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May 10 , 2013

Parliamentary Prize for Surman

John Surman’s solo album Saltash Bells, which recently won the Jazz FM prize as Album of the Year, has now netted another award, and made its impact felt at Britain’s Houses of Parliament. The disc has been voted Album of the Year at the All Party Jazz Appreciation Group Awards, which were held in the House of Commons on May 8th. From the jury’s findings: “This extraordinary solo recording can be seen as saxophonist and composer John Surman’s personal sound portrait of his early years in the West Country, and with its beautiful blend of reeds and electronics summons the mists, moors and mysteries in hauntingly evocative style.”