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John Surman

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John Douglas Surman (born 30 August 1944) is an English jazz saxophone, bass clarinet and synthesizer player, and composer of free jazz and modal jazz, often using themes from folk music as a basis. He has also composed and performed much music for dance performances and film soundtracks. Life and career: Surman was born in Tavistock, Devon. He initially gained recognition playing baritone saxophone in the Mike Westbrook Band in the mid-1960s, and was soon heard regularly playing soprano saxophone and bass clarinet as well. His first playing issued on a record was with the Peter Lemer Quintet in 1966. After further recordings and performances with jazz bandleaders Mike Westbrook and Graham Collier and blues-rock musician Alexis Korner, he made the first record under his own name in 1968. In 1969 he founded the well-regarded and influential group The Trio along with two expatriate American musicians, bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Stu Martin. In the mid-1970s he founded one of...

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Discography

  • Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop - April '69, 2011
  • Private City, 2008
  • Brewster's Rooster, 2009
  • Morning Glory, 1973
  • Cloud Line Blue, 2004
  • Free and Equal, 2003
  • Coruscating, 2000
  • Selected Recordings, 2004
  • Rain on the Window, 2008
  • A Biography of the Rev. Absalom Dawe, 1995
  • Where Fortune Smiles, 1971
  • Thimar, 1998
  • Upon Reflection, 1979
  • Adventure Playground, 2001
  • Invisible Nature, 2002
  • The Amazing Adventures Of Simon Simon, 1981
  • Nordic Quartet, 1995
  • Apartment #5C, 2002
  • Way Back When, 2005
  • Proverbs and Songs, 1997
  • Saltash Bells, 2012
  • John Surman, 1968
  • Road to Saint Ives, 1990
  • Ambleside Days, 1992
  • The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon
  • Selected Recordings [:rarum]
  • Westering Home, 1972
  • Withholding Pattern, 1985
  • Such Winters of Memory, 1993
  • The Spaces in Between, 2007
  • The Brass Project, 1993
  • The Dawn Sessions, 1999
  • In the Evenings Out There, 1993

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Nice!!

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