Mike Westbrook Orchestra Featuring John Surman ‎– Citadel / Room 315 (1975)

Citadel / Room 315 is an album by English avant-garde/jazz-rock pianist/arranger Mike Westbrook, recorded with a big band featuring saxist John Surman and trumpeters Henry Lowther and Kenny Wheeler. The album was released in 1975 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (1:41) A2. “Construction” (7:37) A3. “Pistache” (3:04) A4. “View From the Drawbridge” (8:42) A5. “Love […]

Rolf Kühn Jazzgroup ‎– Going to the Rainbow (1970)

Going to the Rainbow is an album by German jazz clarinetist Rolf Kühn‘s Jazzgroup, featuring brother Joachim Kühn on keyboards alongside Alan Skidmore, John Surman, and Chick Corea. The album was released in 1970 on BASF. Tracklist: A1. “Houndhouse Rock” (4:50) A2. “Sad Ballade” (3:39) A3. “T.C.B.” (9:45) B1. “Going to the Rainbow” (12:55) B2. […]

Harry Beckett ‎– Flare Up (1970)

Flare Up is an album by Barbadian jazz trumpeter Harry Beckett, released in 1970 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Flare Up” (4:01) A2. “Go West” (6:34) A3. “Where Fortune Smiles” (3:36) A4. “Scarlet Mine” (3:53) A5. “Third Road” (5:29) B1. “Flow Stream Flow” (3:43) B2. “The Other Side” (4:02) B3. “Rolly’s Tune” (6:18) B4. “Fool’s Play” […]

John Surman

John Surman (born Aug. 30, 1944) is an English saxophonist, clarinetist, and keyboardist from Tavistock, Devon, who apprenticed with bandleaders Mike Westbrook, Peter Lemer, and Ronnie Scot during the late 1960s. In 1969, Surman released an eponymous post-bop album on Deram. During the ensuing two-year period, he played on albums by John McLaughlin, Rolf Kühn, […]