John Surman: Fide et Amore


Fide et Amore


John Surman (baritone sax)


The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon (ECM 1193)

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John Surman (baritone sax), Jack DeJohnette (electric piano).

Composed by John Surman & Jack DeJohnette


Recorded: Oslo, Norway, January 1981


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

This duet between two great musicians, whose musical vision bridges the Atlantic and reaches the universal, is more than a quarter century old yet doesn't show a single wrinkle. That's because the lyricism of Surman's baritone sax and the beautiful chords of DeJohnette's electric piano can touch listeners from everywhere, anytime. This poised melody, with its repetitive twists and controlled horn shrieks, is simply beautiful, and conveys the essential.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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