The great British saxophonist and clarinettist John Surman introduces a fascinating new trio with Brazilian pianist Nelson Ayres and US vibraphonist Rob Waring, and a programme of engaging composi-tions whose evocative themes invite subtle instrumental interaction. The story of the project really begins a decade ago, when Surman was playing with Jack DeJohnette’s Ripple Effect group. The rapport between Surman and singer Marlui Miranda in that ensemble led to an invitation to visit her Brazilian homeland, and to participate in a recording inspired by the songs of the Juruna people of the Amazon Basin.
JOHN SURMAN, soprano and baritone sax, bass clarinet NELSON AYRES, piano ROB WARING, vibes, marimba
Recorded July 21-23 Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
01. At First Sight 02. Autumn Nocturne 03. Within The Clouds 04. Byndweed 05. On Still Waters 06. Another Reflection 07. The Admiral 08. Pitanga Pitomba 09. Summer Song 10. Concentric Circles 11. Stoke Damerel 12. Invisible Threads