COMPOSERS: Jack Dejohnette,John Surman
ALBUM TITLE: John Surman & Jack Dejohnette
PERFORMER: John Surman (ss, bs, b cl, synth) Jack DeJohnette (d, perc, p)
CATALOGUE NO: 016 376-2
It has taken 22 years for the follow-up to the Surman/DeJohnette duo’s remarkable Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon, and this live album recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival and the Tampere Jazz Happening in 2000 is an equally important release.
Today it seems the flimsiest sketch by a big name appears to be valued more than a choice canvas by a minor master, so an album like this is likely to pass by the opinion-shapers of majority culture. Fortunately this has never been an impediment to creating outstanding jazz like this. SN