John Surman Upon Reflection

John Surman - Coruscating (2000) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2016
John Surman - Coruscating (2000) [Repost]

John Surman - Coruscating (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Composition | Label: ECM | # ECM 1702, 543 033-2 | Time: 00:53:59

British multireed player John Surman has enjoyed a long career, making significant marks in free jazz, modal, and fusion, and also developing his own distinctive blend of folk and jazz elements. His ability to bridge styles has even extended to 1999's treatment of Renaissance-era composer John Dowland's songs, In Darkness Let Me Dwell with the Hilliard Ensemble's John Potter. Coruscating is another unusual venture, with Surman and regular associate bassist Chris Laurence improvising on eight of Surman's compositions with the string quartet Trans4mation. There's a seamless beauty here, composition and improvisation becoming one. Beginning with the baroque clarity of melody on "At Dusk," Coruscating develops often dark, looming textures. While Surman has made his baritone fly, here he emphasizes intense lyricism, whether with a true, full-bodied, baritone sound or a light upper register. "Stone Flower" is dedicated to the great Ellington baritonist Harry Carney, and Surman's breathy, overtone-rich sound invokes Carney's own recordings with strings.
John Surman - Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop, April 1969 [CD + DVD] {2011 Cuneiform remastered}

John Surman - Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop, April 1969 [CD + DVD] {2011 Cuneiform remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 263 MB | Scans JPG | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 97 MB
DVD - ISO | NTSC 4:3 | ~ 47 min | LinearPCM, 2 ch | 3,13 GB
Genre: jazz | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform | CAT #RUNE 315/316 | 2011

Cuneiform Records has unearthed a hidden treasure of British jazz. Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop—April '69 is a stunning discovery. Featuring unreleased material executed by a unique ten-piece line-up of European jazz luminaries, it provides a fascinating window into the development of British saxophonist John Surman at the very beginning of his career. Capturing an international all-star ensemble working through Surman's formative concepts, this informal studio session was taped in Hamburg, Germany for the NDR Jazz Workshop, a weekly television series. Despite being recorded in mono for televised broadcast, the audio and video quality is remarkably good considering the source material. Released by Cuneiform as a double disc set, the CD contains the isolated audio tracks, while the DVD features the entire 45 minute performance as filmed, preserving snippets of illuminating in-between song banter as well.

John Surman - Saltash Bells (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 20, 2012
John Surman - Saltash Bells (2012)

John Surman - Saltash Bells (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:05 min | 134 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

John Surman's solo albums occupy a special and important place in his discography. Saltash Bells is the first since 1994's A Biography of the Rev. Absalom Dawe, and it joins a line of distinguished recordings that begins with Westering Home (Island, 1972) and continues with the ECM albums Upon Reflection (1979), Withholding Pattern (1984), Private City (1987), and The Road To St Ives (1990). In the British reedman's multi-facetted music the solo recordings provide perhaps the clearest insights into his melodic imagination, and Saltash Bells ranks with the best of them. This time around the compositions were inspired by the West Country of John's English childhood, memories of special places - and sounds.

Jan Garbarek - Eventyr - 1981 [ECM 1200]  Music

Posted by peter happy at Dec. 1, 2008
Jan Garbarek - Eventyr - 1981 [ECM 1200]

Jan Garbarek - Eventyr [ECM 1200]
WV log cue | 263,7 mb
ECM | Jazz

John Surman / John Warren - The Brass Project (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 15, 2017
John Surman / John Warren - The Brass Project (1993)

John Surman / John Warren - The Brass Project (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: ECM | # ECM 1478, 517 362-2 | 01:02:18

For this ECM project, John Surman (who plays soprano, baritone, clarinet, bass clarinet and piano) and conductor John Warren wrote a full set of original music for Surman's reeds, a seven-piece brass section and a rhythm section to interpret. This episodic set has its share of sound explorations but also contains swinging sections and an impressive amount of excitement. The colorful solos (mostly by Surman) and the unpredictable writing make this a highly recommended disc. (AMG)
Eddie Louiss, John Surman, Daniel Humair - Our Kind Of Sabi (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Eddie Louiss, John Surman, Daniel Humair - Our Kind Of Sabi (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:18 minutes | 775 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The brilliant French Hammond organist and pianist Eddy Louiss worked with the likes of Kenny Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Stan Getz; reed player John Surman and drummer Daniel Humair have long been major forces on the European scene. Louiss also recorded the title piece on Stan Getz’s “Dynasty” album – here the trio presents a wilder version with fiery solos from Surman’s baritone and Louiss on Hammond. This trio likes their Sabi hot with a Spanish tinge.

John Surman - Way Back When (1969) {Cuneform Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 24, 2017
John Surman - Way Back When (1969) {Cuneform Records}

John Surman - Way Back When (1969) {Cuneform Records}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 294MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Way Back When finds Surman on baritone and soprano saxophones, joined by John Taylor on electric piano, Brian Odgers on electric bass, John Marshall on drums and, on two tracks, alto saxophonist Mike Osborne. This one-day session was, in Surman's words, "a sort of 'farewell' jam session," held before Surman moved to continental Europe to join bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Stu Martin for the groundbreaking free jazz unit known as the Trio.
Paul Bley & Gary Peacock & Tony Oxley & John Surman - In The Evenings Out There (1993) {ECM 1488}

Paul Bley & Gary Peacock & Tony Oxley & John Surman - In The Evenings Out There (1993) {ECM 1488}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 213MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Pianist Paul Bley was touring Scandinavia with a quartet made up of longtime associate Gary Peacock on bass and two brilliant British musicians, drummer Tony Oxley and John Surman on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, when they made this Oslo recording in 1991. Rather than a conventionally organized quartet session, the CD consists of seven largely improvised solos, three duets, and two tracks–the collectively improvised "Interface" and Surman's "Article Four"–with the full quartet. Even more unusual is the frequent emphasis on bass frequencies and slow, even solemn, tempos. Only extraordinary musicians could keep such a format interesting, and these four do, exploring room resonance with almost ceremonial levels of concentration.
John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips - The Trio - Conflagration (1971) {Victor-Dawn Records, Mini LP 20bitK2, VICP-62170}

John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips - The Trio - Conflagration (1971) {Victor-Dawn Records, Mini LP 20bitK2, VICP-62170}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 285 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 51 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2002 Victor / Dawn Records | VICP-62170
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop

John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips - Conflagration (Rare British jazz 1971 UK 6-track LP on the Dawn label, from Surman's highly regarded and influential Trio group, including the two expatriate American musicians Phillips and Martin, also starring Harold Beckett, Chick Corea, Mike Osborne, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor & more. The trio joined by a variety of other musicians. The songs are challenging in an Ornette Coleman sort of way but never inaccessible. Not a recording for the casual jazz listener - it's more for the adventurous jazz lover.
John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips - The Trio (1970) {2CD Victor-Dawn Records, Mini LP 20bitK2, VICP-62207~8}

John Surman, Stu Martin, Barre Phillips - The Trio (1970) {2CD Victor-Dawn Records, Mini LP 20bitK2, VICP-62207~8}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 680 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 234 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 40 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2002 Victor / Dawn Records | VICP-62207~8
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz

This set was also issued as two separate LPs under John Surman’s name, Vogue VJD 505/1 and VJD 505/2. Rare bit of free jazz by this trio of British players from the early 70′s. The music is very intense, without any of the noodling that sometimes ruins Brit sessions from the time. Surman plays baritone, soprano, and bass clarinet, and he really blows like mad in some passages. The sound quality of this album is stunning! In the autumn of 1969, John Surman decided to make a break and joined forces with Barre Phillips and Stu Martin, to form a group they called The Trio. Phillips had a varied background, having worked as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Jimmy Giuffre and George Russell, as well as performing solo in Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.