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John Surman

John Surman

1944 -

Origin: United Kingdom

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genre: Jazz

Multi-instrumentalist/saxophonist John Surman has been a key figure in British jazz circles since his teens. Born in 1944, in Devon, UK, the prolific young baritone studied at the London School of Music and quickly gained a phenomenal reputation in London clubs. In the late 1970s, he formed Trio with Barre Phillips and Stu Martin, and led the Brass Project in the 1980s. He has collaborated with a multitude of jazz giants, including Dave Holland, Paul Rutherford, Gil Evans and Jack DeJohnette, excelling in various music styles including jazz fusion, rock, chamber music and traditional jazz. With a wealth of recordings since 1968, he has released several influential albums including Morning Glory (1973), the best-selling Private City (1987) and more recently Brewster's Rooster (2009).



  • A. Brahem with D. Holland and J. Surman - 2011 Concert

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