Hopper Band, Hugh - Carousel
This is the only studio release by Hugh's ''Franglo Dutch'' group. The instrumenation is sax, keyboards, guitar (by killer French guitarist Patrice Meyer), bass, & drums. After a decade of work together, several live albums, many concert tours, & lots of satisfied listeners, we finally got Hugh & crew into a studio & they made their best yet. After all this time together, the band is really a WORKING unit, with fine playing from all members. ''(Carousel is) a solid & convincing record, with many of the old Soft Machine qualities of compositional interest and high standard of performance in evidence. Enjoyable and consistant''-Chris Cutler/ReR.