Morning Glory

John Surman

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Jazz, Avant-garde
May 20, 2016

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One of the finest and most lyrical jazz-rock albums of the period, and a milestone in John Surman's remarkable recording career.

At the time of its original release in 1973, Morning Glory, seemed a surprising departure for saxophonist John Surman. It seemed to owe more to the music being made by Miles Davis, Weather Report and Tony Williams' Lifetime in the USA or Ian Carr's Nucleus and Soft Machine in the UK than it did to the often abstract, free but determinedly acoustic music that Surman had pioneered up to that point. Hindsight tells another story. Morning Glory stands as both a consolidation of his work to date and, like the solo Westering Home (also re-issued by Fledg'ling this month), it offers a signpost for his work in subsequent years.

Surman chose his partners for the recording very carefully, drawing from his friends and trusted collaborators. In particular, Terje Rypdal on electric guitar and John Taylor on both acoustic and electric pianos allows for an expanded musical palette. The rhythm section of Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, Chris Laurence on bass and John Marshall's chattering drums lay down a remarkably elastic rhythmic counterpoint. All of these musical signatures would become even more evident in his later recordings for ECM.

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Key Value
Catalogue number FLED3101
Barcode 5020393310123
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 75g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Cloudless Sky 08:15
2. Iron Man 13:02
3. Norwegian Steel - Septimus 09:32
4. Hinc Illae Lacrimae (Hence These Tears) - For Us All 12:33