Traditional and contemporary folk from the British Isles

FLED 3093 JOHN SURMAN ~ Westering Home

fled 3093Originally released in 1972, Westering Home, is a remarkable solo album by the great British saxophonist John Surman. He plays everything on the record, drawing together many of the threads of his earlier recordings with the possibilities offered by new recording tecnology (and his own prodigious musicality).

“I took a break from being on the road. This was just around the time when mono had become stereo, and then – in a flash – multi-track recording became possible. I was fascinated by the possibilities of, say, three bass clarinets on different tracks improvising together. Plus I had a curiosity about ‘radiophonics’ and tape manipulation and Pierre Henry’s Musique conctere. So it was in that spirit that I started work on what was to become Westering Home.”

“1972 saw the recording of the brilliant solo album Westering Home presented him with nowhere to hide but with the consumate skills to carry it off. It was a performance that also gave him the opportunity to become involved in mixing experiments.” Barry McRae, Jazz Journal

track list:
1 Mock Orange, 2 Whirligig, 3 Jynjyg, 4 The Druid, 5 Outside The Scorpion, 6 Walrus, 7 Hornpipe, 8 Watershed, 9 Rill-A-Ree.