow-Softs, though it is clear that he was already interested in exploring new territory...Deservedly rescued from oblivion by Cuneiform, Just Us is a great introduction to a compelling voice.” – The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings
English jazz saxophone legend Elton Dean has been in the public eye for over 30 years, & has played in numerous acclaimed groups over the years, including the Keith Tippett Group, Soft Machine and many others.
This is the LONG awaited reissue on CD of Elton's very first solo album, recorded & released in 1971, while he was still a member of Soft Machine.
In addition to the original album, we have added 25' of never heard bonus material, recorded live in 1972.
The music on this release is a cross between the musical freedom that Elton's career would later take & more composed music comparable to Soft Machine's output.