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John Surman
Howard Moody
Rain On The Window

John Surman baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Howard Moody church organ
 
Circum I
Stained Glass
The Old Dutch
Dancing In The Loft
Step Lively!
Stone Ground
Tierce
Circum II
Rain On The Window
Dark Reeds
O Waly Waly
A Spring Wedding
I'm Troubled In Mind
On The Go
Pax Vobiscum

Recorded January 2006
ECM 1986
 
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Master reedman Surman and organist Moody in the rich acoustics of Ullern Church in Oslo with a repertoire that includes original compositions, improvisations, traditional folk songs and spirituals. Howard Moody and Surman first collaborated on ‘Proverbs and Songs’ in 1996, where Moody was the conductor, subsequently also taking over the role of organist. John Surman: “I really enjoyed Howard's approach to the improvised sections and we decided that we would try and do some more playing together in the future. I continued working with Howard when he invited me to compose some pieces for the Sarum Orchestra – of which he is conductor and musical director. Eventually, after some exciting 'workshopping' sessions in Penshurst church in Kent, we were ready to record together.”