World of Jazz 525

A look at the work of master saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist John Surman with music from his albums as a leader and his appearances with other jazz luminaries

Show Intro 00:00
John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore “Calypso” from SOS (Ogun) 00:53
John Surman “Edges of Illusion” from Upon Reflection (ECM) 11:37
Tomasz Stanko “Domino” from From The Green Hill (ECM) 21:39
John Surman “Pitanga Pitomba” from Invisible Threads (ECM) 29:31
Miroslav Vitous “U Dunaje U Prespurka” from Journey’s End (ECM) 36:30
Paul Bley “After Dark” from The Paul Bley Quartet (ECM) 45:40
Chris McGregor “The Bride” from Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath (RCA) 1:00:00
John Surman “Countermeasures” from Brewster’s Rooster (ECM) 1:07:32
Barre Phillips “Mountainscapes VIII” from Mountainscapes (ECM) 1:18:11
Graham Collier “Deep Dark Blue Centre” from Workpoints (Cuneiform) 1:25:20
John Surman “Owlshead” from Way Back When (ECM) 1:46:06

John Surman, Mike Osborne and Alan Skidmore “Calypso” from SOS (Ogun)
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Mike Osborne
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Synthesizer – John Surman
Tenor Saxophone, Drums, Percussion – Alan Skidmore
1975

John Surman “Edges of Illusion” from Upon Reflection (ECM)
Solo album 1979

Tomasz Stanko “Domino” from From The Green Hill (ECM)
Bandoneon – Dino Saluzzi
Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – John Surman
Double Bass – Anders Jormin
Drums – Jon Christensen
Trumpet – Tomasz Stanko
Violin – Michelle Makarski
1999

John Surman “Pitanga Pitomba” from Invisible Threads (ECM)
Piano – Nelson Ayres
Soprano Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – John Surman
Vibraphone, Marimba – Rob Waring
2018

Miroslav Vitous “U Dunaje U Prespurka” from Journey’s End (ECM)
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – John Surman
Bass – Miroslav Vitous
Drums – Jon Christensen
Piano – John Taylor
1983

Paul Bley “After Dark” from The Paul Bley Quartet (ECM)
Drums – Paul Motian
Guitar – Bill Frisell
Piano – Paul Bley
Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – John Surman
Recording, November 1987, Rainbow Studio, Oslo – released 1988

Chris McGregor “The Bride” from Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath
Bass – Harry Miller
Clarinet – Ronnie Beer
Cornet – Marc Charig
Drums, Percussion – Louis Moholo
Piano, Xylophone – Chris McGregor
Producer – Joe Boyd
Saxophone – Alan Skidmore, Dudu Pukwana, John Surman, Ronnie Beer
Saxophone, Flute – Mike Osborne
Trombone – Malcolm Griffiths, Nick Evans
Trumpet – Harry Beckett
Trumpet, Flute – Mongezi Feza
1971

John Surman “Countermeasures” from Brewster’s Rooster
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – John Surman
Double Bass – Drew Gress
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Guitar – John Abercrombie
2009

Barre Phillips “Mountainscapes VIII” from Mountainscapes (ECM)
Bass Clarinet, Synthesizer, Baritone Saxophone, – John Surman
Double Bass, – Barre Phillips
Drums, Synthesizer, – Stu Martin
Guitar – John Abercrombie
Synthesizer, Composed By – Dieter Feichtner

Graham Collier “Deep Dark Blue Centre” from Workpoints (Cuneiform)
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Dave Aaron
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Piano – John Surman
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Oboe, Piano – Karl Jenkins
Bass, Leader, Producer – Graham Collier
Drums – John Marshall
Trombone – Chris Smith , Mike Gibbs, John Mumford
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther , Kenny Wheeler
Vibraphone, Bongos – Frank Ricotti
2005

John Surman “Owlshead” from Way Back When (ECM)
Alto Saxophone – Mike Osborne
Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, – John Surman
Drums – John Marshall
Electric Bass – Brian Odgers
2005

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