John Surman – ‘How Many Clouds Can You See?’

March 22, 1969

John Surman – ‘How Many Clouds Can You See?’

recorded March 1969, London Deram DML-R1045 (UK) [LP], Deram 844882-2 (UK) [CD], Vocalion CDSML 8428 (UK) [CD]

on track 1: Harry Beckett, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Malcolm Griffiths, trombone; Mike Osborne, alto saxophone; Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone; John Surman, baritone saxophone; John Taylor, piano; Harry Miller, bass; Alan Jackson, drums

on track 2: John Surman, baritone saxophone; Alan Jackson, drums

on track 3: Dave Holdsworth, Harry Beckett, trumpet; Chris Pyne, Malcolm Griffiths, trombone; George Smith, tuba; John Surman, soprano saxophone; Mike Osborne, alto saxophone; Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone, flute; John Warren, baritone saxophone, flute; John Taylor, piano; Barre Phillips, bass; Tony Oxley, drums

on tracks 4 and 5: John Surman, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; John Taylor, piano; Barre Phillips, bass; Tony Oxley, drums

Galata Bridge (Surman) 14:56

Caractacus (Surman) 4:19

Premonition (Warren) 4:24

Event –

(a) Gathering

(b) Ritual

(c) Circle Dance (Surman) 18:38

How Many Clouds Can You See? (Surman) 3:26

 

Jazz Journal review; advert; the Deram CD package lists the tracks as above, but reverses the order of the LP sides; this is corrected on the Vocalion issue.

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