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Whistman's Wood Whistman's Wood 6:33    
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Track length:6:33
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926651
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Glass Flower Glass Flower 3:13    
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Track length:3:13
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926652
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On Staddon Heights On Staddon Heights 7:34    
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Track length:7:34
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926653
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Triadichorum Triadichorum 3:38    
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Track length:3:38
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926654
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Winter Elegy Winter Elegy 8:19    
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Track length:8:19
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926655
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Ælfwin Ælfwin 2:18    
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Track length:2:18
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926656
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Saltash Bells Saltash Bells 10:41    
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Track length:10:41
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926657
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Dark Reflections Dark Reflections 3:29    
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Track length:3:29
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926658
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The Crooked Inn The Crooked Inn 2:43    
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Track length:2:43
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926659
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Sailing Westwards Sailing Westwards 10:37    
Album only
Track length:10:37
Artist: John Surman
Performer: John Surman
Genre: Modern
Publisher: Manuscript (MCPS/PRS)
Composer: John Surman
ISRC: DEB330926660

John Surman soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, alto, bass and contrabass clarinets, harmonica, synthesizer

John Surman is an exceptionally versatile musician and his instrumental prowess has been showcased in many contexts. Yet his solo albums may be the best sources for insights into his melodic imagination. If you want to understand the wellsprings of his creativity, the solo albums are the place to go; “Saltash Bells” ranks with the best of them. This time around the compositions were inspired by the West Country of John’s English childhood, memories of special places – and sounds. The title track refers to the echoes of bell ringing from Saltash church resounding around the Tamar River valley, at the border of Cornwall and Devon. “Whistman’s Wood”, meanwhile, evokes the mysterious petrified forest of Dartmoor … And so it goes, ancient haunts inspiring vivid new music.