John Surman - Saltash Bells | ECM 2798108

John Surman - Saltash Bells

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 2798108

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 11th June 2012

Contents

Artists

John Surman (soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, alto, bass & contrabass clarinets, harmonica, synthesizer)

Artists

John Surman (soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, alto, bass & contrabass clarinets, harmonica, synthesizer)

About

John Surman is an exceptionally versatile musician and his instrumental prowess has been showcased in many contexts. Yet his solo albums may be the best sources for insights into his melodic imagination. If you want to understand the wellsprings of his creativity, the solo albums are the place to go; “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. The title track refers to the echoes of bell ringing from Saltash church resounding around the Tamar River valley, at the border of Cornwall and Devon. “Whistman’s Wood”, meanwhile, evokes the mysterious petrified forest of Dartmoor … And so it goes, ancient haunts inspiring vivid new music.

Tracklist:
1. Whistman's Wood
2. Glass Flower
3. On Staddon Heights
4. Triadichorum
5. Winter Elegy
6. Ælfwin
7. Saltash Bells
8. Dark Reflections
9. The Crooked Inn
10. Sailing Westwards

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