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John Surman

In a special programme recorded in front of an audience at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, British saxophonist John Surman joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recording career.

Recorded in front of an audience at the 2009 London Jazz Festival, British saxophonist John Surman joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his recording career. As one of the country's finest saxophonists, Surman's copious output since the 1960s includes many gems, and among those discs explored in the programme are those by his long-running quartet, his partnership with drummer Jack DeJohnette, and his work with the Norwegian singer Karin Krog.

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Sun 5 Dec 2010 00:00

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  • The Mike Westbrook Concert Band

    Tension

    Composer: Surman Performers: Greg Bowen, Ronnie Hughes, Dave Holdsworth, Henry Lowther, tp; Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Gibbs, Paul Rutherford, Eddie Harvey, tb; Martin Fry, tub; John Surman, Mike Osborne, John Warren, Alan Skidmore, Brian Smith, reeds; Mike Westbrook, p; Harry Miller, Chris Lawrence, b; Alan Jackson, John Marshall, d. London, Mar – Apr 1969.

    • Marching Song, Vol. 1&2.
    • Deram.
    • 844 853-2 CD 2.
  • The Trio

    Dousing Rod

    Composer: Surman / Phillips Performers: John Surman, bs, ss, bcl; Barre Phillips, b; Stu Martin, d. March 1970.

    • The Trio.
    • BGO.
    • CD 231.
  • Sos

    Where's Junior

    Composer: Skidmore / Osborne / Surman Performers: John Surman, bs; Alan Skidmore, ts; Mike Osborne, as. Saturn Studios, Worthing, 9 – 11 Feb 1975.

    • Sos.
    • Ogun.
    • OGCD 019.
  • John Surman

    Portrait of a Romantic

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, saxophones, bass clarinet, recorders, synthesizers. Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, Dec 1987.

    • Private City.
    • ECM.
    • 835 780-2.
  • Karin Krog and John Surman

    It Could Be Hip

    Composer: Surman / Krog Performers: John Surman, saxophones, bass clarinet, recorders, synthesizers, piano; Karin Krog, vocals, electronics. 1999.

    • Bluesand.
    • Meantime.
    • MR 9.
  • John Surman / John Taylor / Salisbury Festival Chorus

    Abraham Arise

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, bs; John Taylor, org; Salisbury Festival Chorus, dir. Howard Moody. Salisbury Cathedral, 1 June 1996.

    • Proverbs and Songs.
    • ECM.
    • 537 799-2.
  • John Surman Quartet

    Across The Bridge

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, bar, ss, bcl; John Taylor, p; Chris Laurence, b; John Marshall, d. 1994.

    • Stranger Than Fiction.
    • ECM.
    • 1534.
  • John Surman / Jack DeJohnette / London Brass

    Fire

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, bcl; Jack DeJohnette, d; John Barclay, tp with London Brass. Royal Festival Hall in London, June 2001.

    • Free and Equal.
    • ECM.
    • 017 065-2.
  • John Surman

    Now See!

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, ss; Chris Laurence, b; Rita Manning, Patrick Kiernan, vn; Bill Hawkes, vla; Nick Cooper, cel. Feb 2006.

    • The Spaces In Between.
    • ECM.
    • 172 3586.
  • John Surman

    Kickback

    Composer: Surman Performers: John Surman, bs; John Abercrombie, g; Drew Gress, b; Jack DeJohnette. d. 2009.

    • Brewster’s Rooster.
    • ECM.
    • 2046.

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