John Surman with Ruth Fisher on Full Circle

May 31, 2017, 10:42 AM

Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Surman is a key figure in a generation of European jazz musicians who crucially expanded the international horizons of jazz during the last three decades of the twentieth century and is still going strong! A stalwart of the ECM record label, and long acknowledged as an improviser of world class, he is composer of a body of work that extends far beyond the perceived boundaries of the jazz repertoire. I was lucky enough to catch up with John after being presented the Ivors Jazz Award at the Ivor Novello Awards Ceremony earlier this month! Aside from being a fantastic musician, he also has a wonderful sense of humour as you'll hear in this interview!