1970

September

[06] Hampstead (London), Country Club [E.Dean-R.Wyatt-N.Whitehead-M.Charig]

1971

February

While remaining a full-time member of Soft Machine, Dean forms the Elton Dean Quartet with Mark Charig (cornet), Neville Whitehead (bass) and Phil Howard (drums)
[07] London, Roundhouse (Release Benefit) [also: Soft Machine, Daevid Allen & Friends, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World, Symbiosis, Ivor Cutler, Ralph McTell] [ED Quartet]

March

[11] London, Paris Theatre (as part of Soft Machine's 'In Concert' programme) [ED Quartet plus Mike Ratledge] ("Blind Badger" performed) (broadcast Mar 26)
[13] London, Bedford College [ED Quartet]
[15-27] European tour [Soft Machine]

May

[--] London, Advision Studios (sessions for Elton Dean's solo album) [ED Quartet plus guests Mike Ratledge & Roy Babbington]

June

[17] London, Goldsmith's [ED Group]

July

[05-28] US tour [Soft Machine]

August

Jeff Green (guitar), a roadie for Soft Machine, joins the group which is now a quintet
[04] Hampstead [London], Phoenix Club [ED Group]

September

[14] Hampstead [London], Phoenix Club (JCS) [ED Group]

November

[03] Hampstead [London], Phoenix Club [ED/P.Howard Duo]
[11] Walthamstow [London], North London Poly [ED/P.Howard Duo]
[12] Loughton College [ED/P.Howard Duo]
[25-] UK tour [Soft Machine]

December

[10] Hampstead [London], Phoenix Club ["A Quartet" - E.Dean-K.Tippett-N.Whitehead-R.Wyatt]

1972

February

[01-03] London, Command Studios [Command All-Stars sessions with ED, Keith Tippett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Harry Miller, Johnny Dyani & Keith Bailey]
The Elton Dean Group becomes Just Us
[05] London, Bedford College [Just Us feat. Dave MacRae (electric piano), Neville Whitehead (bass) & Phil Howard (drums); also: Mark Charig 4 feat. Bruce Grant (sax), Harry Miller (bass) & Keith Bailey (drums)]

March

[04] London, Seymour Hall [Just Us]

April

[15-24] Italian tour [Soft Machine]

May

[02-15] French tour [Soft Machine]
Dean leaves Soft Machine

June

[06] London, The Swan [Just Us; also: Howard Riley 3]
[09] Colchester, Essex University ["Keith Tippett/ED Trio"]
[25] Redhill [London], Greyhound [Just Us; also: Naima]
[27] Bremen (Germany), Filmkunsttheater [Just Us - ED-Evans-Green-Howard]

July

Mark Charig (re)joins
[07] London, King's Cross Cinema [also: Soft Machine, Matching Mole]
[09] Oxford, New Theatre [also: Soft Machine, Matching Mole]
[17] London, Ronnie Scott's [supporting Weather Report] [Just Us - ED-Evans-Green-Howard]
The band's planned two-week residency at Ronnie's ends abruptly after just one night - the band's music, it seems, was very badly received by the audiences

August

[22] Fulham [London], Greyhound [Just Us]

October

[05] Clapham [London], The Crypt ["Dean-Charig-Evans"]

November

Phil Howard leaves following "musical disagreements" and is replaced by Louis Moholo

December

[11] London, BBC Studios Maida Vale (broadcast Jan 2, 1973)  [Just Us] [ED-Charig-Evans-Green-Whitehead-Moholo]
Tracks from the above session have been released on Cuneiform's reissue of Elton Dean's eponymous album ("Fun Cup", plus "A.N.1" on the Japanese pressing) and Reel Recordings' Command All-Stars ("Vehim"). "La Roca", "Nameless", "Forsoothe" and "Vehim" recorded.

1973

January

[04] Rome (Italy), Piper Club [Just Us]
[05] Naples (Italy), Teatro Mediterraneo [Just Us]
[07] Milan (Italy), Tricheco Club [Just Us]
[09] Genoa (Italy), Teatro Alcione [Just Us]
[10] Verona (Italy), Teatro Ristori [Just Us]
[11] Mestre (Italy), Teatro San Marco [Just Us]
[14] Travagliato (Italy), La Cossatese [Just Us]
[15] Cossato (Italy), Supertivoli [Just Us]

February

[06] Rotterdam (Netherlands) [Just Us]
[09] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paradiso [Just Us]
[10] Rotterdam (Netherlands), Eksit [Just Us]
[11] Dordrecht (Netherlands), Sprankje Groen [Just Us]

March

[--] London, Phoenix Club [Brotherhood Of Breath, ED & Lol Coxhill dep]
[29] London, Blues & Jazz Incorporated [Just Us]

April

[08] London, Upstairs at the Tally [Just Us: Dean-Evans-Charig-Green-Miller-René Augustus + Gary Windo]

May

[24] London, Torrington [Just Us: Dean-Evans-Charig-Green-Miller-Allan]

June

Elton Dean joins Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath (line-up: Moholo, Miller, Malfatti, Evans, Feza, Charig, Beckett, Parker, Coxhill, Pukwana, Dean, Osborne)

July

[--] London, ICA [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[28] Bath, YMCA (Another Festival) [Dean-Tippett/E.Parker & Friends]

September

[01] S.E. London, Bromley Library Gardens [Just Us: Dean-Evans-Charig-Green-Miller-Allan]
[25] London, The Swan [Just Us: Dean-Evans-Charig-Tippett-Green-Moholo]

1974

January

[30] London, Phoenix Club [Just Us: Dean-Charig-Tippett-Green-Miller-Moholo]

March

[12] Boulogne-Billancourt [nr Paris] (France), MJC (rehearsal) (afternoon) [Monster Band]
[12] Paris (France), Bar Noir de la Maison de l'ORTF (Pop Club radio show) (evening) [Monster Band]
[13] Lyon (France), Salle Rameau (first concert of the tour) [Monster Band]
[15] Jouy-en-Josas [nr Paris] (France), HEC Hall d'Honneur [supporting Caravan] [Monster Band]
[16] Poitiers (France), Les Arènes (Kosmess '74 Festival) [also: Amon Duul II, Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes, Au Bonheur Des Dames, Mahjun] [Monster Band]
[20] Bordeaux (France) [Monster Band]
Elton Dean joins Dutch group Supersister, replacing Charlie Mariano
[30] Emmen (Netherlands), Muzewal [Supersister]

April

[03] Buussum (Netherlands), 't Spant [Supersister]
[05] Schage (Netherlands), Cultureel Centrum [Supersister]
[06] Leidschendam (Netherlands), Sape [Supersister]
[13] Poitiers (France), Arènes (Festival Equinoxe) [also: Can, Zao, Magma] [Supersister]
[18] Utrecht (Netherlands), Het Hoogt [Supersister]
[19] Dortmund (Germany) [Supersister]
[20] Essen (Germany), Krugahalle (Dutch Rock Meeting) [also: Kayak, Earth & Fire, Ekseption...] [Supersister]
[23] Norhorn, Germany) [Supersister]
[26] Utrecht (Netherlands), Tivoli [also: Alquin] [Supersister]
[27] Den Haag (Netherlands), Paard van Troje [Supersister]
[28] Hoogland (Netherlands) [Supersister]
[30] Haarlem (Netherlands), Kennemer Sporthal (afternoon) [also: Hobo String Band, Kayak, Greenslade...] [Supersister]
[30] Vlaardigen (Netherlands), Sporthal (evening) [Supersister]

May

[04] Hamburg (Germany), Der Fabrik [Supersister]
[05] Lichtenvoorde (Netherlands), De Müllenkoaren [Supersister]
[09] Oudenbosch (Netherlands), Voosenberg [Supersister]
[10] Ecaussines (Belgium), Maison du Peuple [Supersister] [support: Univers Zéro (their first-ever concert!)]
[11] Well (Luxembourg), De Gouden Hoef [Supersister]
[17] Amersfoort (Netherlands), Markthal [Supersister]
[18] Rijswijk (Netherlands), De Kleine Schouwburg [Supersister]
[23] Ijmuiden (Netherlands), PEN [Supersister]
[24] Leiden (Netherlands), Kreatief Centrum [Supersister]
[25] Drachten (Netherlands), Jongerencentrum Exloo [Supersister]
[31] Eindhoven (Netherlands), De Effenaar [Supersister]

June

[01] Creatief Centrum [Supersister]
[05] Ridderkerk (Netherlands), Cultureel Centrum [Supersister]
[16] Breda (Netherlands), Turfschip (+ Man) [Supersister]
[21] Germert (Netherlands), Jongerencentrum [Supersister]
[26] Zandvoort (Netherlands), De Krocht, [Supersister]
[30] Hamburg (Germany), Der Grünspan [Supersister]

July

[03] London, Phoenix Club [Just Us] [Dean-Charig-Malfatti-Evans-Green-Miller-Moholo] [also: Karl Jenkins Band]
[06] Delft (Netherlands), De Eland [Supersister]
[21] Rotterdam (Netherlands), De Doelen [Supersister]
[23] Kerkrade (Netherlands), Roda Hal [also: Alvin Stardust, Earth & Fire] [Supersister]

August

Dean joins a reformed version of Georgie Fame's Blue Flames, a 10-piece band also including Bernie Holland (guitar), Alan Skidmore (tenor sax) and Henry Lowther (trumpet)
[24] Reading Festival [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[27] Coventry [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[28] Birmingham, Barbarella's [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[29] Leamington [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[30] Cardiff, New Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]

September

[01] Peterborough, Key Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[05] Elstree, Civic Hall [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[06] Halifax, Civic Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[08] Whitworth, Civic Hall [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[08] London, ICA [Just Us]
[09] Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[11] Redcar, Coatham Bowl [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[13] Scarborough, Penthouse [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[14] Duntermline, Carnegie Hall [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[15] Grangemouth, Town Hall [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[16] Motherwell, Civic Hall [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[18] London, Lyceum [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[19] Aldershot, Princess Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[20] Wolverhampton, Lafayette Club [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[21] Sutton Cottfield, Belfrey [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]
[22] Darlington, Civic Theatre [Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames]

1975

January

[15] London, Phoenix Club [Just Us]
ED forms the large ensemble Ninesense, with a line-up of Dean, Skidmore, Feza, Charig, Evans, Malfatti, Tippett, Miller and Moholo
[22] London, Collegiate Theatre [Ninesense]
[26] Bridgwater, Arts Centre [Brotherhood Of Breath]

February

[06] Grenoble (France), Jazz Festival [Brotherhood Of Breath]
Line-up: Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Mongezi Feza, Mark Charig, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo

March

[03] London, 100 Club [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[17] Reims (France) [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[18] Willisau (Germany) [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[19] Rouen (France) [Brotherhood Of Breath]

April

Just Us begin organising gigs for themselves at N.London Poly on late Friday nights
[18] North London Poly [ED & Friends]

May

[19] London, BBC Studios (Jazz In Britain) [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Mark Charig, Mongezi Feza, Radu Malfatti, Paul Nieman, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo

June

[06] North London Poly [ED & Friends]
[13] North London Poly [ED & Friends]
[20] North London Poly [ED & Friends]

July

[09] Berlin (Germany), Quartier Latin [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[11] Siegendorf (Austria) [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[14] London, 100 Club [Brotherhood Of Breath]

August

[17] London,100 Club (benefit gig) [Just Us]
[22] North London Poly [ED & Friends]
[26] Antibes (France), Jazz Festival [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[29] Willisau (Germany), Festival [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[29] North London Poly [ED & Friends]

September

[03] Zurich (Switzerland) [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[06] Alassio (Italy), Jazz Festival [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[11-12] Paris (France) [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[19] North London Poly [ED & Friends]

October

[11] Nancy (France), Festival Nancy Jazz Pulsations [Brotherhood Of Breath] [also: Centipede]

November

[08] Leicester, Jazz Society [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[09] Horsham, Christ Hospital Arts Centre [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[10] Farnham, Redgrave Theatre [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[11] Bridgwater, Arts Centre [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[12] Plymouth, Arts Centre [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[14] Blackburn, Windsor Hall [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[15] Milton Keynes, Open University [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[23] Reims (France), Jazz Festival (afternoon) [Ninesense]
Weightwatchers formed by ED, Pip Pyle (drums), Keith Tippett (piano) and Jim Richardson (bass)
[28] London, The Nashville [Weightwatchers]

December

[11] London, Seven Dials [Just Us]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig (cornet), Jeff Green (guitar), Jim Richardson (bass) & John Marshall (drums)
[14] London, Seven Dials [El Skid]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skimore (sax), Chris Laurence (bass) & Louis Moholo (drums)

1976

January

[06] London, The Sussex [Weightwatchers]

February

[18] London, Phoenix [Just Us]

March

[02] London, Marquee Club [support: Coxhill-Miller] [Weightwatchers]
[06] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [St.Anthoniesbreestraat 33 Reunion Band]
Line-up: ED (as), Peter van Ginkel (cl/d), Gert Dudek (ts),Loek Dikker (p), Louis Moholo (d)
[09] London, BBC Session [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[10] London, Queen Elizabeth Hall ("Our God Is A Consuming Fire") [Brotherhood Of Breath]
[22] London, 100 Club (recorded for Oh! For The Edge LP) [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo
[31] London, 100 Club (Terri Quaye benefit concert) [John Stevens & Friends]
Line-up: ED, John Stevens, Kenny Wheeler, Louis Moholo, Mark Charig, Jeff Clyne, Nick Evans, Steve Hayton, Keith Tippett, Trevor Watts, Chris McGregor...

May

[24] London, 100 Club (debut performance) [Keith Tippett's Ark]

June

[05] Groningen (Netherlands), Jazz Festival [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Keith Tippett, Mike Pyne (piano), Harry Miller and Louis Moholo
[07] Moers (Germany), Jazz Festival [Brotherhood Of Breath]

August

[02] London, 100 Club [Ninesense]

September

[22] Enschede (Netherlands), T.H. Twente [Weightwatchers]
[23-24] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Paradiso [Weightwatchers]
[25] Winterswijk (Netherlands), Eucalypta [Weightwatchers]
[26] Tilburg (Netherlands), Tilburg Jazz Festival (afternoon) [Weightwatchers]
[26] Eindhoven (Netherlands), Sunny Explosion (evening) [Weightwatchers]
[29] Oosterhout (Netherlands), Akwadoe [Weightwatchers]
[30] Breda (Netherlands), Buitenbeentje [Weightwatchers]

October

[04] London, 100 Club [Ninesense]
Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Joe Gallivan and Keith Tippett form a quartet (named Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan)
[14-31] Scandinavia [HDTG]

November

[01-02] Scandinavia [HDTG]
[18] London, Seven Dials [ED Quartet]

December

[--] Sawbridgeworth (private session) ("One For Three") [ED/S.Miller/P.Pyle]
[07] London, Rock Garden [Keith Tippett Sextet, with HM/LM]

1977

January

[19] York, Arts Centre [ED Quartet]
[20] Manchester, Band On The Wall [ED Quartet]

February

[19] London School of Economics [Ninesense] [supporting Eberhard Weber's Colours]
[27] London, Zodiac Club [ED Quartet feat. Keith Tippett]

March

[02] Warwick, University (Modern Jazz Club) [ED Sextet]

April

[13] London, Phoenix Club [Intercontinental Express, ED replaces Charles Austin]
[18-19] Paris (France), Théâtre Campagne-Première (two shows - 8.30/10pm) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[21-24] Paris (France), Théâtre Campagne-Première (two shows - 8.30/10pm) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[25-30] European tour [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]

May

[--] Copenhague (Denmark), Montmartre Club (week-long residency) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[09] Bremen (Germany), Post-Aula (Radio Bremen broadcast) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[--] Hamburg (Germany) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[--] Schondorf (Germany) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[--] Stuttgart (Germany) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[15] Oslo (Norway), Folkestius [also: Henry Cow] [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[20] Karlstad (Sweden), Sundstaaulan [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[--] Nancy (France) [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[28] Annecy (France), Théâtre [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[29] Colmar (France), Amphi de la Foire aux Vins (Festival) [also: Gong-Expresso, The Police, Nico, Doctor Feelgood] [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]

June

[02-05] London (sessions for "Mercy Dash") [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[08] Liverpool, Eric's Club [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[09] Manchester, Band On The Wall [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[10] Glasgow, Third Eye Centre [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[14] Birmingham [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[15] London, Phoenix Club [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]
[18] Bracknell [Hopper-Dean-Tippett-Gallivan]

July

[23-24] Bracknell Festival [Ninesense]
[26] London, Redan Recorders (sessions for "Happy Daze") [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo

August

[19] Châteauvallon (France), Festival de Jazz [Intercontinental Express]
Dean joins Carla Bley's band, which was initially going to consist of Michael Mantler (trumpet), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Gary Windo (tenor sax), Bob Stewart (tuba), Chris Spedding (guitar), Hugh Hopper (bass) and Aldo Romano (drums); Spedding and Romano didn't play on the tour, instead John Clark (French horn & guitar), Terry Adams (piano) and Andrew Cyrille (drums) were added
[21] London, Dingwall's (dress rehearsal) [Carla Bley Band]
[23-31] European tour [Carla Bley Band]
[23] (Italy) [Carla Bley Band]
[24] Châteauvallon (France), Festival de Jazz [support: Galeshka Moravioff, Humair-Texier-Jeanneau Trio] [Carla Bley Band]

September

[01-08] European tour and studio sessions in Munich [Carla Bley Band]
[09] Emmen (Netherlands), Tin Pan Alley [ED Quartet]
[10] Oudenbosch (Netherlands), Try [ED Quartet]
[11] Bergen-op-Zoom (Netherlands), De Bottehommel (afternoon) [ED Quartet]
[11] Breda (Netherlands), De Bommel (evening) [ED Quartet]
[13] Den Bosch (Netherlands), De Kakatoe [ED Quartet]
[14] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [ED Quartet]
[15] Nijmegen (Netherlands), Doornroosje [ED Quartet]
[16] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Melkweg [ED Quartet]
[17] Eindhoven (Netherlands), De Effenaar [ED Quartet]
[18] Maassluis (Netherlands), De Toverbal (afternoon) [ED Quartet]
[18] Schiebroek (Netherlands), Nullispretii (evening) [ED Quartet]
[late] Italian tour [ED Quartet]

December

[15] London, Seven Dials [ED Quartet]

1978

February

[21] London, Shaw Theatre [Ninesense]

March

[17] London, BBC Studios (Jazz In Britain) [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo
[21] London, Roundhouse (Camden Festival) [also: Zbigniew Namyslowski Quartet] [Ninesense]

April

[10] Amsterdam (Netherlands), De Kroeg [ED Quartet]
[13] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Melkweg [ED Quartet]
[23] French tour begins [Soft Head]
[24] Toulouse (France), Théâtre du Taur [Soft Head]
[25] Bordeaux (France) [Soft Head]
[26] Angers (France), Beaurepaire [Soft Head]

May

[04] Lyon (France), Rock'n'Roll Mops [Soft Head]
[05] Grenoble (France) [Soft Head] (cancelled?)
[05-06] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest de la Grosne [Soft Head] (?)
[06] Paris (France), Bus Palladium [Soft Head] (cancelled?)
[09] Nancy (France), Palais des Congrès [Soft Head]
[10] Reims (France, Maison de la Culture [Soft Head]
[11] Lille (France) [Soft Head]
[12] Braine-l'Alleud (Belgium), Kursaal [Soft Head]
[21] London, Roundhouse [Keith Tippett's Ark]
[22-24] London, Wessex Studios (sessions for "Frames" LP) [Keith Tippett's Ark]

June

[15-18] Nyon (Switzerland), Salle Comunale (Festival Jazz-Nyon 1978) [Ninesense]
ED Ninesense + El Skid, Ogun's Cruising on The River initiative

July

[07] London, Westminster Pier [El Skid]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Chris Laurence, Louis Moholo
[08] Bracknell Festival [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Mark Charig, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo
Setlist: "One-Three-Nine", "Nicrotto", "Seven For Lee", "Firstborn", "De De Bup Bup", "Prayer For Jesus"
[[19] London, Phoenix Club [Soft Head]

August

[04] Westminster Pier [Ninesense]
[09] London, Phoenix [The Sextet : E.Dean, M.Charig, N.Evans, K.Tippett, P.Rogers, L.Moholo]
[--] London, Roundhouse (Festival Of Music & Dance) [KT Sextet]
[20] London, Riverside Studios (Riverside Jazz Festival) [also: John Stevens' Away] [Soft Head]

October

[02-07] London, Pathway Studios [Soft Heap]
[08] Putney, Half-Moon [ED, Radu Malfatti, Paul Rutherford, Paul Rogers & Louis Moholo]
[20] London, 100 Club [ED Sextet]
Line-up: ED, Larry Stabbins, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo
[30] London, 100 Club [ED Group]

November

Dutch tour (14 dates) [EDQ]
Line-up: ED, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo
[08] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [ED Quartet]
[22] London, Phoenix Club [Soft Heap]

December

[04] London, 100 Club [Soft Heap]

1979

January

[15] London, 100 Club [ED Quartet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Paul Rogers and John Stevens (Charig and Stevens dep for Keith Tippett and Louis Moholo)
[28] Putney, Half-Moon [Soft Heap]

February

ED Quartet European tour (ED, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller and Louis Moholo)
[07] Rouen (France) [ED Quartet]
[10] Angoulème (France) [ED Quartet]
[12] Poitiers (France) [ED Quartet]
[13] Bordeaux (France) [ED Quartet]
[16] Nancy (France) [ED Quartet]
[19-20] Paris (France), Théâtre Campagne-Première [ED Quartet]
[22] Bâle (Switzerland) [ED Quartet]
[--] Milan (Italy) [ED Quartet]
[--] Turin (Italy) [ED Quartet]
[26] Bologna (Italy) [ED Quartet]

March

[05] London, 100 Club (performance released in 2012 by Reel Recordings) [Ninesense]
Setlist : "Oases", "One-Three-Nine", "Sweet F.A.", "Seven For Lee" // "Nicrotto", "Macks", "First Born", "Bounce"
[08] Manchester, Band On The Wall [Ninesense]
[09] Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre [Ninesense]
[10] Sheffield, Hurlfield Campus [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Mark Charig, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo

May

[21] London, 100 Club [ED Quintet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo
[25] Stockwell, The Plough [ED, Nick Evans, Barry Guy & John Stevens]

June

[22] London, 100 Club [Ninesense]
[24] Bâle (Switerland), Theaterwerkstatt Stadttheater (broadcast on Radio DRS II) [Ninesense]
[late] German tour [Ninesense]
Line-up (for all above dates): ED, Harry Beckett, Larry Stabbins, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Liam Genockey

July

[01] Imola (Italy), Rocca Storzesca (Europa Jazz '79) [Ninesense]
[24] Norwich Wensam Lodge, Music House [ED, Ivan Zagni & Louis Moholo]

August

[13] London, 100 Club [ED Quintet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller & Louis Moholo
[18] Stockwell, The Plough [ED, Jeff Young, Jeff Clyne & John Stevens]
[24] Stockwell, The Plough [ED, Charig, Evans, Stabbins, Osborne, Tippett, Rogers & Stevens]

September

[12] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [Harry Miller Quintet]
Line-up: Willem Breuker (s), Radu Malfatti (to), ED (s), Harry Miller (cb) & Martin van Duynhoven (d)
[28] Stockwell, The Plough [ED, Nick Evans, Barry Guy & John Stevens]

October

[23] London, Roundhouse (Camden Jazz Festival) [John Stevens Dance Orchestra]
[24] London, unknown studio [John Stevens Dance Orchestra]
Line-up: ED, Jon Corbett (tpt), Paul Rutherford (eup/tb), Lol Coxhill (ss), Trevor Watts (s), Robert Calvert (ts), John Martyn (g/voc), Nigel Moyse (g), Tim Stone (g), Mark Hewins (g), Nick Stephens (b), Andre Holmes (b), Paul Rogers (cb), Ron Herman (cb), John Stevens (d), Phil Collins (d), Frances Graham-Dixon (pc), Pepi Lemer (voc)

November

[09] Stockwell, The Plough [ED, Ivan Zagni, Marcio Mattos & John Stevens + guest Maggie Nichols]
[18] Putney, Half-Moon [ED, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Barry Guy & John Stevens]
[28] Hammersmith, Charing Cross Association [ED, Mark Charig, Nick Evans...]

December

[03] London, 100 Club [ED Quintet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, Marcio Mattos, Louis Moholo

Soft Heap tour Northern England (organised by the Jazz Centre Society)
[04] York, Arts Centre [Soft Heap]
[05] Sheffield, Brincliffe Oaks Hotel [Soft Heap]
[06] Manchester, Band On The Wall [Soft Heap]
[07] Liverpool, Blue Coat Hall [Soft Heap]
[08] Leigh, Library [Soft Heap]
[10] Dundee, Royal Centre Hotel [Soft Heap]
[11] Glasgow, Maryhill Community Hall [Soft Heap]
[12] Edinburgh, Carlton Studios [Soft Heap]

1980

February

Ludwigsburg (Germany), Tonstudio Bauer (sessions for "Boundaries") [ED Quintet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo
[15] Llantwit Major, St.Donats Arts Centre [Ninesense]
[16] Bridgwater, Arts Centre [Ninesense]
[17] Nottingham, Playhouse [Ninesense]
[18] Birmingham, Aston University [Ninesense]
[19] Guildford, Solent Suite [Ninesense]
[20] Basildon, Towngate Theatre [Ninesense]
[21] Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste College [Ninesense]
[22] Leeds, Playhouse [Ninesense]
[23] Sheffield, Hurlfield Campus [Ninesense]
[25] Liverpool, Everyman Theatre [Ninesense]
[26] Derby, College of Further Education [Ninesense]
[27] Leicester, Groby Community College [Ninesense]

March

[03] Edinburgh [Ninesense]
[05] Glasgow [Ninesense]
[06] Aberdeen [Ninesense]
[10] London, 100 Club [ED Sextet]
Line-up: ED, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo
[28] London, Peanuts Club [ED, Dave Holdsworth, Andy Rosner, Paul Bridge]

May

[06] London, St.Paul's [Ninesense]
[07-08] Hammersmith [Keith Tippett's Ark]

June

[26] London, Pied Bull [ED & Frank Roberts]
[29] London, Green Man [ED, Harry Beckett, Marcio Mattos, John Stevens]

July

[05] Bracknell, South Hill Park (Bracknell Jazz Festival) [ED Quintet: ED, Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, Marcio Mattos, Louis Moholo] [also: Lol Coxhill, Ian Carr's Nucleus, Pat Metheny Group, George Coleman Octet]

August

[18] London, 100 Club (JCS) [also: Lol Coxhill solo] ED Quintet]
[28] London, Seven Dials [also: Mirage] [ED Quartet]

November

[19] London, Chats Palace [ED & Friends]

1981

April

Mark Hewins replaces Alan Gowen in Soft Heap
[15] Cardiff [Soft Heap]
[21] Leicester, Braunstone Hotel [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]
[22] Nottingham, Black Boy Inn [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]
[29] Sheffield, George IV [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]
[30] Manchester, Band On The Wall [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]

May

[01] Liverpool, Bradford Hotel [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]
[02] Kendal, Brewery Arts [H.Beckett/E.Dean Quintet]

June

[08] London, 100 Club (Tribute to Alan Gowen)
[20] Berlin (Germany), Jazzwerkstatt Peitz (later released as "Ninesense Suite") [Ninesense]
Line-up: ED, Alan Skidmore, Mark Charig, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Keith Tippett, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo

July

[01] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [ED Quartet]
Line-up: ED, Wolter Wierbos (tb), Roberto Bellatalla (cb), Paul Rogers (d)

August

[12] London, BBC Studios (session for BBC3 Jazz In Britain) (broadcast Sep 07) [London Jazz Composers Orchestra]
ED, Mark Charig (tpt/fghn), Harry Beckett (tpt/fghn), Heinz Becker (tpt/fghn), Paul Rutherford (tb), Alan Tomlinson (tb), Radu Malfatti (tb), Melvyn Poore (tuba), Trevor Watts (as/ss), Larry Stabbins (ts/ss), Tony Coe (ts/ss/cl), Peter Brötzmann (ts/Bavarian cl), Howard Riley (p), Phil Wachsmann (vln/elec), Peter Kowald (b), Barry Guy (director/b), Tony Oxley (pc), John Stevens (pc)
[15] Islington [London], Pied Bull [Mark Charig Quartet: MC (cornet), ED (as/rec), Peter Kowald (cb) & Tony Oxley (d)]

October

[30] Loos-en-Gohelle [nr Lille] [supporting Agence Tass, also: The Work, Geoff Leigh...] [Soft Heap]

November

[01] Reims [Soft Heap]
[02] Strasbourg, ACFT [Soft Heap]

1982

March

[04] Douai (France) [Soft Heap]
[05-07] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest De La Grosne [Soft Heap]
[08-09] Lyon (France) [Soft Heap]
[10] Nancy (France), University [support: Fred Frith & Phil Minton] [Soft Heap (encore: jam with Frith & Minton)]

December

[02] St.Brieuc (France) [Soft Heap]
[03] Trégunc (France) [Soft Heap]
[04] Zuydcoote (France), Ferme Nord [Soft Heap]
[05] Lillers (France), Scandinavy Express [Soft Heap]
[06-07] Lille (France) [Soft Heap]
[08] Patay [nr Orléans] (France) [Soft Heap]
[09-10] Paris (France), Dunois [Soft Heap]
[14] London, Bull & Gate [Phil Miller Quartet]
[15] London, New Merlin's Cave [Soft Heap]

1983

January

[25] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]

February

[16] London, New Merlin's Cave [Soft Heap]
[23] London, New Merlin's Cave [In Cahoots]
[24] London, Cricketers [In Cahoots]

March

[02] London, New Merlin's Cave [EDQ feat. Harry Beckett, Pip Pyle, Nick Evans?, Marcio Mattos?]
[05] Angers (France), Maison De La Culture [London Jazz Composers Orchestra]
ED, Harry Beckett (tpt), Mark Charig (tpt), Jon Corbett (tp), John Stevens (tp or cor), Radu Malfatti (tb), Paul Rutherford (tb), Alan Tomlinson (tb), Melvyn Poore (tub), Peter Brötzmann (reeds), Tony Coe (reeds), Larry Stabbins (ts/ss), Trevor Watts (as/ss), Howard Riley (p), Philipp Wachsmann (vln), Tony Oxley (vln), Barry Guy (director/b)
[22] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[30] London, New Merlin's Cave [EDQ feat. Harry Beckett, Pip Pyle, Mark Hewins]

April

[01] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[16] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [OOAO & Elton Dean]
Herbert de Jonge (p), Michiel de Hont (cb), Hans Houtman (d) + ED (s)
[21-24] Paris, Dunois [ED Trio with John Greaves & Marcio Mattos]

May

[01] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest De La Grosne [Soft Heap]
[03] Dijon (France) [Soft Heap]
[04] Genève (Switzerland) [Soft Heap]
[06] Annecy (France) [Soft Heap]
[07] Béziers (France), Le Croque-Note [Soft Heap]
[10] Ghent (Belgium) [Soft Heap]
[11] Metz (France) [Soft Heap]
[26] Liverpool [Soft Heap]
[27] London, Tom Hall's Tavern [Soft Heap]
[31] London, BBC Maida Vale 5 Studio (Jazz In Britain) (broadcast Jul 19) [Soft Heap]
[31] Fulham [London], King's Head [Soft Heap]

June

[01] London, New Merlin's Cave [Soft Heap]
[03] Islington [London], Empress Of Russia [EDQ feat. Pip Pyle]
[07] London (rehearsal) [In Cahoots]
[08] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[15] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[20] London, Cricketeers [In Cahoots]
[24] London, unknown venue [EDQ]
[29] London, Merlin's Cave [EDQ with Pip Pyle, Marcio Mattos & Harry Beckett]

July

[07] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[18] London, Cricketers [In Cahoots]
[20] London, New Merlin's Cave [In Cahoots]
[21] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[25] London, ICA Theatre (Actual Festival) [KT Septet]
Line-up: Elton Dean, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Larry Stabbins, Keith Tippett, Paul Rogers & Tony Levin

August

[03] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[05] Islington [London], Empress Of Russia [ED-M.Mattos-R.Turner]
[13] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [Rinus Groenveld Blues Quintet]
Line-up: Elton Dean (as), Rinus Groeneveld (ts), Wil van Slogteren (g), Frans Tunderman (cb), Han Bennink (d)
[17] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[23] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[26-29] London (rehearsals) [National Health]
[30-31] Edinburgh, Queen's Hall (Edinburgh Festival) [guest with National Health]

September

[14] London, New Merlin's Cave [EDQ with Harry Beckett, Paul Rogers & Pip Pyle]
[15] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[16] Islington [London], Empress Of Russia [EDQ with Paul Rogers & Pip Pyle]
[22] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
Setlist: "Above & Below", "Second Sight", "Nowadays A Silhouette", "Eastern Region", unknown, "Calyx", "Your Root 2"
[28] London, New Merlin's Cave [In Cahoots]

October

[02] London, 500 Club (lunchtime concert) [In Cahoots]
[13] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[15] London (rehearsal) [In Cahoots]
[17] London, BBC Studios (Jazz Today) (broadcast Nov 14) [In Cahoots]
[20] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]

November

[14] London, BBC Radio Studios [BBC3 'Jazz Today'] [In Cahoots]
[16] London, Bull & Gate (with Steve Cook on bass) [In Cahoots]

December

[08] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]
[13] London, Bull & Gate [Mark Hewins FF]
[21] London, New Merlin's Cave [In Cahoots]
[29] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]

1984

January

[09] London, Bull & Gate [ED Group]
[23] London, Bull & Gate [ED Group]
[25] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]

February

[07] London, King's Head [Mark Hewins FF]
[10] London, 100 Club (Harry Miller Memorial) (K&J.Tippett, E.Parker/L.Coxhill, KT Sextet, C.McGregor's BOB)
[15] London, Bull & Gate [In Cahoots]

[16] London, RIM [Mark Hewins FF]

March

[04] London, The Place (Actualities) [London Jazz Composers Orchestra: ED, T.Watts, T.Coe, L.Stabbins, A.Tomlinson, P.Rutherford, R.Malfatti, M.Charig, K.Wheeler, J.Corbett, M.Poore, H.Riley, B.Guy]
[07] Nottingham [In Cahoots]
[11] London, King's Head [In Cahoots]
[19] London, Bull & Gate [ED Group]
[25] Frankfurt (Germany), Jazzkeller [E.Dean-P.Ponzol-J.Schroeder-H.Hopper-J.Gallivan]
[27] Wuppertal (Germany) [E.Dean-P.Ponzol-J.Schroeder-H.Hopper-J.Gallivan]

April

[02] London, Bull & Gate [ED Group]
[16] London, Bull & Gate [ED Group]
[22-24] London (rehearsals) [In Cahoots]
[27-29] European tour [In Cahoots]

May

[02-13] European tour [In Cahoots]

June

[02] London, Seven Dials [E.Dean-K.Tippett Duo]
[06] Bracknell Jazz Festival [ED Quintet] [also: Dreamtime...]
The following Soft Heap tour was organised by Alain Eckert, who augmented the band on the occasion
[08-10] Lillers (France), Scandinavy Express (Musical Rencontr' 84) [Soft Heap + Alain Eckert]
[12] Lille (France), La Boîte à Musique [Soft Heap + Alain Eckert]
[13] Dijon (France) [Soft Heap + Alain Eckert] (cancelled?)
[14] Chaumont (France) [Soft Heap + Alain Eckert]
[15-16] Strasbourg (France), Ladybird [Soft Heap + Alain Eckert]
[29] Bristol, Arnolfini Gallery [ED Quintet]

July

[14] Den Haag (Netherlands), North Sea Jazz Festival [OOAO & ED, K.Tippett & N.Landgren]
Line-up: Herbert de Jonge (p), Michiel de Hont (cb), Hans Houtman (d) + ED (s), Keith Tippett (p), Nils Landgren (tb)

October

The Keith Tippett Septet embark on a Jazz Services tour, performing music composed under a South West Jazz grant
[12] Brighton, Pavillion [KT Septet]
[13] Aldershot, West End Centre [KT Septet]
[14] Birmingham, Strathallan [KT Septet]
[15] Hull, Spring Street Theatre [KT Septet]
[17] Nottingham, Vino's Wine Bar [KT Septet]
[18] Norwich, Premises [KT Septet]
[19] Bristol, Avon George [KT Septet]
[20] Exeter, Barnfield Theatre [KT Septet]
[24] Sheffield, Leadmill [KT Septet]
[25] Manchester, Band On The Wall [KT Septet]

November

[01] Stockton, Dovecot Arts Centre [KT Septet]
[02] Liverpool, venue unknown [KT Septet]
[03] Leeds, Playhouse [KT Septet]

December

[03] London, BBC (Jazz In Britain) ("Foxy Charles", "Janna" and "Less" performed) [ED Quintet]
Line-up: ED, Harry Beckett, Nick Evans, Marcio Mattos, Liam Genockey
[03-20] French tour [Equip'Out]

[30] London, Pied Bull [Mark Hewins FF]

1985

January

[10] Le Havre (France) [Soft Heap]
[17] Troyes (France) [guest with Ballester-Domancich-Weber-Pyle]

March

[14] London (rehearsal) [In Cahoots]
[18-31] In Cahoots European tour

April

[23] Paris (France) (rehearsal) [Equip'Out]
[24] Paris (France), New Morning [Equip'Out]
[26] Fontenay-aux-Roses (France), Château de Boissières [Equip'Out]

May

[02] London, BBC (Jazz In Britain) ("Marino", "Memory Bank" and "Nick's Not 'Ere" performed) [ED Quartet]
Line-up: ED, Harry Beckett, Marcio Mattos & Joe Gallivan
[03-04] Toulouse (France), La Rigole [Equip'Out]
[07-08] Bordeaux (France), La Carabosse [Equip'Out]
[10-11] Castres (France), New Morning [Equip'Out]
[15] London, 100 Club ("Ogun Revisited") [K.Tippett Sextet, also L.Moholo Viva La Black]

July

[05] Tring, Pendley Manor (Jazz Festival) (broadcast on BBC3) [ED & Howard Riley duo]
[25] London, Seven Dials [H.Hopper-E.Dean-J.Gallivan-K.Tippett + N.Evans, A.Tomlinson, J.Dvorak, J.Corbett]

October

[01-07] European tour [In Cahoots]
[11-26] French tour [Equip'Out]
[28-31] Montpellier (France), Village Studios (sessions for first Equip'Out album) [Equip'Out + Didier Malherbe]

November

[01-02] Montpellier (France), Sax'Aphone [Equip'Out]
[09] Cambridge, Spaceward Studios [beginning of sessions for "Cutting Both Ways"] [In Cahoots]
[11] London, BBC Studios [Radio 3 'Jazz Today'] [In Cahoots]
[--] London, Vacant Studios (Thames TV Studios) [In Cahoots]
[12-15] Cambridge, Spaceward Studios [end of sessions for "Cutting Both Ways"] [In Cahoots]
[23] Paris, Dunois [ED Quartet with Nick Evans, Marcio Mattos, Paulo Lazaro]

December

[02] Nottingham, Old Vic Tavern [ED Quintet: ED, H.Beckett, N.Evans, M.Mattos, L.Genockey]
[29] London, Bass Clef [In Cahoots]

1986

February

[23] Paris (France), Centre Américain [Equip'Out]

April

[11-16] French tour [Equip'Out]
[18] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [ED Quartet]
Line-up: ED (as), Paul Rutherford (tb), Marcio Mattos (cb/cel), Liam Genockey (d)

May

In Cahoots European tour

July

In Cahoots British dates

October

[14-26] French tour [Equip'Out]

December

[04-14] European tour [Equip'Out]

1987

March

[11-16] French tour [Equip'Out]
[14] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [Transition]
ED (as/saxello), Herbert de Jonge (p), Chiel Dhont (cb), Hans Houtman (d), Corrie van Binsbergen (g)

May

[21] London, Seven Dials [benefit concert for ED]
[31] Clermont-Ferrand (France) [Equip'Out]

June

[01-21] French tour [Equip'Out]
In Cahoots UK dates

September

[07] London, Jazz Café [ED]
[21] London, Jazz Café [ED]
[25-28] London (rehearsals) [In Cahoots]
[29] Greenwich [London], William IV [In Cahoots]
[30] Putney [London], Half-Moon [In Cahoots]

October

[--] Islington [London], Town Hall [Paul Rutherford's Iskrasta: H.Lowther, C.Deppa, D.Amis, A.Tomlinson, D.Paton, M.Lawrence, P.McPhail, T.Watts, E.Parker, S.Picard, J.Hassan, N.Irvine, H.Riley, K.Tippett, M.Mattos, M.McGuido, L.Moholo]

November

In Cahoots Jazz Services sponsored UK tour

1988

January

[01] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-John Etheridge Quartet]
[17] London, Bass Clef [In Cahoots]

April

[30] Paris (France), Dunois [Equip'Out, guest: Didier Malherbe]

May

[06] Paris (France), Dunois [Equip'Out]
[08] Olivet [nr Orléans] (France), Moulin de la Vapeur [Equip'Out]
A one-off festival appearance is the last-ever gig by Soft Heap - Dean-Hewins-Greaves-Pyle
[11] Coutances (France), Festival 'Jazz Sous Les Pommiers' [Soft Heap]
[20] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean Quartet]

June

[03] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean & Howard Riley]
[19] Lillers (France) [Equip'Out]
[22] Paris (France), FIAP [Equip'Out]
[24-25] Glasgow Festival [K.Tippett, T.Watts, E.Dean, M.Mattos, L.Moholo]
[25-26] London, Jazz Café (Seen On The Green) [Elton Dean Quartet]

July

[02] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean]
[02] London, Makeshift Club [P.Rogers, N.Evans, K.Tippett, E.Dean & T.Levin]
In Cahoots UK dates and studio, with new member Fred Baker

August

[12] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]

September

[early] Nice (France), jazz club residency [Equip'Out]
[11] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-John Etheridge Quartet]

October

[09] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]
[20-29] French and Belgian dates [Equip'Out]

November

[26] London, BBC Studios (Jazz Today) [Elton Dean Quartet]
In Cahoots UK dates

December

[01] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]
[10] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]
In Cahoots UK dates

1989

February

[10] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean Quartet]
[19] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean-John Etheridge Quartet]

March

[18] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]

April

[26] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Keith Tippett]

May

[07] London, Community Centre (London Jazz Saxophone Festival) [Unlimited Saxophone Company]
[30] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]

June

[25] Yeovil, Bell Inn [Elton Dean-John Etheridge Quartet]
[29] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]

August

[09] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]
[12] London, White Hart [Elton Dean-John Burgess Trio]

September

[03] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]
[07] London, Vortex (Keith Tippett Evening) [K.Tippett, J.Tippetts, M.Nicols, E.Dean & P.Dunmall]
[10] Bristol, Albert Inn [Elton Dean-Harry Beckett]

October

In Cahoots European tour (until early November)

November

[03] Colchester, Arts Centre [In Cahoots]
[15] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]

December

[14] ?, Arts Centre - Rectal Room [Dean-Etheridge Quartet]

1990

May

In Cahoots Italian tour

June

[28] London, Vortex [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]

July

[01] London, Jazz Café [Elton Dean Quartet]

September

[24-28] London, Vortex [ED - various line-ups]

October

[05] Paris (France), Café de la Plage [Equip'Out]
[06] Metz (France) [Equip'Out]
[10-12] Chennevières-sur-Marne [nr Paris] (France), Gimini Studio (sessions) [Equip'Out]

1991

March

[13] London, Vortex [K.Tippett, E.Dean, P.Rogers & L.Moholo]
[24] Bristol, Albert Inn [Elton Dean-Keith Tippett]

April

[05] London, Vortex [Unlimited Saxophone Company]
In Cahoots UK dates with new member Jim Dvorak

October

Elton Dean and Marcio Mattos set up a new jazz club in London's Stoke Newington area, Jazz Rumours, located at the Rumours pub (121, Stoke Newington Rd), and running on Friday evenings, debuting on October 18th (Paul Rutherford Quartet)

November

[08] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Trio]

1992

January

[01] London, 100 Club [Dedication Orchestra: ED, H.Beckett, C.Deppa, J.Dvorak, H.Lowther, K.Wheeler, D.Amis, M.Griffiths, R.Malfatti, P.Rutherford, L.Coxhill, J.Arguelles, E.Parker, A.Skidmore, R.Warleigh, D.Bates, A.Grappy, P.Minton, M.Nicols, J.Tippetts, K.Tippett, D.Holland, L.Moholo]
[10] London, Rumours [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]

February

[28] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Quartet]

March

[27] London, Vortex (Rumours) [Elton Dean Quartet: E.Dean, P.Dunmall, M.Mattos & M.Sanders]

May

[12] Blackheath Concert Hall [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]
[22] London, Rumours [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]

July

[04] Blackheath Concert Hall [Elton Dean-Howard Riley Quartet]
[17] London, Rumours (Jazz Rumours Festival) [Elton Dean-Harry Beckett Quartet]

October

[02] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Quintet]
[04] (Germany), Ruhr Jazz Festival [Elton Dean Quintet: E.Dean, H.Beckett; N.Evans, M.Mattos & L.Genockey]

November

[05] London, (Original) Jazz Café (Let Freedom Ring) [Elton Dean-Howard Riley]
[07] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Quartet]
Jazz Services sponsored UK tour by the Elton Dean/Howard Riley Quartet, with Paul Rogers (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums)
[13] Bristol, Rare Music Club [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[14] London, Rumours [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[15] Brentwood, Monkeys Club [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[17] London, Water Rats [Elton Dean Trio]
[18] Southampton, John Arlott Room [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[19] Manchester, Band On The Wall [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[20] Brighton, Jazz Club [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[22] Cambridge, The Junction [ED/H.Riley Quartet]
[27] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Quartet]

1993

January

[15] London, Rumours [Elton Dean Quartet]

February

[05] Montreuil, Instants Chavirés [E.Dean-J-F.Pauvros-J.Greaves-P.Pyle]

March

In Cahoots European tour

May

[22] London [Joe Gallivan feat. ED, E.Parker, M.Mattos, P.Rutherford, J.Dvorak, N.Metcalf, A.Slater, J.Corbett, C.Deppa]

August

[20-21] Paris (France), Duc des Lombards [Equip'Out]

September

[26] Perpignan (France), Jazz Festival [E.Dean-L.Coxhill-J.Greaves-P.Pyle]

1994

February

[17] Montreuil [nr Paris] (France), Instants Chavirés [Equip'Out]

May

[15] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [E.Dean-P.Rogers-P.Pyle]
[16] Islington, King's Head [E.Dean-P.Rogers-P.Pyle]
[28] Paris (France), La Luna [Equip'Out]

July

[14-15] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest de la Grosne (Club's 20th anniversary) [E.Dean-P.Meyer-H.Hopper-P.Pyle + various jams]

November

[18] Limoges (France), Assecarm [Equip'Out]
[24] Breda (Netherlands), Boulevard [Short Wave + Elton Dean]
[25] Tourcoing (France), Théâtre G.Dael [Short Wave + Elton Dean]
[26] Bruxelles (Belgium), Full Moon [Short Wave]

December

[10] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bimhuis [Dedication Orchestra]

1995

April

[13] Paris (France), Passage du Nord-Ouest [guest with Mashu]
[14] Montreuil [nr Paris] (France), Instants Chavirés [Equip'Out]

May

[03] London, King's Head [Elton Dean + Changes]

July

[15] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest de la Grosne [Dean-Miller-Hopper-Pyle] [guest: Gaël Horelou]
[30] London, Vortex Jazz Bar (Global Warming) [HH, E.Dean, J.Dvorak, T.Marsh]

August

[30] London, King's Head [Elton Dean & Alex Maguire + Changes]

December

In Cahoots UK tour

1996

January

In Cahoots UK tour

1997

March

[20] Manchester, Band On The Wall (radio broadcast) [Keith Tippett's Tapestry]

September

In Cahoots concerts in the Netherlands

December

In Cahoots UK tour

1998

March

[07] London, Musart Studio (session) [ED3: Elton Dean-Roberto Bellatalla-Mark Sanders]

April

[19] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [Elton Dean-Mark Hewins Duo]

June

[28] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [Steve Miller Benefit: Phil Miller, Pip Pyle, Fred Baker, Elton Dean, Steve Miller, Lol Coxhill, Eddie Prévost, Carol Grimes, Mark Hewins & Mark Sanders]

October

In Cahoots European tour (some dates as a sextet, others as a quartet)

1999

September

[04] Augustusburg (Germany) [SoftWare - E.Dean, K.Tippett, HH, J.Marshall]

2000

January

Recording sessions for "Out Of The Blue" begin [In Cahoots]

March

Recording sessions for "Out Of The Blue" end [In Cahoots]

2001

June

[02] St.Jean-aux-Bois [nr Compiègne] (France), Les Naïades [guest with In Cahoots Trio + Doug Boyle]

September

[25] Newcastle, The Cluny [In Cahoots]
[27] Nottingham, The Bonnington Centre [In Cahoots]
[28] Hull, Adelphi Theatre [In Cahoots]
[30] Colchester, St Mary's Art Centre [In Cahoots]

October

[03] Leeds, The Wardrobe [In Cahoots]
[04] Birmingham, Jazz and Spice [In Cahoots]
[06] Old Harlow, St John's ARC Market Street [In Cahoots]
[08] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [In Cahoots]

November

[28] Manchester, Life Café [cancelled] [In Cahoots]
[29] Birmingham, Conservatoire of Music [In Cahoots]
[30] Hull, New Adelphi [In Cahoots]

December

[01] London, Ryan's Bar [In Cahoots]
[08/09] Tokyo (Japan), TLG Club ("Mediage" Cinema, Odaiba) [In Cahoots]

2002

January

[07] London, Jazz Café [In Cahoots]

June

[02-04] London, Eastcote Studios (sessions for "Abracadabra") [SoftWorks]

August

[16] Seattle (WA), Moore Theatre (Progman Cometh Festival) [guest with Glass]
[17] Seattle (WA), Moore Theatre (Progman Cometh Festival) [SoftWorks; also: Richard Sinclair & David Rees-Williams]
[18] Seattle (WA), Moore Theatre (Progman Cometh Festival) [In Cahoots; also: Daevid Allen's University Of Errors with special guest Kevin Ayers]

September

[13-14] Les Lilas [nr Paris] (France), Le Triton [PolySoft with Elton Dean]

2003

January

London, Eastcote Studios (sessions for "All That")

April

[22] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [In Cahoots]

May

[29-30] Les Lilas [nr Paris] (France), Le Triton (Festival Les Tritonales) [PolySoft with Elton Dean]

June

[04] Les Lilas [nr Paris] (France), Le Triton (Festival Les Tritonales) [In Cahoots]
[06] Les Lilas [nr Paris] (France), Le Triton (Festival Les Tritonales) [guest with Pip Pyle's Bash]

August

[08-09] Tokyo (Japan) [SoftWorks]
[10] Tokyo (Japan) [SoftWorks]
[11] Osaka (Japan) [SoftWorks]

October

[23] Exeter, Phoenix Arts Centre [In Cahoots]
[31] Litchfield, Arts Centre [In Cahoots]

November

[12] Hastings, Street Jazz at the Brass Monkey [In Cahoots]
[15] London, Astoria (Progeny Festival) [In Cahoots]

2004

January

[29] Sarzana [nr La Spezia] (Italy), Jux Tap [SoftWorks]
[30] Marghera [nr Venice] (Italy), 041 [SoftWorks]

[31] Trento (Italy), Teatro Auditorium S. Chiara [SoftWorks]

February

[02] Forli (Italy), Naima Club [SoftWorks]
[03] Florence (Italy), Auditorium F.L.O.G. [SoftWorks]

March

[05] Mexicali (Mexico), Teatro Del Estrado (Baja Prog Festival) [SoftWorks] (SoftWorks' final gig)
Setlist: "Seven Formerly", "Alphrazallan", "Baker's Treat", Sax/Guitar Duo, "Calyx", "Kings And Queens", "Willie The Knee", Drum Solo, "Abracadabra", "Madame Vintage", "As If", "Facelift"

April

[01] London, Vortex Jazz Bar [In Cahoots] (ED's final gig with In Cahoots)

June

Soft Bounds formed by Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper, Sophia Domancich (piano & Fender Rhodes) and Simon Goubert (drums)
[17] Les Lilas [nr Paris], Le Triton (Festival Les Tritonales) [Soft Bounds]
Setlist: "Gimlet Abides" [Dean] / "First In The Wagon" [Dean], "Slightly All The Time" [Ratledge] // "Kings And Queens" [Hopper], "The Lonely Sea And The Sky" [Hopper], "La Part Des Anges" [Domancich], "Le Retour D'Emmanuel Philibert" [Goubert] // "Slightly All The Time" (middle section & "Noisette") [encore]

October

First two gigs by a new variant of SoftWorks, the Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey deps for Marshall who has ligament problems
[09] Eskisehir Jazz Festival (Turkey) [E.Dean-J.Etheridge-H.Hopper-L.Genockey]
[15] Usti nad Lebem Festival, Czech Republik [E.Dean-J.Etheridge-H.Hopper-L.Genockey]
Setlist: "Baker's Treat", "Facelift", "As If", "Gimlet Abides", "Strange Comforts" [Etheridge], "Wanglo Saxon", "Miniluv", "Willie The Knee", "Seven For Lee"

[17] Whitstable, Horsebridge Arts Centre [ED, H.Hopper, M.Hewins & B.Loveday]

November

[26-27] Paris (France), Sunset [Soft Bounds]
Setlist: "The Day Before" [S.Domancich], "Spanish Knee", "Kings And Queens", "Le Retour D'Emmanuel Philibert" // "Slightly All The Time" [abridged], "Gimlet Abides", "First In The Wagon", "Grey Day" [E.Dean] // "La Part Des Anges", "One Two One Two" [H.Hopper]

2005

January

[13] Les Lilas [nr Paris], Le Triton (party to celebrate opening of new restaurant at the club, and the launch of Hélène Collon's book of photos taken at gigs at the Triton) [Elton Dean-Hugh Hopper Duo] ("La Part Des Anges", "Kings And Queens", "Seven For Lee" performed) [also: John Greaves solo, Lydia Domancich with Elise Caron and Marthe Vassallo, Emmanuel Bex & Olivier Py duo]

May

[04] Norwich, The Garage [HH, Mark Hewins & Elton Dean]
[10] Zaandam (Netherlands), De Kade [Soft Machine Legacy]
Setlist: "Seven For Lee", "Ash", "Wanglo-Saxon", "One Two One Two", "Baker's Treat", "The Grape Hounde" // "Grey Day", drum solo, guitar & drums duo, "Big Creese", "Kings And Queens", "As If" // "Facelift"
[12] Southampton, The Brook [Soft Machine Legacy] (cancelled)
[13] London, Mean Fiddler [Soft Machine Legacy]
[14] Deal, Astor Theatre [Soft Machine Legacy] (cancelled)
[15] Bilston, Robin 2 Club [Soft Machine Legacy]

June

[09] Marseille (France), Le Cri du Port [Soft Bounds - ED misses gig, replaced by Jean-Michel Couchet on sax]
[11] Les Lilas [nr Paris], Le Triton (Les Tritonales) [Soft Bounds] [guest: Jean-Michel Couchet]
[17] Frasne/Pontarlier (France), Festival Jazz En Franche-Comté [Soft Bounds] [also: Dondestan Tribute To Robert Wyatt]
Due to John Marshall suffering from hernia, he is replaced by Mark Fletcher and Liam Genockey on Soft Machine Legacy dates, and most of the projected Italian tour is postponed
[20] Barcelona (Spain) [Soft Machine Legacy - Mark Fletcher on drums]
[22] Glasgow, Spiegel Tent (Glasgow Festival) [Soft Machine Legacy - Mark Fletcher on drums]

July

[01] Mendrisio (Switzerland), Piazalle della Valle (Lugano Jazz Festival) [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]
[06-07] Paris (France), New Morning [Soft Machine Legacy - Mark Fletcher on drums]
[09] Perugia (Italy), Umbria Jazz Festival [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]
[11] Rome (Italy) [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]
[12] Ascoli Piceno (Italy) [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]
[14] Genova (Italy) [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]
[16] Olbia (Sardinia/Italy) [Soft Machine Legacy - Liam Genockey on drums]

September

[04-05] London, Eastcote Studios (sessions for album) [Soft Machine Legacy]

October

[18] Paris (France), Glaz'Art [guest with The Wrong Object (second set only)]
Setlist: "Seven For Lee", "The Unbelievable Truth" [M.Delville], "Unicycle" [WO], "Basho", "Cinnimingus" [M.Delville], "Baker's Treat", "Other People" [M.Delville]

November

[12] Leverkusen (Germany), Leverkusen Jazztage (broadcast on WDR-TV) [Soft Machine Legacy]
[17] Troyes (France) [Soft Bounds]
[23] Cagliari [Sardinia] (Italy) [Soft Machine Legacy]

December

[12] Paris (France), New Morning (filmed for DVD) [Soft Machine Legacy]
[15] Marseille (France), Montevideo Club [Soft Machine Legacy]
[16] Nice (France), Cedac de Cimiez [Soft Machine Legacy]

2006

February

[08] Elton Dean dies in London