Elton Dean

Elton Dean, who died at 60 on February 8th 2006, was a totally unique musician : at times lyrical and moving, at others explosive and unsettling, his approach of saxophone playing was totally his own, besides the fact that he favoured a little-used member of the sax family : the saxello, an hybrid between alto and soprano, with an instantly recognizable sound. Over the years, Dean lent his immense talents to bands like Soft Machine, Soft Heap, In Cahoots and L'Equip'Out, as well as many jazz ensembles featuring Keith Tippett, Hugh Hopper, Pip Pyle, Mark Hewins and John Etheridge.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Multiple Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

1 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Videos

Similar

Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Nels Cline Nels Cline
guitar, electric
Fred Anderson Fred Anderson
saxophone
Soft Machine Soft Machine
band/orchestra
Graham Collier Graham Collier
composer/conductor
Hugh Hopper Hugh Hopper
bass, electric
Lol Coxhill Lol Coxhill
sax, soprano
Andrea Centazzo Andrea Centazzo
percussion

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT!  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.