Musician & Composer

Discography

 

Peter Lemer: Local colour. ESP 1057; * ESP 1057-2 1966

 

Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Celebration. Deram SML 1013; 1967 * Deram 844 852-2

 

Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Release. Deram SML 1031 1968* Deram 844 851-2

 

Alexis Korner: Bootleg him!. (2-LP). RAK SRAK SP 51; 1968 Warner Brothers 2XS 1966; Metronome DALP 2/3101; * Castle Comm. CSC 7012

 

John Surman. Deram SML 1030; * Deram 844 883-2 1968

 

Chris McGregor. (Test pressing). Witchseason (unreleased) 1968

 

Gitte & The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band: My kind 1968 of world. EMI Hoer zu SHZE 280; * VeraBra Records vBr 2020-2

 

Ronnie Scott: Live at Ronnie Scott’s. CBS 52661; 1968 * Columbia 494439-2

 

Jazz in Britain ’68-’69. Decca Eclipse ECS 2144 1968/69

 

John Surman. (Test pressing) 1968/69

 

John McLaughlin: Extrapolation. Marmalade 608007; 1969

Polydor 2343012; Polydor 2310018; * Polydor 841598-2

 

John Surman: How many clouds can you see?. Deram SML 1045; 1969

* Deram 844 882-2

 

Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching song, Vol. 1. Deram 1969

SML 1047; * Deram 844 853-2

 

Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching song, Vol. 2. Deram 1969

SML 1048; * Deram 844 853-2

 

NDR – Die Jazz Werkstatt ’69. (This LP is shared with other 1969 artists). NDR 654057

 

Humphrey Lyttelton: Duke Ellington Classics. Polydor 1969

2460140; Black Lion 28400; Black Lion 127000

 

Mike Gibbs. Deram SML 1063; * Deram 844 907-2 1969

 

Alexis Korner: Both sides. Metronome MLP 15364 1969

 

Rolf Kuehn: Monday morning. Columbia SHZE 909BL (D) 1969

 

Open space. MPS 15259; MPS CRM 720; MPS 2120720 1969

 

Gittin’ to know y’all. (This LP is shared with other 1969

artists). MPS 15269; MPS CRM 728; MPS 2120728-5;

* Polygram/MPS POCJ 2553 (J)

 

NDR – Die Jazz-Werkstatt ’70. (This LP is shared with 1970

other artists). NDR 0654094

 

John Surman Trio: Live in Altena. JG Records 018 1970

 

Michel Portal: Alors!!!. Futura GER 12; Musica MUS 2001; 1970

* Futura 152-072

 

The Trio. (2-LP). Dawn DNLS 3006; Vogue VJD 505-1/2; 1970

* BGO Records BGOCD 231

 

Bass is. Enja 2018; * Enja 2018-2 1970

 

John Surman/John McLaughlin: Where fortune smiles. Dawn 1970

DNLS 3018; Pye 12103; Ariola 88 038 IT; * BGO Records

BGOCD 191

 

Remembering ’70. (This 2-LP set is shared with other 1970

artists). JG Records

 

The Trio: Conflagration. Dawn DNLS 3022; * BGO Records 1970

BGOCD 253; Future Music Records FMR CD22

 

Harry Beckett: Flare up. Philips 6308026 1970

 

New Jazz Meeting Altena 1970. (This 2-LP set is shared 1970

with other artists). JG Records 21/22

 

Jazz Festival ’70. Toshiba Liberty LPC-8045; (also issued 1970

as: European Jazz Stars: C’est tout. EMI ETJ-65010 (J))

 

Eddie Louiss: Our kind of sabi. MPS CRM 751; MPS 2120751-1; 1970

Nippon Columbia YS-2506

 

Europe Jazz All Stars: Room 1220. Trio RSP-9014 (J); 1970

* Konnex KCD 5037

 

Alan Skidmore: TCB. Philips 6308041 1970

 

Jazz Jamboree 1970. (This LP is shared with other artists). 1970

Muza XL 0697

 

Mike Gibbs: Tanglewood ’63. Deram SML 1087; * Deram 1970

844 906-2

 

Rolf Kuehn: Going to the rainbow. BASF CRC 008; MPS 2021008; 1970

(also issued as: Creaction. Acanta CC 23097)

 

John Warren/John Surman: Tales of the Algonquin. Deram 1971

SML 1094; * Deram 844 884-2

 

Chris McGregor: Brotherhood of breath. RCA Neon NE2; 1971

* Repertoire REP 4468

 

John Taylor: Pause and think again. Turtle TUR 302; 1971

* Future Music Records FMRCD 24

 

Slide Hampton & Vaclav Zahradnik Big Band: B & S. Supra- 1971

phon 1 150929 (CS); I giganti del Jazz 39 (I)

 

The Trio: By contact. Turtle TUR ?; Nippon Columbia 1971

YS-2733 AX; Ogun Records OG 529

 

2. New Jazz Meeting Altena 1971. (This 2-LP set is shared 1971

with other artists). JG Records 27/28

 

Ossiach Live. (This 3-LP set is shared with other artists). 1971

BASF 49-21119-3; * ?

 

John Surman/Jack Bruce/Jon Hiseman: Jazz London 6. BBC 1971

Transcription Services CN 1721/S

 

NDR – Jazz Workshop ’71. (This LP is shared with other 1971

artists). NDR 065496351

 

Norma Winstone: Edge of time. Argo DA 148; * Disconforme 1971

Disc 1962 CD

 

John Surman: Westering home. Island HELP 10; Ariola 1972

86 393 ET (D); * Future Music Records FMRCD 16

 

Mike Osborne: Shapes. * Future Music Records FMRCD 10 1972

 

John Surman: Morning glory. Island ILPS 9237; Ariola 1973

86 969 IT; Antilles AN-7004; * Future Music Records

FMRCD 13

 

Balver Hoehle Jazzfestival 1974. (This 4-LP set is shared 1974

with other artists). JG Records 36-39

 

S. O. S. Ogun Records OG 400 1975

 

Mike Westbrook: Citadel/Room 315. RCA SF 8433; 1975

* Novus ND74987

 

John Surman/Stu Martin: Live at Woodstock Town Hall. 1975

Pye 12114; Dawn DNLS 3072; * BGO Records BGOCD 290

 

John Surman: Live at Moers. Moers Music 1006 1975

Claude Sautet et Philippe Sarde: Mado. Festival FLD-667 (F) 1976

 

Romy, Montand, Piccoli, Patrick, Sautet, Sarde, et les 1976/80

autres … (This LP is shared with other artists).

Milan A 222 (F); (retitled: Philippe Sarde – Claude

Sautet) * Milan CD CH 318

 

Karin Krog: Cloud line blue. Polydor 2382093 (N); Poljazz 1976

PSJ 82 (PL)

 

Friedrich Gulda: Nachricht vom Lande. (2-LP). 1976

Brain 080.016-2

 

Barre Phillips: Mountainscapes. ECM 1076 1976

 

Des enfants gates. Vogue LDA.20295 (F) 1977

 

Mumps: A matter of taste. MPS 68.169 1977

 

Alexis Korner: The party album. (2-LP). Intercord 170000; 1978

* Castle Comm. CSC 7013

 

John Surman/Stan Tracey: Sonatinas. Steam Rec. SJ 106; 1978

(re-issued as Stan Tracey: Duets) * Blue Note CDP 789450-2

 

Mick Goodrick: In pas(s)ing. ECM 1139 1978

 

John Surman: Upon reflection. ECM 1148 1979

 

Miroslav Vitous: First meeting. ECM 1145 1979

 

Barre Phillips: Journal violone II. ECM 1149 1979

 

Barre Phillips: Music by … ECM 1178 1980

 

Miroslav Vitous Group. ECM 1185 1980

 

John Surman: The amazing adventures of Simon Simon. 1981

ECM 1193

 

Miroslav Vitous: Journey’s end. ECM 1242 1982

 

John Surman: Such winters of memory. ECM 1254 1982

 

Barry Altschul: Irina. Soul Note SN 1065; * Soul Note 1983

121065-2

 

Gil Evans: The British Orchestra. Mole 8; * TAA 002 1983

 

Jazzbuehne Berlin ’83. (This LP is shared with other 1983

artists). Amiga 856 035 (DDR)

John Surman: Withholding pattern. ECM 1295 1984

 

Poli Palmer: Human error. Erdenklang 6.26208 1985

 

Absolute beginners. (2-LP). Ariola/Virgin 804 869-955 (D); 1985

* Virgin Records CDV 2386-2

 

The Per Husby Orchestra: Dedications. Hot Club Records 1985

HCR 21; Affinity AFF 136; * Hot Club HCRCD 21

 

Karin Krog: Freestyle. Odin LP 17; * Odin NJ 4017-2 1985/86

 

Paul Bley: Fragments. ECM 1320 1986

 

Gil Evans: Gil meets John and Lee. (4-LP). (bootleg) (I); 1986

(retitled We remember Jimi …) * All Of Us AS 28/2 (I)

 

The Per Husby Orchestra: Your eyes. NOPA 2913 (N) 1987

 

Paul Bley Quartet. ECM 1365 1987

 

Gil Evans Orchestra: Jazz legends. * BBCJ 7007-2 1987

 

Sting and Gil Evans: Last session. * Jazz Door 1228; 1987

Papillon CD 019, (retitled: Strange fruit) ITM 1499

 

Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Umbria Jazz 87, Vol. 1. * Egea 1987

EUJ 1001 (I)

 

Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Umbria Jazz 87, Vol. 2. * Egea 1987

EUJ 1002 (I)

 

John Surman: Private city. ECM 1366 1987

 

Bekummernis – Luc Le Masne: Til C.. Menelas MEN 004CD 1988

 

John Surman/Jack deJohnette: On Stage. (3-LP). BBC 1989

Transcription Services CN 5547/S (This 3-LP set is shared

with the Stan Getz Quartet)

 

Karin Krog: Something borrowed … something new. Meantime 1989

Records MR 2 (N)

 

John Surman/Karin Krog: Dance Song. (cassette). no label 1990

(promo cassette that was only sold at concerts)

 

Bjoern Alterhaug: Constellations. Odin NJ 4035-2 1990

 

Jazz Vocal Summit. Kvark R 60 00905/6 (Cr) 1990

 

NDR Bigband: Bravissimo II. ACT 9259-2 1990

 

Colin Towns: Mask orchestra. The Jazz Label TJL 001 CD; 1991

(retitled: Bolt from the blue) EFA CD 10251-2

Tim Brady: Inventions. Justin Time JTR 8433-2 1991

 

John Surman: Adventure playground. ECM 1463 1991

 

Orphy Robinson: When tomorrow comes. Blue Note CDP 798581-2; 1991

Blue Note CD BLT 1004

 

Bley / Peacock / Oxley / Surman: In the evenings out

there. ECM 1488 1991

 

Karin Krog: Jubilee. (2-CD). Verve 523 716-2 1991

 

John Surman / John Warren: The brass project. ECM 1478 1992

 

John Taylor: Ambleside days. AHUM 013 1992

 

John Abercrombie: November. ECM 1502 1992

 

John Surman’s Brass Project: London Jazz Festival, 1993. 1993

BBC Transcription CD 350.06

 

John Surman: Stranger than fiction. ECM 1534 1993

 

Surman/Krog/Rypdal/Storaas: Nordic quartet. ECM 1553 1994

 

John Surman: A biography of the Rev. Absalom Dawe. ECM 1528 1994

 

Karin Krog: Det var en gang… Karin Krog synger barne-

sanger. Nor-Disc 526 411-2 1994

 

Karin Krog: Huskonsert i Aurskog. Meantime Records MR 6 (N) 1996

 

John Surman: Proverbs and songs. ECM 1639 1996

 

Stories for friends. (This 2-CD set is shared with other 1997

artists). Network 26.983 (D)

 

John Williams: Baritone Band. * Spotlite SPJ CD 564 1997

 

Anouar Brahem/John Surman/Dave Holland: Thimar. ECM 1641 1997

 

Music Hotel – ECM Musiktage Roemerbad Badenweiler. (video). 1997

momentum/ECM Records

 

Misha Alperin: First impression. ECM 1664 1997

 

Christine Collister: The dark gift of time. Fledg’ling 1998

Records FLED 3016; Koch Records KOC CD 8022

 

Dolmen Orchestra: Sequenze Armoniche. Leo Records LR 291 1998

 

Tomasz Stanko: From the green hill. ECM 1680 1998

 

Karin Krog & John Surman: Bluesand. Meantime Records MR9 (N) 1999

 

Peter Janson: Nordic Meeting. Dragon DRCD 353 (Sw) 1999

 

John Dowland: In darkness let me dwell. ECM 1697 1999

 

John Surman: Coruscating. ECM 1702 2000

 

Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared. Rough Trade RTRADECD 007; 2000

Thirsty Ear 57091

 

Christine Collister: An Equal Love. Topic TSCD1001 2001

 

John Surman/Jack DeJohnette: Invisible Nature. ECM 1796 2002

 

John Surman: Apartment #5C. (Soundtrack CD). mk2/Melodie 2002

Distribution 700224 300586 (F)

 

John Surman/Jack DeJohnette: Free and Equal. ECM 2003

 

The Dowland Project: Care-charming Sleep ECM 1803

 

Roccellanea – 25 Anni di “Roccella Jazz” Musica Jazz MJCD 1170

 

The Ripple Effect: Hybrids             Golden Beams GBP-CD-1114  2005

 

Karin Krog/Bergen Big Band: Seagull      Grappa GRCD4212 2006

 

John Surman: The Spaces In Between ECM 1956  

  

John Surman: Rain on the Window. ECM 1986

 

John Surman: Brewster´s Rooster. ECM 2046

 

For a more detailed discography, please visit the excellent site prepared by Dan Kurdilla.

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