Roseanne Reid + Matt Scott
16th Jan 2019
On Friday John Surman and John Warren were joined by the Guildhall Big Band for a reworking of Warren's classic suite Tales of the Algonquin, first recorded back in 1971.
"It opened with rolling percussion and misty flutes, followed by a bass hook and trumpet slams. Free-jazz flugelhorn and double-bass solos preceded hustling fast swing, and released Surman's legendary sweep from the basement end to the wailing upper register of the baritone sax." **** John Fordham, The Guardian