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ARTIST
TITLE
Way Back When
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
RUNE 200CD RUNE 200CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/9/2005

"A truly stupendous archival find, with broad appeal to both jazz and fusion fans. This never before released album was recorded on October 7th, 1969 by John Surman and British jazz superstars. It is a mix between the vibrancy of late 60's UK jazz and spacey early electric jazz/rock ala In A Silent Way; listening to this album, you can hear that the fusion explosion is on the cusp of happening. Soprano/baritone saxophonist John Surman is one of the UK's best known jazzmen, having released 8 albums under his own name between 1968 -- 1974 for mainstream labels such as Deram and Island. He was a member of John McLaughlin's final UK-based group, recording John's famous first solo album, Extrapolation with him in 1969, six months before recording Way Back When. Since the late 1970's, he has mostly recorded for the ECM label, recording dozens of albums as either the leader or as a sideman."