John Surman/Alan Skidmore/Tony Oxley – ‘Jazz in Britain ’68-’69’

March 23, 1969

John Surman/Alan Skidmore/Tony Oxley – ‘Jazz in Britain ’68-’69’

recorded 1968 and 1969, London Decca Eclipse ECS 2114 (UK) [LP] Vocalion CDSML 8418 (UK) [CD]

on track 1: Mike Osborne, alto saxophone; Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone; John Surman, baritone saxophone

on track 2: Harry Beckett, fluegelhorn; Malcolm Griffiths, trombone; Mike Osborne, alto saxophone; Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone; John Surman, baritone saxophone; John Taylor, electric piano; Harry Miller, bass guitar; Alan Jackson, drums

on track 3: John Surman, piano; John Taylor, electric piano; Harry Miller, bass guitar; Alan Jackson, drums

on tracks 4-6: Kenny Wheeler, fluegelhorn, trumpet; Alan Skidmore, tenor saxophone; John Taylor, piano; Harry Miller, bass; Tony Oxley, drums

Bouquet Garni (Cooke) 3:19

Shepherd Oak (Surman) 7:18

Bessie [Part 1] (Surman) 4:44

Bessie [Part 2] (Surman) 8:11

Circles On Ice (Warren) 11:05

Winter Song (Surman) 7:10

details for these tracks are unknown, but a comparison of the personnel of Surman’s tracks (1-3) on this release with personnel on ‘How Many Clouds Can You See?’ suggest that they may derive from the same sessions. The remaining tracks (4-6) share personnel with Alan Skidmore’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ album

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