john surman

CD review: John Surman

Saltash Bells (ECM 279 8108) The multi-reedsman’s first solo album for 18 years, and an amazing 40 years after his first one, Westering Home, makes perfect Sunday listening. It is not insistent, it doesn’t grab you by the collar and… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 18-09-09

John Surman: Brewster’s Rooster (ECM 270 1112) A bit of a change for the just-turned-65 saxophonist – this is a relatively conventional jazz quartet playing relatively conventional jazz quartet music. That’s conventional as in “following traditional forms and genres” –… Read More ›

Looking forward to Cheltenham

You’ve just been paid and shining on the not-too-distant horizon is Jazz09 from Cheltenham Festivals. So it’s time to plan ahead. From Tuesday, April 28, the programme quickly builds to a packed holiday weekend, with a calm-down day on bank holiday… Read More ›