For this ECM project, John Surman (who plays soprano, baritone, clarinet, bass clarinet and piano) and conductor John Warren wrote a full set of original music for Surman's reeds, a seven-piece brass section and a rhythm section to interpret. This episodic set has its share of sound explorations but also contains swinging sections and an impressive amount of excitement.
JOHN SURMAN, alto and bass clarinets, piano HENRY LOWTHER, trumpet STEPHAN WATERMAN, trumpet STUART BROOKS, trumpet MALCOLM GRIFFITHS,trombone CHRIS PYNE, trombone DAVID STEWART, bass trombone RICHARD EDWARDS, bass trombone CHRIS LAURENCE, bass JOHN MARSHALL, drums, percussion JOHN WARREN, conductor
Recorded April 1992 at Angel Studios, London.
01. The Returning Exile 02. Coastline 03. The New One Two, Part 1 04. The New One Two, Part 2 05. Spacial Motive 06. Wider Vision 07. Silent Lake 08. Mellstock Quire / Tantrum Clangley 09. All For A Shadow