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John Surman discography

This is a discography of John Surman albums and albums by other musicians that feature John Surman.


John Surman: leader and co-leader discography

John Surman, John Surman, 1969, Deram

Tracks : Obeah Wedding, My Pussin, Good Times Will Come Again, Carnival, Incantation, Episode, Dance

Musicians : John Surman, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, Mike Osborne, Tom Bennelick, Russell Henderson, Dave Holland, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, Stirling Betancourt, Errol Phillip

Released in the US with the title Anglo Sax.

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How Many Clouds Can You See?, John Surman, 1970, Deram

Tracks : Galata Bridge, Caractacus, Premonition, Event: Gathering / Ritual / Circle Dance, How Many Clouds Can You See?

Musicians : John Surman, Harold Beckett, Dave Holdsworth, Chris Pyne, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, John Warren, George Smith, John Taylor, Barre Phillips, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, Tony Oxley

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The Trio, The Trio, 1970, Dawn

Tracks : Oh, Dear, Dousing Rod, Silvercloud, Incantation, Caractacus, Let's Stand, Foyer Hall, Porte Des Lilas, Veritably, In Between, 6's And 7's, Green Walnut, Billie The Kid, Dee Tune, Centering, Joachim, Drum

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

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Live In Altena, John Surman Trio, 1970, JG Records

Tracks : Billie The Kid, Tallness, Dee Tune, In Between, Spikenard

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

Recorded live in Altena in January 1970. Appears to have been released with a number of cover designs.

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Tales of the Algonquin, John Surman / John Warren, 1971, Deram

Tracks : With Terry's Help, The Dandelion; We'll Make It, The Picture Tree, Tales of the Algonquin: The Purple Swan / Shingebis and the North Wind / The Adventures of Manabrush / The White Water Lily / Wihio the Wanderer

Musicians : John Surman, John Warren, Harry Beckett, Martin Drover, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Ed Harvey, Danny Almark, Mike Osborne, Stan Sulzmann, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor, Harry Miller, Barre Phillips, Alan Jackson, Stu Martin

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Conflagration, The Trio, 1971, Dawn

Tracks : Conflagration, Malachite, Nuts, 6's And 7's, B, Afore The Morrow

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin / Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Marc Charig, Malcolm Griffiths, Nick Evans, Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, Stan Sulzmann, Chick Corea, John Taylor, Dave Holland, John Marshall

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Ossiach Live, Various Artists, 1971, BASF

Tracks : Polemische Arie (Otto M. Zykan & Ensemble), Mother People (The Dave Pike Set), Ossiach 71 (Anima Sound), Epitaph für eine Mutter (Hummel spielt Hummel), Oszillator Planet Concert (Tangerine Dream), La, la, la je ne l'ose dire (Madrigalchor Bukarest), 3. Satz aus dem Klavierkonzert C-dur KV 467 (Friedrich Gulda & Filharmonija Zagreb), Raga (Arvind Parikh and Shashi Bellare), Chanson Byzantine (Madrigalchor Bukarest), Mohammedanische Liturgische Gesänge (Le Groupe Liturgique de Tunis), Arabischer Liturgischer Gesang (Jelloul Osman Mezoued & Le Groupe Liturgique de Tunis), Mahgreb Suite (Salah El Mahdi / John Surman / Jean-Luc Ponty et al), Off Dear (The Trio), Eurydice (Weather Report)

Musicians : The musicians on The Trio track are John Surman, Barre Phillips, and Stu Martin

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Westering Home, John Surman, 1972, Island

Tracks : Mock Orange, Whirligig, Jynjyg, The Druid, Outside The Scorpion, Walrus, Hornpipe, Watershed, Rill-A-Ree

Musicians : John Surman

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Jazz in Britain 68–69, John Surman / Alan Skidmore / Tony Oxley, 1972, Decca

Tracks : Bouquet Garni, Shepherd Oak, Bessie Pt. 1, Bessie Pt. 2, Circles On Ice, Winter Song

Musicians : Track 1: Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, John Surman / Track 2: Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, John Taylor, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson / Track 3: John Surman, John Taylor, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson / Track 4-6: Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor, Harry Miller, Tony Oxley

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Morning Glory, Morning Glory, 1973, Island

Tracks : Cloudless Sky, Iron Man, Norwegian Steel - Septimus, Hinc Illae Lacrimae - For Us All (Hence These Tears)

Musicians : John Surman, Malcolm Griffiths, John Taylor, Terje Rypdal, Chris Laurence, John Marshall

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SOS, Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman, 1975, Ogun OG 400

Tracks : Country Dance, Wherever I Am, Chordary, Where's Junior?, Cycle Motion, 1st, Goliath, Calypso

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, John Surman

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Live at Woodstock Town Hall, Stu Martin / John Surman, 1975, Dawn

Tracks : Harry Lovett - Man Without A Country, Are You Positive You're Negative?, Wrested In Mustard, Professor Goodly's Implosion Machine, Master Of Disaster, Don't Leave Me Like This

Musicians : Stu Martin, John Surman

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Live At Moers Festival, John Surman, 1975, Moers Music

Tracks : Element Of Surprise, Resulting Confusion, A Solution Found, Journey In Hope, Speedy Preparation, A Little German Clap And You Have It

Musicians : John Surman, Tony Levin

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Jazzfestival Balver Höhle: Ausschnitte vom New Jazz Programm 1974 & 75, Various Artists, 1975, JG Records 36/37/38/39

Tracks : Time Machine (Jazzcrew Stuttgart), Trio Trio / Walms / Signal (SOS), Love Chant / Drone Piece / Wallgreco El Sueco (Jan Wallgren Orkester), Spanish Dance (Eero Koivistoinen Quartet), Clear Dream (Eero Koivistoinen Quartet), For My Sister (Emil Veglicky Trio), Choral (Emil Veglicky Trio), Semper Ignotus (Gustav Brom Big Band), In Between (Jirí Stivín & Rudolf Dagek System Tandem), Dig (Contact Trio), Flaps (Franz Koglmann / Steve Lacy Quintet), Maybe I Can Sing It to You - Silver Cloud (Krzysztof Zgraja / Barre Phillips),

Musicians : The musicians on the SOS track are Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne and John Surman

A 4 LP set of music from the Jazzfestival Balver Höhle

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A Matter Of Taste, Mumps, 1977, MPS

Tracks : A Matter Of Taste, Old Love Never Rusts, Amber, Electric Waltz, Sparrow Knows, The Strange Tale Of Mr. Mister, But The Accordion Stays

Musicians : Albert Mangelsdorff, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

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Sonatinas, John Surman / Stan Tracey, 1978, Steam SJ 106

Tracks : Escape From Waterloo, Three Against One, Still On The Run, Murphy's Dream, Fleeting Glances, Summer Hobo, Chalk Blue, Ominoso

Musicians : John Surman, Stan Tracey

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Upon Reflection, John Surman, 1980, ECM 1148

Tracks : Edges Of Illusion, Filigree, Caithness To Kerry, Beyond A Shadow, Prelude And Rustic Dance, The Lamplighter, Following Behind, Constellation

Musicians : John Surman

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The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon, John Surman, 1981, ECM 1193

Tracks : I Nestor's Saga (The Tale Of The Ancient), II The Buccaneers, III Kentish Hunting (Lady Margaret's Air), IV The Pilgrim's Way (To The Seventeen Walls), V Within The Halls Of Neptune, VI Phoenix And The Fire, VII Fide Et Amore (By Faith And Love), VIII Merry Pranks (The Jester's Song), IX A Fitting Epitaph

Musicians : John Surman, Jack DeJohnette

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Such Winters of Memory, John Surman, 1983, ECM 1254

Tracks : Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, My Friend, Seaside Postcard 1951, On The Wing Again, From Expressions, Mother Of Light, Persepolis

Musicians : John Surman, Pierre Favre, Karin Krog

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Witholding Pattern, John Surman, 1985, ECM 1295

Tracks : Doxology, Changes Of Season, All Cat's Whiskers And Bee's Knees, Holding Pattern I, Skating On Thin Ice, The Snooper, Wildcat Blues, Holding Pattern II

Musicians : John Surman

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Freestyle, Karin Krog and John Surman, 1986, Odin LP 17

Tracks : Just Holding On, Bansull, Sorrowful Day, Imagination's Child, Freestyle, Karima Two, Open Sandwich, The Red Dragon, Some Time Ago, Fran Landesman Medley: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most / If / The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men, Hymn To Joy

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman

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By Contact, The Trio, 1987, Ogun OG 529

Tracks : Flyover, Open Brown, Utah, Oregon, Noninka, Cant, In The Round

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

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Private City, John Surman, 1988, ECM 1366

Tracks : Portrait Of A Romantic, On Hubbard's Hill, Not Love Perhaps, Levitation, Undernote, The Wanderer, Roundelay, The Wizard's Song

Musicians : John Surman

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Road to Saint Ives, John Surman, 1990, ECM 1418

Tracks : Polperro, Tintagel, Tethevy Quoit, Rame Head, Mevagissey, Lostwithiel, Perranporth, Bodmin Moor, Kelly Bray, Piperspool, Marazion, Bedruthan Steps

Musicians : John Surman

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Adventure Playground, John Surman, 1992, ECM 1463

Tracks : Only Yesterday, Fig Foot, Quadraphonic Question, Twice Said Once, Just For Now, As If We Knew, Twisted Roots, Duet For One, Seven

Musicians : John Surman, Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Tony Oxley

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The Brass Project, John Surman / John Warren, 1993, ECM 1478

Tracks : The Returning Exile, Coastline, The New One Two, Part 1, The New One Two, Part 2, Spacial Motive, Wider Vision, Silent Lake, Mellstock Quire / Tantrum Clangley, All For A Shadow

Musicians : John Surman, Henry Lowther, Stephen Waterman, Stuart Brooks, Chris Pyne, Malcolm Griffiths, David Stewart, Richard Edwards, Chris Laurence, John Marshall

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A Biography of the Rev. Absalom Dawe, John Surman, 1995, ECM 1528

Tracks : First Light, Countless Journeys, A Monastic Calling, Druid's Circle, 'Twas But Piety, Three Aspects, The Long Narrow Road, Wayfarer, The Far Corners, An Image

Musicians : John Surman

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Stranger than Fiction, John Surman Quartet, 1995, ECM 1534

Tracks : Canticle With Response, A Distant Spring, Tess, Promising Horizons, Across The Bridge, Moonshine Dancer, Running Sands, Triptych: Hidden Orchid/Synapsis/Paratactic Paths

Musicians : John Surman, John Taylor, Chris Laurence, John Marshall

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Nordic Quartet, John Surman / Karin Krog / Terje Rypdal / Vigleik Storaas, 1995, ECM 1553

Tracks : Traces, Unwritten Letter, Offshore Piper, Gone To The Dogs, Double Tripper, Ved Sørevatn, Watching Shadows, The Illusion, Wild Bird

Musicians : John Surman, Karin Krog, Terje Rypdal, Vigleik Storaas

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Proverbs and Songs, John Surman, 1997, ECM 1639

Tracks : Prelude, The Sons, The Kings, Wisdom, Job, No Twilight, Pride, The Proverbs, Abraham Arise!

Musicians : John Surman, John Taylor, John Curry, Salisbury Festival Chorus

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Thimar, Anouar Brahem / John Surman / Dave Holland, 1998, ECM 1641

Tracks : Badhra, Kashf, Houdouth, Talwin, Waqt, Uns, Al Hizam Al Dhahbi, Qurb, Mazad, Kernow, Hulmu Rabia

Musicians : Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland

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Bluesand, Karin Krog & John Surman, 1999, Meantime Records

Tracks : The Nightingale, Ribbon Of Sand, Sombre Woods, Voice Shadow, It Could Be Hip, Don't Just Sing, SAS Blues, So Blue, Bluesand, Hidden Dreams, Secret Games, Fly Away

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman

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Coruscating, John Surman, 2000, ECM 1702

Tracks : At Dusk, Dark Corners, Stone Flower, Moonless Midnight, Winding Passages, An Illusive Shadow, Crystal Walls, For The Moment

Musicians : John Surman, Keith Pascoe, Rita Manning, Bill Hawkes, Nick Cooper, Chris Laurence

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Invisible Nature: Live In Tampere and Berlin, John Surman / Jack DeJohnette, 2002, ECM 1796

Tracks : Mysterium, Rising Tide, Outback Spirits, Underground Movement, Ganges Groove, Fair Trade, Song For World Forgiveness

Musicians : John Surman, Jack DeJohnette

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Apartment #5C Soundtrack, John Surman, 2002, MK2 Music

Tracks : Beginning Credits/Running Away, Taxi To Brooklyn/Nicky Shoots Herself, Saving Nicky, Harold Working, Nicky Recovering/Nicky On The Stairs, Nicky Helps Harold, Finding Works A&B, Loneliness/The Crime, She Leaves The Swimming Pool/Nicky Knocks The Door, Closing Credits, Suite From Apartment 5C: Part 1/Part 2/Part 3, Music From The Club/Total Fragment

Musicians : John Surman, Ben Surman

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Free and Equal, John Surman, 2003, ECM 1802

Tracks : Preamble, Groundwork, Sea Change, Back And Forth, Fire, Debased Line, In The Shadow, Free And Equal, Epilogue

Musicians : John Surman, Jack DeJohnette, London Brass

Recorded live at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in June 2001.

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Way Back When, John Surman, 2005, Cuneiform

Tracks : Way Back When Part 1, Way Back When Part 2, Way Back When Part 3, Way Back When Part 4, Owlshead, Out And About

Musicians : John Surman, Mike Osborne (tracks 5 & 6), John Taylor, Brian Odgers, John Marshall

Recorded in October 1969.

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The Spaces In Between, John Surman, 2007, ECM 1956

Tracks : Moonlighter, You Never Know, Wayfarers All, Now And Again, Winter Wish, The Spaces In Between, Now See!, Mimosa, Hubbub, Where Fortune Smiles, Leaving The Harrow

Musicians : John Surman, Patrick Kiernan, Rita Manning, Bill Hawkes, Nick Cooper, Chris Laurence

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Rain On The Window, John Surman / Howard Moody, 2008, ECM 1986

Tracks : Circum I, Stained Glass, The Old Dutch, Dancing in the Loft, Step Lively!, Stone Ground, Tierce, Circum II, Rain on the Window, Dark Reeds, O Waly Waly, A Spring Wedding, I'm Troubled in Mind, On the Go, Pax Vobiscum

Musicians : John Surman, Howard Moody

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Brewster's Rooster, John Surman, 2009, ECM 2046

Tracks : Slanted Sky, Hilltop Dancer, No Finesse, Kickback, Chelsea Bridge, Haywain, Counter Measures, Brewster's Rooster, Going for a Burton

Musicians : John Surman, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Jack DeJohnette

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Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop, April '69, John Surman, 2011, Cuneiform

Tracks : CD: Mayflower, Once Upon A Time, Puzzle, Gratuliere, Flashpoint / DVD: Mayflower, Once Upon A Time, Puzzle, Gratuliere, Flashpoint

Musicians : John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Erich Kleinschuster, Malcolm Griffiths, Ronnie Scott, Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, Fritz Pauer, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson

A CD/DVD released of a session recorded for television in Germany in April 1969.

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Saltash Bells, John Surman, 2012, ECM 2266

Tracks : Whistman's Wood, Glass Flower, On Staddon Heights, Triadichorum, Winter Elegy, Ælfwin, Saltash Bells, Dark Reflections, The Crooked Inn, Sailing Westwards

Musicians : John Surman

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Looking For The Next One, SOS (Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman), 2013, Cuneiform

Tracks : News, Rashied, Looking For The Next One, Country Dance, Q.E. Hall, The Mountain Road / Introduction, Suite, Trio Trio, Up There, Legends

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, John Surman, Tony Levin (tracks 5 & 6)

A double CD of previously unreleased studio and live recordings from 1974 and 1975.

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Songs About This And That, Karin Krog & John Surman, 2013, Meantime Records

Tracks : Mirror Song, Cherry Tree Song, Question Song, Circle Song, Happy Song, Moonlight Song, Rain Song, Pebble Song, Monk Song

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Ivar Kolve, Bjørn Klakegg, Terje Gewelt, Tom Olstad

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Another Sky, John Surman / Bergen Big Band, 2014, Grappa

Tracks : Another Sky, South-Western Approaches, Spending My Time, Carpet Ride, Green Wood, Ruby My Dear, Scare 'Em Up

Musicians : John Surman, Svein Henrik Giske, Tancred Husø Heyerdal, Are Ovesen, Martin Winter, Sindre Dalhaug, Øyvind Hage, Pål Roseth, Kjell Erik Husom, Zoltan Vincze, Ole Jakob Hystad, Jan Kåre Hystad, Olav Dale, Nils Jansen, Vidar Johansen, Dag Arnesen, Ivar Kolve, Ole Thomsen, Magne Thormodsæter, Frank Jakobsen, Stein Inge Brækhus

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Infinite Paths: Live, Karin Krog / John Surman, 2016, Meantime

Tracks : Wildbird, Word Overheard, Casting High, Picture Postcard, Mother Of Light, The Red Dragon, Infinite Paths

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Ben Surman

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John Surman: leader and co-leader on compilations, twofers, etc

John Surman, John Surman, 1974, Jazz Vogue

Tracks : Oh, Dear, Dousing Rod, Silvercloud, Incantation, Caractacus, Let's Stand, Foyer Hall, Porte Des Lilas, Veritably

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

Originally released in 1970 as part of the double LP album The Trio. This single LP was released as part of a 2 single LP "Jazz Doubles" release of The Trio album.

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John Surman, John Surman, 1974, Jazz Vogue

Tracks : In Between, 6's And 7's, Green Walnut, Billie The Kid, Dee Tune, Centering, Joachim, Drum

Musicians : John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

Originally released in 1970 as part of the double LP album The Trio. This single LP was released as part of a 2 single LP "Jazz Doubles" release of The Trio album.

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The Dawn Sessions, John Surman & friends, 1999, Sequel

Tracks : Glancing Backwards (for Junior), Earth Bound Hearts, Where Fortune Smiles, New Place, Old Place, Hope, Harry Lovett - Man Without A Country, Are You Positive You're Negative?, Wrested In Mustard, Professor Goodly's Implosion Machine, Master Of Disaster, Don't Leave Me Like This

A 2 CD set that combines the two albums Where Fortune Smiles (John McLaughlin et al, 1971), and Live at Woodstock Town Hall (Stu Martin / John Surman, 1975).

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The Dawn Sessions, The Trio featuring John Surman, 1999, Sequel

Tracks : Oh, Dear, Dousing Rod, Silvercloud, Incantation, Caractacus, Let's Stand, Foyer Hall, Porte Des Lilas, Veritably, In Between, 6's And 7's, Green Walnut, Billie The Kid, Dee Tune, Centering, Joachim, Drum, Conflagration, Malachite, Nuts, 6's And 7's, B, Afore The Morrow

A 2 CD set that combines the double album The Trio (1970) with the single album Conflagration (1971).

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Selected Recordings, John Surman, 2004, ECM :rarum XIII

Tracks : Druid's Circle, Number Six, Portrait Of A Romantic, Ogeda, Returning Exile, Edges Of Illusion, Buccaneers, Snooper, Mountainscape VIII, Figfoot, Piperspool, Stone Flower

Tracks recorded between 1977 and 1999 taken from John Surman solo and collaborative albums and albums by Miroslav Vitous and Barre Phillips.

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Glancing Backwards: The Dawn Anthology, John Surman, 2006, Sanctuary

Tracks : Oh, Dear, Dousing Rod, Silvercloud, Incantation, Caractacus, Let's Stand, Foyer Hall, Porte Des Lilas, Veritably, In Between, 6's And 7's, Green Walnut, Billie The Kid, Dee Tune, Centering, Joachim, Drum, Conflagration, Malachite, Nuts, 6's And 7's, B, Afore The Morrow, Glancing Backwards (for Junior), Earth Bound Hearts, Where Fortune Smiles, New Place, Old Place, Hope, Harry Lovett - Man Without A Country, Are You Positive You're Negative?, Wrested In Mustard, Professor Goodly's Implosion Machine, Master Of Disaster, Don't Leave Me Like This

A 3 CD set that combines 4 albums: the double album The Trio (1970), Conflagration (The Trio, 1971), Where Fortune Smiles (John McLaughlin et al, 1971), and Live at Woodstock Town Hall (Stu Martin / John Surman, 1975).

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SOS, Alan Skidmore/Mike Osborne/John Surman, 2006, Ogun OGCD 019

Tracks : Country Dance, Wherever I Am, Chordary, Where's Junior?, Cycle Motion, 1st, Goliath, Calypso

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne, John Surman

This is a CD release of the 1975 LP.

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Selected Recordings, IX-XX, 2008, ECM :rarum

A 12 CD box set that collects together releases IX to XX of the :rarum series of compilations. Comprises single CD collections by Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Egberto Gismonti, Jack DeJohnette, John Surman, John Abercrombie, Carla Bley, Paul Motian, Tomasz Stanko, Eberhard Weber, Arild Andersen, and Jon Christensen.

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John Surman: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Celebration, The Mike Westbrook Concert Band, 1967, Deram

Tracks : Pastoral, Awakening, Parade, Echoes And Heroics, A Greeting, Image, Dirge, Portrait

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, Malcolm Griffiths, Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, John Surman, Dave Chambers, Tom Bennelick, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson

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Release, The Mike Westbrook Concert Band, 1967, Deram

Tracks : The Few, Forever And A Day, Lover Man, We Salute You, The Few, Folk Song, Flying Home (Bridge 'Opus One'), Sugar, A Life Of It's Own, Take Me Back, Rosie, Who's Who, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You, Can't Get It Out Of My Mind, The Girl From Ipanema, Folk Song, Take Me Back

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, Dave Holdsworth, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, Bernie Living, Mike Osborne, Nisar Ahmed Khan, John Surman, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson

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Local Colour, Peter Lemer Quintet, 1968, ESP Disk 1057

Tracks : Ictus, City, Flowville, In The Out, Carmen, Enahenado

Musicians : Peter Lemer, Nisar Ahmad Khan, John Surman, Tony Reeves, John Hiseman

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Live At Ronnie Scott's, Ronnie Scott And The Band, 1968, CBS

Tracks : Recorda Me, King Pete, Second Question, Marmasita, Too Late, Too Late, Lord Of The Reedy River, Macumba

Musicians : Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Pyne, Ray Warleigh, John Surman, Gordon Beck, Ron Mathewson, Kenny Clare, Tony Oxley

Recorded live at Ronnie Scott's in London in October 1968. Released on CD in 2007 with 4 bonus tracks: May Day, Sweet Day, Quiet Nights and Hank's Tune.

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Marching Song, Vol 1, The Mike Westbrook Concert Band, 1969, Deram

Tracks : Hooray!, Landscape, Waltz (for Joanna), Landscape (II), Other World, Marching Song

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, Greg Bowen, Tony Fisher, Dave Holdsworth, Ronnie Hughes, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Michael Gibbs, Eddie Harvey, Paul Rutherford, Brian Smith, Nisar Ahmed Khan, Alan Skidmore, John Warren, Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, John Surman, Tom Bennelick, George Smith, Martin Fry, Barre Phillips, Chris Laurence, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, John Marshall

Originally intended to be a double LP but released as two single LPs. Subsequently released as a double album.

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Marching Song, Vol 2, The Mike Westbrook Concert Band, 1969, Deram

Tracks : Transition, Home, Rosie, Prelude, Tension, Ballad, Conflict, Requiem, Tarnished, Memorial

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, Greg Bowen, Tony Fisher, Dave Holdsworth, Ronnie Hughes, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Michael Gibbs, Eddie Harvey, Paul Rutherford, Brian Smith, Nisar Ahmed Khan, Alan Skidmore, John Warren, Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, John Surman, Tom Bennelick, George Smith, Martin Fry, Barre Phillips, Chris Laurence, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, John Marshall

Originally intended to be a double LP but released as two single LPs. Subsequently released as a double album.

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Extrapolation, John McLaughlin, 1969, Marmalade

Tracks : Extrapolation, It's Funny, Arjen's Bag, Pete The Poet, This Is For Us To Share, Spectrum, Binky's Beam, Really You Know, Two For Two, Peace Piece

Musicians : John McLaughlin, John Surman, Brian Odgers, Tony Oxley

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Monday Morning, Rolf Kühn & Joachim Kühn, 1969, Hör Zu Black Label

Tracks : Black Out, Strangulation Of A Monkey, Dance Of A Spaceman, Reflections Of A Monday Morning, Oh! Grand Pa, Don't Think

Musicians : Rolf Kühn, Joachim Kühn, Eje Thelin, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Jacques Thollot

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My Kind Of The World, Gitte & The Band, 1969?, Hor Zu

Tracks : My Kind Of World, A Sack Full Of Dreams, A World Without Love, Go To Hell, Imagination, Please Send Me Someone To Love, Out Of This World, Marriage Is For The Old Folks, I Love The Life I Live, November Girl

Musicians : Gitte backed by the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band. John Srrman plays on this album

Notes : There have been a number of releases of this album. Various titles have been used.

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Open Space (The Down Beat Poll Winners In Europe), Karin Krog, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Francy Boland, Niels H.O. Pedersen, Daniel Humair, 1969, MPS

Tracks : Maiden Voyage, Triple Play, Here's That Rainy Day, Winter Song, Nature Boy, Hello Thursday, Open Space, Ryoan-Ji

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Francy Boland, Niels H.O. Pedersen, Daniel Humair

Recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival in November 1969.

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Flare Up, Harry Beckett, 1970, Philips

Tracks : Flare Up, Go West, Where Fortune Smiles, Scarlet Mine, Third Road, Flow Stream Flow, The Other Side, Rolli’s Tune, Fools Play

Musicians : Harry Beckett, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, John Taylor, Frank Ricotti, Chris Laurence, John Webb

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TCB, The Alan Skidmore Quintet, 1970, Philips

Tracks : Jack Knife, Lantern Wood, One On One Off, T.C.B., Walk In And Dance Out, A.J., And Think Again

Musicians : Alan Skidmore, Malcolm Griffiths, John Taylor, Chris Laurence, Tony Levin / Mike Osborne (tracks 4 to 7), John Surman (tracks 4 to 7)

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Michael Gibbs, Michael Gibbs, 1970, Deram

Tracks : Family Joy, Oh Boy!, Some Echoes, Some Shadows, Liturgy / Feelings And Things, Sweet Rain, Nowhere, Throb, And On The Third Day

Musicians : Michael Gibbs, Nigel Carter, Ian Hamer, Henry Lowther, Maurice Miller, Derek Watkins, Ken Wheeler, John Wilbraham, Maurice Gee, Ken Goldy, Cliff Hardie, David Horler, Bobby Lambe, Ray Premru, Chris Pyne, Duncan Lamont, Mike Osborne, Tony Roberts, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, Barbara Thompson, Ray Warleigh, Alan Civil, Valerie Smith, Nicolas Busch, Jim Buck Jr., Dick Hart, Martin Fry, Mick Pyne, Bob Cornford, Chris Spedding, Ray Russell, Phil Lee, Fred Alexander, Alan Ford, Jack Bruce, Brian Odgers, John Marshall, Tony Oxley, Frank Ricotti

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Room 1220, Europe Jazz All Stars, 1970, Trio Records

Tracks : Room 1220, Triplet Circle, My Kind Of Beauty

Musicians : Albert Mangelsdorff, John Surman, Eddy Louis, Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Daniel Humair

Recorded live in Tokyo in August 1970.

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Our Kind Of Sabi, Eddie Louiss / John Surman / Daniel Humair, 1970, MPS

Tracks : Our Kind Of Sabi, Zafe Ko Ida, Song For Martine, Out Of The Sorcellery

Musicians : Eddie Louiss, John Surman, Daniel Humair, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (track 2)

Recorded live in Tokyo in August 1970.

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Alors!!!, Michel Portal, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Jean-Pierre Drouet, 1970, Futura GER 12

Tracks : OO Bam Ba Deep, Billie The Kid, Yes, Oh Yes, You Wonderous Sun Kissed Maiden!, Ca Boom?, Y En A Marre, Undercurrent, New Peace, Ca Boom!

Musicians : Michel Portal, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Jean-Pierre Drouet

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Both Sides: Live & Studio Recordings, Alexis Korner, 1970, Metronome

Tracks : Mighty-Mighty Spade & Whitey, Funky, Wild Indian Woman, To Whom It May Concern, I See It, You Don't Miss Your Water Till Your Well Runs Dry, Worried Blues, The Duo Thing, Rosie

Musicians : John Surman plays on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

The tracks that include John Surman were recorded in October 1969 by a group known as Alexis Korner’s New Church and friends. All recorded tracks are released here.Some of the tracks were subsequently included on compilations.

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Gittin' to Know Y'All, Various Artists, 1970, MPS

Tracks : Gittin' to Know Y'All (Part I), Gittin' to Know Y'All (Part II), Ved Soerevatn, For My Two J.B.'s, May Hunting Song

Musicians : Tracks 1 & 2: Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra: Lester Bowie, Hugh Steinmetz, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Eje Thelin, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Alan Skidmore, Heinz Sauer, Gerd Dudek, Bernt Rosengren, John Surman, Willem Breuker, Terje Rypdal, Dave Burrell, Leo Cuypers, Barre Phillips, Palle Danielsson, Steve McCall, Tony Oxley, Claude Delcloo / Track 3: Terje Rypdal Group: Terje Rypdal, Claude Delcloo, Joseph Jarman, Bernt Rosengren, Karin Krog, Barre Phillips, Palle Danielsson, Steve McCall / Track 4: Karin Krog / Track 5: Willem Breuker, John Surman

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Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath, 1971, RCA Neon

Tracks : MRA, Davashe's Dream, The Bride, Andromeda, Night Poem, Union Special

Musicians : Chris McGregor, Harry Beckett, Mongezi Feza, Marc Charig, Malcolm Griffiths, Nick Evans, Ronnie Beer, Alan Skidmore, Dudu Pukwana, Mike Osborne, John Surman, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo

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Tanglewood 63, Michael Gibbs, 1971, Deram

Tracks : Tanglewood 63, Fanfare, Sojourn, Canticle, Five For England

Musicians : Michael Gibbs, Harry Beckett, Nigel Carter, Henry Lowther, Ken Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, David Horler, Chris Pyne, Dick Hart, Alfie Reece, Tony Roberts, Alan Skidmore, Brian Smith, Stan Sulzmann, John Surman, Mick Pyne, John Taylor, Gordon Beck, Frank Ricotti, Chris Spedding, Roy Babbington, Jeff Clyne, John Marshall, Clive Thacker, plus strings on some tracks

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Where Fortune Smiles, John McLaughlin, 1971, Dawn

Tracks : Glancing Backwards (for Junior), Earth Bound Hearts, Where Fortune Smiles, New Place, Old Place, Hope

Musicians : John McLaughlin, John Surman, Dave Holland, Karl Berger, Stu Martin

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Pause, And Think Again, John Taylor, 1971, Turtle TUR 302

Tracks: And Think Again, White Magic, Pause, Awakening/Eye to Eye, Interlude/Soft Winds

Musicians : John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Pyne, Stan Sulzmann, John Surman (tracks 1 & 4), Chris Laurence, Tony Levin, Norma Winstone (track 5)

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Going To The Rainbow, Rolf Kühn Jazzgroup, 1971, BASF

Tracks : Houndhouse Rock, Sad Ballade, T.C.B., Going To The Rainbow, Racing It Down

Musicians : Rolf Kühn, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, Joachim Kühn, Chick Corea, Peter Warren, Tony Oxley

Reissued on the Acanta label in the late 1970s with the title Creaction.

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Duke Ellington Classics, Humphrey Lyttelton, 1971, Black Lion

Tracks : Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Mood Indigo, Unbooted Character, Drop Me Off At Harlem, Cottontail, Prelude To A Kiss, It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing

Musicians : Humphrey Lyttelton, Chris Pyne, Ray Warleigh, Tony Coe, Joe Temperley, John Surman (track 5), Eddie Harvey, Dave Green, Tony Levin

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Bass Is, Peter Warren, 1972, Enja 2018

Tracks : Bass Is, Interlude, Subra Har, Welcome To New York, Instrumental No.2

Musicians : Peter Warren, John Surman, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Glen Moore, Jamie Faunt, Barry Altschul, Steve Hauss, Stu Martin

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B & S, Slide Hampton & The Václav Zahradník Big Band, 1972, Supraphon

Tracks : The End Of Love, B&S (Suite In 3 Parts), Gardener’s Waltz, Jeanette, Fashank In Blues

Musicians : Slide Hampton, Jan Capoun, Jirí Hlava, Jirí Jelínek, Miloslav Bures, Nikola Janev, Nikola Janev, Jan Hyncica, Josef Petrzilka, Miroslav Koželuh, Zdenek Pulec, John Surman, Dusan Húšcava, Jan Vaclavík, Jaoslav Hajek, Miroslav Krýsl, Rudolf Tichacek, Jirí Stivín, Jirí Valek, Petr Fleischer, Laco Gerhardt, Karel Velebný, Rudolf Dašek, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin

Released in 1971 as a limited edition "club" release.

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Citadel/Room 315, The Mike Westbrook Orchestra featuring John Surman, 1975, RCA

Tracks : Overture, Construction, Pistache, View From The Drawbridge, Love And Understanding, Tender Love, Bebop De Riguer, Pastorale, Sleepwalker Awakening In Sunlight, Outgoing Song, Finale

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, John Surman, Nigel Carter, Derek Healey,Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, Geoff Perkins, Alf Reece, Mike Page, Alan Wakeman, John Holbrooke, John Warren, Dave MacRae, Brian Godding, Chris Laurence, Alan Jackson, John Mitchell

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Mountainscapes, Barre Phillips, 1976, ECM 1076

Tracks : Mountainscape I, Mountainscape II, Mountainscape III, Mountainscape IV, Mountainscape V, Mountainscape VI, Mountainscape VII, Mountainscape VIII

Musicians : Barre Phillips, John Surman, John Abercrombie, Dieter Feichtner, Stu Martin

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Nachricht Vom Lande, Friedrich Gulda, 1977, Brain

Tracks : Einsamkeiten, Begegnung Auf Moosham, Wechselnde Begegnungen Auf Moosham, Mooshamer Begegnungen (Fortsetzung): Das Gewitter, Mooshamer Begegnungen (Schluß): Nach Dem Gewitter, Nachklänge - Rückkehr - Zweisamkeit

Musicians : Friedrich Gulda, Albert Mangelsdorff, John Surman, Cecil Taylor, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Ursula Anders

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Des Enfants Gâtés (Soundtrack), Philippe Sarde, 1977, Disques Vogue

Tracks : Paris Jadis, Anne Et Sa Mère, Les Locataires, La Rupture, St James Infirmary, Le Petit Couteau, Paris Jadis (Version Instrumentale), Tu Ne Risques Rien, Anne Et Bernard, Tant Pis Pour L'Autre

Musicians : Johnny Griffin, John Surman, Jean-Pierre Mas, Barry Guy, François Rabbath, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle

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In Pas(s)ing, Mick Goodrick, 1979, ECM 1139

Tracks : Feebles, Fables And Ferns, In The Tavern Of Ruin, Summer Band Camp, Pedalpusher, In Passing

Musicians : Mick Goodrick, John Surman, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette

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Cloud Line Blue, Karin Krog, 1979, Polydor

Tracks : Alone Song, New Spring, Eyeless in Movement, Jonathan, Empty Streets, Cloud Line Blue, Edge Pipe

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Janet Cooke, Stu Martin

Reissued on Karin Krog's meantime Records in 2004.

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The Party Album, Alexis Korner, 1979, Intercord

Tracks : Things Ain't What They Used To Be, Captain's Tiger, Skipping, Spoonful, Medley: Finkless Cafe/Dooji Hooji, Whole Mess Of Blues, Lining Track, Robert Johnson, Hey Pretty Mama, Hi-Heel Sneekers, Stormy Monday Blues

Musicians : Alexis Korner, Mike Zwerin, Art Themen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dick Morrissey, John Surman, Mel Collins, Zoot Money, Eric Clapton, Neil Ford, Colin Hodgkinson, Stu Speer, Duffy Power, Paul Jones, Chris Farlowe

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First Meeting, Miroslav Vitous, 1980, ECM 1045

Tracks : Silver Lake, Beautiful Place To, Trees, Recycle, First Meeting, Concerto In Three Parts, You Make Me So Happy

Musicians : Miroslav Vitous, John Surman, Kenny Kirkland, Jon Christensen

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Journal Violone II, Barre Phillips, 1980, ECM 1149

Tracks : Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI

Musicians : Barre Phillips, John Surman, Aina Kemanis

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Music by..., Barre Phillips, 1981, ECM 1178

Tracks : Twitter, Angleswaite, Pirthrite, Longview, Entai, Double Treble, Elvid Kursong

Musicians : Barre Phillips, Aina Kemanis, John Surman, Hervé Bourde, Claudia Phillips, Pierre Favre

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Miroslav Vitous Group, Miroslav Vitous Group, 1981, ECM 1185

Tracks : When Face Gets Pale, Second Meeting, Number Six, Inner Peace, Interplay, Gears, Sleeping Beauty, Eagle

Musicians : Miroslav Vitous, John Surman, Kenny Kirkland, Jon Christensen

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Journey's End, Miroslav Vitous, 1983, ECM 1242

Tracks : U Dunaje U Prešpurka, Tess, Carry On, No. 1, Paragraph Jay, Only One, Windfall

Musicians : Miroslav Vitous, John Surman, John Taylor, Jon Christensen

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Irina, Barry Altschul Quartet, 1983, Soul Note SN 1065

Tracks : Tap-A-Jack, Irina, Da Baron's Blues, Sips, Le Tango, Jitterbug Waltz

Musicians : Barry Altschul, Enrico Rava, John Surman, Mark Helias

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The British Orchestra, Gil Evans, 1983, Mole 8

Tracks : Hotel Me, Friday The 13th, London, Little Wing

Musicians : Gil Evans, Guy Barker, Henry Lowther, Miles Evans, Malcolm Griffiths, Rick Taylor, Don Weller, Chris Hunter, Stan Sulzmann, John Surman, John Taylor, Ray Russell, Mo Foster

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Jazzbühne Berlin '83, Various Artists, 1983, Amiga Jazz

Tracks : Picasso (Yosuke Yamashita), SAS Blues (Karin Krog & John Surman), Fireside (Trio Brünninghaus/Stockhausen/Studer), Flames Of South Africa (Hannibal Marvin Peterson), Freie Improvisation III (Conrad Bauer & Han Bennink), So We Are (Wolfgang Fiedler)

Musicians : Recorded in berlin in June 1983

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Human Error, Poli Palmer, 1985, Erdenklang

Tracks : Smoke That Thunders, Salmagundi, Chords, Human Error, Sin Nombre, Old Fulham Fertility Dance

Musicians : Poli Palmer, John Surman (track 1), Nick Pentelow, Mel Collins, Geoff Whitehorn, Bernie Holland, Steve Simpson, Kirsten Sothmann, Boz Burrell, Sam Kelly

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Fragments, Paul Bley, 1986, ECM 1320

Tracks : Memories, Monica Jane, Line Down, Seven, Closer, Once Around The Park, Hand Dance, For The Love Of Sarah, Nothing Ever Was, Anyway

Musicians : Paul Bley, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian

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Your Eyes, Per Husby Orchestra, 1987, NOPA

Tracks : Your Eyes, Blue Silk, A Song You'll Never Sing, Chan's Sorta Mingus Blues, So Strange, Hats And Beards, Part 1, Hats And Beards, Part 2

Musicians : Per Husby, Dusko Goykovich, Guy Barker, Frode Thingnæs, Knut Riisnæs, Vidar Johansen, Ray Warleigh, John Surman, Odd Ulleberg, Stein Erik Tafjord, Dag Arnesen, Ron Mathewson, Jon Christensen

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The Paul Bley Quartet, The Paul Bley Quartet, 1988, ECM 1365

Tracks : Interplay, Heat, After Dark, One In Four, Triste

Musicians : Paul Bley, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian

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TIL C., Bekummernis / Luc Le Masne, 1989, Menelas

Tracks : Til C. (I), Bright carillons, Danse d'Ognora, Lucie, Pour les accords, Fun, Til C (II)

Musicians : Michel Barre, Guillermo Fellove, Michel Torreilles, Philippe Lapeyre, Eric Louis, Stefan Legee, Alex Perdigon, Vincent Lalire, Nano Peylet, Denis Colin, Louis Sclavis, Francois Creamer, Philippe Sellam, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Erik Seva, John Surman, Carl Schlosser, Youenn Le Berre, Olivier Voize, Jean-Paul David, Jacques Zanettacci, Anne Cavillon, Philippe Legris, Patrick Martini, Jean-Michel Bernard, Vincent Limouzin, Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark, Thierry Mineau, Patrick Buchmann, Franck Tortiller, plus a choir on some tracks

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Dedications, Per Husby Orchestra, 1990, Hot Club Records

Tracks : Accentuate The Bass, I'm Never Happy Anymore, Prima Vera / Lasse, Good Bait / Ladybird, A Song You'll Never Sing, Chan's Sorta Mingus Blues, That's The Way It Goes, Take A Chance On Spring

Musicians : Per Husby, Jan Allan, Martin Drover, Knut Riisnæs, John Surman, Vidar Johansen, Guttorm Guttormsen, Odd Ulleberg, Frode Thingnæs, Stein Erik Tafjord, Egil Kapstad, Terje Venaas, Egil Johansen, Georgie Fame, Karin Krog

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Constellations, Bjørn Alterhaug, 1991, Odin NJ 4035

Tracks : Old Louis, Chapter 1, Old Louis, Chapter 2, Lesson Five, Old Landscape, Sonje Velin, W.B.O.A., Bluza 33, Birdlovers, Bassquerade, Hønemarsj, Haneblund, Visjon I Stort Rom

Musicians : Bjørn Alterhaug, Åge Midtgård, Arve Henriksen, Åge Midtgård, Nils Petter Molvær, Arne Johansen, Frode Thingnæs, John Surman, John Pål Inderberg, Tore Brunborg, Knut Riisnæs, Bjørn Johansen, Tore Aune, David Gald, Bobo Stenson (track 5), Egil Kapstad, Henning Sommerro, Frode Alnæs, Sveinung Lillebjerka, Einar F. Saastad, Magnus Volden,Ørnulf Lillebjerka, Dan Styffe, Erling Sunnarvik, Kai Hartvigsen, Knut Guettler, Svein Christiansen, Jon Christensen, Ole Jacob Hansen, Karin Krog, Anne Piro, Harald Sverdrup, Louis Muinzer

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Inventions, Tim Brady / Bradyworks, 1991, Justin Time

Tracks : Invention I - Opening - Solos, Invention II - Maria's Dance - Duo, Invention III - Gwen's Dance, Ensemble – Bradyworks, Invention IV - The Box - Solo, Invention V - Swirling, Invention VI - Three Trees, Invention VII - Brutal Motion, Invention VIII - ...Of Julie's Dance..., Invention IX - Tut, Invention X - Trains, Invention XI - Closing - Duo

Musicians : Tim Brady, Jacques Drouin, Simon Stone, Chris Best, Marie-Josée Simard / guests John Surman, Barre Phillips, Pierre Tanguay

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Ambleside Days, John Taylor with John Surman, 1992, Ah Um

Tracks : Lodore Falls, Wandering, Ambleside Days, Scale Force, Coniston Fells, Pathway, Clapperclowe, Dry Stone

Musicians : John Taylor, John Surman

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In the Evenings Out There, Paul Bley, 1993, ECM 1488

Tracks : Afterthoughts, Portrait Of A Silence, Soft Touch, Speak Easy, Interface, Alignment, Fair Share, Article Four, Married Alive, Spe-cu-lay-ting, Tomorrow Today, Note Police

Musicians : Paul Bley, John Surman, Gary Peacock, Tony Oxley

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Duets, Stan Tracey, 1993, EMI / Blue Note

Tracks : Escape From Waterloo, Three Against One, Still On The Run, Murphy's Dream, Fleeting Glances, Summer Hobo, Chalk Blue, Ominoso, Dance 1, Dance 2, Skipover, Biformis, TNT

Musicians : Stan Tracey, John Surman (tracks 1-7), Keith Tippett (tracks 8-12)

Music originally released on two Steam Records albums: Sonatinas (Stan Tracey/John Surman, 1978) and TNT (Stan Tracey/Keith Tippett, 1976)

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Mask Orchestra, Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra, 1993, The Jazz Label

Tracks : Smack & Thistle, Music To Type To, Tears For A Traveller, A Sixpence Is A Long Shilling, A Dream Of Pain, The Magnificent Whittlin' Stomp, Completely Lost, Not Waving But Drowning, Solitude

Musicians : Colin Towns, Derek Watkins, Graham Russell, Guy Barker, Henry Lowther, Mark Nightingale, Richard Edwards, Phil Brown, Roger Williams, Alan Skidmore, Nigel Hitchcock, Andy MacIntosh, Pete King, John Surman, Julian Arguelles, John Taylor, Dave Green, Clark Tracey

Reissued by Provocateur as Bolt From The Blue.

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November, John Abercrombie, 1994, ECM 1502

Tracks : The Cat's Back, J.S., Right Brain Patrol, Prelude, November, Rise And Fall, John's Waltz, Ogeda, Tuesday Afternoon, To Be, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Big Music

Musicians : John Abercrombie, John Surman, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine

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Shapes, Mike Osborne, 1995, FMR

Tracks : Shapes, Straight Jack, Double It

Musicians : Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, John Surman, Harry Miller, Earl Freeman, Louis Moholo

Recorded in 1972.

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Det var en gang ... Karin Krog synger barnesanger, Karin Krog, 1995, NorDisc

Tracks : Fola, Fola Blakken, Geiterams, Blåmann, Gråpus, Pitt Pott Nøtt, Nei, Nei Gutt, Hans Og Per, Bare Se, Men Ikke Røre, Takk, Ikke Tigge, Sladrehanken / I Skolegården, Nede På Stasjonen, Griner Du?, Kaja Og Maja, Tulla, Dukkemor, Barnas Vals (Children's Waltz), Kom Bukken, So, Ro, Godt Barn

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Egil Kapstad, Terje Venaas, Svein Christiansen

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Huskonsert I Aurskog - Musikk Av Og Etter Anders Heyerdahl, Karin Krog, 1996, Meantime Records

Tracks : Målfrid min frue, Strykekvartett No. 1 in A Major, Nissespill og fans polska, Skøitefart, Ottillie-Gallop, Huldrevise, Halling Medley: Mestertyven Arve Brakars halling / Halling / Halling, Fingubben, Melodi, Brudedans, Purka, Gjestebudet, Polka, Vals, Galopp, Vakker er du, Revelje fra 1808, Soldaten og jenta, Norsk tappestreng 1905

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Mats Berglund, Den Norske Strykekvartett

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Bravissimo II: 50 Years, NDR Bigband, 1998, ACT

Tracks : Blues For Alice, Come Sunday, Piano Groove, Carpet Ride, O Vos Omnis, This Old Fairy Tale, Love For Sale, Round About Midnight, My Funny Valentine, After You've Gone, Mosher, Red Horn, Go

Musicians : John Surman wrote, arranged and plays on the track Carpet Ride

Recordings made between 1984 and 1997. The John Surman track was recorded in January 1990.

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The Dark Gift Of Time, Christine Collister, 1998, Fledg'ling Records

Tracks : The Whole Night Sky, Dirt In The Ground, Deeper Well, I Want To Vanish, Black Eyed Dog, Point Scarlett, God Bless The Child, Lowish Child, Always There, Free Will & Testament, Sad & Beautiful World

Musicians : Christine Collister, John Surman (track 4 & 6), Richard Thompson, Howard Lees, B J Cole, Anglin Buttimore, Mickey Roberts, Rory McFarlane, Danny Thompson, Gerry Conway, Helen Watson, Jacqui McShee, Angie Giles, Ian Shaw

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Marching Song, Vol 1 & 2, The Mike Westbrook Concert Band, 1998, Deram

Tracks : Hooray!, Landscape, Waltz (for Joanna), Landscape (II), Other World, Marching Song, Transition, Home, Rosie, Prelude, Tension, Introduction, Ballad, Conflict, Requiem, Tarnished, Memorial

Musicians : Mike Westbrook, Greg Bowen, Tony Fisher, Dave Holdsworth, Ronnie Hughes, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Malcolm Griffiths, Michael Gibbs, Eddie Harvey, Paul Rutherford, Brian Smith, Nisar Ahmed Khan, Alan Skidmore, John Warren, Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, John Surman, Tom Bennelick, George Smith, Martin Fry, Barre Phillips, Chris Laurence, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson, John Marshall

Originally intended to be a double LP but released as two single LPs in 1969.

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First Impression, Misha Alperin with John Surman, 1999, ECM 1664

Tracks : Overture, First Impression, Second Impression, Twilight Hour, City Dance, Movement, Third Impression, Fourth Impression, Fifth Impression

Musicians : Misha Alperin, John Surman, Arkady Shilkloper, Terje Gewelt, Jon Christensen, Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen

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From the Green Hill, Tomasz Stanko, 1999, ECM 1680

Tracks : Domino, Litania (Part One), Stone Ridge, ... Y Despues De Todo, Litania (Part Two), Quintet's Time, Pantronic, The Lark In The Dark, Love Theme From Farewell To Maria, ... From The Green Hill, Buschka, Roberto Zucco, Domino's Intro, Argentyna

Musicians : Tomasz Stanko, John Surman, Michelle Makarski, Dino Saluzzi, Anders Jormin, Jon Christensen

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John Williams' Baritone Band, John Williams' Baritone Band, 1999, Spotlite

Tracks : Walkin' Shoes, Short Stop, Echoes of Harlem, Round Trip, Waltz for CP, E's little blues, Rockin' in Rhythm, October Sun, Trouble In Mind, Bariphonology, Prima Vera, Funkallero, Deserted Shepherdess, Four Brothers, Moanin'

Musicians : Tracks: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 15: John Williams, Alan Wakeman, Andy Panayi, Chris Biscoe, John Horler, Jim Richardson, Trevor Tomkins / Tracks: 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12 & 14: John Williams, Steve Waterman, John Surman, Jay Craig, Alan Barnes, John Horler, Tim Wells, Trevor Tomkins

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In Darkness Let Me Dwell, John Dowland, 2000, ECM 1697 NS

Tracks : Weep You No More, Sad Fountains, In Darkness Let Me Dwell, Lachrimae Verae, From Silent Night, Come Again, The Lowest Trees Have Tops, Flow My Tears, Come Heavy Sleep, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Flow My Tears, Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part, Lachrimae Tristes, Go Crystal Tears, Lachrimae Amantis

Musicians : John Potter, Stephen Stubbs, John Surman, Maya Homburger, Barry Guy

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Le Cinéma De Claude Sautet, Musiques De Philippe Sarde, 2000, Rough Trade

Tracks : Les Choses De La Vie, Max Et Les Ferrailleurs, César Et Rosalie, Vincent, François, Paul Et Les Autres, Mado, Une Histoire Simple, Un Mauvais Fils, Garçon!, Quelques Jours Avec Moi, Un Cœur En Hiver, Nelly Et Monsieur Arnaud, Titres Bonus: Entretien Avec Claude Sautet, A House By The Sea

Musicians : John Surman plays on the track taken from the soundtrack Un Mauvais Fils.

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Disappeared, Spring Heel Jack, 2000, Rough Trade

Tracks : Rachel Point, Mit Wut, Disappeared 1, Bane, Galina, Trouble and Luck, I Undid Myself, Lester, To Die a Little, Disappeared 2, Wolfing

Musicians : John Coxon, Ashley Wales, John Surman (tracks 3 & 10), Farrah Shah (sampled track 9)

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Live At Umbria Jazz, Vol I, Gil Evans, 2000, EGEA

Tracks : Up From The Skies, Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk, Subway, Orgone, Sometimes, Bud And Bird

Musicians : Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, Shunzo Ono, George Lewis, Tom Malone, Dave Bargeron, George Adams, Chris Hunter, John Surman, John Clark, Gil Goldstein, Peter Levin, Delmar Brown, Emily Mitchell, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Anita Evans, Urszula Dudziak

Recorded at the Umbria Jazz festival in July 1987.

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Live At Umbria Jazz, Vol II, Gil Evans, 2001, EGEA

Tracks : Stone Free, Little Wing, Wake Up, There Comes A Time, Eleven

Musicians : Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, Shunzo Ono, George Lewis, Tom Malone, Dave Bargeron, George Adams, Chris Hunter, John Surman, John Clark, Gil Goldstein, Peter Levin, Delmar Brown, Emily Mitchell, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Anita Evans, Urszula Dudziak

Recorded at the Umbria Jazz festival in July 1987.

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75th Birthday Concert, Gil Evans, 2001, BBC

Tracks : Boogie Stop Shuffle, Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk, Bird Feathers, Up From The Skies, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Eleven, Happy Birthday, Stone Free, Solo, Stone Free, Sometimes, Murder By Numbers, Synchronicity, Eleven, Gil Evans Interview

Musicians : Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, Miles Evans, Palle Mikkelborg, Dave Bargeron, Dave Taylor, Don Weller, George Adams, Chris Hunter, Steve Lacy, John Surman, John Clark, Delmar Brown, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Anita Evans, Airto Moreira

A double CD of music recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1987.

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Nordic Meeting, Peter Janson, 2001, Dragon

Tracks : Intro, Chicken Parade, Afro Five, Värmlandsvisan, Trallart, Teen Spleen, Nina, Kor, 239-240, Tung

Musicians : Peter Janson, Anders Bergcrantz, Jörg Huke, John Surman, Tommy Kotter, Alex Riel

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Care-Charming Sleep, The Dowland Project / John Potter, 2003, ECM 1803 NS

Tracks : Refrain 1, Ancor Che Col Partire, Già Più Volte Tremante, Care-Charming Sleep, Accenti Queruli, Weep, Weep, Mine Eyes, As I Walked Forth, Refrain 2, Refrain 3, She Loves And She Confesses, Angela Siete, Have You Seen But A Bright Lily Grow, Refrain 4 - Amor Dov'è La Fe', Care-Charming Sleep, Ancor Che Col Partire

Musicians : John Potter, John Surman, Stephen Stubbs, Maya Homburger, Barry Guy

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Vague, Anouar Brahem, 2003, ECM 1881

Tracks : Ronda, Parfum de Gitane, Houdouth, Le Chien Sur Les Genoux De La Devineresse, Sebika, Leïla Au Pays Du Caroussel, Variation, Diversion, Comme Une Absence, Nihawend Lunga, Claquent Les Voiles, E La Nave Va, Vague, Bou Naouara, Mazad, Hulmu Rabia, Astrakan Café, La Nuit Des Yeux

Musicians : John Surman plays on three tracks of this compilation.

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Seagull, Bergen Big Band / Karin Krog, 2005, Grappa

Tracks : Sweet Talker, La Calada, Lament, My Shining Hour, The Seagull, Northern Sun, Don't Get Around Much, Jubilee, Canto Mai, Don't Just Sing, Angel Eyes, You'd Better Love Me

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Reid Gilje, Svein Henrik Giske, Are Ovesen, Martin Winter, Sindre Dalhaug, Øyvind Hage, Pål Roseth, Kjell Erik Husom, Zoltan Vincze, Ole Jakob Hystad, Øystein Søbstad, Olav Dale, Jan Kåre Hystad, Dag Arnesen, Ivar Kolve, Ole Thomsen, Magne Thormodsæter, Frank Jakobsen, Stein Inge Brækhus

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Workpoints, Graham Collier, 2005, Cuneiform

Tracks : CD 1: (Workpoints): Deep Dark Blue Centre, The Barley Mow, Workpoints Part One, Workpoints Part Two, Workpoints Part Three, Workpoints Part Four / CD 2 (Live In Middleheim): Little Ben, Under The Pier, Darius Part One, Darius Part Three, Darius Part Four, Darius Part One Reprise, Clear Moon, Mackerel Sky

Musicians : Graham Collier, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Smith, Mike Gibbs, John Mumford, Dave Aaron, John Surman, Karl Jenkins, Frank Ricotti, John Marshall / CD 2: Graham Collier, Harry Beckett, Art Themen, Roger Dean, Ed Speight, John Webb

Two previously unreleased live sessions. CD 1 recorded live in Southampton, UK in March 1968. CD 2 recorded live in Middleheim, Belgium in August 1975.

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Hybrids, The Ripple Effect, 2005, Golden Beams Productions

Tracks : Ancient Techno, Na Na Nai, Worldwide Funk, Rose Garden, Dubwise, Ocean Wave, Corn Song, The Just-Us Department

Musicians : Jack DeJohnette, John Surman (tracks 2, 4 & 6), Ben Surman, Big Al (tracks 2 & 5), Foday Musa Suso (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6), Bootsy The Dogo (track 8), Marlui Miranda (tracks 2, 5 & 7)

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Michael Gibbs / Tanglewood 63, Michael Gibbs, 2005, Vocalion

Tracks : CD 1: Family Joy, Oh Boy!, Some Echoes, Some Shadows, Liturgy / Feelings And Things, Sweet Rain, Nowhere, Throb, And On The Third Day / CD 2: Tanglewood 63, Fanfare, Sojourn, Canticle, Five For England

Notes : A double CD set that combines the albums Michael Gibbs (1970) and Tanglewood 63 (1971). John Surman plays on both source albums

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Hoarded Dreams, Graham Collier, 2007, Cuneiform Records

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Musicians : Graham Collier, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Ted Curson, Tomasz Stanko, Conny Bauer, Eje Thelin, Malcolm Griffiths, Geoff Warren, Art Themen, Juhanni Aaltonen, Matthias Schubert, John Surman, David Powell, Roger Dean, Ed Speight, John Schröder, Paul Bridge, Ashley Brown

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Wildenvey I Ord Og Toner, Karin Krog, 2007, Grappa

Tracks : Preludium, Jeg Anroper Ikke, Vi Besynger, Alle Veier Bort Fra Deg, Som En Der Kommer Fra Fest, Utrolig, Prismer, Den Siste, I Tanker, Tre Ganger Møtt, Alt Kommer Til Meg, Februardialog, Sommerhuset, Heggen Der Hjemme, Ved Syrintyd, Pinselilje, Pinselilje, Fergemann Tid, Lotus Land, Et Hus Ved Veien, Eventyr For Ellen, Diktet Som Sank, Tvrene, Brev, Brev Og Svar, Kjærlighetsbrev, Selma, Inga, Nocturne

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Liv Dommersnes

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Romaria, The Dowland Project / John Potter, 2008, ECM 1970 NS

Tracks : Got Schepfer Aller Dingen, Veris Dulcis, Pulcherrima Rosa, Ora Pro Nobis, Lá Lume, Dulce Solum, Der Oben Swebt, O Beata Infantia (Fragment), O Rosa, Saudade, In Flagellis, Kyrie "Jesus Autem Transiens", O Beata Infantia, Credo "Laudate Dominum", Ein Gut Preambel, Sanctus "Tu Solus Qui Facis", Ein Iberisch Postambel

Musicians : John Potter, John Surman, Stephen Stubbs, Milos Valent

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Oslo Calling, Karin Krog, 2008, Meantime Records

Tracks : Misteree, Senor Blues, Who Knows, I Wish I Knew, My Romance, Traces, The Sun & The Water, Caravan, Sweet Talker, My Little Suede Shoes / Down St. Thomas Way, Three Little Words, God Bless The Child

Musicians : Karin Krog, Vigleik Storaas, Bjørn Alterhaug, Tom Olsta / Guests: Frode Nymo (track 2), Jan Erik Kongshaug (track 3), Roy Nikolaisen (track 5), John Surman (track 6, 7 & 10), The Krog-Tones (Elizabeth Jensen Verpe, Kari Iveland, Per Øystein Sørensen) (track 7)

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Up To Earth, The Chris McGregor Septet, 2008, Fledg'ling Records

Tracks : Moonlight Aloe, Yickytickee / Union Special, Up To Earth, Years Ago Now

Musicians : Chris McGregor, Mongezi Feza, Evan Parker, Dudu Pukwana, John Surman, Barre Phillips (tracks 1 & 3), Danny Thompson (tracks 2 & 4), Louis Moholo

A previously unreleased session from 1969.

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Spirit: Live At The BBC 1971-1978, Jack Bruce, 2008, Polydor

Tracks : You Burned The Tables On Me, Smiles & Grins, Folk Song, A Letter Of Thanks, We're Going Wrong, The Clearout, Have You Ever Loved A Woman?, Powerhouse Sod, You Sure Look Good To Me, Jack's Gone, Clearway, Powerhouse Sod, Can You Follow?, Morning Story, Keep It Down, Pieces Of Mind, One, Spirit, Without A Word, Smiles And Grins, Fifteen Minutes Past Three, Ten To Four, Madhouse, Without A Word, Times, Baby Jane, Born Under A Bad Sign, Lost Inside A Song, Something To Live For, How's Tricks, Spirit, Out Into The Fields, You Burned The Tables On Me, Twenty Past Four

Musicians : Jack Bruce, Art Themen, John Surman (CD 1: tracks 10, 11 & 12 / CD 2: tracks 9 & 10 / CD 3: track 12), Carla Bley, Graham Bond, Ronnie Leahy, Tony Hymas, Chris Spedding, Hughie Burns, Mick Taylor, John Marshall, Bruce Gary, Jon Hiseman, Simon Phillips

A 3 CD collection of sessions recorded for the BBC between August 1971 and September 1978. The tracks featuring John Surman were recorded for the Radio 3 programme Jazz In Britain in 1971 and 1978.

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Svartisen, Maurizio Brunod, 2009, Splasc(H) Records

Tracks : Svartisen, Frydor, Lara's Dance, Isen, Gaucho, Rosa, Defiance, Didime, Waltz For Joe, Lara's Dance (Alt Take)

Musicians : Maurizio Brunod, John Surman, Ivar Antonsen, Bjørn Alterhaug, Paolo Vinaccia

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Folkways, Karin Krog, 2010, Meantime Records

Tracks : Waly Waly (The Water Is Wide), Ola Ola Min Eigen Unge, Nissespill Og Fans Polka, Målfrid Min Frue, Arve Brakars Halling (Versjon 2), Lokk, Pathway, Fingubben, Melodi, Brudedans, Purka, Gjestebudet, Vakker Er Du, Soldaten Og Jenta, Huldrevise, Halling Medley / Arve Brakar, Bånsull, Raga Variations, Pathway

Musicians : Karin Krog, John Surman, Mats Berglund

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Nino Rota, Richard Galliano, 2011, Deutsche Grammophon

Tracks : Waltz, Tema, Temi, I Tre Suonatori, La Processione, La Passerella D'Addio, Solitudine Di Gelsomina, Il Circo Giraffa, Il Matto Sul Filo, Love Theme, Gelsomina, Tema, Zampanò E La Vedova, La Partenza Del Convento, Addio Del Mato, Temi, Rosa Avrata, Le Manine Di Primavera, Tema, Nino

Musicians : Richard Galliano, Dave Douglas, John Surman, Boris Kozlov, Clarence Penn

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The Rainbow Band Sessions, The Rainbow Band directed by John Surman, 2011, Losen Records

Tracks : Bedrocks Inn, The Wizard, Lopsided, Going For A Burton, My Sketchy Spanish, Off Minor, One Last Waltz, Longing

Musicians : John Surman, Marius Haltli, Roy Nikolaisen, Harald Halvorsen, Jørgen Gjerde, Atle Nymo, Håvard Fossum, Knut Riisnæs, Frode Nymo, Erlend Slettevoll, Jan Erik Kongshaug, Stif Hvalrygg, Andreas Bye, Roger Johansen

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"Relook": Graham Collier 1937-2011: A Memorial 75th Birthday Celebration, Graham Collier, 2012, Jazzcontinuum

Tracks : Down Another Road, The [Berklee] Barley Mow, Crumblin' Cookie, An Alternate Workpoints, Song Three Live, Mosaics (Excerpt), The Alternative Mosaics, Adam, Aberdeen Angus, New Conditions: Part 4, Forest Path To Spring, Symphony Of Scorpions, The Day Of The Dead: Melange Of Three Short Extracts, Horded Dreams: Part Two: Five Trumpets And A Baritone, One By One The Cow Goes By: Part Two, The Hackney Five: Extract, The Third Colour: Groove, 9 Oxford Palms: Open Blues & Ballad Two, The Vonetta Factor: Opening, An Alternative Aberdeen Angus

Notes : A 2 CD compilation of mainly previously released music recorded between 1969 and 2004. John Surman plays on the one previously unreleased track - An Alternate Workpoints recorded in 1968. This is a 34 minute tracks that features: Graham Collier, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibb, Rick Smith, John Mumford, Dave Aaron, Stan Sulzmann, Karl Jenkins, John Surman, Frank Ricotti, and John Marshall. John Surman also plays on Hoarded Dreams: Part Two which was previously released on the Hoarded Dreams album.

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Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers: British Jazz 1960-1975, Various Artists, 2012, Reel Recordings

Tracks : Phrygie (Mike Taylor Quintet), Scarpo (Henry Lowther/Lyn Dobson Quintet), Number Three (John Stevens Seven), An Idea (Mike Osborne/John Surman Quartet), Shadow (The Joe Harriott Quintet), Joyce County (Amancio D'Silva w/ Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet), Standfast (Gary Windo's Symbiosis), Beer Garden (Elton Dean'sJust Us), For Those Who Prefer It Mid-Tempo (Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller), The Small Change (Graham Collier Music)

Notes : A collection of previously unreleased "field recordings" released to coincide with the publication of the book Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975 by Duncan Henning. The Mike Osborne/John Surman track was recorded in June 1966.

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Night Sessions, The Dowland Project, John Potter, 2013, ECM 2018 NS

Tracks : First Descent, Menino, Jesus À Lapa, Recercar, Can Vei La Lauzeta Mover, First Triage, Man In The Moon, Corpus Christi, Whistling In The Dark, Swart Mekerd Smethes, Fumeux Fume, Hortus Ignotus, Mystery Play, I Sing Of A Maiden, Theoleptus 22, Second Descent, Second Triage, Prelude

Musicians : John Potter, John Surman, Stephen Stubbs, Maya Homburger, Miloš Valent, Barry Guy

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Fala De Bicho Fala De Gente, Marlui Miranda, 2014, Selo SESC

Tracks : Duku Duku, Kaibi Dukasela, Yuparana, Yaita Yaita, Abina Wabaku Tade, Apï Ayâ Txuxi Txuxi, Mande Uzakazaka, Padû, Padû., Padû, Kuadî Abïa, Alukade Wase, Apï Abaku Da, Ude Lawila Maku, Anana De Wata, Makaxi Pararaku, Wara Wara

Musicians : Marlui Miranda, John Surman, Nelson Ayres, Rodolfo Stroeter, Caíto Marcondes, plus additional vocalists on some tracks

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Dawn, Mike Osborne, 2015, Cuneiform

Tracks : Scotch Pearl, Dawn, Jack Rabbit, TBC, 1st, TBD, Seven By Seven, And Now The Queen, An Idea, Aggression

Musicians : Tracks 1-6 (1970): Mike Osborne, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo / Tracks 7-10 (1966): Mike Osborne, John Surman, Harry Miller, Alan Jackson

Mainly unreleased material from sessions in 1966 and 1970. The track An Idea was originally released in 2012 on the collection Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers And Free Fusioneers: British Jazz 1960-1975.

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Turtle Records: Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971, Mike Osborne / Howard Riley / John Taylor, 2015, RPM Records

Tracks : CD 1 (Mike Osborne): So It Is, Outback / CD 2 (Howard Riley): Motion, Cirrus, Forgotten Game, Two Ballads: For Lesley / For Sue, Flight / CD 3 (John Taylor): And Think Again, White Magic, Pause, Awakening / Eye To Eye, Interlude / Soft Winds

Musicians : CD 1: Mike Osborne, Harry Beckett, Chris McGregor, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo / CD 1: Howard Riley, Barry Guy, Tony Oxley / CD 3: John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Pyne, Stan Sulzmann, John Surman, Chris Laurence, Tony Levin, Norma Winstone

A 3 CD set that combines the three Turtle albums Outback (Mike Osbourne, 1970), Flight (Howard Riley, 1970) and Pause, And Think Again (John Taylor, 1971)

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