John Surman Quartet – private press lp

September 1, 1965

Recorded 1 September 1965, Plymouth

John Surman, soprano and baritone saxophones; Mike Westbrook, piano; Ken Foster, bass; Stuart Hutchinson, drums (1); Gordon Clarke, drums (2,3); Penny Weekes, percussion (2)

Blues de Camera (Westbrook)

A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie)

The Furore (Surman)

A note in Jazz Journal 25/9 (September 1972) by John Voder details the album as ‘a private album recorded in Plymouth, September 1, 1956. Probably only 20-30 copies were pressed’. In 1956 Surman was 12, and 1965 or 1966 are surely the correct dates. At least one copy of this recording exists, in the collection of  Folkishienne aka Audio Grail, who was kind enough to provide the photograph reproduced here.

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