Recorded in London, England on March 29 & 30, 2007 + May 29, 2007. Produced by John Winfield, assisted by Graeme Blevins and Chris Caldwell. Executive producer Leonardo Pavkovic. This recording is sponsored by Kingston University, London, England “This album is not a nostalgic 'cover-set' of the Soft Machine's greatest hits performed by the Delta Saxophone Quartet but rather, a representation of what ‘might have been’ if these two British groups had ever met. Here the music and spirit of the Soft Machine surfaces through the quartet's own unique sound world.
The Delta Saxophone Quartet, formed in 1984, is currently the Ensemble in Residence at Kingston University for the period 2003-2008 The group aims to present British and international new music in a dynamic and thought provoking way. A sample of its repertoire may include works by Gavin Bryars, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen or jazz composer Mike Westbrook to reworkings from the legendary 70's Jazz/Rock group The Soft Machine. The band has performed extensively, sponsored by The British Council, in over 30 countries all over the world. 2008 will see the band performing as the expanded quintet, featuring the legendary Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper with the British Council sponsored tours in Asia, Europe and both Americas and in special occasion, this saxophone quartet will join the Soft Machine Legacy as the band’s expended horn section.