Invisible Nature: Live in Tampere and Berlin

COMPOSERS: Jack Dejohnette,John Surman
LABELS: ECM
ALBUM TITLE: John Surman & Jack Dejohnette
PERFORMER: John Surman (ss, bs, b cl, synth) Jack DeJohnette (d, perc, p)
CATALOGUE NO: 016 376-2

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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.

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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