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John Surman

ss, bs, bcl, *1944 GB, Tavistock
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. John Douglas Surman

English jazz baritone and soprano saxophone, alto, contra-bass, bass clarinet, recorders, piano and synthesizer player and composer, born 30th August 1944, Tavistock, Devon. Won Spellemannprisen (Norwegian Grammy) for best jazz album of 2013 with "Songs About This And That".

  • Soprano sax
  • Bariton sax
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Synthesizer
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Rock
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Another Reflection on Invisible Threads by John Surman, Nelson Ayres & Rob Waring
At First Sight on Invisible Threads by John Surman, Nelson Ayres & Rob Waring
Galata Bridge - Remastered 1985 on How Many Clouds Can You See? by John Surman
With Terry's Help, Pt. 1 on Tales Of The Algonquin by John Surman
Edges Of Illusion on Upon Reflection by John Surman
Event - Remastered 1985 on How Many Clouds Can You See? by John Surman
With Terry's Help, Pt. 2 on Tales Of The Algonquin by John Surman
Caractacus - Remastered 1985 on How Many Clouds Can You See? by John Surman
Premonition - Remastered 1985 on How Many Clouds Can You See? by John Surman
Portrait Of A Romantic on Private City by John Surman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Invisible ThreadsJohn Surman2018Album
Infinite PathsKarin Krog & John Surman2016Album
Another SkyJohn Surman / Bergen Big Band2014Album
Songs About This And ThatKarin Krog & John Surman2013Album
Saltash BellsJohn Surman2012Album
Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop - April '69John Surman2011Album
The Rainbow Band SessionsThe Rainbow Band2011Album
Brewster's RoosterJohn Surman2009Album
Rain On The WindowJohn Surman / Howard Moody2008Album
Wildenvey I Ord Og TonerLiv Dommersnes / Karin Krog Og John Surman2007Album
The Spaces In BetweenJohn Surman2007Album
Glancing Backwards The Dawn AnthologyJohn Surman2006Compil.
Way Back WhenJohn Surman2005Album
SeagullBergen Big Band, Karin Krog Directed By John Surman2005Album
Selected RecordingsJohn Surman2004Compil.
Free And EqualJohn Surman2003Album
Apartment #5CJohn Surman2002Album
Invisible NatureJohn Surman / Jack DeJohnette2002Album
The Amazing Adventures Of John SurmanJohn Surman2001Compil.
CoruscatingJohn Surman2000Album
First ImpressionMikhail Alperin W/ John Surman1999Album
The Dawn SessionsThe Trio Featuring John Surman1999Compil.
BluesandKarin Krog & John Surman1999Album
John Surman & Friends, The Dawn SessionsJohn Surman, John McLaughlin, Karl Berger, Stu Martin, Dave Holland1999Compil.
ThimarAnouar Brahem / John Surman / Dave Holland1998Album
Al Hizam Al Dhahbi (From The Album "Thimar")Anouar Brahem / John Surman / Dave Holland1998Single
Proverbs And SongsJohn Surman1997Album
Huskonsert I Aurskog - Musikk Av Og Etter Anders HeyerdahlKarin Krog, Den Norske Strykekvartett, Einar Henning Smebye, Mats Berglund, John Surman1996Album
A Biography Of The Rev. Absalom DaweJohn Surman1995Album
Nordic QuartetJohn Surman / Karin Krog / Terje Rypdal / Vigleik Storaas1995Album
In The Evenings Out TherePaul Bley / Gary Peacock / Tony Oxley / John Surman1993Album
NovemberJohn Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Peter Erskine W / John Surman1993Album
The Brass ProjectJohn Surman / John Warren1993Album
Adventure PlaygroundJohn Surman1992Album
Ambleside DaysJohn Taylor With John Surman1992Album
Road To Saint IvesJohn Surman1990Album
Private CityJohn Surman1988Album
The Paul Bley QuartetPaul Bley Quartet w/ John Surman, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian1988Album
Withholding PatternJohn Surman1985Album
Such Winters Of MemoryJohn Surman1983Album
Music By ...Barre Phillips, Aina Kemanis, John Surman, Hervé Bourde, Claudia Phillips, Pierre Favre1981Album
The Amazing Adventures Of Simon SimonJohn Surman1981Album
Cloud Line BlueKarin Krog & John Surman1979Album
Upon ReflectionJohn Surman1979Album
SonatinasJohn Surman / Stan Tracey1978Album
Live At Moers FestivalJohn Surman / Tony Levin1975Album
Live At Woodstock Town HallStu Martin / John Surman1975Album
Citadel / Room 315Mike Westbrook Orchestra Featuring John Surman1975Album
John SurmanJohn Surman1974Album
John SurmanJohn Surman1974Album
Westering HomeJohn Surman1972Album
Jazz In Britain '68-'69John Surman • Alan Skidmore • Tony Oxley1972Album
Where Fortune SmilesJohn McLaughlin, Dave Holland, John Surman, Stu Martin, Karl Berger1971Album
Tales Of The AlgonquinJohn Surman / John Warren1971Album
Our Kind Of SabiEddy Louiss — John Surman — Daniel Humair1971Album
How Many Clouds Can You See?John Surman1970Album
Alors!!!Michel Portal / John Surman / Barre Phillips / Stu Martin / Jean-Pierre Drouet1970Album
John SurmanJohn Surman1969Album
Obeah WeddingJohn Surman1969Single
Open Space (The Down Beat Poll Winners In Europe)Karin Krog - John Surman - Albert Mangelsdorff - Francy Boland - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Daniel Humair1969Album
Alors !!!Michel Portal, John Surman, Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, Jean-Pierre DrouetSingle
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