| June 2001|
John Surman, London Brass
| Queen Elizabeth Hall, London|
Rain on the Window
Music in the Key of Om
John Surman albums, Jazz albums
Free and Equal is a live album by English saxophonist John Surman featuring American drummer Jack DeJohnette and the London Brass recorded in Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in 2001 and released on the ECM label.
The Allmusic review by Alain Drouot awarded the album 3½ stars stating "Free and Equal finds its place somewhere between John Surman's past collaborations with Jack DeJohnette and his Brass Project with composer Peter Warren. Less atmospheric than the duos with the drummer and less jazzy than the latter, it still bears the inimitable stamp of the British reed player. It harks back to his pastoral and even medieval leanings and his arranging skills certainly capture the spotlight, his lyrical and often fragile compositions soaring with incredible grace".
All compositions by John Surman.
John Surman – soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Jack DeJohnette – drums, piano
London Brass – trumpet, flugelhorn, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba
- "Preamble" – 4:11
- "Groundwork" – 9:33
- "Sea Change" – 10:14
- "Back and Forth" – 11:51
- "Fire" – 6:47
- "Debased Line" – 5:02
- "In the Shadow" – 6:56
- "Free and Equal" – 8:47
- "Epilogue" – 3:42
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