The Amazing Adventures Of Simon Simon
John Surman and Jack DeJohnette first played together in 1968, but didn't make a duo album together until The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon in 1981. Immediately recognised as a special album it won the Record of the Year Award in Jazz Forum's Readers Poll. The press was equally enthusiastic.
Down Beat: "Unrestrained delight! The stunning Adventures of Simon Simon shatters through several stylistic barriers in the most swingful of fashions and goes right to the heart of modern musical artistry5 stars."
Personnel: John Surman (soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, synthesizer); Jack DeJohnette (drums, congas, electric piano)
- Part I - Nestor's Saga (The Tale of the Ancient)
- Part II - The Buccaneers
- Part III - Kentish Hunting (Lady Margaret's Air)
- Part IV - The Pilgrim's Way (To the Seventeen Walls)
- Part V - Within The Halls Of Neptune
- Part VI - Phoenix And The Fire
- Part VII - Fide et Amore (By Faith and Love)
- Part VIII - Merry Pranks (Jester's Song)
- Part IX - A Fitting Epitaph