British jazz-rock pioneers Elton Dean, Allan Holdsworth, Hugh Hopper and John Marshall, known for their work with the Soft Machine, deliver their most impressive performances to date on "Abracadabra". Soft Machine and Holdsworth fans alike will enjoy this contemporary jazz-rock set which at times evokes memories of the band's "Bundles" era. Soft Machine and Allan Holdsworth each individually have tremendous bodies of work which comprised the cornerstones of British jazz rock as well as joint recordings from the seventies which are legendary among the jazz rock cognoscenti. Soft Works' "Abracadabra" is their first record together in over 20 years and is a highly celebrated event for both their respective and collective fans.
|Allan Holdsworth||Electric Guitar, Synthaxe, Production, Mixing|
|Elton Dean||Alto Sax, Saxello, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Production|
|Hugh Hopper||Electric Bass, Production|
|John Marshall||Drums, Production|
|Leonardo Pavkovic||Executive Production, Graphix|
|Ken Kubernik||Executive Production|
|Antii Uusimaki||Engineering Assistance|
|Fernando Natalici||Cover Art|
|Recorded at Eastcote Studios, London (UK), and June 6 & 7, 2002.
Mixed at Schralp Studio, Costa Mesa, CA in November, 2002.
Mastered at Grundman Studios, Los Angeles, California on 11/14/02.