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Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze


2Three For All10:49
3Sweet F.A.11:03
4Seven For Lee8:40


  • Alto Saxophone, SaxelloElton Dean
  • BassHarry Miller
  • Cornet, Horns [Tenor]Marc Charig
  • DrumsLouis Moholo
  • EngineerRoger T. Wake
  • Liner NotesSteve Lake
  • Photography ByYuka
  • PianoKeith Tippett
  • Plated ByE.G.
  • ProducerKeith Beal
  • Producer, Composed ByElton Dean
  • Tenor SaxophoneAlan Skidmore
  • TromboneNick Evans, Radu Malfatti
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHarry Beckett


Recorded at Redan Recorders, London W2 on 26th July 1977.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): OG 910 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): OG 910 B-1 Δ 2079
  • Matrix / Runout (etched in runouts): E.G.
  • Rights Society: MCPS


  • Copyright (c) – Ogun Recording Ltd.
  • Published By – Ogun Publishing Co.
  • Recorded At – Redan Recorders
  • Pressed By – Sound Manufacturing – Δ 2079


Ninesense is possibly one of Dean's most interesting solo project, founded by him in second half of 70s. Nine-pieces combo contained, besides of Dean himself, pianist Keith Tippett with his 4-members brass section, bassist Harry Miller and South African drummer Louis Moholo. Happy Daze is a music album by Elton Dean's Ninesense released in 1977. Happy Daze is ranked 100,443rd in the overall chart, 9,356th in the 1970s, and 969th in the year 1977. Happy Daze by Elton Dean's Ninesense Year: 1977 Overall rank: 100,443rd. Average Rating: 74100 from 2 votes. Alto Saxophone, Saxello Elton Dean. Bass Harry Miller. Cornet, Horns Marc Charig. Drums Louis Moholo. Engineer Roger T. Liner Notes Steve Lake 2. Photography By Yuka 10. Producer, Composed By Elton Dean. Tenor Saxophone Alan Skidmore. Trombone Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti. Trumpet, Flugelhorn Harry Beckett. Recorded at Redan Recorders, London W2 on 26th July 1977. In London in the late 1970s, punters leaning on the bar at jazz gigs could be heard speculating that if there was any justice, Ninesense would be as much of a draw in New York as in London. This collection of 70s material from the late Soft Machine saxophonist's best band is more than a nostalgia trip it's a remarkable pan across the British contemporary jazz scene of that era. Their optimistic free-improv bordered on mayhem at times, but Dean's charts sounding like anything from Thus Spake Zarathustra to a Salvation Army brass band with Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill or Mike Gibbs in the middle are blearily majestic. Free Jazz Fusion. Elton Dean. Songs in album Elton Dean - Happy Daze Oh For The Edge 1977. Elton Dean - Nicrotto. Elton Dean - Seven For Lee. Information for album Happy Daze: Elton Dean's Ninesense. Happy Daze. Members B 1977. Alan Skidmore. Harold Beckett : Harry Beckett. Harry Miller. Elton Dean's Ninesense was a jazz ensemble led by British saxophonist Elton Dean. The ensemble could feature Alan Skidmore on tenor, Mark Charig and Harry Becket on trumpet, Nick Evans and Radu Malfatti on trombone, Keith Tippett on piano, Harry Miller on bass, and Louis Moholo on drums. A recording by BBC Radio 3's Jazz In Britain program was released with four tracks recorded May 19th 1975 and two tracks recorded March 17th 1978. For that recording, the personnel were: Mongezi Feza - pocket trumpet on Dancin', Soothing, Sweet Francesca, read more. This reissue of two Ninesense recordings, from the late British saxophonist Elton Dean, creates a gateway back to the London jazz scene of the 1970s. Digging into bands that he played with previously outside of his work with Soft Machine, he formed the nine-piece Ninesense with Keith Tippett, along with several other members of that pianist's bands, as well as other players that passed through the ranks of late South African pianist Chris McGregor's band, Brotherhood of Breath, like drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo. Happy Daze Ogun, 1978, the studio album, transmits a robust power that relaxes at just the right moments. ELTON DEAN - alto sax, saxello ALAN SKiDMORE - tenor sax MARK CHARiG - cornet, tenor horn HARRY BECKETT - trumpet, flugelhorn NiCK EVANS - trombone KEiTH TiPPETT - piano HARRY MiLLER - bass LOUiS MOHOLO - drums. Recorded live at the 100 Club, London, UK


Elton Dean's Ninesense - Happy Daze
Performer: Elton Dean's Ninesense
Genre: Jazz
Title: Happy Daze
Country: UK
Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Fusion
MP3 album: 1706 mb
FLAC album: 2312 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 733
Source: Vinyl, LP, Album
№ Cat: OG 910
Label: Ogun

"Seven For Lee" is worth the price alone. One of the most amazing Big-Band-Jazz-Rock pieces I know. Check it out!