English jazz saxophonist John Surman has sent me short audio samples of him playing his Metropolitain and his Open Sky 2 mouthpieces. John uses # 4 reeds and plays a Yanagisawa 9930 soprano. It is very rewarding for me to have John playing my pieces because his music has been a big part of my own musical path. One of the first groups to catch my ear and influence my own musical conception was THE TRIO, with John, bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Stu Martin. I thank John for the audio samples and post here the sample of John playing his Metropolitain.
Many thanks to John for taking the time to create this clip for Sopranoplanet.
The theme is John’s POLPERRO from Road To St. Ives. on ECM.